Current Social Activities
This Week's Activities at RYC December-9-2018
Christmas sailboat 
Christmas time and so much to do!  Mark your calendars and make plans now for this week's happenings at RYC.  
  • Thursday, December 13th - Annual Christmas Party.  Bar opens at 5:00.  Bring goodies to share.  Wear an ugly Sweater for the annual Ugly Sweater Contest and bring a White Elephant Gift to Exchange.
  • Friday - Happy Hour at 5:00.  Bring an appetizer to share and catch up with your friends!
  • Saturday, December 15th - Lighted Boat Parade.  Dress up your boat and join in the fun.  The parade will take place in Rockport Harbor.  Be at the club with your boat ready to go at dark.  Bring something delicious to share, watch the parade from the RYC deck and welcome guests to our Christmas Open House immediately following the parade. 
Nautical Flea Market 2019 July-27-2018

The Nautical Flea Market 2019 will be on May 4th and 5th.  Members should block out some time to support this event, as it is the only fundraiser (except for dues) that we have during the year.  Vendors should get their places reserved early to make sure that they get the best spot by contacting Bill Coxwell at:


On The Water Activities
Lighted Boat Parade December-12-2018
xmas parade
Lighted Boat Parade
December 15, 2018
New This Year... In Rockport Harbor
Public is invited to participate!     
Decorate your boat and join the fun.
Sailboats, powerboats, fishing boats,
etc-all are invited!
Decorate it! Join the fun!
Skippers Meeting & Registration Saturday morning 9:00 at Rockport Yacht Club
For Viewing
 Along and around Rockport Harbor 
or from Rockport Yacht Club
Parade starts at Dark
"Rockport Harbor"
Open House at Rockport Yacht Club follwoing the parade
Hope to see you there!   
if you cant make the skippers meeting but would like to participate with your boat in the parade please call 361 463 1193
Boating Survey 2019 October-30-2018
Please fill in comments and interest to the item below, then forward to Shane at address below.
Lets make 2019 a fun year on the water...!
Rockport Yacht Club Boating activity for 2019 Sail and Power
Notes and ideas from sailing/boating interest meeting Oct. 25 2018
Sailing event/regatta (Big Boats): Saturday March 2nd    "Icebreaker Regatta" Purpose to get members involved and excited about sailing again and hopefully attract other boat owners to look at membership. Incorporate cruisers and non racing sailors in some fashion / Fun Sail. Advertise and invite all local boat owners.
 Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________
Beer Can racing (Big Boats) (Fridays nights or Saturdays?)(Spring, Summer, Fall)
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
Sailing class and How to use the club fleet of boats (Cyclones, Sunfish, Opti's)(May).                                                         
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
Tuesday Night Sunfish Races (June, July, August).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
Friday Night Racing (Small Boats) (June, July, August) (Cyclones, Sunfish, Opti's). 
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
Annual Light House Regatta (Big Boats) Starts in Lydia Ann Channel near the Lighthouse racing into Aransas Bay and finish within view of RYC. (open invitation to all sailors and all yacht clubs) (Party and awards at RYC to follow) (May, June, July, Aug).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
Off Shore destination Regatta (South to South Padre, or to a Harbor North) or (out in the Gulf and back into Port A).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
Other Racing ideas or comments that interest you:_________________________________________________
Cruising Power and Sail
Lighthouse Visit (To HEB Lighthouse in Lydia Ann Channel for tour...self-guided)(bring your sack lunch).
Bring your own boat: Big boats anchor out and shuttle in on smaller boats.... Shuttle members from Port A docks to Lighthouse. (May, June, July).
Comments and Interest:___________________________________________________________________
Cruise to Redfish Willie's Aransas Pass Con Brown Harbor (Come by boat or by land) Saturday night music drink and food.
Comments and Interest:______________________________________________________________________
Cruise to Ingleside on the Bay (Bahia Marina) (Come by boat or by land) Saturday....cool off in the Pool, pot luck dinner dock side.
Comments and Interest:_____________________________________________________________________
Tiki Beach Party at Mud Island (bring your own boat or hitch a ride with someone) (spend the afternoon or stay the night)(beach combing, fishing, games, swimming, hanging out with fun folks) (maybe a scavenger hunt for buried treasure) Pot Luck food Saturday late afternoon/evening...Bring your refreshment of choice. (May, June, July).
Comments and Interest:___________________________________________________________________
Other Cruise ideas.... Fishing Tournament.....
Comments, ideas and interest:______________________________________________________________
Contact: phone and email: _______________________________________________________________
What Boats do you have:________________________________________________________________
Please copy and fill in your comments and interest for all above events and 
email / send to


Rockin' Rockport Regatta Photos August-20-2018






October 11, 2013 Report form the Great Loop


Ozel and Maryann Cox along with their two Portuguese Water Dogs, Nissa and Osita, left Rockport on board their trawler Freya in February 2012 to begin the Great Loop. After a short layover in Kemah, they headed to Mobile, AL where they officially started the Loop. The trip from there to Jacksonville, FL went smoothly with the exception of the stern thruster going out so they stopped in Jacksonville to have it repaired. While there, Maryann had to return to Houston for back surgery. They left the boat in Jacksonville and returned to continue the Loop in April 2013.

From Jacksonville, FL they cruised the Atlantic ICW through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware to Cape May, NJ. From there they went off shore to New York Harbor. Next came the beautiful Hudson River. They took their time on the Hudson while waiting for the Erie Canal to open. It had been damaged due to flooding. After three weeks, they decided to take the longer route through Canada since the NYS Canal authorities couldn't say when the Canal would reopen. So they continued up the Hudson, through Lake Champlain, into Canada - the Chambly Canal, Richelieu River, St. Lawrence, Ottawa River to Ottawa, then down the Rideau and the Trent-Severn Waterways, across Georgian Bay and the North Channel.
They entered the US at Drummond Island, MI and continued on to Mackinac City, M; Charlevoix, MI; Beaver Island, MI. They decided to come down the West coast of Lake Michigan - the Wisconsin side via Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and then down Lake Michigan to Chicago . The Chicago River (through downtown Chicago) took them to the Illinois River leading to the Mississippi, where they were at the time of is writing ..

Their plans include taking the Mississippi to the Ohio River at Cairo, IL and taking the Cumberland River to Barkley Lake, Kentucky Lake and the Tennessee River. The American Great Loop Cruising Association is having a Rendezvous at WheelerState Park, Rogersville, ALĀ  which is on the Tennessee. After that event they are planning a side trip to Chatanuga, TN before going down the Black Warrior and the Tenn-Tom waterway to Mobile, AL where they will cross their wake. BUT the trip doesn't end there - they have another 895 miles to travel back to Rockport.


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