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Current Social Activities
June Monthly Meeting June-11-2018
This is a very special meeting.  We will be welcoming 15 new families into membership and we will have a guest speaker from the Nav District.  The Nielsens and the Islands are co-hosting this month's dinner.  
Menu is:
Terry's famous slow cooked barbecue brisket
Side dishes made from scratch:
potato salad
pinto beans
cole slaw
all the trimmings - bread, pickles onions and barbecue sauce
and a fabulous Dessert Table
$10.00 per person
RSVP by June 13th 
or text 210-861-0269
Happy Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Meeting and program after dinner
 
July Monthly Meeting June-11-2018

Program for July 12, 2018 Membership Meeting

Malcolm Dieckow, Chair of the Aransas County Navigation District Commissioners, has agreed to be our speaker at the July 12 membership meeting. He has been asked to share information about the current progress on the new docks and dredging at Market and Water Street. He will also be available to answer any questions from the membership regarding the harbor area. The program will last approximately 30 minutes.  He has been asked to speak for 15-20 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions and answers. Chairman Dieckow has also been invited to join us for our meal that evening.

 
Firday Night Social Hour May-30-2018

Don't forget about the Friday night social hour- open bar, bring a snack, renew aquaintenances and make new friends.  Start time is 5:30 pm until ---

 
Great Nautical Flea Market 2018 May-30-2018

The Nautical Flea Market 2018 was fun for all.  It was a great weekend, with wonderful turnout post Harvey.   Thank you to all the vendors, visitors and to the club volunteers.  Looking forward to 2019 -  Save the date May 4 &5, 2019.

 
On The Water Activities
Sunfish Races May-30-2018

Alert - the Tuesday night Sunfish races are going to start soon.  They will be at the club on Tuesday evenings starting in June until the beginning of August.  Start time 6 PM.  Mark your calendars and come by to see the competition.

 
Starting in Sailing March-14-2018

A student at Moody High School recently sent in this information and asked that we post the link to the article.  Please take a look and share it with all that you know that are interested in the sport of sailing.

 

Hi Rockport Yacht Club,
I go to Moody High School. As project for our mixed elective class this year, we were tasked to raise awareness on sailing and boating safety. Sailing sure is fun but it's not without risks. So it is our goal to increase people's knowledge and ensure that they have the tools to be safe.  Aside from participating in after-school activities, we are also asking sailing and boating clubs to help us boost online and social media awareness. 
A recent article I found that I think may be useful especially to beginners ishttps://www.dietspotlight.com/sailboating-safety-guide-beginning-boaters/  Can I ask you to share it on your site?
Thank you and keep up the good work!
 

October 11, 2013 Report form the Great Loop

ON THE 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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