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Current Social Activities
Happenings at Rockport Yacht Club Week of June 10 - 14 June-12-2019
Happenings at Rockport Yacht Club Week of June 10 - 14
Sunfish Races Tuesday, June 11 6:00 p.m.
Come participate or cheer on your favorite sailor!

Members' Social Thursday, June 13 Hamburger Cookout hosted by Alexis and Butch Engel

Social hour 5:00 p.m.   Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Desserts welcomed
$10.00 per person
Please RSVP by Tuesday evening to lizhielscher@gmail.com or
(214) 215-8431
RYC Happy Hour
Friday, June 14
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Ship's Store Fathers' Day Sale! June-12-2019
Ship's Store Fathers' Day Sale!
$5.00 off all Men's Polo Shirts  Red, Royal Blue, Gray
 
Sale is good thru Friday, June 14
 
 If you are unable to be at the Club this  
  week and would like one, notify me
by Friday and I will put one aside for you.
 
 
June Members' Social June-3-2019
 
 
June Members' Social June 13, 2019
 
 
Join the fun of a summer hamburger cookout at the  June Members' Social hosted by Alexis and Butch Engel
 
Social Hour at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm
 
Desserts are welcomed
 
Please RSVP to Liz Hielscher by June 11, at (214) 215-8431
or
 
 

 

 
On The Water Activities
Harbor 20" Launch and Christening June-13-2019
Harbor 20' Launch & Christening
  
 
    
  

 

 We have come a long way.... She is ready to for the water... Today a crew will put her in the water and take her to her new home at The Rockpord Yacht Club. 
She will be christened at tonight's members meeting. Jim and Heidi Marmion who are donating her to the club will be there. Come be apart of this great step forward for the RYC.

 

 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193
 
Harbor 20' work day June-3-2019
Harbor 20' work day 

Saturday June 1st - 8 to 12


  
    
  
The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard in Cove Harbor. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom.
If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  
 
Sunfish Races June-3-2019
The 2019 Sunfish Series is starting this Tuesday, June 4, at the RYC Tucker Coxwell Dock!   
 
First race is at 6 p.m.
 
Races are every Tuesday this summer, barring any weather-related cancellations. RYC Members are welcome to use club boats on a first come/first serve basis.
Racing is open to anyone with their own boat also. Even if you are not racing, come cheer on your favorite sailor!
 
We hope to see you there! 
  
 
 
 
 
RYC Harbor 20 April-27-2019
Work on The RYC Harbor 20' is coming along very well...!
  
 
    
  
Next work day will be Monday April 29th. 5:00 pm The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom. If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  
 
The Rockport Yacht Club has a new to us Sailboat, it's a Harbor 20' March-20-2019
 
  
 
   

 

 This is a beautiful 20' day sailor with room for 6.She is coming to the RYC via club members Jim and Heidi Marmion. Yes they are donating this fine sailboat to our Yacht Club. Big hand and Thank You to Jim & Heidi....!  The idea of such a boat is to give the RYC a method for which to teach adults as well as kids the wonderful sport of sailing. We have chosen this boat for it's ease of sailing as well as it's beautiful lines. The boat was found in Houston, she is a 2011 model in excellent condition.  Even though she is in excellent condition there are a few things we need to do as a club to get her ready to sail.....So we are scheduling a couple work days over the next couple weekends.....
      Saturday March 23rd 9:00 to 12:00
      Saturday March 30th 9:00 to ......
What needs to be done:
1) compound the hull and replace the stripes and boat name.
2) sand the bottom prep for bottom paint (she has a few blisters we will repair)
3) Bottom Paint
4) go over running and standing rigging, replace as needed.
New sails and spinnaker gear are on order for her, we can clean up the old sails for use as well (a good scrubbing).Once she is complete we will keep her in the water at the club. The bridge & board will sorted a plan for how members will be able to sail her responsibly.  We will bring her to the RYC via trailer for the work days. If you have expertise and tools in the areas for which she needs work, (or just want to help and learn) come pitch in to bring this fine Sailboat home to the RYC.  Again.....a Big Hand and Thank You to Jim & Heidi...!
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  

 

October 11, 2013 Report from 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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