Current Social Activities
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  



Rockport Yacht Club Vision, Mission and Purpose

Rockport Yacht Club is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to realizing the social and nautical potential of its members.


Our Vision is to have the Rockport Yacht Club recognized

as a socially- and nautically-connected,valued community member. 


Our Mission shall be to serve the interests of its members by:

  • Promoting water activities for both youth and adults.
  • Providing a suitable facility whereby members are able to gather in a social atmosphere.
  • Cultivating excellent community relations
  • Honoring the historic legacy of our club.

Our Purpose is to foster positive behaviors while networking

within the nautical community.


Our 2021 Bridge Officers and Directors

are committed to a set of goals consistent with our mission:


George Krapfel


Reelected to serve for 2021

Vice Commodore:

Wayne Carney

  Elected to serve for 2021

Rear Commodore:

 Butch Engel

  Elected to serve for 2021


Shannon Carney

  Reelected to serve for 2021



  Elected to serve for 2021

Director, Place 1:

Gail Thompson

  Term: 01/21 to 12/2022

Director, Place 2:

Leslie Stranahan (appointed to fill remainder of term)


Term: 01/20 to 12/2021

Director, Place 3:

Peggy Pollitt


Term: 01/21 to 12/22

Director, Place 4: 

Sandra Gusler


Term: 01/20 to 12/21


Past Commodore, 2020

George Krapfel

Past Commodore, 2019:

Karl Hielscher


Past Commodore, 2018:

Terry Nielsen


Past Commodore, 2017:

Scott Mckays


Bridge Members serve a one year term unless reelected.  All four Directors serve two year terms.  Place 1 & 3 are elected during even years. Place 2 & 4 are elected during odd years. Occassionally, due to unexpected circumstances, the Commodore can fill any empty position by appointment.

Year 2020 had need of three  appointments: 

Rear Commo-dore to Vice Commodore.  Club Member appointed to Rear Commo- dore.            Club member appointed to Director, Place 3.


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