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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!
 

Race to The River

The Race to The River Offshore Regatta will be the weekend after Labor Day weekend for 2014. The race beginning just offshore of The Port Aransas jetties and ending offshore of The Colrado River jetties some 73 miles NE of the start. It is a challenging race beginning at 6 pm on Friday. The boats end up in Matagorda Harbor. Matagorda offer reasonable accomadations for the racers as well as spouses and friends who came by car. Happy hour Saturday afternoon followed by the awards dinner at 6:30. Awards include 1st, 2nd, 3rd for the racers,a most creative log of the trip, and the biggest fish caught. All this under the pavillion at Matagorda Harbor. Sunday the boats head home, some via the ICW some return offshore. The ICW cruisers make a stop over at the Sanctuary in Port Oconnor for another fun evening of commoradery and sea stories.

ENTRY FEE: $130.00 which includes 1 dinner and 1 t-shirt. Additional dinners are $20.00/person and t-shirts are $15.00 each.

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Harvest Moon Regatta (RYC participates)

For more than 24 years, the Harvest Moon Regatta kicks off in mid October in Galveston on a Wednesday ending on Saturday. As part of the event, sponsored by Lakewood Yacht Club, 215 or so sailboats with colorful sails will take off from the Flagship Hotel in Galveston and head 150 miles through the Gulf of Mexico to Port Aransas, all vying for the Bacardi Cup. The race typically begins at 2 pm on Thursday and ending some 25 hours later around 1 pm Saturday. Various rewards are presented to competing ships at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion at City Marina in Port Aransas. If you subscribe to the axiom, "Gentlemen don't go to weather," then this offshore regatta is for you. Unlike heading out for a Gulf crossing to Mexico or Florida, you will remain relatively close to shore. Starting order is determined according tothe speed and other characteristics of each vessel, helping to keep the fleet closer in proximity and increase the competitive spirit. Harvest Moon Regatta is a Category 3 (ISAF Offshore Regulations Governing Offshore Racing for Monohulls & Multihulls) open regatta for all racing, cruising, spinnaker and non-spinnaker sailing yachts. Yachts must be at least 27 feet length on deck ("LOD"). Monohulls must have a minimum crew of four capable sailors. Multihulls must have a minimum crew of three experienced and capable sailors.A Welcome Sailor Rum Party is held at the City Marina Pavilion, Port Aransas followed by an awards Party & Banquet at 5:30 pm. Then, for those who stay Saturday night there is a Donuts and Rum Mary Party Sunday morning.

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