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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:

coxwell@sbcglobal.net.

 
On The Water Activities
Lighted Boat Parade December-12-2018
xmas parade
 
 
Christmas
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,
pontoons, 
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:______________________________________________________________________
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Sailing class and How to use the club fleet of boats (Cyclones, Sunfish, Opti's)(May).                                                         
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Tuesday Night Sunfish Races (June, July, August).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Friday Night Racing (Small Boats) (June, July, August) (Cyclones, Sunfish, Opti's). 
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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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:______________________________________________________________________
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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:______________________________________________________________________
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Other Racing ideas or comments that interest you:_________________________________________________
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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:___________________________________________________________________
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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:______________________________________________________________________
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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:_____________________________________________________________________
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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:___________________________________________________________________
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Other Cruise ideas.... Fishing Tournament.....
Comments, ideas and interest:______________________________________________________________
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Name:____________________________________________________
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

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On The Water

Cruising

Cruising the Gulf Coast is a favorite of both sail and power boaters. We hold several one day and overnight cruises up and down the coast each year. Upcoming cruises will be posted in the "Current Events" panel to the left. Use the "Contact" form to notify the club if you are a non-member and would like to cruise with us.

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Raft-Ups

Raft-Ups are a fun way to meet people and make new friends. The club organizes a couple of raft-ups each summer. Upcoming raft-ups will be posted in "Current Events". You don't have to be a member to join our raft-ups; just use the "Contact" form to let us know you'd like to participate and a club member will contact you.

Tiki Island

The waters of Aransas Bay are some of the most pristine along the Gulf Coast. The Rockport Yacht Club makes an annual pilgrimage to Tiki Island. Immediately across the bay from Rockport, Tiki Island boasts beautiful beaches and lots of birds. Our trip includes a picnic on the island with burgers and a variety of beverages. Some of the club even spend the night on Tiki returning the next day. Use the "Contact" form to let us know if you would like to go on the Tiki Island picnic but need a ride. A club member will contact you to arrange your transportation to the island.

Motorboat Activities

The Rockport Yacht Club is planning a number of activities during 2011 for members with motorboats. These include a RYC Fishing Tournament and one or more "Texas Tropical Coast Cruises" including one with an overnight stay. Members with sailing vessels will be welcome to join these outings; however, the main focus is to develop fun motorboat activities. We would appreciate your ideas; so, please send any suggestions to Sig Murphy at sigurdandmary@gmail.com .

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Nautical Education

The Navy League in concert with the Rockport Yacht Club sponsored a visit by the Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead. More than 30 Navy Junior ROTC Cadets turned out to learn about the ship and its mission.

The Rockport Yacht Club held the first USCG Training session of the year on February 5th. About a dozen members attended the one day session.

NJROTC at ACISD

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