Current Social Activities
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:


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






Change of Command Dinner 2012

This is a annual event to relieve the previous Bridge Officers and Directors of their command and install new officers. Held on January9 this year, the event was a huge success with70 of our local members in attendance. We had a slide show by Dave Davis highlighting the past year at RYC. Awardswere plentiful with kudos all around. It was a great evening.


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Entertainment Nights 2011

On 2 Saturday Nights Trip Hunt has entertained with a medley of songs and stories that thrilled the crowd. Trip not only had a variety of songs but also played several instruments. What a talented guy!

Super Bowl Sunday! 2011

Just look at the food spread out on the bar and you know these folks had a good time. Lots of food, big screen TV, friends to share, life doesn't get any better than this!

June 2011 Dinner Meeting

The May Dinner Meeting was catered by Stevie Lew's Bar-B-Q. We were joined by several couples from TMCA who had arrived early for the weekend festivities. A general Membership meeting followed dinner. The membership approved Jim Ronay's resignation and the move of Pat Rios to Vice Commodore. The membership also approved the appointment of Jim Paxton to Director of Finance and Planning.


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Awaken the Artist March 2011

Darlene and Tony Taylor kindly offered to conduct an acrylic painting class over two Saturdays beginning March 12th and ending March 19th 2011. The intent of the sessions is to help students focus on the basics of color, design, and composition. Darlene brought 30 years of higher education art teaching background and Tony offered 30 years of architecture professional experience to some 16 students. Darlene started with the fundamentals of the color wheel and a break down of color issues such as warm (aggressive), cool (receding), hue, tint, tone, shade, intensity and value. She had class members paint in primary and secondary colors on a color wheel exercising color schemes including triad, split complementary, complementary, mono-chromatic, analogous achromatic, and diad. She touched on the elements of design including line, shape, form, value, color, space and texture. She offered a guide line of steps to creating a great acrylic painting. Then for three hours we all painted an abstract from a picture we individually brought to class. She provided the brushes, paints, and paintable sheets along with other support materials. She provided detailed instructions a week before the first session regarding what we should do and bring to the first class. Everyone enjoyed the learning, fun and joking about our individual talents or lack there of. It was a great contribution to club members and guests.

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Happy Hour - June 24th

Happy Hour this week featured Race #3 of the Summer Series and a special tribute to Bob and Joann Martin, members since 2003, who have sold their house and are moving to Katy Texas where their daughter lives. We wish them well and hope they will come back to visit.

Halloween Party 10/28/2011

What a great party!† Spooks and characters all around.† And, we had carny games such as ring toss, dart ballons, cake walk and even a fortune teller. The music and decorations by Valarie and company were spot on. And the food by Marsha and her team coundn't have been better. Even if you don't come in costume the club is the place to be on Halloween.


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Texas Mariners Cruising Association (TMCA)

TMCA comes to Rockport for a visit every year. The TMCA members arrive Thursday evening for our regular monthly dinner meeting. RYC hosts a Friday Evening Happy Hour party with burgers and TMCA responds with a shrimp boil on Saturday. RYC hosts a Sunday Brunch before our guests leave. It's a great time to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

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Game Nights

Feel like trying your luck at cards, cribbage, backgammon or the game of your choice. You bring the game¬† even Monopoly† and we'll play it. Of course there is no betting but what better way to have your Las Vegas fix without taking a trip.



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