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RAFT UP HAPPY HOUR THURSDAY AUG 24 August-16-2017

Due to likely inclement weather, the Raft Up scheduled for 24 August 2017 is cancelled.  A Raft up in the near future is contemplated but not yet scheduled.

Thanks and Stay Dry

 
Cruise/Drive to Bahia Marina Ingleside,Texas September 2 August-16-2017
84 Bayshore Drive.  Members traveling by boat can reserve dockspace by calling 361-778-7295 or plan to anchor out. We will have the pool available. 
Our shared meal will be Pot Luck at 6pm.  Hope to see you there
 
Save the Dates Cruising events for 2017 February-7-2017

See the calendar on this site for these and other club events in 2017.

 

Bay Race Series

The Rockport Yacht Club sponsors Spring, Summer and Fall racing series. The races are on Saturday and average 2 hours or longer and, weather cooperating, may include two races in a day. The races are held on Aransas Bay and utilize RYC's set of fixed marks (see the Aransas Bay Marks link at the bottom of this page) along with temporary marks. Click on the links to the right for the results of the series races. Click on the links below for the 2013 race schedule, Spring Series Racing Instructions and Entry Form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Sunfish Series

A fun time is had by all participating in the summer sunfish series. Old hands are available to give instruction and young people have a great time learning the basics of sailing. The "Around the Island" race is always exciting! great race to watch if you can't sail in it. It starts in Key Allegro channel, the boats head out Leggit Lights and turn north circumnavigating Key Allegro. An interesting part of the race is at the Key Allegro bridge, the sunfish do not fit under the bridge with out being turned over or derigging. Once out from under the bridge the sailors cross Little Bay and finish at the starting point in Key Allegro Channel. Come out cheer on the sailors, watch the mayhem at the bridge, join the post race hot dog party. Sunfish races every Tuesday evening at 6:00pm adjecent to the clubhouse.

2015 Results

Lighthouse Regatta

The Lighthouse Regatta will take place June 1, 2013 and, as always, is open to all sailors. The race starts in Lydia Ann Channel near the Lydia Ann Lighthouse about 1 pm on Saturday just north of Port Aransas. The course will take the sailors out Lydia Ann Channel into Aransas, around a few marks in the bay and finishes just bayside of The Rockport Yacht Club. Sailors from other clubs often join in the race and the hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and live music that evening. Skippers meeting and registration May 30, 2013. The race has always been a huge success and it will be followed by a party at the Rockport Yacht Club with a live band and dinner.

 

2016 Lighthouse Regatta Notice of Race

2016 Lighthouse Regatta Registration

 

 

 2015 Lighthouse Regatta cource

 


 

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Two Handed Race

The Two Handed Race this year was held on June 04, 2011. The weather was beautiful and the winds cooperated. Typically, sailors prefer to have four crewmembers on a 28 to 35 foot boat if raising a spinnaker is planned. The Two Handed Race can be a good test of skills and teamwork. Everyone had a great time!

Click on the link below for the 2011 racing instructions, entry form, and a list of the fixed locations in Aransas Bay which may be used to define the course.

2011 Race Results

2010 Sailors Log

Navy Regatta (RYC participates)

The Navy Regatta, typically held in early August, is hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club (CCYC) and is the Organizing Authority for this regatta and provides race management. Bay Yacht Club (BYC) and Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi (NAS-CC) are cooperating sponsors. Twenty or more boats gather on a Friday evening at the Lawrence Street T-Head in Corpus for crew assignments and dinner. The Titanic Cup Racebegins on Saturday about noon followed by an awards Luau with live music and dancing. Sunday's noon race, the First Flag Military Challenge Cup follows a provided breakfast. Assigned military personnel must be at the helm during this race. In most cases that means a newbie or two will crew the race and lots of quick training on the fly. Great fun is enjoyed by all hands. A trophy presentation and pool party at CCYC ends a fine weekend and the beginning of a sail back to Rockport after dark. Boats must register before midnight that Thursday.

Racing

Rockport Yacht Club welcomes the participation of non-members in our races. In fact, we welcome you to participate even if you do not own a boat. There are three important links to the right. One is the Crew Volunteer Form. If you'd like to sail, but don't have a boat, fill out the form and a club member will get back to you. The other is a chart of the fixed marks in Aransas Bay used in our races. Pictures of each mark are included for easy identification of the marks. The last is a set of Simplified Racing Rules.

Aransas Bay Race Marks

Map of mark locations

Crew Volunteer Form

Simplified Rules







 

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