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Current Social Activities
Nautical Flea Market April-27-2018
John & Rose Williams will be at the club from 9:00 to 11:30 WednesdayThursday accepting donation items for the club booth.
WHAT: any and all things boating, marine, fishing, coastal decor/yard art, nautical, tropical, anything related to living on the coast and playing on or around the water.
WHERE: bring to RYC clubhouse all this week so that we can inventory/price/set-up
WHEN: Wed,Thurs,Friday mornings.  
IF you need something picked up or have ANY questions, please CALL or TEXT John or Rose
Rose 361-332-9669
John 361-774-5166
 
We still need folks to help at the: 
club booth, gate,drink sales, and other areas 
please sign up.
see list below
 
Schedule of events
 
Friday May 4th: 
8 - 12 grounds Set up.....  
12 - 7 vendor move in.... 
5 - 7 RYC Vendor Happy Hour
Saturday May 5th:
7 - 10 vendor move in.... 
10:00 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.....!
5:00 Market grounds close...
 
Sunday May 6th
7 - 10 vendor replenish stock
10:00 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC....!
4:00 Market grounds close...
4 - 6 Vendor move out & grounds clean up.
Gate Volunteers....Time slots which need help
Sat. 9 -12  
Sat. 12- 3  
Sat. 3 -5 
Sun. 9:30 - 12  Sun. 12- 2  Sun. 2-4
call/text or email Francine Coxwell 936-414-9216
Club Booth Volunteers..... Sat & Sun.
John 361-774-5166 and Rose William 361-332-9669
Drink sales will be different this year. We will have 2 booths 1) being the Bar for Beer & Bloody Marry's and booth 2) for water & soda as well ticket sales for the Bar. We need volunteers for both locations. Bar volunteers please call / text or email Mike Konarik 713-582-3529  Konarik2@gmail.com....
 
Volunteers for water soda and drink ticket sales call or text Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193
This booth will be set up on the porch at the club
time slots are:
Sat. (9:30 - 12)(12 - 3)(3 - 5) 
Sun. (9:30 - 12)(12 - 2)(2 - 4)
 
Membership Booth....Pete Chamberlin
call Pete to Volunteer to help with our membership drive during the Market.  361-463-9086
 
Grounds.... Scott McCay. come help set up Friday morning as well as call Scott to see where he needs help. 571-314-1574
 
Vendor Friday Night Happy Hour.... Jennie Taylor
We put on a extra special Happy Hour for the Flea Market Vendors on Friday night 5 - 7. We could not have this market without this fine group of vendors.
Contact Jennie about this. 972-768-5137 

 

 

 
On The Water Activities
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!
 

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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