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Happenings at RYC Week of July 8 - 12, 2019 July-8-2019
Happenings at RYC  Week of July 8 - 12, 2019
  
Tuesday, July 9th  
Sunfish races start at 6:00 p.m.
Come participate or cheer on your  
favorite sailor.
 
Friday, July 12th  
Happy Hour
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    
 
Game night is coming!    
Third Monday of the month at 7:p.m.
Next one on July 15th.
Bring a game to play or join
one at the Club.
 
Ship's Store  
Featured item of the week
Stone Coasters
  
$10.00 through July 12
only 5 sets left
 
If you are unable to be at the Club this  
week and would like one, let me know by
Friday and I will set one aside for you.
 
On The Water Activities
Harbor 20" Launch and Christening June-13-2019
Harbor 20' Launch & Christening
  
 
    
  

 

 We have come a long way.... She is ready to for the water... Today a crew will put her in the water and take her to her new home at The Rockpord Yacht Club. 
She will be christened at tonight's members meeting. Jim and Heidi Marmion who are donating her to the club will be there. Come be apart of this great step forward for the RYC.

 

 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193
 
Harbor 20' work day June-3-2019
Harbor 20' work day 

Saturday June 1st - 8 to 12


  
    
  
The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard in Cove Harbor. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom.
If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  
 
Sunfish Races June-3-2019
The 2019 Sunfish Series is starting this Tuesday, June 4, at the RYC Tucker Coxwell Dock!   
 
First race is at 6 p.m.
 
Races are every Tuesday this summer, barring any weather-related cancellations. RYC Members are welcome to use club boats on a first come/first serve basis.
Racing is open to anyone with their own boat also. Even if you are not racing, come cheer on your favorite sailor!
 
We hope to see you there! 
  
 
 
 
 
RYC Harbor 20 April-27-2019
Work on The RYC Harbor 20' is coming along very well...!
  
 
    
  
Next work day will be Monday April 29th. 5:00 pm The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom. If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  
 
The Rockport Yacht Club has a new to us Sailboat, it's a Harbor 20' March-20-2019
 
  
 
   

 

 This is a beautiful 20' day sailor with room for 6.She is coming to the RYC via club members Jim and Heidi Marmion. Yes they are donating this fine sailboat to our Yacht Club. Big hand and Thank You to Jim & Heidi....!  The idea of such a boat is to give the RYC a method for which to teach adults as well as kids the wonderful sport of sailing. We have chosen this boat for it's ease of sailing as well as it's beautiful lines. The boat was found in Houston, she is a 2011 model in excellent condition.  Even though she is in excellent condition there are a few things we need to do as a club to get her ready to sail.....So we are scheduling a couple work days over the next couple weekends.....
      Saturday March 23rd 9:00 to 12:00
      Saturday March 30th 9:00 to ......
What needs to be done:
1) compound the hull and replace the stripes and boat name.
2) sand the bottom prep for bottom paint (she has a few blisters we will repair)
3) Bottom Paint
4) go over running and standing rigging, replace as needed.
New sails and spinnaker gear are on order for her, we can clean up the old sails for use as well (a good scrubbing).Once she is complete we will keep her in the water at the club. The bridge & board will sorted a plan for how members will be able to sail her responsibly.  We will bring her to the RYC via trailer for the work days. If you have expertise and tools in the areas for which she needs work, (or just want to help and learn) come pitch in to bring this fine Sailboat home to the RYC.  Again.....a Big Hand and Thank You to Jim & Heidi...!
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  

 

Youth Sailing Program

at RYC

The 2016 Rockport Yacht Club †Youth "Learn to Sail" program is on Saturday, August 27th. † This lesson is offered at no cost to members and non-members alike.† The class will be open for ages 10 - 18.

Session size will be limited to 8 participants. Sign up at the RYC Friday Night Happy Hour, or via email to: Bill Coxwell at coxwell@sbcglobal.net.

The lesson will cover basic sailing using our clubs Sailboat Fleet, 2 Cyclones and 4 Sunfish launching from our small boat dock adjacent to the clubhouse.†

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The Sunfish is hailed as probably the most popular sailboat ever. The Sunfish is still going strong after more than 50 years of production. The boat is a lot of fun for both beginners and experienced sailors alike. This is a daysailer for active sailing, as it's mostly a single-handed boat and you're going to get wet. But for sheer fun and ease of sailing, the Sunfish is terrific. As long as you remember to move your body (the ballast) when you tack and gybe, you really can't go wrong with a Sunfish.¬† Keep in mind this is an active wet boat. The class will include swimming and capsize drills.†

The class will take place Aug 27th. The action will be nonstop over this day, with everything from; basic water safety, what makes a sailboat work, sailing terms, Sunfish parts terms, Rigging the Sunfish, swimming, capsize and recovery, to sailing, tacking and gybing, and of course, docking.

The class will be at RYC

Saturday 8/27, 9:00 to 3:00


Class size will be limited to 8 participants, sign up at The RYC Friday Night Happy Hour, or via email to: Bill Coxwell 
coxwell@sbcglobal.net

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