All is grand here in Santa Marta. The balance of the boats leave St Lucia January 13 for Santa Marta. I depart for San Blas Islands around the end of January. The reason we left early is that Jennifer flew home for the birth of our third grandchild. She returns January 6 and she should do more posting. She is the IT department. Again, thanks for checking on us. Hot hot hot here.
Itinerary is attached - though subject to weather and other changes.
Mann ARC Itinerary.pdf
The RYC will host a fundraiser for Charlotte Rose, who is on the U.S. Olympics Sailing Team for the Paris 2024 Olympics (see US Sailing Team - US Sailing). Charlotte is the first Texan in many years to be on the U.S. Sailing Team.
The fundraiser will be at 5:00 pm on July 28th at the Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX. Charlotte will provide an update to her "Pathway to the Olymipics."
Rockport YC Charlotte Rose Fundraiser (8 _ 11 in).pdf
Our cruise to Coasters restaurant in Aransas Pass yesterday was a huge success. Weather precluded boats on the water, so 19 RYC members arrived by land to enjoy great food, wonderful company, and some music by Conn Brown Harbor.
Commodore Butch Engel, Alexis Engel, Vice Commodore Brad Chilcote, and Candy Chilcote attended the Padre Island Cruise Luncheon at the Lookout Restaurant in Flour Bluff. Over 60 PIYC members attended and visited with us during the luncheon. Butch promoted our happy hour each Friday and the upcoming Nautical Flea Market, which was well-received by their members. Mike Hettick, their cruise director, also invited our members to their happy hour each Friday and their upcoming Fish Tournament on March 11th. We look forward to continued future events where out two yacht clubs may enjoy each others' company and boating stories.