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The Eighth Annual Texas 200 June 8 - 13, 2015


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    Damn that Sean Mulligan
His eyes are cold and restless
His wounds have almost healed
And she'd give half of Texas
Just to change the way he feels
She knows his love's in Isabel
And she knows he's gonna go
Well it ain't no woman flesh and blood
It's that damned old two-hundred…
                     by Dan Rogers

    The Texas 200 is a “Raid”-type event; that is, it involves a scheduled gathering of small boats traveling more or less in company from Point A to Point B over a period of several days, camping along the way.  The Texas 200 goes through the Laguna Madre and the bays of South Texas for five to six days and about 200 miles. Shallow draft boats will have options in terms of routes through the bays, while deeper draft vessels will spend more time in the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).  For any who may be unfamiliar with the ICW, it follows the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from New Jersey to the southern tip of Texas, providing a more or less protected waterway of canals and bays for commercial barge traffic, an alternative to open ocean shipping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intracoastal_Waterway


The Texas 200 was established by Chuck Leinweber, founder of the Duckworks website http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/.  Chuck competed in the Everglades Challenge (EC)  several years ago, and wanted to do more of that kind of thing.  The Everglades, however, are a long trip from his home in Texas.  Chuck thought he could organize a modified version of the EC, right on the Texas gulf coast.


                                                                                                             Kim Apel "Acalifornian Does the Texas 200"




What the Texas 200 is:
• A “rolling messabout” where people bring boats of all shapes and sizes and sail them on the south Texas coast.
• A moving, exhausting, endurance test of boat, captain, and crew.
• A chance to see areas of America rarely visited by man.
• An exercise in planning, preparation, and problem solving.
• A chance to make new friends and legends of the small boat world


                                                                                                             Andy Linn "Texas 200: Embrace the Suck"




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Club Dues

We are now organized as a non-profit club and to pay for insurance and other expenses, we are collecting annual dues. Anyone can join the club and we are requiring all participants to do so. You MUST join and pay dues in order to participate in the Texas200.

Club Dues - $35

Name of Member

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Shuttle Bus Seat - Deadline May 12

We should have plenty of seats available on the bus this year, but we ask that you only purchase one per boat, please.

To board the bus you must have paid your club dues and signed and submitted a waiver which we will have available at the Sunday morning meeting.

Bus Seat - $60

Name of Vessel

To pay for multiple riders, add first name to cart, then click continue shopping from your cart and enter the next name.

Shrimp Boil

Our traditional Shrimp Boil will take place this year at Magnolia Beach.

This is ONE plate with water, soft drinks, and Shiner beer (21+ only!) included. There are almost always leftovers, which will be available after ALL members who have paid for the Shrimp Boil have been served. Please remember that not everyone comes in to Magnolia Beach at the same time. Remember also that some of those who are serving this meal are volunteers and friends to us all, and treat them accordingly. :-)

Shrimp Boil - $15

Name of Diner

To pay for multiple diners, add first name to cart, then click continue shopping from your cart and enter the next name.

2015 Burgee


This years Burgee is keeping with the Memorial we will be having at Paul's Mott for our Texas 200 friends who are no longer with us. It is an image of Paul's Mott depicting the Mast that we will be using to put the names on.

They will be Digitally Printed on 600 Denier Polyester. Prestige Flag has done a great job on our previous burgees and these should look fantastic!

(If you look closely at the jumble of boats you can make out the bow shape of "Tropic of Texas")


Burgee - $30


Sold Out:
Burgees will be passed out at the Captains meeting upon reciept of signed waiver.
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