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Old 07-15-2016, 11:36 AM   #1
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Joined A Yacht Club

Not a snobby place, dues are reasonable, free parking , 2 well maintained hoists , 2nd floor ocean view , lounge open all day with wifi.

Prospective member interview last night . Several ques." Tell us about your boating experience", "do you own a boat ", " are you willing to join facility work parties? , etc. conclusion of interview " Do you have anything else to tell the membership committee ? " Yes, I am fully qualified to operate a scraper and paint brush " Vice Commodore : " OK You're in "
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:40 AM   #2
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Good for you, sounds like fun!
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:17 PM   #3
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Enjoy! We have friends who belong to one and they have a lot of fun activities.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:44 PM   #4
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I belong to one at a reservoir... no ocean view. we all to work days. Tomorrow I will help build a couple more dock sections to replace aging ones. We race sailboats for 7 months officially. Some of us will race lasers from November until it is too cold... some times December or January. I lot of good people and good fun.

Dues and fees for me are a little over $500 including out door dry sail storage for the entire year.

I sail an MC Scow. What do you sail ... or aspire to sail?
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:59 PM   #5
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I used to work with a guy who belonged to the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club. Amazing facility with a first class restaurant. We all treasured the occasion when he invited us to dine there. He didn't own a boat himself, but had a friend who did (a truly awesome 100' schooner) and we would occasionally go for wonderful sails on it.

I found the typical yacht club member to be delightfully normal, and not at all the pretentious schmuck I would have expected. There was also a remarkable degree of camaraderie among the members, so that any member would drop everything at the casual request of another.

You should fit right in with your attitude. Enjoy!
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My broker has a yacht, but he won't let me sail with him.
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My broker has a yacht, but he won't let me sail with him.
Where is yours?
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:24 PM   #8
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They don't let people like us in Yacchit clubs.

There's a club across the lake from us, but it comes with a Robert Trent Jones golf course, a huge initiation fee and monthly charges enough to purchase a Mercedes with.
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We used to go to a restaurant at a marina that had a fancy engraved big banner sign over the bar that read;

"Work is the curse of the drinking class"

Great place!
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Great, I wish there was a decent YC near me. Enjoy yourself ��
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There's a club across the lake from us, but it comes with a Robert Trent Jones golf course, a huge initiation fee and monthly charges enough to purchase a Mercedes with.
When I was a lad, racing an 8' dinghy at a different yacht club every Tues-Fri in the summer, this yacht club had purchased and torn down about 6 (memories fade) apartment buildings for parking space. They now own 18 lots, with 7 to go. Initiation fee for this club is now about the same as the most expensive Porsche with a reasonable set of options, or the least expensive Ferrari.

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