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Old 10-07-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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City: St. Petersburg, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Sherpa
Vessel Model: 24' Vashon Diesel Cruiser
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 583
Why join a yacht club?

Hoping to be a more "social" boater, I explored various yacht clubs in my area. The clubs generally had various activities and events--many would be of interest to my wife and daughter. Well, I checked the membership applications and they require a sponsor or are invitation only. No thanks. The whole concept seems snooty. How do I find someone to sponsor me if I don't know anyone in the club? Hang around the marina all day looking for someone to be my friend? I understand the need to keep bad apples away but no wonder yacht club memberships are dwindling.
“Go small, go simple, go now”
― Larry Pardey, Cruising in Seraffyn
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