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Old 01-23-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
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What do you look for in a yacht club

Wifey B: What do you look for in a yacht club?

Twisted Tree said this was the needed question. He better come answer it now.

Number your lists from 1 on down with 1 being most important (Oh now we see how many can follow directions.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:14 PM   #2
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That the club has it's own marina is #1 on my list.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:31 PM   #3
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Cruising trip with fellow members who have boats that can do multiple days.

Nothing else.
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1. Club focus (clubby, events, cruising, power, sail, etc)
2. Club “personality” - will we “fit”
3. Dues
4. Reciprocals
5. Out stations

In the late 1990s we belonged to Yarrow Bay Yacht Club here in the Seattle area. No clubhouse or marina, virtually no reciprocals, fat cash balance, monthly cruises most of the year, party hardy (but safe boat operators). We currently do not belong to a club.
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A laid back club. Casual clothing at most events.

A club with it's own marina that offer below market moorage rates.

Boathouses available for purchase.

Active, knowledgeable, friendly members.

A clubhouse.

Monthly cruises.

Reciprocals

Social activities. Including Christmas and New Years Eve functions.

Workshop

Dry grid or some form of haul out facilities.

Summer group cruise.

Group discount at marine supply store.

No restaurant or bar requiring monthly assessments to fund them..

We belong to one club (30 years) for friends, social events and cruising..

We belong to another club for moorage, boathouse, grid and shop.
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1. A club with it's own marina that offer below market moorage rates.

2. Boathouses available for purchase.

4. Active, knowledgeable, friendly members.

5. A clubhouse.

6. Monthly cruises.

7. Reciprocals

8. Social activities. Including Christmas and New Years Eve functions.

9. Workshop

10. Dry grid or some form of haul out facilities.

11. Summer group cruise.

12. Group discount at marine supply store.
You might want to consider joining a country club!
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:47 PM   #7
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You might want to consider joining a country club!
Don't golf.

And I got everything on my list by joining two clubs.

I edited my previous post to describe that.
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1. Big, officious hats with lots of oak leaf clusters.
2. A lot of goofy flags with pictures of drinks and outlines of bodies on them.
3. A rigid chain of command with lots of officers and a big-shot commodore.
4. A huge rule book which covers every possible offence including the color of the door mat on the dock where visitors must leave their shoes before boarding.
5. A closed nominating process to keep out any undesirables.
6. A tiki bar serving overpriced drinks with umbrellas in them.
7. Staff in matching uniforms with the club burgee embroidered on.
8. Golf carts with chauffeurs to bring you from your car to the boat.
9. Huge fees collected from any contractors doing work on your boat.
10. At least one "wake Nazi" who screams at everyone going by on VHF 16.
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1. Big, officious hats with lots of oak leaf clusters.
2. A lot of goofy flags with pictures of drinks and outlines of bodies on them.
3. A rigid chain of command with lots of officers and a big-shot commodore.
4. A huge rule book which covers every possible offence including the color of the door mat on the dock where visitors must leave their shoes before boarding.
5. A closed nominating process to keep out any undesirables.
6. A tiki bar serving overpriced drinks with umbrellas in them.
7. Staff in matching uniforms with the club burgee embroidered on.
8. Golf carts with chauffeurs to bring you from your car to the boat.
9. Huge fees collected from any contractors doing work on your boat.
10. At least one "wake Nazi" who screams at everyone going by on VHF 16.
Stop that you waker!
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:12 PM   #11
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Wifey B:

1. Nice tennis courts.
2. Nice docks
3. Reciprocal agreements
4. Somewhere we can be proud to be a member. Even though we have no kids we want a club with kids activities like sailing. We want a club that is friendly and open to others including transients. We don't want to deal with in-fighting or politics.
5. A club where we can get by with very limited participation. We don't attend meetings and don't participate in holiday gatherings and such. We're not in town most of the time but, even if we were, wouldn't. We like to quietly go our way. We are not looking to be active in club events and activities.
6. Ability to bring guests with us.
7. Manageable obligations. We don't mind dining minimums as long as they're spread over reasonable periods and can be accomplished different ways.

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Wifey B:

1. Nice tennis courts.
2. Nice docks
3. Reciprocal agreements
4. Somewhere we can be proud to be a member. Even though we have no kids we want a club with kids activities like sailing. We want a club that is friendly and open to others including transients. We don't want to deal with in-fighting or politics.
5. A club where we can get by with very limited participation. We don't attend meetings and don't participate in holiday gatherings and such. We're not in town most of the time but, even if we were, wouldn't. We like to quietly go our way. We are not looking to be active in club events and activities.
6. Ability to bring guests with us.
7. Manageable obligations. We don't mind dining minimums as long as they're spread over reasonable periods and can be accomplished different ways.

You mean to say "I" rather that "we," right?
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:48 PM   #13
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You mean to say "I" rather that "we," right?
Wifey B: No.
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Wifey B: No.
Interesting. My wife always speaks for herself.
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Interesting. My wife always speaks for herself.
Wifey B: You mean she'd say, "I have a lovely house" rather than "We have?" We would select a yacht club together so our views would be shared. Now, when I speak of my height or my dress or things like that it is "I."

Interesting topic as there is no "I" in "Team" and good team players use "we" and credit others. If I was expressing a view he didn't share, I'd definitely use "I". Oh, and "We" belong to the yacht club together. Bo'fus.
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Wifey B: You mean she'd say, "I have a lovely house" rather than "We have?" We would select a yacht club together so our views would be shared. Now, when I speak of my height or my dress or things like that it is "I."

Interesting topic as there is no "I" in "Team" and good team players use "we" and credit others. If I was expressing a view he didn't share, I'd definitely use "I". Oh, and "We" belong to the yacht club together. Bo'fus.
Not that complicated.

She has her own voice on the platforms she chooses to be on. Whether discussing yacht clubs or dresses she chose to wear.

I have mine.

Simple really.
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10:30?

You a Mormon or what?
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I like yacht clubs being hundreds of miles away, which pretty much ensures we live in a sparsely populated area and have most anchorages all to ourselves
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A club with it's own marina that offer below market moorage rates.

Boathouses available for purchase.

Active, knowledgeable, friendly members.

Monthly cruises.

A laid back club. Casual clothing at most events.

A clubhouse.


Reciprocals




Dry grid or some form of haul out facilities.


Group discount at marine supply store.

No restaurant or bar requiring monthly assessments to fund them..
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