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April 7, 2008 at 10:31 am #561
Perusing the web in my boredom, I decided to Google the yacht club and much to my surprise we are listed in the directory of clubs in the yachting New Zealand web page. Fancy that. We had lobbied them a few years back for official status, but I didn’t think it went any further than that.
Can you pass this on to Eggs and the DL
http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/index.cfm?pageid=124&parentid=638April 8, 2008 at 5:08 am #5229
Yes, and there’s SO much useful information there…
April 8, 2008 at 9:17 pm #5230
Well maybe that is what the 90 dollars was for.
April 9, 2008 at 2:29 am #5231
Not being a member of the Ross Island Yacht Club, I can not say for certain, but I doubt they would let you post the kind of material that is generated at McMurdo by this unauthorized organization.
And just how does one become a member anyway?April 9, 2008 at 4:35 am #5232
$50 annual dues, and a lobotomy…April 9, 2008 at 6:31 am #5233Chuck KimballMember
Funny how Ross Island has the Yacht Club, yet we have all the recreational watercraft around here at Palmer.
Don’t worry BT, there was no USAP participation – it was the crew from a Norwegian yacht out with their toys. Though there were a bunch of Palmerites standing at the windows drooling on themselves watching the activities outside.
ChuckApril 9, 2008 at 8:33 am #5234
Lucky it was only the folks from Palmer doing the drooling and not one of the local Leps.
BTApril 9, 2008 at 10:20 am #5235
The Yacht Club was started back around 2000. We had Doc Betty as the Admiral and Dentist Bill S. as the commodore. George and Wanda Marsh were pretty active in the years they were here. While we don’t use boats much, for the most part, much of what goes on a MCM takes place offshore. It’s just that the water is hard.
We started the club because we found a high concentration of sailors amongst us. That has continued year after year. These days all you have to do to join is have an interest in boating. There are monthly meetings and the club usually cooks chili at the icestock chili cookoff.
We have membership cards to show at yacht clubs around the world. Some people have received recipricol rights. Others just have a good time at local bars. We have our own burgee and they are flying on many boats these days.
MikeApril 9, 2008 at 6:56 pm #5236
In my younger years I spent lots of time on and under the water, while working for the Oceanographic Institute. Was a Mate on a 65 foot work boat the University operated. Next time I am at McMurdo I will have to attend a meeting.
BTApril 9, 2008 at 11:50 pm #5237
In your younger years, weren’t ships limited to wind and steam propulsion, or were you on one of the more primitive galleon-types?April 10, 2008 at 1:57 am #5238
Zing!!! Looks like you are all rested up….at least I got hair on my head.
BTApril 10, 2008 at 2:14 am #5239
Hey, I save a metric butt-ton of money on shampoo, and haircuts…
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