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Author Topic: Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?  (Read 2877 times)

grendel

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Re: Up until today!
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2018, 01:44:51 PM »

the correct response (if you are a member of the royal yachting association) should be, is this club a member of the royal yachting association? if the answer is in the affirmative, then would be the time to remind him of the unilateral agreement between member organisations of the Royal yachting association, that members of the RYA can use the facilities of any member organisation, I currently assist at a Norfolk broads forum, that is going for affiliated membership of the RYA (along with all the benefits that entails) which will mean any of our members could legitimately use the facilities provided by many of the posy yacht clubs (even if they are on a hire boat)
snobbishness like this always gets my goat
well looking at their webpage and considering they are a RYA training centre and are displaying a RYA on board sign prominently, it looks as though they could be in for a surprise visit or several.
I will see if I can find a quote saying this is so.
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Re: Up until today!
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2018, 01:54:59 PM »

On telling my bro' this story, he recounted his method with a similarly pompous club in Essex. (He was crewing for a member at the time, and looks as piratical as me).


His technique?


Burst through the doors if he owned the place, and loudly ask "Is Binky or The Major about?" and then hot-foot it to the changing rooms before any of the blazer-and-ties could get an answer out.


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Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2018, 02:57:42 PM »



Topic renamed....  Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?

NB:
https://www.modelboats.co.uk/editorial/page.asp?p=228
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Re: Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2018, 06:50:55 PM »

Quote Groucho Marx, I use this all the time...
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https://youtu.be/kJHUres_2xU?t=4m20s
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Re: Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2018, 08:17:47 PM »


Some people forget they belong to a model boat club not their model boat club.
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Re: Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2018, 07:39:01 PM »

Based on what my wife reports these are amateurs compared with the village church.
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Re: Overly serious enthusiasts / model boat clubs ?
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2018, 11:07:28 PM »

What is it with yachters, I used to sail 1 mtrs yachts but soon found out the arguments and bickering
During races was not for me. I sold my 1 mtr yachts and sail scale power boats the yachting section
have now virtually split the club having nothing to do with the power section and caused bad feelings
Between certain members. The club committee being mostly yachters looked after themselves and
had no interest in the power section apart from making little rules to try and spoil various events.
The committee has now been voted out at the AGM and a new committee has been formed, mostly
power boat sailers. So who is going to be the first to light the blue touch paper?


John
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