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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?



We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.



What's yours?

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Carpet bags? We call them Tramping Packs! We all go backpacking with them filled with Thai T-shirts, but the lads at GGYC get theirs filled with cash.

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RBLYC, Harry Russell (Eureka) often spoke of the legendary Red Brick Lavatory Yacht Club near Blairgowrie on the southern shores of Port Phillip Bay where I believe he is the Life Time Commodore and Frank 'Filth' Hammond is the Rear Commodore for unknown but probably dodgy reasons.

 

I know it did exist, I sold a boat for Harry(Letitia) way back in the late 80's that had RBLYC proudly emblazoned on the transom.

 

No fees, bring beer.

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I think an essential qualification for consideration is the complete lack of any sort of clubhouse or facilities.

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How is the NYYC exclusive? 3000 members. They will take anyone who has not got in a protest with the Commodore.

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How is the NYYC exclusive? 3000 members. They will take anyone who has not got in a protest with the Commodore.

bottelle of sigalle maulte cane smoothe ovvere. :)

 

I'll tell my friend.

Another guy I know told his his son to join before he pisses anybody off and can't get in.

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How is the NYYC exclusive? 3000 members. They will take anyone who has not got in a protest with the Commodore.

bottelle of sigalle maulte cane smoothe ovvere. :)

 

I'll tell my friend.

Another guy I know told his his son to join before he pisses anybody off and can't get in.

 

Proteste wase the watere ritte? Notte in Bigge Cs bedde ritte?

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How is the NYYC exclusive? 3000 members. They will take anyone who has not got in a protest with the Commodore.

bottelle of sigalle maulte cane smoothe ovvere. :)

 

I'll tell my friend.

Another guy I know told his his son to join before he pisses anybody off and can't get in.

 

Proteste wase the watere ritte? Notte in Bigge Cs bedde ritte?

 

Not sure, t was a while ago and heard it through someone else.

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

 

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

 

What's yours?

what are you talking about?

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When Sir Michael Fay decided to challenge for the Americas cup in Fremantle, the Mercury Bay Yacht Club was the vehicle for the challenge. At the time the clubhouse was a rusty station wagon on the beach.

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The Wood River Yacht Club in South Central Idaho. We put on several annual Windy Sails Regattas in the seventies and early eighties, no clubhouse, no dues, the commodore was whoever didn't show up for the annual meeting. We had a fleet of five lasers, a few sol cats and a few M20's. One year our Commodore, an Aussie, announced to the ladies helping on the committee boat "Fuck, Suck or Swim!" and he was alone in about thirty seconds. We disbanded as family matters became more important than sailboat racing. I still have our burgee which is about all that is left. All of our profits went to a trust for the children of one of our members, who died when he drove his truck off of a cliff into the Salmon River aptly named the River of no Return.

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if you are going to use a photo of a chick passed out amongst a pile of molson canadians, then i have to put forth the aquatic park sailing club in toronto. a great little piece of paradise. has a club house and in the last 5 years flush toilets. cheep as, great view, no net or cell service.

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Clubs that dont actually exist shouldnt count for this scot!

 

Hands down, the least pretentious club on the planet is the beloved Motor City Yacht Club:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10835+E+Jefferson+Ave,.+Detroit,+MI+48214./@42.3649322,-82.9748905,3a,90y,325.27h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPjdn9KW3eyHZJZyI-1rlPg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x25a83c85ceface21!6m1!1e1

 

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Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club

$65 Aus for a life membership, all 4900 members are 'Vice Commodores' - No clubhouse, no annual fees, no rules and one big piss up each year. Proceeds go to prostate cancer.

 

 

 

https://www.sicyc.com.au/

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

What's yours?

 

 

as an aside, i gotta hand it to you, convincing whatever poor schmucks that bought into your "club" and $40 burgee is a truly impressive act of shrewd cash extraction from folks.

 

would love to see the list of dumb fucks that have pissed away the $40!

 

anyone want to admit to actually belonging to this sham of a club?

 

in short, WTF is SAYC?

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How is the NYYC exclusive? 3000 members. They will take anyone who has not got in a protest with the Commodore.

 

bottelle of sigalle maulte cane smoothe ovvere. :)

I'll tell my friend.

Another guy I know told his his son to join before he pisses anybody off and can't get in.

Standard advice for anybody who wants to join the Royal Yacht Squadron.

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Back in the late '80's & early '90's we had the 'Victor Mature Yacht Club' and also the 'Royal Dirty Northern Bastards Yacht Club'...although there was a discrete degree of exclusivity with both...

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

What's yours?

 

as an aside, i gotta hand it to you, convincing whatever poor schmucks that bought into your "club" and $40 burgee is a truly impressive act of shrewd cash extraction from folks.

 

would love to see the list of dumb fucks that have pissed away the $40!

 

anyone want to admit to actually belonging to this sham of a club?

 

in short, WTF is SAYC?

DAWG's pension?

One of Scooter's slush funds?

Whatever happened with the donations to the AC charade?

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Clubs that dont actually exist shouldnt count for this scot!

 

Hands down, the least pretentious club on the planet is the beloved Motor City Yacht Club:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10835+E+Jefferson+Ave,.+Detroit,+MI+48214./@42.3649322,-82.9748905,3a,90y,325.27h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPjdn9KW3eyHZJZyI-1rlPg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x25a83c85ceface21!6m1!1e1

 

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I drive by this every time I go to my boat - its in the middle of what some may say a less than upscale neighborhood. Did not know it was that fab on the inside.

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Newtown Creek Sailing Club, New York City

 

I know the guy who runs this- it's real...

 

Newtown Creek is one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water in the US. Every known pollutant can be found in the water and the creek bed. New York City operates a sewage treatment plant that will discharge raw sewage into the creek during heavy rain events.

 

These guys chain their Sunfish to a chain link fence at the end of a dead end industrial street in Queens and carry them into the creek to race.

 

www​.newtowncreeksailingclub.com

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

What's yours?

 

as an aside, i gotta hand it to you, convincing whatever poor schmucks that bought into your "club" and $40 burgee is a truly impressive act of shrewd cash extraction from folks.

 

would love to see the list of dumb fucks that have pissed away the $40!

 

anyone want to admit to actually belonging to this sham of a club?

 

in short, WTF is SAYC?

Whatever happened with the donations to the AC charade?

They never answer this question silly.

Probably child support.

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Round Bay:

Who can race in Round Bay Sailing Association?

Anyone who has a boat and the desire to race fairly, competitively and have fun while abiding by the US Sailing's rules of racing.

How do I join RBSA?

Easiest way is to print the membership form and mail to:

Round Bay Sailing Association
PO Box 963
Severna Park, MD
21146

How much does it cost to be a member?

Membership for RBSA is a whopping $45 for Skippers and $15 for Associates (usually crew). With it you get 52+ races a year, newsletters, and even pizza occasionally.

 

Even Clean could get in as long as he uses a fake name :P

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Any club that I could be a member of would be fairly non-exclusive.

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IMHO most of what looks "exclusive" is just clubs that are so slow and disorganized that joining them is about impossible for people not yet retired who don't have endless time to devote to the project.

OTOH clubs with below-market rate slips may have a mile-long list of prospective entrants who want the slip space and otherwise couldn't care less about the goals of the club.

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

What's yours?

 

as an aside, i gotta hand it to you, convincing whatever poor schmucks that bought into your "club" and $40 burgee is a truly impressive act of shrewd cash extraction from folks.

 

would love to see the list of dumb fucks that have pissed away the $40!

 

anyone want to admit to actually belonging to this sham of a club?

 

in short, WTF is SAYC?

Whatever happened with the donations to the AC charade?

They never answer this question silly.

Probably child support.

 

clean's wife's sex change op

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

What's yours?

as an aside, i gotta hand it to you, convincing whatever poor schmucks that bought into your "club" and $40 burgee is a truly impressive act of shrewd cash extraction from folks.

 

would love to see the list of dumb fucks that have pissed away the $40!

 

anyone want to admit to actually belonging to this sham of a club?

 

in short, WTF is SAYC?

 

Whatever happened with the donations to the AC charade?

 

They never answer this question silly.

Probably child support.

 

clean's wife's, daughter's sex change op

 

I'm sure that young lady and her family appreciate that photo on the front page

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They never answer this question silly.

Probably child support.

 

clean's wife's, daughter's sex change op

 

I'm sure that young lady and her family appreciate that photo on the front page

 

Edith,

 

i absolutely love the quote from Capt Courageous!

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An acquaintance who prefers to remain unknown, sent me this -

One of the "Exclusive Yacht Clubs" had a Commodore years ago, who wore dark green tinted glasses full time, with a nickname of "Pasty Face." Once his days as Commodore were over, it was learned that he was the porno king to his town, being the distributor of magazines and movies. Exclusive? Ha.

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What kind of a brown-nosing, status-quo sucking douchebag do you have to be to write an article about the most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in the world? What a tool. So rather than pretend that is worth one word more than we have already said, let's turn to the Anarchists to come up with the Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs! Seems a far more fitting and interesting list, don't you think?

We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

What's yours?

 

 

If I join SAYC will it be recognized by B.C. Sailing in the same way as when I raced out of Tiddly?

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An acquaintance who prefers to remain unknown, sent me this -

One of the "Exclusive Yacht Clubs" had a Commodore years ago, who wore dark green tinted glasses full time, with a nickname of "Pasty Face." Once his days as Commodore were over, it was learned that he was the porno king to his town, being the distributor of magazines and movies. Exclusive? Ha.

 

 

I learned a long, long time ago that "exclusive" really just means "more money than most". If your grandfather or father made the $ you'll have more status in that world than if you made it yourself.

 

If it was made hundreds of years ago they'll give you a title.

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The Red Neck Yacht Club is located in eastern Charlotte County, with a Fat Point mailing address.

 

It's real close to Publius Johnson's house.

 

It has changed it's name to the Red Neck Mud Park.

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"What's yours?" He says.......

 

The clubs that hire this guest speaker....

 

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In Tokushima, Japan there's a convenience store by the river that's open 24/7 and has a luxurious (well, tables and chairs anyway) dining area. And that, my friends, is the Tokushima Yacht Club. We'll be tied up in front of it again for the Awa-Odori Yacht Race next month.

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Define a yacht club. Facilities, Slips, must sail? We think Kaneohe Yacht Club is pretty top shelf and unpretentious. Shorts, T-Shirts, Slippahs are good anywhere on-site. Maybe slightly exclusive as you have to know 2 people to 'sponsor" you in, no financial or criminal histories. But we own the place and it's cheap for 5 acres on the water in Kaneohe Bay Full amenities (Restaurant, Bar, Pool, BBQs, l9/'Tennis, plenty parking, 150 wet, 150 dry slips, ramps, and hoists). A very Family Oriented place with a membership from all walks of life and varies economic backgrounds. Scholarships for Junior Sailors in need.

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I think an essential qualification for consideration is the complete lack of any sort of clubhouse or facilities.

 

you talkin CRA ;)

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The Wobbly Club in Antigua is my favorite. The "facilities" include one table with uneven legs. There are no members, only commodores. Buy a round and you just became the commodore. Elections held every night starting at 5ish...

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What about yacht clubs you have been thrown out of and the reason why?

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What about yacht clubs you have been thrown out of and the reason why?

Got tossed from Sarnia for a crew peeing off the boat. WTF.

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We'd like to start off with our very own Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club. Zero qualifications, no references, just $40 bucks for a lifetime membership of a club that you can never be kicked out of. That's pretty damn unexclusive.

SA reserves the right to deny membership. That's pretty exclusive :)

What's yours?

 

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Quartzite Yacht Club Bar Grill & Motel

 

$30 lifetime membership. Get at shirt, certificate and official membership card. Ppl claim using reciprocal privileges at other clubs even.

 

with the largest membership of any club in the world I don't know how they could be any less exclusive.

 

http://www.quartzsiteyachtclub.com/

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as a member of GGYC I want to state we are not all Kiwi

yes, many other things

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If we join will we get reciprocity?

 

Oh wait, we don't need it because we invade them fancy clubs for regattas anyways.

 

They love to watch us sail circles around them.

 

Hah!

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Lake Eyre yacht club at Marree in the desert South Australia, tin shed club house is no where near the water, we just gather when there's enough rain to fill the Cooper Creek or a big lake every few years, about 100 people gather to camp, tell lies, drink and race with trailerable craft, sign of the times we can't gather at Lake Eyre anymore because we aren't black

http://www.lakeeyreyc.com/

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OK, this place was probably too exclusive (and shitty) for this thread, but legally it WAS a yacht club.

 

Back in the 90's there was a guy named Louie in Sandusky OH who had a shitty bar and a boat. He didn't seem to give a fuck about anyone, but was seriously interested in making cash at anyone's expense.

 

His bar was a private club, and on the wall as you entered it read Louies BIYC.

 

I asked him what the BIYC stood for.

 

It was Big Island Yacht Club.

 

Big Island was a tiny piece of waterfront swampland with a bunch of falling down houses (he owned as rentals), and a sewage treatment facility at the end of the Cedar Point causeway, most importantly it was located about 500 paces from the Cedar Point employee dorms (about 1500 paces back to the dorms ;) )

 

You see Louie incorporated his bar as a Yacht Club, I have no idea how he pulled it off, but I can guess why. This Yacht Club status allowed him to create a club that could allow him to target his clients very specifically (18-22 year old college kids on drinking binges), while only allowing in a few of the local scary folks...it also helped keep the LCB off his back a bit somehow, since they couldn't just walk in, everyone had to show their membership card (your employee ID)

 

At the time Ohio allowed 18 year olds into bars, but they weren't supposed to be able to buy or drink booze.... Louie had a way around that. He sold all his specials at the state maximum 64 oz per customer limit, and dirt cheap, 25c drafts on Tuesdays, 8 packs of 8oz canned Bud on Wed etc... so one 21 year old would buy for the table ever 15-20 minutes & the bouncers looked the other way...eager teens lined up for hours 7 nights a week all summer long.

 

So while Louies definitely isn't the 'least exclusive' YC, and only legally qualifies as a YC I still felt compelled to share due to the fond memories of my wasted youth!.

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Perhaps there are many who tie for the honorable position.

Least exclusive , to me, is most welcoming, please join us, we want you, etc.

 

To that end I have been to many who qualify. And

Each one is tremendous??

 

Lake Glendale Sailing Club in Central PA

Cadillac Mitchell Yacht Club on Lake Cadillac in MI

Seabrook Sailing Club in TX

Ninnescah Sailing Club on Lake Cheney in KS

Corinthian Seattle on a boat in Shilshole Bay WA

Dillon on the top of a mountain in CO

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What about yacht clubs you have been thrown out of and the reason why?

i got tossed from St. Francis............overstayed my welcome ;-)

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What about yacht clubs you have been thrown out of and the reason why?

i got tossed from St. Francis............overstayed my welcome ;-)
me too.

My antics apparently broke the "decorum ceiling" imposed by the bartender.

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One of the most "inclusive" yacht clubs is (was?) the Folly Yacht Squadron, based at the Folly Inn up the River Medina in the Isle of Wight, about halfway between Cowes and Newport. The only condition of membership was that you have to prove that you have nothing, and never have had absolutely anything to do with boats.

 

Nothing.

 

Farmers all.

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The 'Prichard Yacht Club' is just up the Bay and the River from me and I've been tempted to drop in and have a look around.

 

 

 

The only problem with this club is that they don't serve women. Well that worked for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for years so maybe they are on to something...

 

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They do have a fun Christmas Costume Party I hear, this was last years winner.CWCxjHnWoAEcmsV.jpg

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Been tossed from King harbor yc in Redondo beach, ca

Saint Francis twice. Once with a McKee brother and once with Scooter and a staff commodore of SDYC

Once from Royal cape YC

Once from Royal Yacht squadron in Cowes.

Once from CYCA in Sydney.

Once from California YC in marina del rey, ca

 

Beat that!!!

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