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Old 26-01-2015, 13:22   #46
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Old 26-01-2015, 13:26   #47
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As far as I am concerned, people who use "please and thank you" are the ones with class. Good manners are a under used resource, the WD-40 that keeps polite society, polite. I have dealt with many snobs over the years and it always give me a special pleasure to see if I can make them lose their rag over something ridiculous.
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Old 26-01-2015, 13:38   #48
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The people I am looking for members have to answer "yes" to at least one of these questions:
1. Do you speak with a British accent?
I can fake it. I grew up watching a lot of Monty Python. (Who am I kidding, I never grew up!)

2. Have you been called a pompous ass in the past 12 months, or do you consider yourself to be one?
I have been called many types of ass, mostly *******.

3. Can you explain the difference between beluga, sterlet, ossetra, and sevruga?
Worrying over food details is for peasants!

4. Are you descended from royalty (cadet line is okay) or have a title?
Yes, but not British.

5. Do you always hire a crew to move your boat from one place to another and fly in to stay on the yacht while its in the marina?
I paid a crew to move my boat to me. It saves me from wasting my time flying.

However, anyone who wears a Tilley hat, does their own varnishing, or manages their own money would be disqualified.
Any other ideas for the qualifications?
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Old 26-01-2015, 15:39   #49
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Re: RSYC (Royal Snob Yacht Club)

Can we get to work on the RSYC burgee? I think it should have a fellow in top hat and monocle. I wanna fly it!
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Old 27-01-2015, 00:58   #50
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Marinas run by the mob? Makes sense. They are in the import export business. Glad they have not made it up to Oregon yet.
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Old 27-01-2015, 01:14   #51
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Re: RSYC (Royal Snob Yacht Club)

As the immortal Groucho Marx once noted

"I wouldn't join any club that would have me"
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Old 27-01-2015, 01:42   #52
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Re: RSYC (Royal Snob Yacht Club)

A truly exclusive yacht club and its admissions criteria would be entirely secret, its burgee unrecognizable, its finances protected beyond the reach of inquiry.
Does such a club exist? "There are some things that man was not meant to know, such as
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Old 27-01-2015, 04:07   #53
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Marinas run by the mob? Makes sense. They are in the import export business. Glad they have not made it up to Oregon yet.
Nope, no organised crime in the Port of Vancouver...

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Old 27-01-2015, 04:46   #54
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Re: RSYC (Royal Snob Yacht Club)

I'll only join the RSYC if I can wear my cravat..

What follows is a true story...

Back when Noah was still a deck boy I found myself spending 8 months or so at an 'institution' on the south bank of the Hamble, Pommieland.

We had to wear collar and tie to brekky.

Come summer they said we could dress casual at breakfast... so I turned up in an open neck shirt... I was promptly taken aside and told ' we didn't mean that casual.... don't you have a cravat?'

They were bloody lucky I hadn't fronted in board shorts and jandles..

...but I did grow rather fond of my cravat....
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Old 27-01-2015, 04:54   #55
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This neck of the woods has a very well established history of smuggling by water. Coincidentally, it's probably why there are so many "Royal" clubs in Ontario. The first major wave of smuggling came in the form of United Empire Loyalists escaping persecution during and after the the American revolution (fair game- they did lose), my own family crossed and settled in Morisburg at this time, this high concentration of monoarchists goes a long way to explain the Royal thing around here.

The next wave of smuggling came in the form of more political refugees. This time slaves. About 100 000 of them- mostly via the Niagara River, like the loyalists they were escaping persecution in the us (although this ones a little harder to justify).

Then came prohibition- this time it was booze flowing south. Ever noticed the massive distilleries on the Canadian side of the St Lawrence only? Seagrams in Detroit, I mean Windsor comes to mind.

In the 80s it was cigarettes- cheap smokes coming from the US by very fast boats with no running lights from the New York.

So I don't think it's unreasonable to believe there is an underworld element at the marinas around these parts.

In fact the very first gangsters were the Royals!

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How do you explain the vast difference between German engineered cars and British engineered cars? They're almost diametrically opposed in terms of design philosophy and reliability.
That goes back to the last little bit of unpleasantness 70/75 years ago. Seems the Bf109 was built to a very high standard... indeed some served with the spanish for yonks after the end of the war.
The englanders were far more sensible and built planes designed to last for 500 hours...max
Unfortunately that engineering philosophy carried on into the post war years...
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American type chappies, not having a manservant, will be loaned one by the club, for which the appropriate compensation will be applied to the dock costs.
Reminds me of the "sportcoat" closet at the country club...

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Can we get to work on the RSYC burgee? I think it should have a fellow in top hat and monocle. I wanna fly it!
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Man, I had no idea we had so much royalty around here!
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Gentlemen, I have to quote parts of your seemingly personal exchange, please forgive.
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I'm a sucker for diversion . . . especially when its such a great question. As far as Benz? Have you ever heard the cliché: German Junk?

Yes! Being from south of the border of the big Kanton we heard and used this cliche quite often.
Saying was that the Benz LKWs (Lastkraftwagen) had/have their "sun visor"
the whole width of the windshield to not see the mountains and not brake down out of desperation before the climb.
Same for some diesel cars from Benz.



Good luck, good sailing and remember . . . never buy a used car from a Pict.
How about a sail boat?
And how does one recognize a real Pict? Color scheme, straight teeth, any other visual signs or else?

And for the RCFYC proposal; rather not.
As an offspring of a country that stopped bowing heads for foreign hats (and crowns I guess I would prefer a simple CFSYC.

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