Captain Cat: Right. So. Why did my financial wonder cost-watcher blow the bank on a yacht club of all things? Do you know how much caviar that would have bought us?
Can Opener: The Red Tabby Yacht Club made sense for big reasons, Captain C:
- it has people who are passionate about sailing like we are
- a cruising section
- club-run lectures, RYA Yachtmaster theory training and review
- club-owned training yachts
- it was nearby.
At a yacht club, we can volunteer to crew on a bunch of different yacht types while deciding which one is the yacht design of your dreams. And we'll meet the boat owners in advance so we'll know 'em before we get to the dock. It's good karma.
Captain Cat: What happened to the Rockin' Ocelot Race Committee? They've got Dee Cafari and she's a babe.
Can Opener: That's true... The Red Tabby was just the best mix of what you were looking for. And we can see Dee speaking at the Rockin' Ocelot open lectures. London boat clubs are friendly that way.
Captain Cat: In time, I may forgive you.
Can Opener: The Cost so far
- yacht club membership is £950/year ($1564/year), no joining fee as part of a special offer.
Compared to the cost of training in the UK at a commercial sailing academy or race crew fees, both at about £100+/day, it began to make sense.
Captain Cat: I will never forgive you.
(transcribed by the Can Opener)