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Welcome to Chipping Norton Yacht Club

Chipping Norton Yacht Club is for all who love boats and the sea. We may be 100 miles inland but that’s precisely why we need a yacht club. There are many people locally who sail but, until now, there’s been nowhere for them to meet like-minded nautical folk. Whether you take your fun on a sail boat or a motor boat, whether you have your own craft or charter, at the Chipping Norton Yacht Club you’ll meet lots of people who share a common interest.

If you are not a member why not join us? You do not have to own a boat but just have some level of interest in anything nautical and be able to spare an evening a month to meet up with us for dinner and a talk. Contact our membership secretary for more information.

 


 January 2019 – Max Lieberson and the Vegetables

Max held us spellbound with his saga of the 5-week delivery trip of CNYC member Barnaby’s Danish-built Greek sponge fishing boat Eleni from a mud berth in Maldon, where she’d spent 2 years being re-rigged and re-fitted, to Greece, via Biscay and the Med. Eleni is stylish, attracts admiration wherever she docks, and proved an extremely competent boat.
Was Max skipper, sailing-master, crew? At the start he called the shots, but as the voyage progressed Barnaby was promoted and by the finish Max was “just a deck hand”.  As had been intended.
They had B’s son, and a friend of his, crewing. Both were called Arthur so to avoid confusion they renamed one Dell. Dell, however, is not a carnivore, whereas Max most definitely is, and a small boat galley in a seaway does not lend itself to multiple-choice menus. They ate vegetables. Small things often come into exaggeratedly sharp focus on passage. We saw endless cockpit pictures of them eating vegetables; the consumption, provisioning, cooking and running out of which was a constantly recurring theme of his talk. Getting bigger laughs each time. Choice of crew is always fraught.
Congratulations to Barnaby for completing the project!

RB

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