What is the origin of R.S.V.P.?

What is the origin of R.S.V.P.? R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, “répondez, s’il vous plaît,” which means “please reply.” The person sending the invitation would like you to tell him or her whether you accept or decline the invitation. That is, will you be coming to the event or not? Etiquette rules followed in […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 11 – Float Plan

Preparation For Getting Underway with a Float PLan

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What is the meaning of the following verse?

Q – What is the meaning of the following verse? There’s a delightful little verse to help you remember the proportions of different ingredients in rum punch: One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak. Rum punch is a favorite among sailors when the sun is over the yardarm. Name […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 10 – Fueling and Ventilation

Safe Fueling Procedures

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What is the history of the LYC flagpole?

Q – What is the history of the LYC flagpole? (Picture of flag pole) Gaff-Rigged Flag Poles – as observed from the LYC parking lot Speaking of traditions, have you ever noticed that LaSalle Yacht Club has a unique Flag Pole (this question is more for members who have recently joined)? Our flag pole stands […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 09 – Safe Boating, PFD

Boatong Saftey Equipment

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Safe Boating Tip # 08 – Safe Loading

Safe Loading and Powering

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Few people with ancraophobia become sailors.

Q – Few people with ancraophobia become sailors.  Why?  What are they afraid of? Ancraophobia is fear of the wind.

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What is the origin of the Ice Boom?

Q – What is the origin of the Ice Boom? Note: The following links are best viewed with a tablet or desktop computer Lake Erie – Niagara Ice Boom Information Sheet http://www.ijc.org/rel/boards/niagara/ice_glace-info_e.pdf Annual Ice Boom Removal Ready To Start 3/26/13 Click below for full details & pictures http://www.wben.com/pages/15889235.php?contentType=4&contentId=12680110 ICE BOOM REMOVAL (Picture of 3 booms […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 07 – Boarder Crossing Basics

Border Crossing Information to Canada & US

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