Really now, I should be so fukn ashamed of myself. There are the most blogworthy things happening in SL and star reporter Orca has to read about them in other blogs. 😦 For example did you know that the Schiffsratten have left their big old parcel in Pslande and moved to a water parcel on Inquestor off Corsica’s southern coast? Ya, of course you did. They moved already in March so everybody should have noticed. Ya, everybody but me, I didn’t know, so I report about it as if it just happened yesterday. 😉
Seems the rats went thru a bit of a crisis, just like most other yacht clubs lately. Internal bitchfights, shrinking numbers of active members, no new leaders as the old leadership slowly retires … you name it. So the move to the new quarters also saw the rat’s land shrinking to a 4096 parcel. Well still big enough for their clubhouse and some docks and moorings. Maybe a sign of the times that the parcel is owned by Ralfo Rossini personally and not by the group.
But as we stated already quite often: A club isn’t a fancy clubhouse, a huge land, thousand boats in a huge marina; a club is made by the people! And that seems to be exactly the problem with Schiffsratten YC, same as RL Germany they are going extinct. 😮
Hmmm, maybe I’m even more lucky than I thought, cause things are going comparatively smooth at TrYC. We still have close to 500 members, even tho our schedule is on a minimum right now. After we lost Kris and Rosie as RDs, and Orca stepped down as High Cheese, Lucy was quick to step up as Race Directrice for the traditional Saturday n00n races, a function she fullfills with much more aplomb and competence than Orca ever did. And Hanne seems to come into her own now as well, caring about the social aspects of the club and as idea generator. Plus we have Laycee and Deni doing the Topless Cruise. They function like a fuckn clockwork! Perfect. Yeah, I guess regarding the overall crisis in SL sailing and SL in general TrYC is doing remarkably well.
Let’s hope the shiprats will master their crisis as well.