Tips & Tricks While Social Distancing
April 1, 2020 <- Notice the date!
Did you see this?! We were taking a look at the Google Maps aerial shot of the Club marina when we noticed this large shadow in the water! Much too big for a whale…maybe the lack of activity on the water, and lack of bystanders on the beach, encouraged some creatures to come out of hiding?
March 31, 2020
Today's tip is from Members Tibbie and Rob Adams, for the perfect cup of coffee while on your boat:
We always enjoy a cup of coffee on the boat. While plugged in, we have an electric percolator for great coffee, that perks the coffee and then keeps it warm, all in one program.
Once at sea, we have instant coffee but kick it up a notch with hot chocolate. YUM YUM says, Rob. Instant coffee and a tablespoon of hot chocolate thrown in with the hot water.
Add a side of chocolate for real decadence.
March 30, 2020
It's Monday, and it's time for another activity tip!
Do you have your basic knots down pat? Let's put it to a test. Grab your family, a scarf and a stop watch, and challenge your family members to a knot tying contest.
Pick one knot from the video and time yourself doing it blindfolded! Now, can anyone in your family do it faster? Post the winner's best time (and what kind of knot) in the comments on Facebook. Have fun!
March 27, 2020
Today's tip is for those wanting to check in on their boats, but not comfortable leaving the house at this time.
The club also understands that members want to know the condition of their boats at all times. Some RVYC members use a remote boat monitoring system to keep on top of their boat's condition when they are away from their boat. These systems can give members assurance while reducing the number of visitors to our club facilities.A fellow member is offering a member discount for remote boat monitoring.
Go to https://brnkl.io/rvyc for more information.
**The Club does not endorse or recommend products from the members; however, we provide information for member's discretion**
March 26, 2020
Now's the time to tackle that Spring Cleaning you've been meaning to do...on your boat! Today's Tips and Tricks are some essential spring cleaning tips for any boat owner: https://www.westshoremarine.ca/spring-cleaning-tips-for-how-to-clean-a-boat/
March 25, 2020 - Bonus Tip
We get a bonus tip today! Mr Mojo, a familiar face at the Club, will be putting on a live show of his family friendly songs tomorrow at 2pm PST.
Grab the kids, a computer or tablet, and enjoy a little jam session! https://www.facebook.com/events/573433166860722/
March 25, 2020
Today's little ditty is more of a trick, than a tip. Here's a nautical themed riddle fit for anyone!
A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at the rate of 15 cm each hour.
When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?
We'll post the correct answer tonight!
March 24, 2020
Today's Tip is for all the cruisers out there, looking to find more information on cruising in the Pacific Northwest. As many of us will be finding ourselves with extra free time to read and research, a member suggested reading the DreamSpeaker series out on your backyard hammock or while social distancing on your boat.
The series has detailed information on the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, The Broughtons, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. For more information, you can take a look at their site here: https://www.dreamspeakerguides.com/
March 23, 2020
RVYC is starting a new Tips & Tricks Campaign where we will be posting a daily tip, trick, activity, idea, notice, etc. We strive to continue this campaign for the duration of the social distancing period, and hope this will give our members and viewers some fun ideas to try out, wisdom to consider, pointers for their racing, cruising and sailing needs and future ideas to put in the bank for use at a later time.
Without further ado our first submission is a fun little activity for the family to try out. Have you been yearning to get out and race? Want to bring that excitement home?
Well look no further, here are some instructions on how to make a paper boat to "sail" and have your own races at home:
**For a video tutorial, take a look at this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wu5oKy4m5s