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SYC Member Christina Lake’s visit to Bruxelles Royal Yacht Club

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

SYC Member, Christina Lake recently shared a very pleasant experience at one of our reciprocal clubs, the Bruxelles Royal Yacht Club (BRYC).  After obtaining a letter of introduction from Eimear at reception, this is what happened in Christina’s words when she arrived at BRYC:

I was simply visiting for dinner but BRYC members were having none of that. I was warmly welcomed by all present, then honoured with a tour followed by a 3-gun salute on board The Unicorn, by the boat maker himself, Nicolas Joschko. The Unicorn is a to-scale a replica of King Louise of France’s miniature warship that used to sail the canals of Versailles. After dinner, the bartender gave me a treat from his private collection, a shot of Vecchio Amaro.

The highlight of my night was when BRYC’s Vice Commodore, Mady De pourque-Fobert, presented the Sandringham Yacht Club with a book on the BRYC’s 100-year history.

 

SYC has reciprocal membership arrangements with many clubs (full list available here). If you are visiting any of these clubs, like Christina did, SYC can arrange a letter of introduction for you. Be sure to speak with Eimear at reception or email Andrea at membership@syc.com.au prior to you visiting any of these clubs so we can assist them in welcoming you. By the same token members of these clubs are welcome at SYC.