Canberra Yacht Club and stupid things on the lake

johnboy 2 April 2007 28

In what we are sure is going to be a classic case of “things you shouldn’t put on YouTube” allow us to present the shenanigans of the Canberra Yacht Club’s younger members.

You know it’s going to be special when it features the words “and now you’re going to see something really stupid”.

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28 Responses to Canberra Yacht Club and stupid things on the lake
Danman Danman 12:20 pm 04 Apr 07

logic defies some….

Maelinar Maelinar 11:17 am 04 Apr 07

I’m with bonfire. At no stage do I ever want to have to sit for a boating licence and sit through a lecture on not putting my body parts into moving machinery or checking the fuel tank with a lighter.

bonfire bonfire 9:39 am 04 Apr 07

yes and he could have collided with an iceberg, if, if, if, if, if….

Al Al 9:29 am 04 Apr 07

Bonfire’s selective retention clearly fails to recall the one bit where the outboard was backed up just inches from the boat hull.
Or the way the lit rope was flung away when the fool realised that fire goes upwards (i.e. towards his hand) and could just as easily been flung backwards – back to the still-open fuel tank.
But anyway, you hold onto your internal justification of the difference Bonfire…

bonfire bonfire 1:31 pm 03 Apr 07

‘near’ being about ten feet – with a boat structure between…

drive your kids to school and get over it.

Avy Avy 12:54 pm 03 Apr 07

>noone was in danger.

what, on a boat, near an exposed outboard prop? LOL.

caf caf 12:44 pm 03 Apr 07

Using a) an outboard motor and b) a tank of petrol as toys was both effing stupid and obviously endangering people.

bonfire bonfire 10:38 am 03 Apr 07

noone was in danger.

there was no burning boat.

just some kids having fun.

no property being destroyed.

no vandalism.

no anti-social behaviour.

if they were ramming other peoples boats like pirates, your claim may have some basis.

Meconium Meconium 11:35 pm 02 Apr 07

Damn, I wish I’d caught it before it vanished… wish I hadn’t used up all my broadband MBs, was waiting till midnight when I get uncapped 🙁

Al Al 5:06 pm 02 Apr 07

Ah the good old Bonfire double standard…
Endangering other people, and the elergency services people who would be trying to rescue them from a burning boat, the drain on hospital resources, etc, etc…
But I’ll remember your advice about it being un-Austrayan to dob in next time I see someone spraying some graffiti around Bonfire.

bonfire bonfire 4:45 pm 02 Apr 07

looked like harmless fun to me.

dont see the point in dobbing someone in.

very un-australian.

johnboy johnboy 4:18 pm 02 Apr 07

Some things are too good to last.

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 4:11 pm 02 Apr 07

Well it was fun while it lasted. The YouTube footage has been removed by the user.

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 3:01 pm 02 Apr 07


I’ll see if they feel as affronted and violated as I do over this issue, and will give the person responsible the appropriate contact details..

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 2:53 pm 02 Apr 07

JTK, we’d (RiotACT) be quite happy to post any media release from the yacht club regarding their actions in dealing with those persons responsible for the actions seen on the clip.

Right of reply is one of the big things Riot is about.

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 2:45 pm 02 Apr 07

My point from the comment above was that why should the organisation who owned the boat be damned for the video.

The kids were clearly doing the wrong thing. And the person who was encouraging the activities (At the back of the camera) has been duly dealt with.

Which is why YouTube was invented – Remember the cretins ‘drifting’ in the CIT carpark..

What would we have said if the start of the CIT drifting video had said ‘CIT drifting studies – 2007’.

johnboy johnboy 2:45 pm 02 Apr 07

Well then it’s hard to blame it on YouTube unfairly implicating anything.

Seems pretty fair.

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 2:41 pm 02 Apr 07

Of course they hapened.

Al Al 2:38 pm 02 Apr 07

Sorry JTK, but it’s hard to understand how the disgruntled ex-employee made those poor kids do all that…
I was also wondering of the person driving the powerboat wasn’t actually breaking some laws that our friendly wallopers would like to pursue.

johnboy johnboy 2:34 pm 02 Apr 07

You mean the things in the video didn’t happen?

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