Friday February 23 , 2018
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The Book Of Monkey

It was near the end of the first decade of the 21st century when the modern day believers and devotees of the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club found themselves mysteriously brought together in Barra de Navidad for the rebirth of the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club of Latter Day Sailors. Since that time there has been much effort put into rediscovering the teachings of The Monkey. Without this clarity, it has been difficult to establish proper processes and standards with which to decide who is worthy of full membership in the SMYC.
Fortunately, the original teachings have been rediscovered. In what can only be described as a miracle, the lost wisdom was presented graphically in the golden sand during a low tide on the western facing beach near Barra de Navidad. Had it not been for the coincidence of one of the Latter Day Sailors walking the beach at that moment and discovering the writings, these teaching may have been once again lost. Our sailor was wandering along the beach in the early morning carrying a long palm frond, which he believed would help him to locate spare change that may have been dropped in the sand. He was surprised when the frond suddenly began rising and falling in a wave – like rhythm. He gave in to the motion and it pulled him closer to the water to a place where the sand seemed to glimmer with a glorious refulgence of polished gold. There before him, were the lost teachings as if they had been etched into golden tablets. As the rising tide and incoming waves gently washed this miracle back into the sea, he was able to capture the wisdom and preserve what was formerly known as the “Book of Monkey”.

With this renewed knowledge, the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club is once again able to move forward. We can now accept applications for membership confident that we will be upholding traditional standards for deeming those worthy.