More Guest Moorage
Reciprocal moorage grows offering our members new cruising destinations
By Robert Leighton III; updated on 2/3/12 We have just added the Bainbridge Island Yacht Club and the Flounder Bay Yacht Club. You can now go to yachtdestinations.org and click on destinations which will bring up a map with all Yacht Clubs shown. By clicking on the location, you can bring up detailed information on the clubs recuprocal program. I will continue to list reciprocal clubs and basic detail on this web site.
You may want to carry a coat and tie when you go cruising. As of September, 2008 we have reciprocal privileges with the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and yes they do require a coat and tie in one of their restaurants. We also now have reciprocal privileges with the Los Angeles Yacht club and the Cathlamet Yacht Club.
Below is a list of the reciprocal clubs along with basic information as to how to use this benefit. In every case you must show a current membership card and fly your burgee. This list will be updated as we reach agreement with more clubs. I suggest that those of you who plan on going cruising should keep this information on board.
We have found that some clubs just put us on their reciprocal list but never inform us. For this reason, if you are out cruising and visit a yacht club not listed below, ask for reciprocal moorage. If they have us on their list, please let me know when you get home and I will add them to our list. Any questions? Call me at (425)775-6623.
Astoria Yacht Club
West end Astoria Marina; 24 hours free in any two week period; electricity $3; 2 slips available; contact Harbor Master prior to or on arrival; after hours use transient slip located at the end of "B" and "C" docks. You must pay for your moorage and pick up a refund packet from the harbormaster and follow the enclosed instructions for reciprocal reimbursement.
Bainbridge Island Yacht Club
Moorage is at Eagle Harbor Marina. 48 hours Max. First come, First served. Reservations recommended. Contact marina at email@example.com.
Bellingham Yacht Club
Port of Bellingham; 1 night free; electricity $3; check in with Harbor Master ; show membership card at the club restaurant. "The Breakwater", and get a 10% discount.
Cathlamet yacht Club
CYC is located 26 miles above the Bar on the Columbia River at Elochman Marina in Cathlamet, WA. CYC offers one night moorage every 2 weeks on a first com, first served basis. Register with the port showing your current membership card and pay for electricity if used. Fly your burgee.
Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham
enter east entrance of Squalicum Harbor; proceed past Marina Restaurant (starboard side); Your bow will be pointed at "O" dock which is visitors moorage; temporarily tie up at that float; a sign located at the west end of this dock will direct you to CYC"s reciprocal slips; follow the instructions on the sign and in the box at each reciprocal slip; there will be a sign in the slip if it is available.
Deep Cove Yacht Club (NEW)
(49° 19' 40" N 122° 56' 45" W) 101.55 Nautical Miles
First come, first served but reservations are accepted and suggested. Call (604) 929-1009 and leave name, club affiliation, boat length, date of arrival and departure, and contact number. Someone will contact you and will provide access code for gate and washrooms. The club is located at the head of Deep Cove in Indian Arm, which marks the eastern boundary of Vancouver's north shore at 49 deg. 19.67"N.; 122 deg. 56.75" W. Upon arrival, tie up at the visitor's dock (seaward float) and proceed to the custodian's quarters for registration. Alternatively you may check in at the main office or bar if open. Maximum 3 nights, first 2 free, additional night $0.50 per foot. Electricity $3 per night; shower free. Information available at www.deepcoveyc.com.
Fircrest Yacht Club
located at the Breakwater Marina at Point Defiance in Tacoma. Two nights free moorage, 4 times per month. See Yacht Destinations for more details.
Flounder Bay Yacht Club
reciprocal moorage is at Skyline Marina. Checkin at Courtesy Dock located next to ramp to the clubhouse. After checkin, check vacant guest moorage slips listed in laundry room. 5 days per year max.
International Yacht Club
located in Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA.; 1 night free moorage; maximum of 2 nights per year; Upon entering Drayton Harbor, Blaine Marina is the first entrance to port and is marked by a red triangle. The sign also points the way to the transient float, the long float directly in front of the office. Contact the Harbor Master on channel 68.
Kingston Cove Yacht Club
Reciprocal slips are G5 and G6 at the foot of the guest dock May 1 through Sept. 30. Only 1 slip available in winter. Check in with Port of Kingston with current membership card. Complete registration envelope in Port Office or in box at dock. $4 charge for all boats includes electricity if desired. Limit 2 visits in an 8 week period. Make checks payable to KCYC. More details available on KCYC web site.
Los Angeles Yacht Club
Located at 285 Whaler's Walk in San Pedro CA. 90731. That is all the information we have for now. See their web site.
Oak Harbor Yacht Club
Current reciprocal moorage consists of 2 40' slips; #50 and #51 on F dock at Oak Harbor Marina. These slips will be available from May 1 through September 15. When arriving please check in with the Marina and pay only for electricity. From Sept. 16 to May 1 there will be 2 40' slips available on a reimbursement basis to the first 2 reciprocal boats arriving. Pay for moorage and send receipt to club or bring to clubhouse for reimbursment. In either case limit is 2 nights per boat per month. Bar and lounge open Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
Oakland Yacht Club
Oakland Estuary on San Francisco Bay; 3 nights free moorage at guest dock; overflow available next door at Marina Village Marina at no charge; call club in advance to make arrangements at (510)522-6868; key deposit required for showers and restrooms.
Olympia Yacht Club
(47° 2' 75" N 122° 54' 31" W) 42.68 Nautical Miles
tie up at the guest dock and register at the kiosk. Place envelope stub in dock side window. 48 hours free with 5 day limit per year. Power is $3 per day and additional moorage is $.50 per foot per day. No payment until you leave. Depth at dock is 6' at low tide. Keep red markers close to starboard on transiting Budd Inlet and DO NOT try to go between shoal markers. No rafting allowed.
Orcas Island Yacht Club
(48° 38' 0" N 122° 57' 30" W) 61.75 Nautical Miles
located in West Sound, Orcas Island at 48 deg. 38"N., 122 deg. 57.5" W.; 2 nights free moorage unattended; for access to restrooms and showers (combination lock); The club has asked us not to publish the combination on our web site, but it is available on their web site by clicking on reciprocal, oiyc visitors, local facilities.
Point Roberts Marina Club
Upon arrival at the customs dock (clearing customs if necessary) come to the marina office to report in. A slip will be assigned to you at that time and a $5 charge for power per night will be charged. Two reciprocal nights per year and no reservations. After 5 P.M. a security officer will come by to process your moorage.
Point Roberts Yacht Club
check in with Marina Office for slip assignment; 2 slips available; limited to 2 days per boat, 2 times a year; pay for power; If arriving from Canada, check in at gas dock for Custom's clearance. We have had some trouble using this reciprocal.. If you are able to use it, let me know. If not use the Point Roberts Marina Club. (Details below)
Port Angeles Yacht Club
(48° 7' 35" N 122° 57' 30" W) 35.29 Nautical Miles
located in marina; 48 deg. 7.58" N., 122 deg. 57.5" W.; If you call ahead to (360)457-4132 or on the web at www.payc.org . They will do their best to assign you a member's vacant slip for up to 2 nights free of charge including power. If you are unable to do this, check in with the marina manager's office located above the fuel dock and you will be reimbursed for up to $37.50 for 1 night per year. Limit 2 vessels per day. For reimbursement, send a copy of your membership card and your moorage receipt to: PAYC Reciprocal Chairman; P.O. Box 692; Port Angeles, WA. 98362.
Port Townsend Yacht Club
located in Port Townsend Yacht Haven; 1 night free moorage May 1 to Sept. 30; 1 night per month for the remainder of the year; Call the moorage office for slip assignment. If it is after 4:30 P.M. M-SAT (office closed on sun), pull up further in to the shore area on the fuel dock...Go up the ramp to the moorage office on the back wall to the after hours station. There will be a paper posted with available slips categorized by size. You may want to first check to see if the slip is actually open as people are supposed to cross out the slip # that they use. Sign guest book at slip; pay for power if needed.
Rose City Yacht Club
(45° 36' 30" N 122° 37' 30" W) 124.36 Nautical Miles
on Columbia River in Portland at 45 deg. 36.5" N.; 122 deg. 37.5" W.; 3737 N.E. Marine Drive, Portland, Or. 97211; 500 feet of guest dock for 1 week; check in with Port Captain's Alynn and Linda Easton at (503)639-9835 ahead of your arrival.
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
(49° 16' 32" N 123° 11' 12" W) 101.05 Nautical Miles
There are 2 locations, Coal Harbor at 950 Stanley Park Drive and Jericho at 3811 Point Grey Road; Vancouver, B.C. V6R 1B3. Coal Harbor is the preferred location for moorage. Up to 2 nights free moorage with a $5 charge for daily services. After the first 2 nights there is a $1 charge for additional nights. Restaurants/bars available at both locations. Contact Carmen Derricott at 604-224-1344. For Coal Harbor contact Marcus D'Aubin at 604-688-4578. For Jericho contact Mark Montrose at 604-224-1033. One restaurant at Jericho does require jacket and tie.
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
In Cadboro Bay; 2 nights free moorage; check in with foreshore office; keys available for $10 deposit.
Schooner Cove Yacht Club
(49° 17' 17" N 124° 7' 17" W) 118.64 Nautical Miles
Located a couple of hours north of Nanaimo, this is a great jumping off place for travel to Desolation Sound or up the Inside Passage. The end of the breakwater is located at 49 deg. 17.286" N., 124 deg. 07.286" W. Navigate carefully as there are many rocks on the approach and be aware of Military Operating Area Whiskey Gulf. Two nights free moorage, use of pool and hot tub, restaurant, pub, and golf course are also available.
Semiahmoo Yacht Club
(48° 59' 25" N 122° 47' 38" W) 80.50 Nautical Miles
2 reciprocal slips per night on a space available basis; located in Semiahmoo Marina; coordinates for entrance to Drayton Harbor are 48 deg. 59,41" N., 122 deg. 47.64" W.; 1 night per vessel per month; check in with Semiahmoo Harbor Master in advance on channel 68 or (360) 371-5700; More details are available on their website at www.semiahmooyachtclub.com
Sequim Bay Yacht Club
John Wayne Marina in Sequim Bay; 1 day moorage (2 boats per club); check in with Harbor Master; power free when available; stay in marked channel or you will run aground; Harbor Master can be reached at (360) 417-3440
Silva Bay Yacht Club
(49° 8' 54" N 123° 41' 48" W) 102.46 Nautical Miles
located at Pages Resort and Marina in Silva Bay on the northeast corner of Gabriola Island at 49.08.899N Lat ; 123.41.807W. Long.; 2 nights per month, may be consecutive except Friday and Saturday nights; bring membership card and register at Marina office.
Vancouver Rowing Club
In Coal Harbor, inside Vancouver Harbor; 2 nights free; check in with club office; Tie up initially at the guest dock adjacent to the mast tower; Reservations highly recommended. Call (604)687-3400.
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