Enjoy reciprocal privileges at over 50 yacht clubs and the amazing camaraderie that that SYC is known for!

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CRUISE

RECIPROCAL PRIVILEGES & GUIDELINES


One of the benefits as a member of the Squamish Yacht Club is a recipocal moorage agreement with other yacht clubs. You can moor your vessel at low or no cost at many private and public marinas along the British Columbia and Washington coasts with various rules and conditions established by each club. Please follow their rules.

Guidelines for visiting reciprocal clubs:

  • Reciprocal yacht clubs require proof of current membership in the SYC. Carry your current SYC membership card and be prepared to cheerfully present it if required.

  • Some yacht clubs require proof of yacht ownership and liability insurance coverage; be prepared to present this information if requested.

  • Your SYC burgee must be flown while visiting other yacht clubs and in a US courtesy flag should also be flown in US waters.

  • All conditions are subject to change without notice so calling ahead is strongly recommended; many clubs require reservations whereas others do not allow reservations to be made. Slips are very limited and demand is high for guest docks so have alternative plans available. An up to date list with links to each yacht club's website is available on the SCYC website.

  • A master binder is maintained by the Secretary. 

  • Register at the Marina office or Clubhouse of each reciprocal you visit. Yacht Clubs often want you to register even when no payment is required, so they can track club visits.

  • It is appropriate to send a thank you card to reciprocal clubs that you visit, to let them know that you enjoyed their hospitality and that we appreciate their reciprocal agreement with SYC. 

 

Reciprocal at the Squamish Yacht Club – 49º41.69’ – 123º09.25’

  • SYC is located in Howe Sound (past Britannia Beach into Blind Channel).

  • Membership card required from reciprocal yacht club. Reciprocal burgee requested to be displayed. Foreign vessels to fly a Canadian courtesy flag.

  • Reciprocal mooring is free for the first night. Additional nights are $.50/foot/day. Power $2.00/day (30 amp only available)

  • 7 night maximum per year without approval of the Port Captain.

  • Washrooms and showers are located at theside of the Clubhouse. Club keys for Gate and facilities are available.

  • Walking distance to shops, restaurants, and public transit.

  • For first time visitors, the approach to the Yacht Club and other moorage is not easy to see. Watch for windsurfers, commercial traffic (Deep sea shipping, tugs, barges and booms).

  • Be prepared for plenty of wind most days, especially if sunny and warm, and a nasty crosswind during docking maneouvers.(there is usually plenty of help on the docks in summer)

  • Unfortunately, there are no marine fuel services in Squamish, and the nearest service station is about 6 blocks north of the Club facilities.

  • Enter Eastmost channel, between FL R Dolphin and old wharf with FL (Priv) Follow range markers until nearing Stawamus River outflow (on east side) then favour Log boom side to the west. Take the jog in the channel, the SYC floats are on the left, just North of the government dock

 

        Reciprocal visitors, welcome to our club! Please contact our Port Captain prior to arrival.

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