Reciprocal Clubs
Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham, Washington

Before you cruise, check out the site for the most up-to-date information regarding the clubs that we enjoy reciprocal privileges with. There you will find far more information than we have room for in our printed membership book.

Yacht Destinations

CYC Bellingham has reciprocity agreements with 110 yacht clubs. They include many of your favorite sailing destinations in the Salish Sea, but also locations in Oregon, California and Hawaii for those venturing further afield. Each club has their own conditions for reciprocity, which you should investigate prior to your visit.

“But how do I find this information,” you ask? “Can there really be one spot that contains such a wealth of data about reciprocal moorage?”

The answer to all your CYC Bellingham reciprocity questions can be found at Yacht Destinations.


Our club and those with whom we have reciprocal relationships utilizes Yacht Destinations. If you haven’t already, create an account by providing a user name and password. Select DETAILS from the menu bar to get a list of CYC reciprocal clubs.

Make sure that VIEW ONLY MY CLUB’S RECIPROCALS is selected. Select the MAP icon to get a satellite view of the destination. Most importantly, select the INFO icon to get details about mooring location, contact information, and specifics on using the moorage.

A hard copy of the information can be printed using the PRINT icon. An example of a printed information page is shown for Brownsville Yacht Club.


When using reciprocal moorage privileges at another club, follow the information from Yacht Destinations and these guidelines:

  1. Fly the CYC burgee!
  2. Have your current membership card.
  3. Check with Harbor Master, or at the Clubhouse, or follow instructions provided on signs or bulletin boards posted by the club you wish to visit.
  4. Ask when in doubt. Yacht club members are usually friendly & courteous, and will normally help if they can.
  5. Say thank you. You are strongly encouraged to leave a thank-you note when you depart or mail one to the reciprocating club when you return home.

I also suggest that we consider unofficially adopting, and then flying the Bellingham flag on our boats. The symbolism is as follows:

A blue half circle on the left of the flag, representing Bellingham Bay to the west, when the flag is flown horizontally.

  • Two white, four-sided stars inside the half circle, representing Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Indian Tribe.
  • Three wavy white lines between the stars, representing noisy waters, “which is the translation of the word Whatcom, that comes to us from the Nooksack people” and refers to the mouth of Whatcom Creek.
  • And lastly, four green stripes, in two shades, representing the four cities that joined to become Bellingham: Whatcom, Sehome, Bellingham and Fairhaven.

People hoping to get their hands on a flag have a few ways to do so.

There are flag stickers, patches, and other items for sale at a variety of places such as Penny Lane Antique Mall, Hardware Sales, Novato Shop & Studio, Third Planet, LFS, West Marine, The Comics Place, and The Lucky Monkey.

People also can buy flags and patches online at and find information at

–Greg Hartgraves
CYC Reciprocity Chair
S/V Blue Skies

Procedures for CYC Reciprocal Slips

CYC Members

When making your Squalicum Harbor slip available for reciprocal moorage, please do the following:

  1. Fill out the Vacancy notice and place it in the tube on your dockbox. (cycvacancynotice.pdf)
  2. Place the AVAILABLE sign into its holder at entrance to your slip.
  3. You may want to remove and store docklines and power cords.
  4. It would be a good idea to inform your neighbor or another member when you expect to return.

We also encourage everyone to have a dockside note card taped to a window with the following information:

Your boat name
For emergencies regarding this vessel please contact:
Your name: Xxx Xxxxx, Phone #: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Alt name: Xxx Xxxxx, Phone #: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Harbormaster: 360 676-2542
After hours security: 739-8131

Thank you for participating in this program.

Selected List of Reciprocal Clubs

Below is a list of clubs -- not updated -- offering CYC Bellingham members reciprocal moorage. For a current list and more detailed information, go to Yacht Destinations. If you are a member of one of these clubs, and would like to stay overnight in Bellingham, please see Reciprocal for Guests.


Anacortes Yacht Club
Cap Sante Boat Haven, Anacortes, WA
(360) 293-0694/661-5000 after hrs VHF 66A

Bainbridge Island Yacht Club
Eagle Harbor Marina, Bainbridge Island, WA
(206) 842-4003

Bremerton Yacht Club
Phinny Bay, Bremerton, WA
(360) 479-2662

Brownsville Yacht Club
9790 Ogle Rd NE, Box 16, Bremerton, WA 98311
VHF 16/66

Camano Island Yacht Club
East of Penn Cove, Stanwood/Camano Island, WA
(360) 387-4250

Carling Yacht Club
Longbranch Marina, Tacoma, WA
(253) 884-5137

Cathlamet Yacht Club
Elochoman Marina, Cathlamet, WA
(360) 795-3501 VHF 16 or 68

CYC of Seattle
Shilshole Bay, Seattle, WA
(206) 789-1919

CYC of Tacoma
Tyee Marina, Tacoma, WA
(253) 572-2524

Dagmars Yacht Club
Dagmars Marina, Everett. WA
(425) 745-2275 VHF 13

Duwamish Yacht Club
Seattle, WA
(206) 767-9330 or (206) 767-2661

Emerald Rose Yacht Club
Deception Pass Marina, Seattle, WA
(425) 255-1981 VHF 16/68

Everett Yacht Club
Everett, WA
(425) 259-8178

Fidalgo Yacht Club
Cap Sante Boat Haven, Anacortes, WA
(360) 293-0694 VHF 66A

Fircrest Yacht Club
Point Defiance, Tacoma, WA
(253) 752-6663

Flounder Bay Yacht Club
Flounder Bay (Skyline), Anacortes, WA
(360) 293-5134 VHF 16

Gig Harbor Yacht Club
Peninsula Yacht Basin Marina, Gig Harbor Marina
(253) 858-3393

Hat Island Yacht & Golf Club
Everett, WA
(360) 444-6656 VHF 16

Hidden Harbor Yacht Club
Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Reception Desk

International Yacht Club
Drayton Harbor, Blaine, WA
Harbor Office VHF 68

Longview Yacht Club
Longview, WA
(360) 425-0887

Lopez Island Yacht Club
Fisherman's Bay, Lopez Island, WA
Lopez Island Marina

Milltown Sailing Association
Port of Everett Guest Dock, Everett, WA
(425) 259-5275 VHF 68

Oak Harbor Yacht Club
Oak Harbor, WA
(360) 675-1314

Olympia Yacht Club
Budd Inlet, Olympia, WA
(360) 357-6767

Orcas Island Yacht Club
West Sound, WA

Oro Bay Yacht Club
Oro Bay Marina, Anderson Island, WA
(253) 884-4342

Pleasant Harbor Yacht Club
Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon, WA
(360) 796-4611 VHF 16 & 9

Point Roberts Marina Club
Point Roberts Marina, Point Roberts, WA
(360) 945-2737

Point Roberts Yacht Club
Guest Dock, Point Roberts, WA

Port Angeles Yacht Club
Port Angeles Boat Haven, WA
(360) 457-4132

Port Ludlow Yacht Club
Port Ludlow, WA
(360) 301-6704

Port Madison Yacht Club
Port Madison, Bainbridge Island, WA
(206) 842-8826

Port Orchard Yacht Club
Sinclair Inlet, Port Orchard, WA
(360) 876-9010

Port Townsend Yacht Club
Port Townsend, WA
(360) 385-2355 VHF 66A, 09, 16

Quartermaster Yacht Club
Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-2645

Queen City Yacht Club
Portage Bay, Seattle, WA
(206) 709-2000

Rainier Yacht Club
Parkshore Marina, Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
(206) 725-3330

Roche Harbor Yacht Club
Bremerton Marina, Bremerton, WA
(360) 373-1035 VHF 66A

San Juan Island Yacht Club
Friday Harbor, WA
(360) 378-3434

Seabacs Yacht Club (Boeing Co.)
Brownsville Marina, Seattle, WA
(360) 692-5498

Seattle Yacht Club
Portage Bay, Seattle, WA
(206) 325-1000

Semiahmoo Yacht Club
Semiahmoo Marina, Blaine, WA
(360) 371-0440

Shelter Bay Yacht Club
Shelter Bay Marina, LaConner, WA
(360) 466-2680

Shelton Yacht Club
Oakland Bay Marina, Shelton, WA
(360) 426-1151

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club
Shilshole Bay Marina Guest Dock

Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club
Harbormaster, Port Orchard, WA
(360) 876-5536

Sloop Tavern Yacht Club
Shilshole Bay Marina Guest Dock (J)

South Sound Sailing Club
Budd Inlet, Olympia, WA
(360) 786-1901

Tacoma Yacht Club
Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
(253) 752-3555

Three Tree Point Yacht Club
Des Moines Marina, Des Moines, WA
(206) 824-3674

Totem Yacht Club
Foss Harbor Marina on Thea Foss Waterway on Thea Foss Waterway, Tacoma, WA
(253) 759-1448

Washington Yacht Club
Seattle, WA
(206) 543-9448

West Sound CYC
Port Orchard, WA
(360) 876-5535


Airport Yacht Club
Fraser River, Richmond, B.C.
(604) 618-8493

Burrard Yacht Club
Lansdale Quay, North Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 988-0817

Canadian Forces Sailing Assn.
Esquimalt Bay, Esquimalt, B.C.
(250) 385-2646

Crescent Beach Yacht Club
Crescent Beach, S. Surrey, B.C.
(604) 538-9559

Deas Island Yacht Club
River House Marina, Delta, B.C.
(604) 240-4060

Deep Bay Yacht Club
Bowser, B.C.
(250) 240-4424

Deep Cove Yacht & Sport Club
Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 929-1009

Eagle Harbour Yacht Club
West Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 921-7636

False Creek Yacht Club
N. Side of False Creek, Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 682-3292

Ladysmith Yacht Club
Ladysmith, B.C.
(250) 245-4578 VHF 66

Nanaimo Yacht Club
Newcastle Channel, Nanaimo, B.C.
(250) 754-7011

Richmond Yacht Club
Richmond, B.C.
(604) 278-1013

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Coal Harbour & Jericho, Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 224-1344

Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria, B.C.
(250) 592-2441

Schooner Cove Yacht Club
Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, B.C.
(800) 663-7060

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Sidney, B.C.
(250) 656-4600

Silva Bay Yacht Club
Silva Bay, Pages Resort, Gabriola Island, B.C.
(250) 247-8931

Squamish Yacht Club
Squamish, B.C.
(604) 898-4101

Vancouver Rowing Club
Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 687-3400

West Vancouver Yacht Club
Fisherman's Cove, W. Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 921-7575


Astoria Yacht Club
West Basin Office, Port of Astoria, OR
(503) 325-8279

Cathlamet Yacht Club
Columbia River, Elochoman Slough Marina, Portland, OR
(360) 795-3501

Columbia River Yacht Club
Portland, OR
(503) 289-6561 VHF 12

King Harbor Yacht Club
Redondo Beach, CA
(310) 376-2459

Portland Yacht Club
Columbia River, Portland, OR
(503) 285-1922

Richland Yacht Club
Richland, WA
(509) 946-6900

Rose City Yacht Club
Columbia River, Portland, OR
(503) 639-9835

San Francisco Yacht Club
Belvedere, CA
(415) 435-9133 x33 or (415) 435-4202

Santa Monica Windjammers' Yacht Club
Marina Del Rey, CA
(310) 301-9152 or (310) 305-9595 VHF 16

Sauvie Island Yacht Club
Tomahawk Bay Marina, Portland, OR
(503) 283-2444

Ventura Yacht Club
Ventura, CA

Walla Walla Yacht Club
South Shore, Columbia River Mile 312
(509) 529-4669

William H. Seward Yacht Club
Seward Small Boat Harbor, Seward, AK

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