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The Process of Reciprocity:

Yacht Club Reciprocity is defined as “A network of Yacht Clubs in agreement for the mutual exchange of privileges within that specific group of clubs.” The Yachting Club of America has reciprocal privilege agreements with nearly 800 Yacht Clubs throughout the United States.

Although the extent of privileges may vary slightly, generally, an YCA yachtsman can expect to be allowed to use all of the welcoming clubs’ available facilities and services, including short term berthing, meal and bar service, heads and showers, etc.

Typically, a yachtsman can stop at a Yacht Club along his trip, and if the club visited is a YCA member, they are granted access.

All member clubs generally grant access to the bar and restaurant area as well as short term berthing, heads and showers, but depending on the club size and stature, various reciprocal rights are granted depending on the club's policy.

It is always prudent to call ahead to let them know you’re coming as well as to determine what services are available.

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Reciprocal Privileges with other Yacht Clubs in the Bay!

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

The Berkeley Yacht Club (BYC) is a member fof the Pacific Inter-Club Yachting Association (PICYA) and the purpose of PICYA is to "constitute an association of yacht clubs and boating organizations, to promote inter-club communications, yachting activities and the social interaction relating thereto, and to organize and conduct programs which enhance the general welfare of the member organizations”. (www,picya.org)

PICYA was established in 1891 as an association of yacht clubs in Northern California. For 84 plus years they have published the Yachting Yearbook of Northern California, which lists all member clubs, contact information, Commodores, (past and present) officers, members and the name of the vessels they own. It is an extraordinary resource for information on all member clubs. Hard copies of the Yearbook for the past 7 years are located in the BYC office.

There are over 100 yacht/boat clubs in Northen California that are members of PICYA and many of these clubs offer reciprocal privileges to each other. Reciprocal privileges are not automatic nor are they a right . They are a privilege extended to guests of a Yacht Club. BYC members should not assume that all clubs offer reciprocal privileges and are encouraged to check the PICYA list of member clubs (link below) and also check with the Yacht Club office that you intend to visit before arrival. More importantly, members are reminded to use facilities with respect, in the spirit of sportsmanship and friendliness toward other yachtsmen.

Resources that BYC members may find helpful are provided in the links below:

The Berkeley Yacht Club extends a warm welcome to all PICYA Yacht Club members!

If you plan to visit another Yacht Club, please be aware that a guest docking fee may be charged as well as other fees specific to the Yacht Club. Please have your membership card and/or introduciton letter handy when you arrive.

A BYC 'Letter of Introduction' can be obtained from the office when travelling to other Yacht Clubs. A phone call to the Yacht Club will identify what is required for use of their facilities and whether they offer reciprocal privileges. The BYC office is happy to make that call for you.

BYC cruising and racing members have enjoyed a warm welcome at clubs, not only in Northen California through PICYA but other clubs as well on the West and East Coast, Yacht Clubs throughout Mexico, Central America, the Pacific Rim and at other ports of call around the world!

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California Yacht Club (CYC) calyachtclub.com 4469 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 823-4567 Fax:(310) 822-3658

Total: 950 members – 33% power, 63% sail, 4% rowers.

Facilities: Bar open Wed. thru Sun 1000 to 2400. Dining room open Wed.- Sun for lunch and dinner (breakfast on Sat. & brunch on Sun.) Snack bar open every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day 1000 to 1630. Heated Pool and Paddle Tennis Courts available to members and their guests. 320 member slips (25’ to 120’), 100+ dry storage slips (up to 25’), two 2-ton hoists and launch ramp. Guest docks are first come, first served, but call for reservations. First night free for reciprocal club members. CYC monitors channel 68.

Junior program: Year round. Junior Sailing and Rowing Program. Open to all youths in the community (ages 8-18). Full time Junior staff.

Comments: Active power, sail and rowing fleets. Family friendly Club with a full schedule of races, cruises, and social activities.

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Reciprocal Yacht Clubs

Yacht clubs with whom we offer reciprocal privileges:.

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Reciprocal Yacht Clubs

Reciprocity Connections to fellow Yacht Clubs Camano Island Yacht Club (CICY) subscribes to “Yacht Destinations” reciprocal directory/services for the benefit and convenience to our club members. Yacht Destinations provides support for our members use of clubhouses and moorage at clubs ranging from Southern California, north to British Columbia, including Hawaii. It is important for CICY members to research what privileges are available and afforded at participating clubs being visited, and their arrangement protocols. Each reciprocal club offering moorage/services for visiting CICY members is listed at Yacht Destinations website (yachtdestinations.org)

Below is a table that lists the clubs that we have agreements with through Yacht Destinations. By clicking on a club’s name you can see the facilities and services they offer to clubs like ours. Click on the Map tab to see them as pins on a map of the coast. This table only shows clubs in our general area. To see clubs further away go to the Yacht Destinations website. There you will need to create a personal account which will allow you to see clubs in additional states.

‘Nothing left’: After California Yacht Club fire, residents mourn loss of a beloved spot

Two firefighters injured fighting a massive overnight fire that destroyed

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In an instant, an overnight seaside blaze engulfed decades’ worth of boating trophies, historical artifacts and cherished memorabilia at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey on Monday.

Fire crews attempted to control the blaze as heavy smoke and flames consumed the two-story building. By the time they had subdued the fire two hours later, only the skeletal remnants of the clubhouse were left standing.

John Myers, senior vice president of the club, said the blaze had been reported by an employee working late in the clubhouse Monday night. The fire spared the remainder of the facilities on the ground, including the docks and the yachts moored there. But the clubhouse, and particularly its second floor, was all but wiped out.

“We are working closely with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in their investigation of the cause of the incident and will share those findings when they become available to us,” Myers said.

The three towers that make up the Marina City Club

Members are left mourning, comparing the loss to the death of a loved one.

Jennifer Dakoske Koslu awoke in Rancho Mirage at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, before the sun had risen, to find her phone inundated with text messages from club members.

The first message she read simply stated, “The CYC is gone.”

“As soon as I opened my phone, it went to a link on the Citizen app and saw a video of the club burning. I was shocked,” Dakoske Koslu said.

For the last 24 years, Dakoske Koslu and her family have been dedicated members of the CYC, whose clubhouse is a few miles away from their home in Playa del Rey. She said it is where her children have grown up, familiarizing themselves with every inch.

“I remember taking my son there on the Fourth of July when he was just 3 weeks old. It was the first place we went with him as a newborn,” Dakoske Koslu said.

She and her husband biked to the club in the aftermath of the fire, greeted by the charred remains of the building on Wednesday afternoon.

“The destruction is unbelievable. It’s clear that the fire was burning intensely on the second floor,” Dakoske Koslu said. “There’s nothing left.”

The second floor once housed a collection of the club’s prestigious racing trophies, kept on display for members and visitors. The fire melted all but a single salvageable California Cup. Most notably, the priceless King of Spain Trophy, acquired in 1929 from King Alfonso XIII, was lost.

Additionally, the club lost cherished photographs of every past commodore, a significant position within a yacht club. Members said they didn’t know if anyone had digitized the images of the commodores or of the club’s founders.

“We would tell yachting stories at the bar around lots of memorabilia, and the yachting artifacts behind the bar are all gone now,” Tom Materna said. “The yacht club provided us a facility for the off-the-water celebrations after hard-fought competition on the water.”

Boats on the water with palm trees in the background

The CYC dates to the early 1920s, started by boat owners from the Los Angeles Athletic Club and other yacht clubs. The Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the first clubhouse in 1922, designed by famed architect Edwin Bergstrom, co-designer of the Pentagon.

In 1965, the yacht club submitted a proposal for an all-encompassing $1-million, two-story, 10,000-square-foot clubhouse on four acres off Admiralty Way. Members envisioned a state-of-the-art facility with 170 boat slips, a guest dock, a small boat hoist and a dry land storage facility for boats. The clubhouse that resulted was dedicated on June 10, 1967.

Then-Commodore William A. DeGroot Jr. told The Times that the triangular parcel of land on which the clubhouse still sits is a “perfectly logical place for a club facility, and a commanding view down the main channel of the marina.”

Though the building has historical significance to its members, it does not have a historic designation, according to Linda Dishman, president of the Los Angeles Conservancy.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community and our members,” Myers said. “CYC has been a beacon for the nautical community for the past 101 years.”

Materna, 68, first found out about the fire through Facebook as friends posted videos and photos of the damage Tuesday morning. Then he began receiving calls and text messages from friends.

“Everybody woke up in the morning and realized we’d lost a significant part of the sailing community,” Materna said.

His connection to the club dates back nearly 52 years, to when he was just 16 years old. After spending 30 years sailing professionally with Hobie Cats, mainly racing catamarans — a watercraft with two parallel hulls of equal size — he recently served as a crew member on other club members’ racing yachts.

The CYC is pivotal in the boat racing community, organizing and hosting events such as the Optimist National Championship and Junior Olympic trials, Materna said. He fondly remembers the hundreds of people from across the globe converging on the marina for similar events.

The main topic among members now is what’s next for the club. Dakoske Koslu noted that the club’s ownership changed over the last few years, and many are unsure and concerned about the club’s continuation after the fire.

The club relocated to the marina in 1967, leasing the land it sits on from the county.

“I don’t think the county has really valued the contributions of the California Yacht Club as an important part of the Marina. They value Trader Joe’s because it’s more money for them,” Dakoske Koslu said.

Dakoske Koslu said she’s seen numerous small marine-oriented businesses displaced from the marina, making way for more commercialized developments such as Trader Joe’s and Recreational Equipment Inc.

 View of the Marina del Rey main channel

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  16. Reciprocity

    Camano Island Yacht Club (CICY) subscribes to "Yacht Destinations" reciprocal directory/services for the benefit and convenience to our club members. Yacht Destinations provides support for our members use of clubhouses and moorage at clubs ranging from Southern California, north to British Columbia, including Hawaii. It is important for ...

  17. 'Nothing left': After California Yacht Club fire, residents mourn loss

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  18. American Legion Yacht Club

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