CYC is grateful for the warm welcome our members and cruising sailors receive at other yacht clubs and is pleased to offer reciprocal privileges as described here.


CYC offers reciprocal privileges to members of clubs listed in the most recent Register of Yachting Club of America.

Members from AYC Clubs located within thirty (30) statute miles of CYC may use the Club once a month. Members of AYC Clubs further than 30 statute miles may generally use the Club as they wish, however the Executive Committee has the right to limit such privileges in individual cases if the use is disproportionate to the reciprocal privileges offered to our Members or in other circumstances they consider appropriate.

Club-sponsored cruises from other yacht clubs are welcome to contact the CYC General Manager to arrange visits. The General Manager has discretion to accommodate special requests and to determine whether particular Club events should be limited to CYC members and their guests.

Guests are entitled to use the CYC Clubhouse and waterfront, including dining, bar, shower facilities, transient moorings (if available) and launch service. We strongly encourage guests to contact the CYC office in advance to coordinate their visit. We regret that our tennis and paddle tennis facilities receive so much use that we are not able to make them available for reciprocal privileges.

Reciprocal guests must present either their current club membership card or a letter of introduction from their club.

Rules and Regulations

Guests are required to comply with all Club rules and regulations, including Club protocol on appropriate attire and the use of cell phones.

Transient Moorings

CYC has several moorings available for use by guests. Please contact the CYC office or launch driver for availability. The launch may be hailed on VHF CH. 72 during its hours of operation, which vary during the season. Please see the launch schedule HERE. Moorings are removed after Columbus Day.

Transient Mooring Policy

The Club's transient moorings are available only to CYC members, guests of CYC members and members of other yacht clubs with whom CYC has reciprocity only. In general, the maximum length of stay on a transient mooring will be one week, however the Commodore may make exceptions to this limit on a case by case basis. Reservations are required by calling (401) 423-1424.

A map of the area may be found HERE.

Guest showers are located in the rear of the carriage house, and dining is available through the Club dining room. Lunch is served daily in season. Dinner is served Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday in season. For information on current dining room offerings or to make dinner reservations, call (401) 423-2888. When making a reservation, include your name, yacht club and member number along with your party total. Please check the Protocol section of Dining & Social on this website for proper attire. 

Ice is available at $2.00/bag for cubes and $3.50 for blocks in the enclosure behind the kitchen. Please pay in the office during regular business hours, the bar tender if available, or the launch driver before departing.

CYC accepts credit cards, cash and personal checks. Please come to the office above the carriage house during regular office hours to make payment upon arrival and before your departure to settle your account.

The launch monitors VHF channel 72. Launch schedule is HERE. Contact the office to make a reservation or inquiry (401) 423-1424 or email

Office hours:
9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday