Rochester, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oakville Club. The list goes on. These are all yacht clubs Aquatic Park has reciprocal arrangements with and is a great way to see parts of the lake near and far for a reasonable cost.
Most of you are familiar with the reciprocal arrangements we have with other yacht clubs. But for those of you who aren’t, it’s quite a nifty set-up.
Each year, invitations are sent out from sailing clubs to other sailing clubs offering them reciprocal privileges, with the understanding the privileges will be “reciprocated.” Each club determines individually what they’d like to offer, whether it be a night or two for free, the first night free, then an nominal charge per night thereafter, or whatever. A “true” reciprocal arrangement means that the reciprocating club offers exactly the same as what our club offers (three free nights and $30 a night thereafter).
Once the invitations have been processed, they will be posted on the map-board next to the kitchen window. A binder will be assembled with more detailed information from each club. It is black and is located on the bookshelf. It is my hope that it will remain there for the use of everyone.
Keep an eye on the website as well for a full listing and map with locations, coming soon. A good resource is Lake Ontario Clubs Cruising Association.
Although these arrangements are available to everyone, as a courtesy it is advisable to let the other club know in advance that you plan to come to ensure a slip.
Use the interactive map, click on a blue arrow to see what club we have arrangements with.
Here is a partial list of clubs we have reciprocal arrangements with:
1) Alexandra Yacht Club
2) Bay of Quinte Yacht Club
3) Bluffers Park Yacht Club
4) Bronte Harbour Yacht Club
5) Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
6) CFB Trenton Yach Club
7) Crescent Yacht Club
8) Frenchmans Bay Yacht Club
9) Genesee Yacht Club
10) Grimsby Yacht Club
11) Harbour City Yacht Club
12) Henderson Harbour Yacht Club
13) Highland Yacht Club
14) Island Yacht Club (Wilson NY)
15) Lakeshore Yacht Club
16) Mimico Cruising Club
17) Nepean Sailing Club
18) Oak Orchard Yacht Club
19) Oakville Power Boat Club
20) Port Whitby Marina
21) Pultneyville Yacht Club
22) Royal Canadian Yacht Club
23) The Boulevard Club
24) The National Yach Club
25) The Oakville Club
26) Toronto Hydroplane & Sailing Club
27) Tuscarora Yacht Club
28) Youngstown Yacht Club
Here is a complete scan of the “Reciprocal Binder” as of May 9th 2015 -> APSCReciprocalAgreements2015