Earlier this year at the NC3 Spring Meeting Fleet Captain Joe Rolfes announced that NC3 is now officially a member of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club Association. CBYCA is made up of yacht clubs throughout the Chesapeake Bay region including clubs in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

The purpose of the CBYCA is to protect the interests of better boating in the Chesapeake Bay region through legislation. Additionally, the CBYCA coordinates events, such as opening day ceremonies and Commodore’s Balls, amongst its member clubs to avoid scheduling conflict and also defines standards of recognition for yacht clubs in the region as to distinguish privately controlled clubs from those with commercial interests.

As part of membership, some member clubs provide reciprocal privileges to other member clubs. As members of NC3 we may be eligible for discounted transient dockage at some of the member clubs throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region. When planning your next trip, check out the extensive list of member clubs here or use the CBYCA’s “Find a Club” mapping tool. Participation in reciprocity is optional so it is advisable to call well in advance of your planned visit and speak to the club’s Fleet Captain or Commodore which is listed in the clubs details on the “Find a Club” map. When calling, identify yourself as a member of Northern Chesapeake Cruising Club, a CBYCA member club.

If you have any questions regarding our membership in the CBYCA or reciprocal privileges please contact Fleet Captain Joe Rolfes or Cruise Director Bryant Gorrell. To show that you are a member in good standing of NC3, we have created NC3 membership cards. The cards are being distributed as quickly as possible, but if you are planning a trip to a member club and need your card sooner, please contact Communications Officer Dave Wisel.


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