I am not much of a social butterfly and as such have very limited interest in yacht clubs. On the other hand, reciprocal moorage seems like a nice benefit of being a yacht club member
Cruising Association is not a yacht club as such and they do not show any reciprocal moorage arrangements (probably got something to do with the fact that they have no moorage at all). They do however indicate on their web sites that they frequently get hospitality at yacht clubs.
I am trying to understand exactly what is meant by that. Does this mean that if you are a member
it is ok to use reciprocal moorage at yacht clubs? Are most yacht clubs open as to who they will offer moorage to or are they strictly enforcing this privilege
to those and only those clubs with which they have agreements?
I gather that most small clubs don't have contact persons on site a lot of the time so presumably it would be quite difficult to ask if they would extend hospitality (moorage) to you or not. Other times you deal with a marina or just end up filling in a registration
I have never done reciprocal moorage before so I have no clue as to what is acceptable behaviour and what is not and would appreciate some guidance.