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The Marianas Yacht Club is located on the U.S. Pacific island Territory of Guam, Northern Marianas Islands. The U.S. Territory of Guam is the Western-most United States port of call in the Pacific. Located approximately 3,300 miles West of Hawaii, 1,500 miles East of the Philippines and 1,550 miles South of Japan, Guam is an ideal rest and provisioning stopover for sailors and yachtsmen cruising throughout the Northern and Western Pacific. Although selections are a bit limited and prices can be a bit higher than mainland USA due to shipping costs, Guam is a true patch of American soil with American Post Offices, legal system, banks, grocery stores, shopping centers and even a K-Mart. Add that Guam is a cosmopolitan community of American, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Chinese, Australian and native Chamoro cultures and quizine make Guam a great stopover location.
The Marianas Yacht Club welcomes visiting sailors and yachtsmen from around the World and offers temporary reciprocal membership privileges for up to two weeks to members in good-standng of recognized clubs. Below are a few of the facilities and privileges available. For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Marianas Yacht Club Official Web Site.
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MYC is located in Apra Harbour on the Western side of the island at Latitude 13° 30′ North, Longitude 144° 40′ East. All yachts are advised to contact PORT CONTROL on VHF Channel 13 for instructions, BEFORE entering the harbour.
Visiting yachts must clear Guam customs and immigration at Apra Harbor. All non-U.S. citizens entering Guam by yacht MUST HAVE A U.S. VISA. Visiting yachts are usually directed to proceed to MYC and crews are usually permitted to go ashore to await clearance. However, Apra Harbour is shared by the commercial port and the U. S. Navy. Yachts are advised to contact Port Control and not to disembark without permission.
Guam is located in an area of the Pacific often referred to as “Typhoon Alley”. Typhoon “season’ is usually thought the summer months, June through August, however that cannot be relied upon. The latest typhoon information, including warning track charts, closest points of approach and anticipated wind speeds, updated every 6 hours, is available from the U.S. Navy “Joint Typhoon Warning Center”.