Active Intermediates


SYC members between the ages of 21 and 40 are represented by the Active Intermediate committee. The committee arranges activities which will introduce this group to other club members and the variety of opportunities offered by SYC. Participation in the Active Intermediate group is a great way to meet other club members, learn about the club and maximize the enjoyment of membership. We are actively seeking input on how to maintain and attract AIs at SYC. Please come and join us and help us make the club a fantastic place to be now and 100 years from now.

AI Events

The Active Intermediates organize some of the favorite events around the club, ranging from parties at the Portage Bay main station to the excellent Halloween non-event at Port Madison. All SYC members are invited to participate in AI events.   

Club Sailboat

Curragh (ker-RAH) is a Catalina 25 (a 25' sailboat) that was donated to the club through the generosity of the Curran family in March 2004 with the intention of boosting participation in boating among the AI membership. Many AIs don't have the time and/or money to own their own boat, but Curragh can fill the void. She is designed as a cruiser and can sleep five. She's perfect for a small family, or group of adults for an extended cruise.

Curragh is available for checkout by the membership year round. Reservations are required, and you must be on the Approved User List to make a reservation. Members can reserve the boat for any time period it is available. She can be reserved for as long as nine days to allow for extended cruising and participation in SYC events, but not North of Port Townsend.

Details on Curragh's use can be found in the policy document below. To use the boat, Members must pass a check-out with the Sailing Director. Check-outs can be scheduled with Brian Ledbetter by phone (206) 926-1011 or email: brianl@seattleyachtclub.org.

Once on the Approved User List, the steps to use the boat are as follows:

  1. Make a reservation for the boat at the Front Desk.
  2. Sign the Liability Waiver and return to the Front Desk.
  3. On the day of use, inspect the boat for pre-existing damage, missing equipment, and fuel level. Report anything out of the ordinary in step 4.
  4. Fill out the Check-out/Check-in Form and return to the Front Desk.
  5. Go play.
  6. Upon return, top-off the water, empty the head, clean the boat, and stow equipment. For multi-day cruises you will be expected to return the boat with a full fuel tank as well.
  7. Fill out the Check-out/Check-in Form (again) and return to the Front Desk.
  8. Fill out a Maintenance Request if necessary.

Links to the relevant informational and legal documents are below:
(please note:  Club Boat policies could change without notice.  Please check with the Sailing Office the most up to date policies and procedures)


Come meet the little yellow boat and get checked out to use her next time you need a boating fix!

Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP) and Kayaks

Seattle Yacht Club has four stand-up paddleboards and two kayaks available for members to use year-round at the mainstation. These can be checked out or reserved ahead of time through the Front Desk.

Tuesday Night Sailing

Come to the mainstation on Tuesday Nights in the summer for sailing, casual races, dinner and games on the lawn! All of the small sailboats are available for members and their guests, and Sailing Instructors will be on hand to assist members on and off the water. Dinner is served on the lawn afterwards. Fun for all ages.
Tuesday nights from late June through the end of August- watch the Compass News and Binnacle for exact dates!



Last updated Sunday, August 31, 2014


Feb
6

MBYC Art Hitchings Log Race

Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club Art Hitchings Predicted Log Race

Feb
9

SUMA Committee Meeting

Planning for Spring 2016 SYC/SUMA Event

Feb
13

Annual Chili Cook-Off

Time to practice making your favorite "Chili" (with or without beans) in preparation for our Annual Chili Cook-Off

BYC Heavy Weather Race

Bremerton Yacht Club Heavy Weather Predicted Log Race

Feb
14

Annual Chili Cook-Off

Time to practice making your favorite "Chili" (with or without beans) in preparation for our Annual Chili Cook-Off

Feb
16

SEE Seminar: Choosing Insurance and Handling Insurance Claims

Rich Haynie Insurance will share their thoughts on choosing the right insurance for you. And Travelers Luxury Yachts will help us avoid common mistakes when making insurance claims.

Feb
17

Daffodil Marine Festival Kick-Off Meeting

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL - Tacoma Yacht Club's Opening Day. Join us for the Kick-off meeting to learn about how you can be involved in the Daffodil Festival April 15-17!

Feb
20

AI Beer Tasting / Pub Night

Join the AIs for our annual Beer Tasting and Pub Night in the Fireside Lounge. We'll be sampling local beers, playing games, and enjoying delicious pub-style fare. There will also be free babysitting- when registering, please provide the number of children and their ages in the "Comments" section if you plan to take advantage of it.

Feb
22

Ropeyarn North

Join the NW Washngton SYC members for our monthly dinner at the Farmhouse Restaurant in LaConner

Feb
24

Daffodil Marine Festival Work Party

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL! Join us for a work party to prepare for the April 15-17 Daffodil Festival.

Feb
27

SEE & Board of Trustees Seminar: Pizza & Charts

Pizza & Charts - Come join your fellow members to discuss cruising grounds from the South Sound to Alaska. $10 for the pizza...cruising insights are free!

Mar
5

MBYC Boomerang Log Race

Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club Boomerang Predicted Log Race

AI Wine Tasting

Child Sitting will be available.

Mar
8

Daffodil Marine Festival Work Party

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL! Join us for a work party to prepare for the April 15-17 Daffodil Festival.

SUMA Committee Meeting

Planning for Spring 2016 SYC/SUMA Event

Mar
11

SYC Rudder Cup

SYC Rudder Cup Predicted Log Race. Race can be run anytime from sunrise Thursday March 11th thru Sunday March 13th @ 3:00PM. Burger Bash and Awards to follow @ Queen City Yacht Club 5:00PM.

Mar
12

SYC Rudder Cup

SYC Rudder Cup Predicted Log Race. Race can be run anytime from sunrise Thursday March 11th thru Sunday March 13th @ 3:00PM. Burger Bash and Awards to follow @ Queen City Yacht Club 5:00PM.

ABC- America's Boating Course

Don't miss this opportunity to learn basic boating techniques AND to gain the training that qualifies you for your WA State Boater's Card!

Mar
13

SYC Rudder Cup

SYC Rudder Cup Predicted Log Race. Race can be run anytime from sunrise Thursday March 11th thru Sunday March 13th @ 3:00PM. Burger Bash and Awards to follow @ Queen City Yacht Club 5:00PM.

Mar
18

Garlic Festival

Coming of Spring Annual Garlic Festival at Port Madison

Mar
19

Garlic Festival

Coming of Spring Annual Garlic Festival at Port Madison

TYC Jack Hyde Log Race

Tacoma Yacht Club Jack Hyde Predicted Log Race

SEE Seminar: Safety for Cruising Couples

SAFETY FOR CRUISING COUPLES! This program is for couples who want to cruise safer on the water. A full-day of training, both lecture and hands-on presented by the Cruising Club of America.

Mar
20

Garlic Festival

Coming of Spring Annual Garlic Festival at Port Madison

Mar
21

Ropeyarn North

Join the NW Washngton SYC members for our monthly dinner at the Farmhouse Restaurant in LaConner

Women's Group Boating Skills: Espresso Aboard

ESPRESSO ABOARD! Don't miss this fun event to learn how to make great coffee drinks aboard the lovely M/V Olympus with Diane Lander!

Mar
23

Daffodil Marine Festival Work Party

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL! Join us for a work party to prepare for the April 15-17 Daffodil Festival.

Apr
2

PYC Liberty Bay Log Race

Poulsbo Yacht Club Liberty Bay Challenge Predicted Log Race

Apr
5

Daffodil Marine Festival Work Party

Next week we participate in the Daffodil Marine Festival!! Please join us as we finish constructing decorations for the Daffodil Marine Festival Parade Boat. Camaraderie and snacks to enjoy! Remember, SYC is participating in Tacoma Yacht Club's Opening Day Daffodil Marine Festival April 15-17. ALL SYC members are invited to participate. For more information contact Ginger Marshall at ginger.marshall@Q.com or (206) 234-2666.

Apr
7

Powerboat Dinner

Chris Huss renowned photographer

Sailboat Business Committee

Apr
12

SUMA Committee Meeting

Planning for Spring 2016 SYC/SUMA Event

Apr
18

Ropeyarn North

Join the NW Washngton SYC members for our monthly dinner at the Farmhouse Restaurant in LaConner

Apr
23

GYC Invitational Log Race

Gig Harbor Yacht Club Invitational Predicted Log Race

Apr
30

Tri-Island #1 - Smith Island

see regatta page for registration

May
8

Opening Day/Mark Mayer Race

see regatta page for registration

May
10

SUMA Committee Meeting

Planning for Spring 2016 SYC/SUMA Event

May
14

New Members First Cruise

Joint the New Member Activities Committee for a cruise (or drive) to Port Madison. Green box at 4pm and Pot-Luck dinner at 6pm. Learn more about outstations too!

Tri-Island #2 - Vashon Island

see regatta page for registration

May
16

Ropeyarn North

Join the NW Washngton SYC members for our monthly dinner at the Farmhouse Restaurant in LaConner

May
21

SYC/QCYC Eagle Harbor Log Race

Seattle Yacht Club - Queen City Yacht Club Eagle Harbor Predicted Log Race

May
26

Prospective Member Open House

Know someone considering membership at SYC? Bring them to this informal evening of information & tours and participation in Ropeyarn. RSVP or call Amanda Brynn, Membership Director for more information.

Jun
3

Powerboat Rendezvous

SYC Golf Rendezvous

Seattle Yacht Club Gold Rendezvous Port Madison

Jun
4

Powerboat Rendezvous

Tri-Island #3 - Blake Island

see regatta page for registration

Jun
11

GYC Filucy Bay Log Race

Gig Harbor Yacht Club Filucy Bay Predicted Log Race

Jun
20

Ropeyarn North

Join the NW Washngton SYC members for our monthly dinner at the Farmhouse Restaurant in LaConner

Jul
9

International Cruiser Log Race

IPBA International Cruiser Predicted Log Race

Sep
10

Cruise & Snooze - Port Madison

SYC Fishing Derby

Seattle Yacht Club Fishing Derby @ Port Madison Outstation

Sep
11

Cruise & Snooze - Port Madison

SYC Fishing Derby

Seattle Yacht Club Fishing Derby @ Port Madison Outstation

Sep
16

SYC Stimson Log Race Port Madison

Seattle Yacht Club Hosts the SYC Stimson Predicted Log Race at Port Madison Outstation

Sep
17

SYC Stimson Log Race Port Madison

Seattle Yacht Club Hosts the SYC Stimson Predicted Log Race at Port Madison Outstation

Sep
18

SYC Stimson Log Race Port Madison

Seattle Yacht Club Hosts the SYC Stimson Predicted Log Race at Port Madison Outstation

Sep
19

Ropeyarn North

Join the NW Washngton SYC members for our monthly dinner at the Farmhouse Restaurant in LaConner

Oct
8

POYC Fall Roundup Log Race

Port Orchard Yacht Club Fall Roundup Predicted Log Race