About The Club


Founded in 1892, Seattle Yacht Club is one of our country’s most active and long-established yacht clubs. With facilities ranging from the historic main station on Portage Bay, to ten outstations located along the shores of Washington and British Columbia, the club offers an outstanding group of properties for use by its members.

The history of the club is tied in with the history of pleasure boating and yacht racing in the Pacific Northwest. Starting from early sites along Elliot Bay and West Seattle, the club attracted a broad mix of racers and cruisers and grew rapidly as region developed in the early 1900’s. The current home on Portage Bay was built in 1920 and is today listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Activities at the club have flourished along with the growing membership, and today, more than 50 committees sponsor events as diverse as aviation, dance, and book clubs, along with a broad range of boating interests. While opportunities abound, the true highlight of the club is the strong community and lasting friendships developed among members. Few things surpass the chance to explore our world-renown cruising grounds among the company of good friends. 

Seattle Yacht Club is now home to more than 2,500 members. The club hosts a world-class junior sailing program, which has given a start to numerous Olympians and generations of Northwest sailors. Opening Day, the club’s annual spring celebration, is the region’s premier on-the-water party. Seattle Yacht Club maintains reciprocity with more than 400 other boating groups around the world and enjoys membership in the Pacific International Yachting Association and the International Powerboat Association. SYC is recognized among the leading yacht clubs of the world, and members can take pride in both its prestige and its vibrant community.

 

Downloadable Photos

Photos of Seattle Yacht Club can be dowloaded from the table below. Click on an image's File Name to download the photo into an internet browser window. Save the photo by File/Save As ...or similar commands in the browser.

File Name.jpg Description of Image W x H (px) DPI  Size(MB)
         
Burgee (photo)   297 x 207    .055
Opening Day 2012 logo Opening Day 2012 logo 939 x 904   0.13
         
Seattle Clubhouse        
Commodores Room Meeting Room 3240 x 4320 180 4.79
Cupola Lighthouse on Roof (false) 3240 x 4320  180 4.15
Exterior and Anchor View from flag area 3240 x 4320  180 4.69
Exterior from Lawn Clubhouse from the west side  3240 x 4320  180 4.86
Fireside Lounge Banquet room overlooking the marina 800 x 530 72 0.45
Fireside Lounge 1 Banquet room set up for buffet 3240 x 4320 180 4.82
Flagpole and Lawn View towards marina  3240 x 4320  180 5.15
Heritage Room 2 Meeting Room 3240 x 4320  180 4.85
Lawn View of the clubhouse from the west 800 x 530 72 0.58
Lobby 1 Entrance, viewed from above 3240 x 4320 180 4.71
Lobby 3 Trophy Case 3240 x 4320 180 4.83
Lobby 4 Staircase to Marine Room 3240 x 4320  180 4.65
Main Entrance Entrance from E. Hamlin St 800 x 530 72 0.18
Marina 2 View of Dock 3 (covered) 3240 x 4320  180 4.79
Marina 4 View of Sailing School dock  3240 x 4320  180 4.83
Panorama of Marina Docks 1, 2, and 3 (4 missing) 3296 x 864  180  1.41
Marine Room Casual lounge and bar area 800 x 530 72 0.40
Marine Room Bar Bar of Members' Lounge  3240 x 4320  180 4.58
Marine Room Deck Outside Deck Towards Marina 3240 x 4320 180 4.82
Reception Desk Main Lobby  3240 x 4320 180 4.72
Sailing School Boats Staging Area for School 3240 x 4320 180 5.07
SYC Plaque 1 Logo at Main Entrance 3240 x 4320 180 4.80
Ward Room 1 Dining Room Over Marina 3240 x 4320 180 4.95
Ward Room 2 Dining Room Buffet Setup 3240 x 4320 180 4.73
         
         
Outstations        
Elliott Bay Clubhouse Entrance to the Ellliott Bay Clubhouse 1944 x 2592   0.584
         

Seattle Yacht Club earns a five-star rating for environmental practices

The King County EnviroStars program awards SYC a five-star rating -- it's highest recognition for marinas that embrace sound environmental practices. We're proud to protect our natural resources as we enjoy the marine environment.