Public Events


This page contains information on SYC events of interest to the boating public.


Seattle Yacht Club Boating Education Series

This program hosts seminars on items of general interest to the boating public. For more details and information on how to sign-up for a seminar, go to the Activities/Education page.

Opening Day

This mega event is fully documented in the page The Club/Opening Day. Registrations are now open.

Maritime Festival


Maritime Festival Sails into Seattle Waterfront with a Container Ship Full of Family Fun!

Thrill to the power of the world’s biggest tugboat races! Enjoy the Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off. Don’t miss survival suit races, a boat building competition, vessel tours, sea-air rescue demonstration, kid’s events, Stories of the Sea, and a container ship full of family fun.

The Downtown Seattle Waterfront is the place to be for the annual Seattle Maritime Festival, sponsored by Seattle Propeller Club with support from the Port of Seattle.

“The festival is designed to celebrate and showcase our maritime industry and the important role it plays in the Puget Sound region’s economy,” commented Seattle Propeller Club President Andy Bennett, KPFF Consulting Engineers.

Most of the public activities take place on the Family Fun Day at Pier 66/Bell Harbor Marina and at Waterfront Park, Pier 57, on the Downtown Seattle Waterfront. There is no admission charge.