Joining Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle Yacht Club welcomes applications for membership from Northwest boaters who would like to join our active community. Seattle Yacht Club is incorporated for the purpose of encouraging yachting and boating of all kinds, along with the development of recreational marine advantages of the Pacific Northwest.
Several levels of membership are available based on the age and marital status of the candidate. Candidates may apply for an individual membership or a joint membership. Joint membership candidates must be legally married. The initiation fee and monthly dues are based on the birthdate of the older spouse. If a member of a married couple decides to apply for an individual membership, the spouse may accompany the member as a guest. Guests are permitted to enjoy all the facilities of the Club so long as they are accompanied at all times by their member host and properly registered in the guest book. Members of the Club are entitled to use our Outstations, participate in a wide range of regattas and cruises, and enjoy activities and dining events at the Club.
Prospective members are invited to submit a request directly to the Membership Director by completing the online Prospective Member Interest Form (please be sure to include the names of any SYC members who you already know). The application process begins when a voting member of SYC checks out an Application Packet and becomes the candidate's Sponsor. Additionally, in order to apply for membership, you will need to know three voting members who will act as Recommenders.
Membership Brochure and Benefits of Membership Video
For an overview of the club and its members, download the glossy the Seattle Yacht Club Membership Brochure (PDF, 5 mb). Enjoy a five minute video of the Benefits of Membership featuring the Club, our Outstations, activities, and some of the people who make the Club special.
More Information and Details
Below you will find a list of Membership Frequently Asked Questions with related answers.
Last update on Tuesday, October 18, 2016