New Member Events




When: Second Thursday*, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where:    Mainstation Clubhouse, Portage Bay Room

Register:    No registration required

Join the New Member Activities Committee for Ropeyarn on the second Thursday of each month (*September – May, excluding December).  New Members gather with New Member Activities Committee members in the Portage Bay Room (just past the Marine Room bar) to connect and learn more about how to make the most of membership with SYC.  Complimentary appetizer buffet, no-host bar. 

Ropeyarn is a festive event held weekly in the Marine Room.  Members connect, discuss their cruises and cruising plans and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members.  New members may at first find Ropeyarn to be a bit overwhelming when entering the Marine Room, since members are often busy catching up and may not recognize new faces.  The monthly New Member Ropeyarn is designed to make it easy to get connected so that New Members can join in Ropeyarn and feel comfortable doing so.


When:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 ~ 4:00pm* 
Where:  Port Madison Outstation
Register: Online

Join the New Member Activities Committee for a cruise (or drive) to Port Madison.  *Greenbox starts at 4:00pm with a potluck dinner served at 6pm in the clubhouse.  Whether this is your actual first cruise as a New Member or just one of your first visits to our wonderful collection of Outstations, this is a great way to meet people, get to know the Outstation facilities and rules, and learn about Club traditions.  "Greenbox" is a longstanding SYC cruising tradition involving fun, appetizers and, notably, kind of a strange name.  Please bring an appetizer of your choice to share.  While we encourage all of you to arrive by boat and spend the night at the dock, this event is organized to make it easy to travel by car to spend the afternoon and evening with the group.  When you register, please let us know if you will be arriving by boat or by car.


When:  Wednesday, May 16 ~ 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where:   Mainstation Clubhouse - Heritage Room
Register:    Online

Would you like to meet the SYC managers?  Do you have questions about Club and Marina operations? Join us for a New Member Orientation in a fun speed-dating format to learn more about how to register for a Club event or activity, private event options, Ward Room and Marine Room offerings, our sailing department's programs and activities, how our moorage program operates, and how to take full advantage of the SYC Outstations and website.    Complimentary appetizers and beverages.  This event is only offered two times each year, so don't miss out!

For more information, contact Josie Weiss, Membership Director.


When: Sunday, June 3, 2018 ~ 2:00pm

Where:   Elliott Bay Outstation
Register:   Online

This fun event will give you a great opportunity to meet other Club members while learning about the wonderful SYC Outstations.  We will have an introduction to "Greenbox" - please bring an appetizer of your choice to share.  The New Member Activities Committee will provide burgers, brats, condiments and a variety of beverages.  

This event is free for New Members.

There will be a brief presentation featuring the 10 Outstations, along with opportunities to ask questions addressed to our Outstation representatives.  Plenty of time to socialize and meet other New Members.  

Free overnight moorage is available to New Members - please contact Elliott Bay Marina at 206.285.4817 in advance if you plan to arrive by boat.  When nearing the marina, contact on VHF 78A for your slip assignment.


For additional information about New Member events, please contact Rose DeLaurenti-Banks or John Berg, New Member Activities Co-Chairs.

Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018