New Member Events




When: Second Thursday of each month* ~ 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where:    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:   Wednesday, October 17, 2018 ~ 6:00pm

Where:   Social Hour in the Fireside Lounge

    Dinner in the Heritage Room

Register:    Available online in early September 

Meet the leaders of SYC, learn about opportunities for involvement, and meet other members while enjoying a fun evening and delicious dinner.  
Complimentary dinner and beverages for New Members*.  Sponsors are encouraged to attend.

*Open to New Members with join date of 11/01/17 - 10/15/18.


When:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 ~ 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where:   Heritage Room

Register:    Available online in September

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 for New Members*.  This event is only offered two times each year, so don't miss out!

For more information, contact Josie Weiss, Membership Director. 

*Open to New Members with join date of 11/15/17 - 11/01/18.


When:  Sunday, June 2, 2019 ~ 2:00pm

Where:   Elliott Bay Outstation

Register:   Available online in late April 2019


This fun event gives new members a great opportunity to meet other Club members while learning about the wonderful SYC Outstations. There will be 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.

*Open to New Members with join date of 06/15/18 - 06/01/19.


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

Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2018