Joining SYC

Seattle Yacht Club welcomes applications for membership from Northwest boaters ages 10+ who would like to join our active community.  

Members of the Club are entitled to use our Portage Bay Clubhouse with casual and fine dining restaurants, banquet and meeting facilities, guest moorage, and permanent moorage (subject to availability).  Members are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of regattas and cruises, and enjoy activities and dining events at the Club.  Membership with SYC offers use of our Elliott Bay clubhouse facilities and discounted Elliott Bay moorage (subject to availability), use of our 10 Outstations (listed below), and reciprocal privileges to more than 225 other yacht clubs around the world. 

SYC Outstations:

~ Cortes Bay – Desolation Sound, B.C.
~ Eagle Harbor – Bainbridge Island
~ Elliott Bay – Seattle
~ Friday Harbor – San Juan Islands
~ Ganges – Saltspring Island, Gulf Islands, B.C.
~ Garden Bay – Pender Harbor, B.C.
~ Gig Harbor – South Puget Sound
~ Henry Island – Roche Harbor, San Juan Islands
~ Ovens Island – Dunsmuir Islands, Gulf Islands, B.C.
~ Port Madison – Bainbridge Island

Several levels of membership are available based on the age and marital status of the candidate.  For an individual membership, the initiation fee is determined by the age of the new member on the date of joining.  Monthly dues adjust throughout the life of a membership as it advances from one class to another.  We encourage married couples to apply for joint membership.  The initiation fee is determined by the age of the older spouse on the date of joining.  The monthly dues are determined using the birthdate of the older spouse.  To request a chart of the current fees and dues, contact the SYC Membership Director

Each membership application needs one primary sponsor and three other members to serve as recommenders (all must be voting or Surviving members of SYC).  The application process begins when a voting member of SYC checks out an application packet and becomes the applicant’s sponsor. 

Interested in learning more?

Please submit the online Prospective Member Interest Form and we’ll help you navigate through the process. 

Membership Brochure & Benefits of Membership Video

For an overview of the Club, download SYC's Membership Brochure. 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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Membership with related answers.  


Contact the SYC Membership Director.

Last update on Monday, June 11, 2018