About Seattle Yacht Club

Founded in 1892, Seattle Yacht Club is one of our country’s most active and long-established yacht clubs. With facilities ranging from the historic mainstation on Portage Bay, to 10 Outstations located along the shores of Washington and British Columbia, the Club offers an outstanding group of properties for use by our members.

The history of the Club is tied in with the history of pleasure boating and yacht racing in the Pacific Northwest. Starting from early sites along Elliott Bay and West Seattle, the Club attracted a broad mix of racers and cruisers and grew rapidly as region developed in the early 1900’s. The current home on Portage Bay was built in 1920 and is today listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

Activities at the Club have flourished along with the growing membership, and today, more than 90 committees sponsor activities from mini cruises to educational boating workshops, along with a broad range of social events.  While opportunities abound, the true highlight of the Club is the strong community and lasting friendships developed among members. Few things surpass the chance to explore our world-renown cruising grounds among the company of good friends. 

The Club hosts a world-class junior sailing program, which has given a start to numerous Olympians and generations of Northwest sailors. Opening Day, the Club’s annual spring celebration, is the region’s premier on-the-water party. Seattle Yacht Club maintains reciprocity with more than 400 other boating groups around the world and enjoys membership in the Pacific International Yachting Association and the International Powerboat Association. SYC is recognized among the leading yacht clubs of the world, and members can take pride in both its prestige and its vibrant community.

Page updated Monday, June 11, 2018