Yacht clubs and boating associations make boating more fun, safe and interesting. If you don’t belong to a club, check them out. There’s probably one listed below that’s just right for you. If you know of a club we’re missing, please email the information. Thanks.
Founded in 1990, is one of the premier cruising yacht clubs in the Pacific Northwest. With 13 cruises a year, we are certainly one of the most active. Most of our members live in the Seattle area; however, this is by no means a prerequisite to join Bellevue Yacht Club. We have an outstation located in Kingston and we have a cruise every month of the year as well as dock parties, a cruise on opening day, and other fun events. If you enjoy boating, are new to boating, or would like to see our cruise calendar, please visit our website at: www.bellevueyachtclub.com
Bremerton Yacht Club is is now accepting applications for new members with no limitations on where they live. The club has created a limited moorage membership for $500, vs the normal $1,500. Your boat must be able to fit into a shallow slip and moorage is paid for a year. Boaters will enjoy having their boat on the water vs. in the backyard. A junior membership, also $500, is available to those 35 and younger. The club has 200 slips and offers many advantages for the hands-on boater: a haul-out, one ton crane, a shop, gas and diesel. BYC has an out-station on Anderson Island and over a 100 reciprocal clubs as well as secure parking and 24/7 access. The club has a remodeled Burgee Room where members enjoy swapping stories over a cold draft. For info on many events & a very friendly club, please call Paula Lewis 360-536-1483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Island Yacht Club is welcoming new members with a shared love of being on the water. Since 1949 DIYC has been dedicated to promoting boating safety, good fellowship and family boating experiences for its members. DIYC is an active, cruising club with destinations throughout the Salish Sea, and members also participates in boating activities such as Opening Day in Seattle, Tacoma’s Daffodil Festival, and Christmas Lighted Boat Parades.
Members enjoy reciprocal moorage privileges throughout the Northwest and beyond, as well as numerous events such as monthly dinner meetings, TGIF Socials, dances, and holiday celebrations, at the club’s clubhouse located in Day Island Lagoon, a mile south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridges.
Moorage is available to a limited number of members in the club’s 100-slip marina located within walking distance of chandleries, restaurants, a brewery, and repairs. To learn more about memberships call 253-565-3777; visit www.dayislandyc.org
The Des Moines Yacht Club is dedicated to the promotion of boating safety, good fellowship, and family boating experiences for the benefit of Des Moines residents and surrounding
communities. Does this sound like your type of boating club? Do you like to meet other boaters for cruising, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and social events? Do you like having a clubhouse, launch ramp, dock space, dry storage and many reciprocal moorages available? If so, the club has memberships available. For more information visit www.Desmoinesyachtclub.com
Edmonds Yacht Club is an active cruising club for sailboats and powerboats. Cruise destinations are throughout Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and Canadian waters. Members enjoy reciprocal moorage rights with over 50 participating yacht clubs. The beautiful clubhouse on the Edmonds Waterfront is the perfect venue for club events. Club members enjoy monthly dinner meetings, TGIF socials, and various fun activities such as wine tastings, dances, and holiday celebrations. Visit www.edmondsyachtclub.com
Everett Yacht Club welcomes new members with a shared love of being on the water. Boating and social members meet at their Port of Everett waterfront club room for dinners, BBQs, potlucks, game nights, dances, and other special events. EYC is an active cruising club with 15 cruises a year and boating activities such as Opening Day in Everett and Seattle, Tacoma’s Daffodil Festival, and Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Members enjoy reciprocal moorage throughout the Northwest and places beyond, a guest dock located adjacent the clubhouse, and discount privileges at many local marine stores. Be a guest of the yacht club on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. on for dinner and socializing with club members. Located at 404 14th Street in Everett, Washington.
Fidalgo Yacht Club – FYC has both power boats and sailboats, with cruises scheduled from March through October. The club welcomes guests who are interested in becoming a cruising or social member to come to a monthly dinner meeting, Saturday bar nights featuring burgers, steaks and other taste treats, or a cruise. There are also other events for the various holidays. Fidalgo Yacht Club has a sister yacht club in Sydney, the Capitol City Yacht Club. Each year one club travels to the other to enjoy the festivities put on by the hosting club. This has been named Capidalgo. FYC is an active club with Coast Guard courses, CPR classes, bridge club, and book club. They are also active in helping out with various boat shows in Anacortes. The boating reciprocal program is extensive with many other clubs. Contact Dianne Kuhn: email@example.com or visit www.fidalgoyachtclub.org
Flounder Bay Yacht Club (Fidalgo Island)
Galilean Yacht Club (GYC) is a fun, family- friendly, and affordable yacht club. The club members include young families to active retirees. GYC schedules short weekend cruises as well as enjoyable, long destinations to meet every boaters’ needs. New members will enjoy the fellowship and relaxation of this Christian boating group. To learn more and view their cruising schedule go to www.galileanyachtclub.org
Oro Bay Yacht Club (Anderson Island)
You are welcome even if you don’t have a boat or previous boating experience. For Skippers, our members can assist with boat handling and racing as well as simply socializing. In our club we have a mix of power and sail boat owners.
Every month we host a dance that features local bands or deejays. Featured dances include Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and an annual Commodore’s Ball. The club also co-sponsors the Goosebumps Race Series, hosts an Opening Day cocktail party on Dock Zero, and raises money for the Northwest Harvest food bank.
The cost to join SSYC is reasonable because we don’t maintain a clubhouse. Casual members pay $10 per weekly meeting, and Annual Members pay $150 per year. Qualifying skippers (those who take members out on the water) pay no membership fees.
We meet Monday evenings at the Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, in the upstairs ballroom. Social hour starts at 7 p.m. with a meeting following at 7:30 p.m. For our monthly dance night, the music begins at 8:30 p.m. – right after our Monday meeting. So, if you are single and want to meet like-minded people, stop by on Monday and check us out.
Visit our website at www.seattlesinglesyc.com or find us on facebook.com/SeattleSinglesYachtClub
Tacoma Yacht Club members enjoy exclusive access to 8 regional outstations and reciprocity privileges at nearly 100 yacht clubs all over the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and worldwide. Enjoy all the benefits of membership while you are out of town or traveling the world.
Our modern clubhouse features unparalleled views of the Olympic Mountain range, Mount Rainier and Commencement Bay. We have an outstanding full-service restaurant & lounge, and catered events in our large capacity ball room. We also offer a 300 slip sheltered marina, many organized club cruises, a Shipmates women’s auxiliary, a Junior Sailing Program, and a Competitive Sailing Fleet.
We have several types of memberships: Active Membership is our most popular and offers a full range of boating and club activities and privileges, Associate/Social Membership is a very economical and allows the use of the restaurant, Clubhouse and attendance at Club social functions, and Junior Membership is available to anyone 12 to 21 years old.
For further information on membership contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the club at 253-752-3555.
Carver Cruisers Yacht Club welcomes all owners of Carver boats to their club. Founded in 1976, they are a cruising club that gathers monthly for cruises, activities, fun and fellowship through boating. Members live and keep their boats throughout Puget Sound. Look them up on Facebook to see the fun times you can join! Commodore Ed Howell at
email@example.com or visit www.carvercruisers.com
Catalina Association of Puget Sound is a club for Catalina sailboat owners, former Catalina owners, and all those who love Catalina sailboats. Singles, couples, and families at all skill levels are invited to participate in club events, which include cruising, racing, safety training, and speaker meetings. New Catalina owners are especially welcome to more quickly develop their knowledge and skills with the support of experienced sailors. Dan Claws 206-595-1795; visit www.capsfleet1.com
Paddles, Oars and Boards
The Antique and Classic Boat Society is the largest society in the world dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of historic, antique, and classic boats of all types. In the past the focus was primarily on wooden runabouts, and has shifted recently to include “newer” Fiberglassics. The Pacific Northwest Chapter meets the second Wednesday evening of each month, usually at the Center for Wooden Boats, but please check the website for the current meeting place as we include events with our meetings at different locations. If you own or are interested in old wood boats or a “Fiberglassic” or something similiar, please join us at one of our monthly meetings. Your first meeting includes free pizza and a beer! For more information visit: www.acbs-pnw.org/events.htm
The Classic Boat Club
The CBC is the Northwest Club of trailerable classic boats. We have lots of Skagits, Bell Buoys, and many wood classic boats in the club. We have our outings in the Puget Sound area as well as many of the lakes in the great Northwest. Many of our members also have the same year outboard motors as well. For more details contact Carlson at: 206-434-9482, or email:
Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc.
We have outings with our old outboard motors from Jan-Nov.
Locations include Moses Lake, Kitsap Lake, American Lake, Lake Crecent, Lake Mayfield, and the Snohomish Slough area. We also have tech sessions and exchange procedures to keep our old motors running. For more details contact Carlson at 206-434-9482, or e-mail:
Friday Harbor Sailing Club on San Juan Island is a family-oriented boating organization with both power and sail members who promote and encourage amateur sailing, racing, and powerboat activities. They focus on camaraderie, social events, cruising, and racing within the local San Juan Islands and beyond. Monthly potluck meetings are second Tuesdays 5:45 pm at the Grange Hall above the Port except in summer, when waterfront meetings with potluck BBQs are at Mitchell Bay. Guests and new members are welcome. Mail inquiries to PO Box 62, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 or www.fridayharborsailing.com