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Stories from the Seattle Yacht Club

Seattle Yacht Club
1807 E Hamlin St.

Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-1000


Website: http://www.seattleyachtclub.org/

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 main station on Portage Bay, to ten outstations located along the shores of Washington and British Columbia, the club offers an outstanding group of properties for use by its members.


From the Commodore:

It gives me great pleasure to confirm the commitment of the Seattle Yacht Club Board of Trustees and its members to the goals and mission of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Our Fleet Captain Sail, Dave Ferguson and his committee, and Past Commodore, Chris Otorowski, will be working together on the member matching fund program that I expect will exceed the Founding Club level.

We look forward to watching the progress of the NSHOF and its home in Annapolis.


Kim Lorenz


seattleyc01The 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 Elliot 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 50 committees sponsor events as diverse as aviation, dance, and book clubs, along with a broad range of boating interests. 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.


Seattle Yacht Club is now home to more than 2,500 members. 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.






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