Summer Sailing School

Seattle Yacht Club has a tradition of providing an outstanding Junior Sailing School program for children in the Seattle area. For more information check out our Summer Sailing School page. 

COVID-19 Update 5/26/20:
Health and safety for our sailors, staff, and community are always #1. We are working hard on making a plan to open Sailing School with smaller numbers and restructuring under Phase 3 of Washington State's reopening.

June classes including Week 1, June 15-19, and Week 2, June 22-26 are cancelled. The Kickoff BBQ previously scheduled for June 22 is cancelled. 

In anticipation of group size restrictions, we closed classes early. We will start small, and monitor the situation to see if we can scale up as the summer progresses. Right now all of our classes are closed, but you may register your sailor for a waitlist. If we are able to increase our size safely as the summer goes on, we may be able to take kids off the waitlist and get them into classes.

Waitlist Registration

Visiting SYC

As of March 16, 2020, Seattle Yacht Club is not accepting reciprocal visits nor moorage until further notice.

As a private club, Seattle Yacht Club welcomes guests to our Portage Bay Mainstation for a variety of occasions. Guests of members are always welcome when accompanied by their member host. For public events, such as Opening Day and sailing classes, the public is invited to join in the fun while abiding by the regulations of the occasion. Guests attending private events, such as weddings, reunions, and business meetings, are invited to our Mainstation and Elliott Bay Outstation within the parameters of the private event. Reciprocal guests of select yacht clubs are also invited to use our restaurants, bar, retail and guest moorage.


SYC offers the sailing community racing and cruising events through out the year. The SYC Sailing program offers Adult Sailing Lessons, Youth Summer Sailing School, Junior Racing, and hosts Regattas throughout the year. All of these programs are open to non-members.


Many Seattle Yacht Club members cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest in powerboats.  Whether touring the Club’s 10 Outstations, located from Gig Harbor in the south to Cortes Bay in the north, or exploring the fresh water lakes, our members tend to enjoy their time on the water.


Seattle Yacht Club welcomes applications for membership from Northwest boaters ages 10+ who would like to join our active community. SYC members 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, and reciprocal privileges to more than 225 other yacht clubs around the world.

About Seattle Yacht Club

Founded in 1892, SYC is one of the country's most active and long-established yacht clubs. SYC is home to nearly 2,500 members. The Club offers an outstanding group of properties for use by members, ranging from the historic Mainstation on Portage Bay to ten Outstations located along the shores of Washington and British Columbia.

Visit The Club page to learn more.