Seattle Yacht Club's Mainstation is located on Portage Bay at 1807 East Hamlin Street, Seattle WA, 98112, just north of the 520 bridge across Lake Washington and south of University of Washington.
Guests arriving via Highway 520 (either eastbound or westbound), exit at Montlake Blvd and head north. Turn left on East Hamlin at the traffic light, which is the first left past 520. For those exiting from 520 westbound, make an immediate left off Montlake to East Hamlin (if you cross the Montlake Bridge you've gone too far). The Club is in a residential neighborhood on the left about a block from the light.
By Sea from Puget Sound
- Lat: 47º 38.7' N
- Lon: 122º 18.7' W
- NOAA chart 18447, Lake Washington Ship Canal and Lake Washington
SYC is located on Portage Bay, which is on the east end of the Ship Canal that connects Puget Sound to Lake Washington. Vessels arriving from Puget Sound must pass through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (commonly known at the Ballard Locks) and under several bridges before arriving at the Club. An excellent guide to transiting the locks can be found on the US Army Corps of Engineers' web site.
As you transit the Lake Washington Ship Canal, captains of sailboats and large power vessels should pay particular attention to the bridge heights, as noted on your navigation charts. Clearance heights are summarized in the web site noted above and in the SYC Reference Information section under Seattle Bridge information.
Click here to download a chart of Portage Bay.