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.
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 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.
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. SYC is recognized among the leading yacht clubs of the world, and members can take pride in both its prestige and its vibrant community.
Jen Morgan Glass