A little bit about us
Puget Sound Yacht Club was founded in 1954 as a scrappy outboard motor boat club. From early on, we’ve made waves and the news through organized small boat trips to Alaska, building and donating a boat ramp to the city, and making the cover of Sea Magazine. Puget Sound Yacht Club was the first to decorate both sides of our boats for the Opening Day Parade, something that was unheard of at the time and caused quite a stir!
Today PSYC is a very active cruising and social club that is committed to providing memorable boating activities and events with a focus on courtesy, safety, good seamanship, and the betterment of boating in general.
The clubhouse is on the shores of Lake Union with views of downtown Seattle and the Space Needle. We have a peaceful outstation on beautiful Hat Island with golfing privileges. Our social calendar includes wine tasting, an annual Lobster Feed, dock parties, BBQ lessons and more. Cruising destinations vary but there are usually about a dozen per year with great destinations up and down Puget Sound.Read More
6 reasons to join our family
We are a self-sustaining non-profit club. Our clubhouse and dock are on beautiful Lake Union in Seattle. From our clubhouse and docks you will find great views of downtown, the Space Needle and more.
It is a great place to watch the July 4th fireworks, Christmas ships and simply relax and watch the boats go by.
We are an active cruising club with about a dozen planned cruises each year. Destinations are up and down Puget Sound from Olympia to La Connor and from Andrews Bay to Poulsbo.
Our cruises typically have a balance between planned activities such as dinners, hors d'oeuvres on the dock and time to explore on your own.
Members also enjoy our diverse social functions. A typical year might have events like our lobster fest, wine tasting, karaoke night, cigar and rye night, BBQ classes and more. We also have special occasions such as Opening Day, the Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch celebrations.
Our outstation on Hat Island provides moorage for 11 vessels and access to beaches and a private golf course. A quiet island paradise awaits you just 30 minutes north of Seattle. Quickly relax to "island time" with good friends.
One of the best things about being part of a group enthusiastic boaters is that if you run into any boat problems there is likely one or more members who have likely had a similar situation. That expertise is hard to quantify but when you need help or advice, it is nice to be able to tap into that experience when you need it.
PSYC offers an extensive list of other yacht clubs where our members enjoy reciprocal benefits such as free guest moorage when it is available. Most reciprocal clubs are located in Washington and British Columbia but we have agreements with clubs in various parts of the world. For example, several members enjoy a Wednesday lobster dinner via a club on Maui.
The Membership Process
The first step to becoming a member is to join us at one of our monthly dinner meetings. This gives both you and our members a chance to get to know each other.
The next step is to complete and return a membership application to our membership committee, who will then present your application to our board for approval.
The last step is to be inducted into the club. At this time, you will get a membership card, name badge and burgee. Our bridge will then welcome you to the club!
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