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The Port Townsend Yacht Club is a fun-loving club with a three part focus on cruises, boating education and socializing with other boaters. The membership currently includes approximately 100 families, with new members joining throughout the year. Boat ownership is not a requirement of membership - just an interest in boating and enjoyment of "boaty" people.


Dues are $250 per year, with a one-time initiation fee of $250.

2023 Dues & Initiation Fee: $350 each

Dues are prorated on a quarterly basis for members joining mid year


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Group Cruises


Cruising with others is one of the best parts of belonging to the Port Townsend Yacht Club. Group cruises provide an opportunity to experience many of our Puget Sound, San Juan, or Canadian cruising grounds with the safety and camaraderie of others.


Gain or Share Boating Expertise

PTYC members have a wide range of boating experience... from first-time boaters to seasoned boaters with decades of experience. Members share their knowledge through workshops, often open to the public, as well as informally during group cruises and member meetings and events.


We encourage both novices and veterans to join this welcoming group of boaters. We all share what knowledge we have, ask questions of those with more knowledge about specifics, and have a great time doing both.

Meet New People


Port Townsend Yacht Club members find new friendships with like-minded boaters. Members are split about equally between sail and power, but owning a boat is not a requirement for membership.... many members are happy to have additional crew.


Member boats are moored throughout the area, at Port Townsend Boat Haven and Port Hudson, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, John Wayne Marina, Cape George, and Bridgehaven, as well as other Puget Sound and far-flung marinas.

Reciprocal Moorings

The club has reciprocal agreements with more than 100 yacht clubs along the West Coast, offering free or significantly reduced moorage in exchange for the same when their members are visiting Port Townsend. Your membership card and burgee are the keys to unlocking these great savings.

Reduced Clubhouse Rental Fees

Members can rent the Clubhouse for up to 80% off the public rates. Rent for family gatherings or your book club meetings or other group activities. Reasonable priced access to a great facility.


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