Shilshole Bay Yacht Club was chartered in 1961 to provide a friendly and informal organization for people interested in recreational boating and fun on the water. We welcome newcomers and are pleased you’re interested in becoming a member. Here’s how:

  • Attend two social functions within one year. Social functions include dinner meetings (held the third Tuesday of each month, except June, July and August), fun cruises, holiday cruises, club parties, or similar events
  • Applicants must be sponsored by two members in good standing. If you don’t know anyone in the Club, email our Rear Commodore.
  • When the attendance requirement is met and payment of the initiation fee ($120.00) and one year’s dues (prorated quarterly) is made, the Board will vote on the application. After receiving a majority vote of the Board, the conditional member shall become a member. If the member is not approved, all fees will be returned.

Instructions for completing membership forms: Click on the New Membership Application link and complete the required information. Then calculate your dues (remember to include your $120 initiation free) and mail a check to our postal address SBYC, 2442 NW Market Street, Box 98, Seattle, WA 98107 or hand deliver your check to any board member.

Membership Dues Schedule
Membership Type Initiation Dues Annual Dues
Yeoman (ages 10-17) $10 per person $15 per person
Bosun (ages 18-29) $35 per person $45 per person
Captain (ages 30+) $120 up to 2 members  $90 up to 2 members 
Cruising N/A $15 up to 2 members
First Year’s Dues (Prorated)
Membership Type Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Yeoman $15 $7.50 $5.00 $2.50
Bosun $45 $26.25 $17.50 $8.75
Captain $90.00 $67.50 $45.00 $22.50
Prorating based upon the date of acceptance as a member by the board.

New Membership Application Form

Membership Renewal Form