Joining the Club

     Member Benefits
  • Supervised Sailing hours where you can go sailing immediately on your own or with friends
  • Lessons for all abilities
  • Free daytime use with no guest fees of sailing dinghies, catamarans, and daysailers (appropriate ratings required)
  • Social events
  • Low cost keelboat reservations for up to two weeks
  • Discounts (10-40%) at local gear vendors such as Fisheries Supply
Note: You must be a club member with the appropriate rating to take a sailboat out.

Prices
  Initiation Fee Quarterly Dues Annual Dues
 Student --- $45 $135
 Faculty/Staff* $45 $85 $255
 Alumni* $45 --- $255

WYC does not give refunds on membership fees and dues

How to join

Buy club membership at one of two locations:
  1. HUB club office in sub-basement room 259. Cash, check and credit/debit cards accepted.
    • Office hours: Mondays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
    • By appointment: Email programdirector@washingtonyachtclub.org
  2. Waterfront Activity Center sail locker during supervised sailing hours. Cash, check and credit/debit cards accepted.
We offer memberships on a quarterly or yearly basis to our students, faculty, and staff. Alumni must buy a yearly membership. To be eligible for membership, Alumni must be members of the UW Alumni Association. Spouses and Domestic Partners may join the club. A Spouse/Domestic Partner does not pay the initiation fee (the Student/Alumni joining will), and they are charged at the same level as the Student/Alumni who is joining. An annual membership is valid for four quarters. The initiation fee is a one-time fee unless your membership lapses for two or more consecutive quarters (summer not included).

*WYC has limited openings for new staff, alumni and spouse memberships. Email programdirector@washingtonyachtclub.org for current availability.