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 --- $25 $80 
 Faculty/Staff* $45 $80 $225 
 Alumni* $45 $80 $225 

WYC does not give refunds on membership fees and dues

How to join

Buy club membership at these locations:
  1. Online: Email programdirector@washingtonyachtclub.org
  2. HUB club office in sub-basement room 259. Credit ONLY.
    • Office hours: Check the club calendar on our website
    • By appointment: Email programdirector@washingtonyachtclub.org
  3. Waterfront Activity Center sail locker during supervised sailing hours. Credit ONLY. 
We offer memberships on a quarterly or yearly basis.  To be eligible for membership, Alumni must be members of the UW Alumni Association. Spouses and Domestic Partners of students, faculty and staff may join the club.  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. Also, a $50 WAC fee must be purchased by every faculty, staff and alumni member who is not a member of the IMA.