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 or contact us through our postal mail address and we’ll get in touch with you.
  • When the attendance requirement is met and payment of the initiation fee ($100.00) 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: Select one of the membership forms below. Print and complete the form, then mail it to our postal mail address or email a scanned copy to ourRear Commodore.

Membership Dues Schedule
Membership Type Initiation Dues Annual Dues
Yeomans (ages 10-17) $5 per person $10 per person
Bosuns (ages 18-29) $25 per person $35 per person
Captains (ages 30+) $100 per couple $70 per couple
Cruising $100 per couple $10 per couple


First Year’s Dues (Prorated)
Membership Type Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Yeomans $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 $2.50
Bosuns $35.00 $26.25 $17.50 $8.75
Captains $70.00 $52.50 $35.00 $17.50
Prorating based upon the date of acceptance as a member by the board.

SBYC New Membership Application

Online Renewal Form

2018 SBYC Membership Renewal (PDF)
2018 SBYC Membership Renewal (docx)