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Olympic Yacht Club

Puget Sound's LGBTQ Boating Club

Established in 1979

Who We Are

We are members and supporters of the LGBTQ communities of Puget Sound who enjoy boating together in the Pacific Northwest. Our club was established in 1979 to provide safe and fun boating activities for our members, along with their families and guests.

Our yearly schedule includes weekend on-water rendezvous and land-based social events.

We strive to provide friendship and companionship while sharing and improving our boating skills. We believe in protecting the environment and the natural beauty of our local waterways, and we courteously share waterways, anchorages, and docks with other boaters.

We welcome both power boaters and sailors of all experience levels. Some of our members have recently bought their first boat. Others have put hundreds or even thousands of miles under their keels. We don't care if your boat is big or small, old or new, fast or slow.

What We Do

We get together for club-organized activities throughout the year. During the boating season in spring, summer, and fall, a monthly weekend rendezvous is always on the calendar.

For each rendezvous, we typically meet at one of the numerous marinas in Puget Sound. Saturday evening potlucks are common.

Club members sometimes coordinate longer trips to southern Puget Sound or north towards the San Juan Islands and into British Columbia. On the other hand, a day trip to Andrews Bay on Lake Washington is always fun.

Winter activities usually include an annual Christmas dinner, a brunch that coincides with the Seattle Boat Show in January, and an annual afternoon of bowling.

You can see a few of our upcoming events below, or check out our full calendar on our Events page

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Our Organization

Olympic Yacht Club is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. We have a board of directors, which meets monthly, and the following officers:

  • Commodore, who chairs the board and enforces the club’s by-laws

  • Vice Commodore, who promotes interaction with other groups and organizations

  • Rear Commodore, who organizes club events

  • Purser (aka treasurer), who manages the club’s finances

  • Yeoman (aka secretary), who keeps the club’s records


A Few of our Upcoming Events


OYC Inclusion Policy

Olympic Yacht Club welcomes all members of the LGBTQ community, their families, friends, and allies, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or national origin.

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