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Welcome to the Port Townsend Yacht Club
We are located at 2503 Washington Street in the picturesque Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington – the gateway to cruising in Puget Sound from Olympia and Seattle, to the San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands, and north through the Inside Passage to Alaska.  From here you can boat to some of the most spectacular cruising grounds in the world!  Our club - evenly split between sail and power boaters - is active throughout the year with cruises, seminars, socials, and meetings.   We welcome new members, visiting boaters via our reciprocal program, and community members with an interest in boating.

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Scholarship Program

The Port Townsend Yacht Club Marine Trades & Sciences Scholarship Program supports local students pursuing a maritime or marine course of study.  Read more about the program and recent recipients....


Grayson & Patricia Connor - May 2024

Steve & Maggie Hacala - May 2024

 Karim Miller & Mary Standaert - March 2024

Galmukoff Marine, Inc -  February 2024

Admiral Ship Supply -  February 2024

The Boat Geeks Podcast -  February 2024

Port Ludlow Marina -  February 2024

Scott Walker & Becci Kimball - January 2024

Waterline Boats / Helmsman Trawlers - January 2024






The Port Townsend Yacht Club is an active cruising club, with group cruises May through September and many opportunities for "buddy cruises" throughout the year.


With hundreds of years of collective boating knowledge, PTYC members offer a variety of seminars and workshops throughout the year on a wide range of boating topics.


There's nothing like sharing fun times with boating friends.  Membership meetings take place September through June and social events are scheduled throughout the year, with many longtime friendships as a result.