We are a casual yacht club with both sailing and cruising members as well as non-boat owners.  We hold Burger & Brew the 1st Friday of each month and a Dinner Meeting on the 3rd Friday of each month, and various other social events throughout the year. Some of our other activities include an annual predicted log race, planned cruises, sail boat races, and marine swap meet.  We have reciprocal agreements with over 100 other Yacht Clubs which offer our cruising members reduced or free moorage and access for all our members to these other club’s amenities.

Membership in the Port Angeles Yacht Club is open to boat owners and non-boat owners.  An interest in boating and water activities is all that is needed.  Prospective members are sponsored by a current member. If you are new to the area and do not know a member, please call our club house at 360-457-4132 (leave message) or contact us at and our Membership Chairperson will contact you and help you get acquainted with the Club and its members.

We offer several types of membership: Regular Membership, Seasonal Membership (limited to one season only) and Active Duty Military Membership.  Details on cost and other membership information is provided on the Membership Application Form (PAYC Membership Application Form).

Typically a prospective member will attend at least one Club event at the invitation of his/her sponsor. This gives you an opportunity to meet our members and to decide if our casual style and what we have to offer is a good fit for you. If you are comfortable with us, we encourage you to complete an application to join. Once the application is received it will be reviewed by the Bridge (Board of Directors) and presented to our general membership for consideration.

We also offer a Junior Membership for youth 12 years or older but less than 18 years of age (or older if actively pursuing high school education).  Being a Junior Members allow participation in our youth sailing activities.  Additional information is provided on the Junior Membership Application Form (Junior Membership Application Form).

We appreciate your interest in our club and hope you will consider joining us.

For more information or questions about membership, email us at