Queen City Yacht Club (Seattle)

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Queen City Yacht Club
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Short name QCYC
Founded 1916
Location Seattle, Washington  United States
Website www.queencity.org

Queen City Yacht Club is located on Portage Bay in Seattle, Washington. Queen City offers two hundred twenty-nine slips, both covered and open, up to 60' exclusively for members. There is guest moorage for non-mooring members and reciprocal moorage for members of participating clubs. Reciprocal members from other clubs are always welcome.


Queen City Yacht Club and has been a part of the United States boating community since 1916. It is a charter member of the Grand Fourteen Yacht Clubs in Puget Sound. The club originated Seattle's Lighted Boat Parade in 1941.


With an active membership of over 500 power and sail boaters, the Queen City Yacht Club offers its members a myriad of activities, including social functions and participation in community events.

It is recognized nationwide as one of the premier predicted log racing clubs, with extensive NAI, Barusch Cup, and Pacific Northwest IPBA championships to its credit.

The club originated Seattle's Lighted Boat Parade in 1941 and each holiday season since has hosted the event, drawing hundreds of lighted boats from around Lake Washington and Puget Sound. Its membership also participates in the Seafair Holiday Cruise, offering joy and happiness to the Special People of Puget Sound. Each May, the club is very active with the Opening Day of Boating Season festivities in Seattle, hosting hundreds of boaters from other clubs around Puget Sound.


Queen City Yacht Club has three outstations reserved for its members. Its largest is located on 400' of waterfront in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island, with the other two nestled in Deer Harbor, Orcas Island and Ganges Harbor on Saltspring Island, B.C.

Club Cruises[edit]

The club is noted for its club cruises, with the Fleet Captain's slate full year-round with cruises on Lake Washington, Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands. Major holiday cruises include trips to Eagle Harbor on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.


Junior Boating Camp (QCJYC) invites swimmers 8–17 years old to join in summer classes regardless of whether they have any affiliation with the Queen City Yacht Club. Certified sailing instructors will provide instruction in boating safety, small boat handling, basic rowing, rigging, sailing fundamentals, knot tying, boating and games. The goal of the camp is to give campers a taste of the many opportunities boating has to offer.

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