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Who We Are


We are an inclusive group of people with a connection to the San Juan Islands who are interested in boating and our marine environment.  We welcome members with sailboats, powerboats and human-powered craft, and people who have non-boating interests in our unique island home – owning a boat is not a requirement of membership. 

The Clubhouse is a focus of the San Juan Island social scene and a great way for new or seasonal residents to make connections with active community members and find common interests while enjoying an unmatched view of Friday Harbor from our infinity deck.  Twice a week or more the Club is open to members and guests for dinner and drinks.  We host movie nights, costume parties and galas. We sponsor Opening Day each May – the San Juan Island “4th of July on the Water” – with the participation of dozens of community groups.  

Club volunteers lead 8-10 cruises each year to destinations as near as the San Juan and Gulf islands and as far as Barkley Sound and the Broughton Archipelago. We sponsor fishing contests. We have sponsored the Shaw Island Classic sailboat race for over 50 years.

Benefits of Membership

  • Meet active, fun, engaged people connected to organizations across the community
  • Participate in fun social events on land and sea
  • Cruise to interesting destinations with the support of other experienced boaters
  • Free access to boating education and safety program
  • Reciprocal privileges at over 120 yacht clubs from Mexico and Hawaii to British Columbia. Here's a list of all Yacht Clubs with whom we share Reciprocal Privileges.
  • Deep discounts on rental of the SJIYC facility for private functions and wedding

  • Discounted winter moorage
  • And, of course, an attractive burgee to fly and represent the SJIYC when you visit other ports of call

How to Join the SJIYC

Memberships are available!

You can download a complete application package by clicking one of the links below which provide a comprehensive description of the process and the necessary application forms. Club fees and dues change with age to be affordable at any stage of your life.

We encourage you to come to the club as our guest for one of our 2-3 meals each week (check the calendar on this website) to get to know us. You will find our members and officers glad to invite you to join them.  We will then connect you with two members to sponsor your application. Your sponsors commit to support you in meeting other members and getting value from your membership. If you would like any help with the process contact our membership chair, Vice Commodore Glen Margolis at

Membership Application

Application includes information on membership process, dues and fees.