A Rewarding Experience
Founded in 1972, PLYC currently has an active roster of over 200 members who participate in cruises and many social events throughout the year. Our club welcomes boaters and social members.
Joining PLYC allows you to become part of our vibrant boating community where members are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Our club members have cruised extensively in Northwest waters and as far as Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific Rim.
We invite you to join PLYC and become a member of an outstanding boating and social organization. Click the Join Now button below to find out more about being a member.
Welcome to our website where you can read about the benefits of becoming a PLYC member. When my wife and I retired, we considered moving to several locations. In all cases except Port Ludlow, we knew people there and had many connections. On one of our last trips to explore the area and look at property, the harbormaster from the marina suggested we visit PLYC. We had been boating in the Salish Sea for over 35 years but had never been tempted to join a yacht club. We visited PLYC, and were overwhelmed by the friendly people who greeted us. There were no pretensions or snobbery, just wonderful people who enjoy having good times. We decided the next day that Port Ludlow was the place we wanted to be. I encourage you to come and check us out. You do not need to own a boat to join. In our club, we all volunteer, with a variety of positions that cater to a wide range of interests. Find something you like and get involved. You will meet many people and make friends for life.
Neal McQuarrie, Commodore
PLYC’s fleet captain arranges cruises from April to October, plus a holiday cruise in December. In addition to the cruises, which travel to destinations all over Puget Sound and into Canada, we have an active sailing program. One of the advantages of being a member of Port Ludlow Yacht Club is that there is help along the way. On our cruises, there will be members ready to catch your lines, and get you tied up. We have many experienced members who can help on maintenance issues, weather, and best route planning.
Reciprocal Moorage & Club Access
PLYC is one of thousands of yacht and sailing clubs worldwide. Being a member provides you with reciprocal mooring privileges at more than 100 clubs in the Northwest, and an entrée to other clubs anywhere by virtue of being a member. Boaters are a welcoming group, and PLYC provides reciprocal moorage and a personal welcome to boaters at our dock in the Port Ludlow Marina.
PLYC holds an annual Training Day in April, Marine Exchanges throughout the year, plus ongoing training events during club cruises. Members also take advantage of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron training. If you need training, PLYC members will provide it. We take boating seriously, striving to make it safe and fun for everyone.
Picture a relaxing private club atmosphere where you can spend time with friends, meet new ones, and your guests are always welcome. It is a club that is open twice a week with good food, a great bar, and run completely by members who volunteer their time. Enjoy a large deck in the summer and a warm and friendly atmosphere no matter the season.
The Women’s Group is open to all women in the club. In addition to learning about the interests and talents of our PLYC women and forming lasting friendships, we encourage women to join the board and bring their leadership skills to benefit the club. We are aware that we live in a diverse community and embody the spirit of connection by paying it forward and giving back to the community in creative ways. If this description reflects your own spirit, join the PLYC.
While many activities involve boating, PLYC also sponsors festive social events throughout the year. Favorites include our Opening Day celebrations, parties for the Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas, and our very popular annual Change of Watch gala where we honor our outgoing board and welcome the new one, award special member contributions, and dance the night away. Social events are held at the Wreck Room, and the Bay or Beach Clubs.
This gallery shows members enjoying the benefits of PLYC membership..