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 PLYC website. PLYC is one of the jewels of the Olympic Peninsula, nestled in Ludlow Bay below majestic Olympic peaks. The Club is comprised of a diverse group of members including power boaters, sailors, and social members. We enjoy the reputation of being knowledgeable and experienced boaters who actively cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, as well as hosting wonderful social events!

The PLYC is a member driven organization. The Wreck Room is the social epicenter of the Club and is open on Wednesday and Saturday’s evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, we host numerous special functions throughout the year, all arranged by club volunteers. Visiting Yacht Club members are always welcome to join us at the Wreck Room whenever we are open.

Our cruising schedule begins in April and runs through October with an annual holiday mini-cruise to Bell Harbor in December. Our sailing program hosts Wednesday afternoon sails in addition to cruises June through October. If you are not a boater, we have cruises that “land-cruisers” can join.

Whether you are an active boater or looking for the social aspect, if you are interested in membership in the PLYC, please join us at the Wreck Room as a guest. We would love to have you join us.

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Billie Land, Commodore


Club Cruises

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.



Boater Training

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.

Wreck Room

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.



Women's Group

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.

Social Events

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.



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