Queen City Yacht Club has been a part of the Northwest United States boating community since 1916. With an active membership of over 500 power and sail boaters, the Club is active in all phases of boating in our Northwest waters. Club members participate in community activities, social functions and are part of the local racing scene; both predicted log and sail.
The Yacht Club is a leader in many areas. The Chet Gibson Decorated Boat Parade was started in 1941 and now continues as a memorial to its founder. Some club members have been a part of the Special People's Cruise -- which gives our local challenged citizens an opportunity to get out on the water -- since its inception and are still involved. Club cruises, predicted log races, sail races, member children's' activities, and sailing lessons for juniors are just a few of the activities you'll find.
The mainstation clubhouse (pictured left) is located on Portage Bay in Seattle and is the home base for a busy schedule of activities. It is also available for rent to members for personal use such as weddings, graduations, etc. Groups of up to 225 can be accommodated. The Bainbridge Island outstation (below) is an excellent place to enjoy peace and quiet or social hours with friends and family. Located on the shores of Eagle Harbor, club members participate in the Bainbridge Fourth of July Parade, and enjoy golf, walking, dining out, shopping in the many stores or just relaxing in this beautiful setting. Queen City also has an outstation in beautiful Deer Harbor in the San Juan Islands.
An active cruise schedule for both sail and power is the routine at Queen City. The Club sponsors the First of Season predicted log contest, and members participate in most of the other log races held in the Puget Sound area. The Sail group participates in local races as well as teaching young people to sail at the club.
Special events like our lighted boat parades at Christmas time and the Special People's Cruise are on the schedule, as is participation in the Opening Day Parade with its multitude of related activities and the 4th Of July parade on Bainbridge Island. Cruise-Ins such as the Bremerton "Big Brother" event and the "Hands Across the Water" cruise with the Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club are fun and special events in alternating years. Some of the most enjoyable activities are the Friday Night Socials; a get-together with fellow club members for dinner and fun.
Queen City offers 229 slips up to 60' exclusively for members. There is guest moorage for non-mooring members and reciprocal moorage for members of participating clubs, visitors from other clubs are always welcome. For those interested, the club offers a limited number of winter moorages in Eagle Harbor while waiting for your permanent assignment at the instation.
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