Officers & Appointees
Orcas Island Yacht Club
The Orcas Island Yacht Club was founded in 1956 to further the boating and social interests of boaters interested in sail and power cruising as well as yacht racing. The club's facilities include a 290 foot dock and 1500 square-foot picnic shelter located on its waterfront property in West Sound. In addition, the club leases an adjacent clubhouse to use for some of its functions.
The Club's boating season begins in March and runs through December, while the social season runs year round. Yachting events include summer Friday night Races and the Round the County Race in November. The Club sponsors cruises from March through December. This full calendar offers a variety of activities and camaraderie for all. Of particular interest to cruisers, the Club maintains reciprocal moorage agreements with approximately 100 yacht clubs in the area.
The Club's success is owed to it's members who willingly take active role in putting on Club functions and maintain its facilities. This and a policy of minimal capital expenditures allow OIYC to maintain very low dues to enhance the attractiveness of the Club to the boating community.
We welcome new members who enjoy what we do and who wish to participate actively in the club. We expect all members to take some part in the work of the Club, doing whatever the member's talents and interests dictate. We emphasize this aspect because those who enter into the work of the Club seem to be those who get the most pleasure from their membership.
Jones Island Youth Shuttle June 23rd
Race Around Orcas July 4th
Fourth of July BBQ July 6th
Friday Night Mid Summer Series July 21st
Sunshine Coast Cruise August 2nd
Vancouver (False Creek) Cruise August 3rd
August Late Summer Series August 5th
New Members Cruise August 25th
OIYCTER Articles are Due September 2nd
Alice E. Cup Series September 4th
Gulf Islands Cruise September 10th
Board of Trustees Meeting September 28th
Winter Cove Cruise September 30th
Fall Cruise to Sidney Canada October 6th
Benson Cup October 8th
Board of Trustees Meeting November 12th
Board of Trustees Meeting December 10th
Boar of Trustees Meeting December 20th
OIYCTER Articles are Due