The Oak Harbor Yacht Club proudly offers a fun and relaxed environment of camaraderie and sportsmanship. We promote an interest in boating and encourage boating-related activities, as well as social activities year-round! The OHYC continues the traditions of the original Deception Pass Boat Club, of which the OHYC is a direct descendant.
Oak Harbor Yacht Club is a boating organization. However, membership is open to non-boaters and boaters alike. Our full range of social activities include burger/potluck Fridays, and cook-your-own chicken/steak Wednesdays. We also enjoy monthly social dinner events in our ballroom that provide a warm and friendly forum for the exchange of boating (and NON-boating) experiences.
The Clubroom is open Wednesday through Saturday for cocktails. Thursdays are sail boat races. Traditional annual events include Opening Day, 4th of July, the Children's Fishing Derby, Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Commodore’s Ball, and New Year's Eve Ball. These events are augmented by other monthly events based on holidays or themes.
Our Ballroom is available for private parties and may be rented to either members or non-members.
The Cruise Fleet sponors several area
cruises for both power and sail boats each year. These include weekend/holiday cruises to the San Juan Islands, extended cruises to the Canadian Islands, the South Sound, and other fun places. In addition, the Cruise Fleet sponsors Anchoring 101, an excellent experience for new boaters.
The Sail Fleet hosts year-round racing. The season kicks off with Thursday night sailing through September and several regattas throughout the rest of the year.
Oak Harbor Yacht Club is the host of some major regattas in the Puget Sound. Round Whidbey in May, San Juan 24 North American Championship in July, and the Scott Cline Memorial Regatta in October.
Oak Harbor Yacht Club is also host to Whidbey Island Race Week, a four-day regatta and a 35 year tradition. Visit www.whidbeyislandraceweek.com for registration, sailing instruction and more information.