STYC was founded in 1976 by a group of live-aboard and racing sailors over beers at the Sloop Tavern in Seattle, Washington. We continue to hold our Ballard Cup Monday night series awards parties there, and for larger events we rent the Ballard Eagleson VWF 3063 hall next door. Our races and cruises are generally out of the Shilshole Bay Marina. Sailors with and without boats are welcome to join us on land and sea. STYC has grown to over 300 members, keeping the original intent of being the club that welcomes everyone and costs little.