Port Madison Yacht Club was founded in 1956 on Bainbridge Island, WA. the year’s calendar features bi-weekly races for men and women, children’s sailing instruction, plus numerous family-type activities. In addition, members find time to donate talent and muscle to club projects. They respond to a call for volunteers wielding paint brushes, hammers, shovels, lawn mowers, and enthusiasm. This casual atmosphere is what members hope to preserve.

One of the original members has been quoted as saying that “no one shall be denied membership or expelled so long as the vessel in which he has ownership can float for 15 consecutive minutes in either fresh or salt water and does not exceed a maximum length of 220 feet nor a minimum of four feet in length overall at the waterline.”