Join / Renew / Meetings

That's easy:

Use the Online Membership Application. This costs a couple of dollars more to pay PayPal for the service, but it is quick and easy.

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Click on the "Pay Now" button to send payment via PayPal.

To renew your membership, or Pay your Race Dues
, go to your profile using the private link that was included in your signup confirmation email, or renewal reminder email. Do you need your private link sent to you again? In that case:

Request your Private Link

Or... print the Membership Application (which can also be used to renew your membership), fill it out and:

  • Bring it to the next meeting with payment
  • Send it, along with a check, to:
    SSSS, PO Box 1102, Olympia, WA 98507-1102

Membership Benefits

The South Sound Sailing Society has a year-round racing and cruising program, and meetings held most months of the year. We’re a friendly group committed to sharing our love of sailing.

Membership also provides you with a wide range of reciprocal moorage opportunities on Puget Sound and Canadian waters. Take a look at our list of reciprocals — your SSSS membership pays for itself!

SSSS is a PIYA club, and members are eligible to race at most races run by other clubs on the Sound.

Most of all, your membership affords you the opportunity to learn, grow, and share with some of the nicest people we know.

SSSS Fisheries Discount

South Sound Sailing Society now has a discount arrangement with Fisheries Supply in Seattle.

To activate your account please login to The following steps only need to be done the first time you sign up after that the pricing is automatic when you login to or shop in the store.

When on the club page Click on the Start Here button which will take you to the login page on the Fisheries web site. Chose the option below that describes your current account status and whether or not you have shopped online with us before.

Option 1 Login (If you already have a Fisheries account with an on line e-mail address and password ) Click on Start Here Click on Login Enter e-mail and password and then Sign In Next it will take you back to the South Sound Sailing Society Club Screen where you will enter the promo code SSSSClub.

Option 2 Link My Email (If you have a Fisheries account but no on line e-mail address and password ) Click on Start Here Click on Link my e-mail to an existing account Fill out name, address etc. and then click on Submit Next it will take you back to the South Sound Sailing Society Club Screen where you will enter the promo code SSSSClub.

Option 3 Register as a New User (If you have never registered at Fisheries Supply for an account before) Click on Start Here Click on Register as a New User Fill out name, address etc. and then click on Submit Next it will take you back to the South Sound Sailing Society Club Screen where you will enter the promo code SSSSClub.

General Membership Meeting

South Sound Sailing Society’s monthly Meetings provide a great opportunity for socializing, making new friends, and expanding your horizon, all with people who share your love of sailing.

SSSS Members meet the second Tuesday of the month, except July and August, at the Olympia Yacht Club, 201 North Simmons. A typical meeting consists of a very short business meeting followed by a program of interest to sailors.
In the past, we’ve had top-notch speakers, such as yacht designer Bob Perry and gold-medalist Bill Buchan, as well as top sail makers and world cruisers.
We also have educational and entertaining films with topics ranging from America’s Cup highlights to cruising Vancouver Island.
To find out about the next General Meeting, check the Calendar.

Visitors are welcome!

The Olympia Yacht Club is located at 201 North Simmons, in Olympia. Doors open 1830 (6:30pm), the meeting starts at 1900 (7:00pm) and usually lasts until about 2100 (9:00 pm).

With the exception of two Meetings, described below, regular meetings typically follow a standard format. The first 30 minutes or so are dedicated to general SSSS business. This is when you’ll learn about upcoming events, provide input to proposed changes in race or other procedures, and generally stay abreast of all that SSSS is involved in. After a brief break to replenish your beverage and finish conversations started before the meeting, the second part of the Meeting begins.

This part of the Meeting is dedicated to presentations from guest speakers. It is highly anticipated, frequently affording standing room only for those who arrive late. Guest presenters are often well-known people from the sailing community who visit SSSS to share their expertise or adventures in racing or cruising or some other aspect of sailing. Other times, the presentation is conducted by one of the Sailing Society’s own members who share interesting adventures or trips.

Within one year, guest presenters included circumnavigator Nancy Erley, sailboat designer Robert Perry, Starpath Navigation School founder David Birch, cruising author Migel Scherer, master rigger Brion Toss, the Budd Bay Chantey Singers, and SSSS’s own Ken Russell. Guest presenters are arranged by the Member-at-Large, who solicits input from members as to speakers and topics of interest. The caliber of speakers and presentations draws many South Sound Sailing Society members to the Meetings, which enhances the overall social and networking aspects of the Meeting.

Twice a year, SSSS substitutes its traditional meeting format for food and celebration. The December Meeting is occasion for a holiday potluck. The June Meeting is a great excuse for a barbecue potluck and awards ceremony. SSSS members are fantastic cooks and these potlucks are a terrific opportunity to simply visit with sailing friends old and new. Look for details of these potlucks in the Ship-to-Shore.

Parking for the General Meeting

Only members of OYC can park in the lot directly in front of the OYC building. There is ample parking along the nearby streets and in the city parking lot across the street, both of which are free after 5:00 PM.