The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club was organized in 1976 to provide a forum in which members participate in informal sailing, cruising and racing events in a safe, responsible and friendly atmosphere. STYC is recognized by Pacific International Yachting Association (PIYA) and is a member of US Sailing (USSA). The racing schedule is comprised of handicapped races in Puget Sound, offering competition in flying and non-flying sail classes. We start in February with the Iceberg Regatta. Our other popular races include the Ballard Cup Series, formerly the Six Pak Series, in which we have joined with Shilshole Bay Yacht Club to provide a series of ten races on Monday nights during the Summer.