Mission & Core Values


Portland Yacht Club is a welcoming, inclusive destination for those who have a passion for boating, maritime traditions, seamanship, and racing. We are a community of families, friends and volunteers who share a love of Casco Bay.

Core Values

We are honest, fair, and respectful of members, staff, and visitors.


We foster a spirit for racing, cruising, and nautical adventure.

We are committed to education and skill development through boating programs and events for all ages.


We honor and value our club’s heritage and maritime traditions.

We support the future evolution of recreational marine related activities in a responsible manner.

We respect and care for our club and community.

We are responsible environmental stewards of Casco Bay.

Puffin photo credit Annette Newberry


We actively participate in volunteer opportunities through committees, leadership positions, and club events.

We welcome and value our members, guests, and employees for their contributions.