General Meetings with Potluck or Dinner 1830 - 2030

4th Tuesday of each month

Visitors always welcome

Meeting held at

Day Island Yacht Club
2120 91st Ave W.
University Place WA   98466



We are America’s Boating Club®

Spring is here. I am sure everyone is looking forward to a new boating season.

“Thanks” to all our Volunteers for filling the New Year Bridge, Board and/or committees. Also many “Thanks” for all those who filled last years positions.

Are you one of the many recreational boaters in Washington required by law to complete an approved boating safety education course and carry Washington State Boater Education Card ? If so, Tacoma Power Squadron and Metro Parks are offering class room instruction and testing in five class room sessions for you to obtain your boaters card.

You are required to have a Boater Education Card if you fit the following criteria:
-- You operate a vessel with a 15-horsepower (or greater) motor.
-- You were born after Jan. 1, 1955.
-- You are 12 years of age or older.

(See ---CLASS SCHEDULE--- below for class details.)

-- The 2019
Rendezvous schedule is avalable planning. We are looking for hosts and co-hosts.
-- If you plan on cruising you may want to start thinking about making the appropriate reservation and host notifications.

Our General Meetings with Potluck/Dinner are the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1830 – 2030. Visitors are always welcome!


There are two America's Boating Course (ABC) Class this spring . The class consists of five evenings (four lecture/discussions (7:00-9:00PM) followed by the test. Cost $50 including manual for class.
Both ABC Boaters Education Classes will be held at Point Defiance Marina, 5912 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma, WA 98407 in the boat house repair shop.

The May class meets once a week, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019(Wednesday nights); 7-9 pm

June class meets twice a week, June 3, 6, 10, 13 & 17, 2019(Monday/Thursday nights); 7-9 pm.

Signup can link can be found at Tacoma power Squadron Upcoming Educational Courses

or at Point Defiance Marina Metro Parks Tacoma website

Additional info can be found on our Education Page.


We are looking for volunteers willing to help instruct members and fellow boaters in on the water boat handling. We get requests for instruction in regards to departing, docking and close quarter handling. In general, slow speed boat maneuvering. If you could give us a hand, please let Otto know.

-- VSC - Schedule your safety inspection. Call/email your favorate inspector, or Susan Walker at 253-213-2850 or at You can also schedule a VSC online by selecting the following link Vessel Safety Check!

We are your club!

-- If you have any ideas for activities during our general meetings, other squadron events or education classes, please contact someone on our bridge.

If you know of someone who might be interested in joining TPS, contact Jackie Mattox, (253)732-2264 or at

As always check out your Award Winning Wake Astern for the most current squadron and rendezvous info.