Safe and Fun Boating Through Education
Our last ABC class before summer is complete (Congratulations, 100% pass). Since last fall, our squadron has taught numerous ABC classes, Seamanship, Piloting, and Engine Maintenance classes.
Special "Thanks" to all the instructors, coordinators and special guest speakers who helped Tacoma Power Squadron meet our education and safety priorities.
Although there are no summer classes, let’s continue our squadron education objectives by sharing all we have learned and experienced to the boating public as we wander the Salish Sea and beyond.
Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) are available throughout the year. VSC are a good chance to learn and/or review US Coast Guard (USCG) and State safe boating requirements. To schedule a VSC call your favorite Examineer or click on Vessel Safety Checks for scheduling a VSC.
Remember our general meetings will be on hiatus for the summer (June July and August).
TPS School is out for our summer break. However there is a Squadron wide assignment to boat safely, enjoy the summer, and support the squadrons outreach for new members and filling leadership positions.
Paddle Smart Seminar July 8th at 10:00 AM till 12:00
We have a 2-hour Paddle Smart Seminar presentation at Pt Defiance Boat House planned for Saturday July 8th at 10:00 AM till 12:00. The Tacoma Power Squadron is being asked to do the classroom seminar on Paddle Smart (approximately 2 hrs), and the Point Defiance Boat House staff will do hands on practical demonstrations with the paddle craft at Owen’s Beach, following the classroom sessions. If you could lend a hand to help with the seminar, please contact Otto for details. It’s a chance to help educate and meet some prospective new members. Our National Power Squadrons Organization provides the books and handouts. The instructor’s materials with the power point slides provided make doing this seminar easy to do and you don’t need to be a paddle boater to help present the class.
ABC Basic Boating Class start on Thursdays, September 14th for 5 weeks, 7:00 PM - 9:00PM
Tacoma Yacht Club has made its facility available for an ABC Basic Boating Class to be held starting Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 PM - 9:00PM. Tell your friends, who are new to boating or would like to learn more and may be in need of a “Washington State Boat Operators Card, to give us a call or email and sign up for the class. It will run for 5 sessions including the exam.
If you know of someone who might be interested in joining TPS, contact Jackie Mattox, (253)732-2264 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 boating season has begun.
Check out our Rendezvous Schedule and make your plans for more fun, fellowship an hopefully a dry time. Make sure you make the appropriate marina reservations and let the cruise host know of your plans.
Also check out the Summer San Juan Island Cruise. It’s going to be a relaxing, peaceful, well planned, impromptu, do what you want cruise. How can it not be fun, exciting and relaxing?
As always check out your Award Winning Wake Astern for current rendezvous info.