Monthly General Meetings/Dinners have returned.

Potluck or Dinner + general meeting 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



A member of District 16 & The United States Power Squadron

View the new United States Power Squadrons public website. America's Boating Club®

See the following links for information on Cooperative Charting and Geodetic Program.

Cooperative Charting is a major public service of USPS to provide updated information to the Marine Chart Division of NOS/NOAA. (requires log in to national)

The National Geodetic Survey Data Explorer is a program to locate individual geodetic marks and report their condition together with any change in the directions needed to locate them.

The following links are some of the Webmasters Favorites - Provides Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest.

The Boat US Foundation - Promotes Boating Safety and Clean Water. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide..

The Boat Live 365 - is a movement to empower recreational boating advocates to create a safe boating culture 365 days a year.

Welcome to America's Boating Club®

Tacoma and South Puget Sound where our goal is to:

* LEARN Boating Skills

* ENGAGE with Boating Friends

* CONNECT with the Boating


Our social/business meetings are held at Day Island Yacht Club on (4th Tuesday of each month) starting at 1830 until 2030. Social hour starts at 6PM. If interested in the club and not a member, you are always welcome to attend.

Our last general meeting and potluck this year is Tuesday November 28.

Our annual Christmas Brunch is Sunday December 3, 2023 @ 11:00 AM at Tacoma Yacht Club - 5401 North Waterfront Drive, Tacoma, WA 98407. The cost is $28.00 per person – Children 6 to 10 $14.00, Children 5 and under free.

Please bring an unwrapped gift for a girl or boy ages 3 -18. Gifts will be donated to “Bridges” a center for grieving children.

Please sign up using registration form that was emailed or call call Gary Dildine.


Classes wil begin next year. We hope to have another ABC, Boating Handling and Radar courses after the first of the year in person.

There are also squadrons in the area that also periodically conduct boating education classes via Zoom.

Click the following link Course List to see the currently available scheduled classes. Look for the Location: that are identified as Virtual or Zoom.


Thanks for all the 2023 Rendezvous Hosts and attendees.

2024 rendezvous have not be schedued. If you have any ideas for rendezvous locations or activities please contact one of our board members. If you would like to host a rendezvous let a member of the bridge know and they will assist you.

Members and Guests check out our Award Winning Wake Astern for the most current squadron info.

-- VSC-- Schedule your safety inspection. Call/email your favorite inspector. You can also schedule a VSC online by selecting the following link Vessel Safety Check!

P/D/C Craig Brown, SN-CN is our current VSC Chairperson. He can be contacted by Email:, or Phone: 253-350-4884.

Thanks to Susan Walker for being our past VSC chairwoman.

If this is your first VSC, reviewing the following prior to the inspection will help insure success, VSC Worksheet

The following are some of the major reasons for Failing a Vessel Safety Check.
Visual Distress Signals - 12% .. Check they are available and not outdated.
Sound Producing Devices / Bell - 5% .. Every boat is required to have a Whistle, and or Horn.
Navigation Lights - 8% .. Ensure you bulbs are operating.

---Attention all Vessel Safety Check Inspectors---

According to a new requirement from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, vessel safety check examiners must read the new vessel examiner regulations. Please download, print and keep the PowerPoint presentation from the Safety webpage for reference. To confirm you have viewed the regulations, sign and date the last page for your records. You don’t need to send this verification to anyone unless asked. See link below.

-- VSC Examiners -- There is a new VSC Workshop presentation that has a very good explanation on recient changes and clarification of requirements 2023 VSC Workshop.

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