Quartermaster Yacht Club


Upcoming events

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meyers Hut

    General membership meeting

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • Dock Street, Tacoma

    QYC Cruise to Dock St.

    April 20-22, 2018

    Murder Mystery Nite at The Social Bar and Grill Saturday night


    Cocktail hour and pizza get together on the docks Friday night


    There are many fun things to do along the waterfront in Tacoma.  Below are just a few:


    The Glass Museum

    Tacoma Art Museum

    Washington State History Museum

    LeMay Car Museum

    Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade

    Walk over the Bridge of Glass to Pacific Avenue to visit many restaurants and shops


    Call Dock St. Marina to reserve your slip



    Please register on the website so we know you are coming (even if you decide to drive over) or email Patti Wells at pattisuewells@gmail.com

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vashon Library Meeting Room

    Marine Rules of the Road Tech Talk

    We hope you are now inspired to plan and take a boat trip this summer – either in South Puget Sound, to the San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands or beyond.  One important tool you want to bring along is a good understanding of the Marine Rules of the Road.

    With no lane markers or traffic signals on the water an entirely different set of rules to avoid collisions is needed.  This includes which vessels have priority, which vessel must give way in collision scenarios and what waters are unsafe for travel.  The rules also incorporate sound signals, like your obligations while traveling in fog, and the Canada cardinal buoyage system.  Lighting requirements for different vessel types also come into play for boating at night.

    This Tech Talk will review these rules and how they apply to a rather surprising collision between the private pleasure vessel Nap Tyme and Washington State Ferry Chetzemoka.  Come see the collision video and hear who the US Coast Guard found at fault, and why.

    Be prepared to share your own rules of the road stories, and we know you have them, at this Tech Talk on Wednesday, April 25 at 7PM in the Vashon Library meeting room.

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • Meyer's Hut

    Second work party of the season, this time to get the club in good shape for the Opening Day celebration.

    • 17 May 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meyers Hut

    General membership meeting

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Meyer's Hut
    • 9

    Washington State Boater Education Card Course on Vashon

    Are you a Washington State powered boat or watercraft operator?  Do you have a Boater Education Card yet?  The card is mandatory for powered boat operators under 60 years of age, even if the boat is a sailboat with an outboard motor.  The course also covers important material that will keep you both safe and legal on the water.

    The good news, the card is free, just take the course and pass the test.  Join Captain John Burke on Saturday, June 2 at 9AM at Quartermaster Yacht Club's Meyers Hut to take the course and improve boating safety.   The course will run no longer than eight hours.

    Attendance is limited to twelve people.  Contact Captain Burke at 206-200-9337 for more information.

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • Brownsville & Poulsbo
    This year's cruise features a bonus Thursday night Solstice stay in Brownsville (which is right on the way to Poulsbo).  Great way to kick off summer!

    More details to come.

Past events

07 Apr 2018 Spring Cleanup
24 Mar 2018 Commodore's Ball
21 Mar 2018 San Juan & Canadian Gulf Islands cruising Tech Talk
21 Feb 2018 Taking your boat to Canada (and back) Tech Talk
15 Feb 2018 General Meeting
18 Jan 2018 General Meeting
17 Jan 2018 Hidden Cruising Gems in South Puget Sound Tech Talk
09 Jan 2018 Mates Meeting
18 Aug 2017 Rendezvous at Deer Harbor
26 Jun 2017 Sailing Program Pre-season Prep
07 Jun 2017 Marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) Tech Talk
20 May 2017 Man Overboard Life Sling Rescue Procedures Tech Talk
20 May 2017 Hands-On Tech Talk Open House
18 May 2017 General Meeting
10 May 2017 Safe trip planning, and what to do if things go wrong Tech Talk
06 May 2017 Spring cleanup II
21 Apr 2017 Blues Cruise to Gig Harbor
20 Apr 2017 General Meeting
08 Apr 2017 Spring Cleanup
05 Apr 2017 Nautical Chart Accuracy Limits Tech Talk
08 Mar 2017 What do you have in your dinghy ditch kit Tech Talk
16 Feb 2017 General Meeting
08 Feb 2017 Boat Handling in Adverse Conditions Tech Talk
19 Jan 2017 General Meeting
11 Jan 2017 Anchoring, Basics & Beyond Tech Talk
07 Dec 2016 Marine VHF Radio Use Tech Talk
16 Nov 2016 Rescue and Lifesaving Essentials
29 Oct 2016 Fall Dock Walk - 2016
26 Oct 2016 FREE Marine Chart Plotter Software and Charts
08 Oct 2016 Line Splicing Workshop with Perry Hansen
08 Oct 2016 Carpooling to Des Moines anyone?
17 Aug 2016 Rendezvous at Deer Harbor
18 Jun 2016 Cruise to Nowhere
27 May 2016 Memorial Day Cruise
14 May 2016 Opening Day
22 Apr 2016 Blues Cruise to Brownsville
26 Feb 2016 Cruise to Arabella's Landing
30 Jan 2016 Boat Show Dinner
14 Nov 2015 Fall Dock Walk - Prep For Winter Storms
07 Nov 2015 Fall "Cleanup Our Club" Work Party
25 Jul 2015 Classic Yacht Association at QYC
02 May 2015 Washington State Boater's Card Class
16 Apr 2015 General Meeting
19 Mar 2015 General Meeting
19 Feb 2015 General Meeting
14 Feb 2015 Work Party: outdoor cleanup
15 Jan 2015 General Meeting
13 Dec 2014 Christmas Brunch
20 Nov 2014 November General Meeting
15 Nov 2014 Commodore's Ball
16 Oct 2014 October General Meeting
13 Oct 2014 Centerpiece Making Party
10 Oct 2014 Autumn Leaves Cruise
04 Oct 2014 Work Party
12 Sep 2014 Cruise to Poulsbo
01 Aug 2014 Rendezvous at Deer Harbor
11 Jul 2014 Market and Jazz Cruise
04 Jul 2014 4th of July Celebration
13 Jun 2014 Start of Season Cruise
24 May 2014 Memorial Day cruise to Swantown
15 Feb 2014 Chilly - Chili Dock Christening Party
16 Jan 2014 General Meeting
10 Jan 2014 Lookie - Loo Lunch
16 Dec 2013 Board Meeting
13 Dec 2013 Lookie - Loo Lunch
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