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WHAT: Students are placed on boats with other women of similar experience. A curriculum of skills and experiences is implemented over the six weeks of class based on US Sailing and ASA Standards (not accredited). Each boat is led by a knowledgeable instructor- most of whom are women! 

WHEN: Typically Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm, April 9th through May 21st, 2023.  Due to increased demand, additional evenings will be added to accommodate more students. Sometimes boats will add alternate days due to schedule conflicts or weather which may extend the season.

WHERE: TWSA members volunteer their boats that are moored at marinas throughout the region. Students will be assigned to a boat based on their experience and location, to the best of our ability. Boat assignment is announced on the first night of class. 

COST: The fee is $250 which includes a TWSA membership  (required by our insurance company).  

REGISTRATION: Open registration begins on February 13th. Register Here.

Within your Confirmation Email is an Important Document called "Orientation Flyer." Please read carefully for details prior to our first class on April 9th. Registrants may receive email updates and further information. 

DEADLINE: A late fee of $25 will be added to your registration after March 30th. 


  • Beginner - For the inexperienced sailor, never pulled on lines or manned the tiller.
  • Intermediate - Some sailing experience, but needs to improve skills and practice more.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be over 18 yrs of age and provide their own personal floatation device (PFD), appropriate clothes/shoes, and be able to move around on a boat under sail. A more complete list of optional items will be provided on the first night of class.

Students will also be required to purchase their own copy of Sailing Made Easy

If you have additional questions,  please email us.

TWSA meets monthly with Social events. Anyone is welcome to join us at these events.  See the calendar or Events. 
TWSA does not have an office.  Please email us at

Mailing Address:
P O Box 112123
Tacoma, WA  98411

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