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WHEN:  Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 9:00, April 12 through May 24, 2022 (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 Commencement Bay or Gig Harbor. Students will be assigned to a boat based on their experience, and the best location for them (Tacoma ,Gig Harbor). Boat assignment is announced the first night of class. 

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 USSailing and ASA standards. Each boat is led by a knowledgeable instructor- most of whom are women. 

COST:  The fee is $195 which includes a $35 TWSA membership  (required by our insurance company).

DEADLINE: a late fee of $15 will be added to your registration after March 29th. 


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.

REGISTRATION:  click on EVENTS to register online with a credit card. 

Within your Confirmation Email is an Important Document called the Orientation Flyer. Please read carefully for details on our first class on April 12th. Registrants may receive email updates and further information. 

REQUIREMENTS: participants must 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.

COVID:  all participants must show proof of three vaccine shots received prior to March 30, 2022.  Masks will be required whenever 6 foot distance is not possible. 

Participants must be over 18 yrs.


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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