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Tacoma   women's  Sailing Association

                         Women teaching women to sail since 1976.

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Spring Sailing Classes:    April 9 - May 21 (learn more and register ) 

Cruising on Your Sailboat,  June 4,6,11,13,18 Foss Marina, 821 Dock Street.  Registration will open in early April. 

“What she really loved was to hang over the edge and watch the bow of the ship slice through the waves. She loved it especially when the waves were high and the ship rose and fell, or when it was snowing and the flakes stung her face.” 
 Kristin CashoreGraceling

SAILING . . . .   just the thought brings feelings of freedom, flying on the wind and surfing the waves of Puget Sound.  Sea life all around, adventures that tap the visceral senses - breezes, salt air, the exhilaration of learning to harness the power of the wind.  Taking the wind's energy and turning it into sheer fluid movement and ratcheting up your excitement with new friends around you - YAHOO!

This is no dream!  ...This is learning to sail with the Tacoma Women's Sailing Association!

Come and join the FUN ! Enjoy the LEARNING, embrace the EXPERIENCE and make new FRIENDSHIPS...But BEWARE: This experience will Change Your Life!

So join TWSA on and off the water. Sign up for a sailing class - you will never be the same... 

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Become a member

Any person can become a member of TWSA (even men !).  Those who are older than 18 may participate in our sailing classes and activities (insurance requirement).  Couples may join as one "person" with two first names. Annual membership fee is $35.00. You will receive an invoice to renew next year.  Those who sign up for a sailing class become members automatically. 

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Upcoming events

    • April 09, 2019
    • May 21, 2019
    • Tacoma

    WHEN:  Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 9:00, April 19 through May 21, 2019 (sometimes boats will add alternate days due to schedule conflicts or weather which may extend the season).

    WHO: Individuals who are 18 or older may take our class.  Couples must register as individuals as each one is a "spot" on a boat.  We tend to split couples onto two different boats out of the same marina. 

    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 or Vashon). 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 21st. 


    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 the button below to register online with a credit card. Opens February 2019.  

    Within your Confirmation Email is important information on our First Night Orientation. Please read carefully for details on our first class on April 9th. 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.

    Participants must be over 18 yrs.


    • June 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • June 20, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • 821 Dock Street, Tacoma
    Registration is closed

    To be held June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20 at Foss Marina in Tacoma.

    This six evening class will focus on the important elements to be considered when cruising on your sailboat.  More details are forthcoming and Registration will open soon.

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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