Winter Vashon

Winter Vashon 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020
The annual Southern Sound Series kicks off with the winter Vashon Island Race on December 5, 2020.  The Southern Sound Series is a series of four sailing races, hosted over consecutive months by different yacht clubs.  This year the series will feature a single/double hand class to enable more sailors to compete and still comply with COVID 19 restrictions.

The Vashon Island Race is hosted by the Tacoma Yacht Club and is a clockwise race around Vashon Island, starting at the south end of the island.  The Notice of Race Series (NOR) and Series Sailing Instructions (SI), as well as the Vashon Island Race NOR and SI, are posted here.  Registration is open now through December 1 on Regatta Network at

Click Here to Register

Due to restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Tacoma Yacht Club (TYC) hosted events for the 2020 Winter Vashon race participants this year.  The restaurant and clubhouse are closed and there will be no t-shirts available for purchase. However, TYC dock space is still available if race participants wish to reserve space.  You can reserve dock space when you register for the race on Regatta Network.  The deadline to register for the race is December 1, 2020.

Vessels that have reserved moorage should hail the TYC Race Committee on Channel 72 before entering the yacht club basin.

Some vessels will have to travel greater distances than others to participate in the race and will need to overnight at TYC.  If a vessel does not need to overnight at TYC, please do not reserve moorage.

If you wish to take advantage of the moorage opportunity, you will be asked to adhere to the following:
  • Skipper and crew of a vessel will be responsible for securing vessel lines to the dock or another vessel, if rafting.
  • Social distancing with 6 feet spacing (minimum) between non cohabitating family members will be observed.  Groups cannot congregate anywhere on the docks or grounds.
  • Other than use of the guest restrooms at the clubhouse, the clubhouse is closed to all race participants who are not TYC members.
  • Visitors will not entertain guests on their vessels who are non-cohabitating family members or who are not crew.
  • Masks are to be worn when on the dock, transiting the ramp to and from the dock, in the guest restroom, and in general while on TYC grounds.
  • Compliance with all other local, state, and federal Covid 19 mandates.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, TYC will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability. 

Thank for in advance for your cooperation and patience.  Have a great race.
TYC Race Committee.

(below - Winter Vashon Chart) 


2020 Winter Vashon Notice of Race

2020 Sailing Instructions

North Mark Location