Winter Vashon

Winter Vashon 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2023

The annual Southern Sound Series kicks off with the winter Vashon Island Race on December 2, 2023.  The Southern Sound Series is a series of four sailing races, hosted over consecutive months by different yacht clubs.  

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.  You can find the Notice of Race Series (NOR) and Series Sailing Instructions (SI) here. Registration is open November 1 - December 1st at 12:00 noon on the Regatta Network at

Click Here To Register

Overnight moorage is limited and is best used for vessels traveling greater distances so please do not request moorage if your home port is nearby.  
If you are arriving on Friday use Channel 72 to hail "Race Committee" between 12 and 6 PM before entering the marina. Do not expect electricity. Be certain to have adequate fenders and mooring lines at-the-ready.

All participants and volunteers are invited to a dinner at the Tacoma Yacht Club on Friday evening December 1, 2023, at 5:30 P.M. for a no-host social followed by dinner at 6:00 P.M.  Cost is $25.00. 

All participants and volunteers are also invited to a breakfast at the Tacoma Yacht Club on Saturday morning, December 3, 2023 from  7:30 – 8:30 A.M.  Cost is $15.00. 
Payments for dinner and breakfast can be made by credit card or check, beginning Friday, December 1, 2023 starting at 5:00 P.M. at the TYC Clubhouse OR pre-pay through Regatta Network.  Please indicate how many crew you are paying for.  Skippers are to keep track of meal assignments for their crew.

You can purchase the 2023 Winter Vashon shirts here.
We look forward to seeing you at Winter Vashon!
Tacoma Yacht Club Sail Race Committee

(below - Winter Vashon Chart) 


2023 Winter Vashon Notice of Race

2023 Sailing Instructions

North Mark Location