Quartermaster Yacht Club

Tech Talks are open to the public and are a great way to learn more about boating. Each session focuses on a single topic, and presents a great way to learn from both the people leading the talk as well as the other boaters in attendance.

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Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vashon Library Meeting Room

    Marine Rules of the Road Tech Talk

    We hope you are now inspired to plan and take a boat trip this summer – either in South Puget Sound, to the San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands or beyond.  One important tool you want to bring along is a good understanding of the Marine Rules of the Road.

    With no lane markers or traffic signals on the water an entirely different set of rules to avoid collisions is needed.  This includes which vessels have priority, which vessel must give way in collision scenarios and what waters are unsafe for travel.  The rules also incorporate sound signals, like your obligations while traveling in fog, and the Canada cardinal buoyage system.  Lighting requirements for different vessel types also come into play for boating at night.

    This Tech Talk will review these rules and how they apply to a rather surprising collision between the private pleasure vessel Nap Tyme and Washington State Ferry Chetzemoka.  Come see the collision video and hear who the US Coast Guard found at fault, and why.

    Be prepared to share your own rules of the road stories, and we know you have them, at this Tech Talk on Wednesday, April 25 at 7PM in the Vashon Library meeting room.

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Meyer's Hut
    • 8

    Washington State Boater Education Card Course on Vashon

    Are you a Washington State powered boat or watercraft operator?  Do you have a Boater Education Card yet?  The card is mandatory for powered boat operators under 60 years of age, even if the boat is a sailboat with an outboard motor.  The course also covers important material that will keep you both safe and legal on the water.

    The good news, the card is free, just take the course and pass the test.  Join Captain John Burke on Saturday, June 2 at 9AM at Quartermaster Yacht Club's Meyers Hut to take the course and improve boating safety.   The course will run no longer than eight hours.

    Attendance is limited to twelve people.  Contact Captain Burke at 206-200-9337 for more information.

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