Shipmates is the women’s Auxiliary of the Tacoma Yacht Club. Since 1937, Shipmates have worked to promote friendliness among members, encourage social and charitable activities, and promote the sport of yachting.
As a vital and important link in the operation of the Tacoma Yacht Club, Shipmates support the Club by sponsoring events including participating in the Tacoma Daffodil Festival, supporting youth marine organizations, providing student scholarships, marching in parades, and participating in service projects throughout the community.
Shipmates also support the Club by hosting a Bunny Brunch at Easter, sponsoring a Children’s Christmas Party during the Christmas holidays, and sponsoring the Santa Project which supports low-income families in the Tacoma School District. Shipmates are huge supporters of the Tacoma Yacht Club’s Junior Sail program which is dedicated to providing hands-on education and sailing experience for the youth in our community.
Shipmates sponsor an auction that serves as the major fundraiser for the organization. Funds raised during the auction support the charitable giving programs for the following three years. Various community organizations have been recipients of these funds including the Tacoma School District, the Amara Emergency Sanctuary, the Youth Marine Foundation, and the Tacoma Community Boat Builders, and the Tacoma Yacht Club’s Junior Sail program.
All Shipmates are invited to attend monthly luncheon programs and meetings, monthly Board meetings, monthly book club meetings, quarterly social events, and various other activities. Membership in Shipmates is open to any woman in the Tacoma Yacht Club. For additional information about the Shipmates’ organization, contact the Shipmates’ president or the office.


Shipmates' Application
Shipmates Brochure
Donation Application

Shipmates provides funding for organizations which support Tacoma maritime and youth marine programs.