TTPYC Boating Safety and Education

Our partnership with the United States Power Squadrons Poverty Bay Squadron enables us to join their organization without paying an initiation fee and only paying their inexpensive dues (Their members by the way may join TTPYC with a similar discount). That way TTPYC members with an interest in their courses may take their courses at the members-only cost which is about 1/3 as much as taking the course as a non-member.

To learn what courses they have to offer and what they teach regularly, please go to this site and then look over to the left at Boater Education especially at the link for Advanced Classes. Should you not live near Des Moines marina you can join the Poverty Bay squadron and take courses whereever they’re offered at different locations throughout Washington. Go to for a map locating the different teaching squadrons and their course schedules.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either of us (TTPYC members Rick Edel or Jerry Carbaugh). Our complete information is in the TTPYC Roster.