GENERAL INFORMATION and PYC INFORMATION BELOW
DETAILED EVENT INFORMATION ON TACOMA YACHT CLUB WEBSITE (↢ click here to view)
Dates: Friday April 14-16, 2023
Cost: pay as you go and BYO for food/events. Boat moorage fees paid directly to Tacoma. Tacoma sets up a "Daffy Bank" in their club. No cash or cards are used to purchase at the bar or for meals. Instead, you purchase "Daffy Bucks" at a kiosk and use that to purchase items at their club throughout the weekend.
TBD - we may do PYC appetizers at the boats but there is also a TYC beer and appetizer buffet
Dinner at Tacoma Yacht Club (TYC) and Yellowstone Theme Dance at the club 🎶
Breakfast: at the club, on your boat, in the town!
Morning: As a club we will be decorating our PYC parade boat! Then tour Tacoma or relax a bit.
Afternoon: 'THE TOKEN PARADE' at 1:30pm. This is a pretty crazy tradition. We will have a team of 5 club members who will be dressed up to parade around the Tacoma Yacht Club facility, then go inside and compete in a Jeopardy style trivia contest to win judges points that add to our overall weekend competition among the many Yacht Club contestants. Not in that 5? No worries as we need a HUGE fan club to get them ready, cheer them on, then we also go inside to watch the trivia contest and cheer crazy loud for our PYC contingent. Come cheer on the PYC contingent in a crazy walking (not boat) parade up around the Yacht Club
Dinner - TBD We may organize a club potluck dinner or there is also a buffet dinner at TYC.
Live Band! - Head back to TYC for a live band and dancing Saturday night 🎶
Meals OYO or at the TYC
Flag Ceremony Starts at 10am at the TYC waterside. 30 minute solemn ceremony.
Boat Parade! Parade Begins at 11:30AM
Depart Tacoma late afternoon: Boats are most often unable to leave until after the full parade due to the moorage conditions.
PETS? Due to difficult moorage arrangements and lack of shore side facilities, bringing pets to Daffodil is discouraged. If you do bring pets, please be responsible in handling and cleanup. Please keep pets on a leash at all times.
BOAT/MOORAGE DETAILS/RV OPTION
MOORAGE CLOSES MARCH 20 but often sells out by March 1st!
Thinking of bringing your boat? A few details. This event is VERY crowded for moorage. PYC members do not need to travel together, however we do meet in the harbor outside their docks at about 1300 then we are escorted in as a group. Tacoma will ensure that the parade boat is able to get out on Sunday morning. All other vessels will very likely be required to stay until the END of the parade before boats are released in the Last In/First Out order. This means a Sunday afternoon departure. Some club members choose to go just a short way Sunday then continue home to Poulsbo on Monday.
RV OPTION: Motor home parking will be available. ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. Please fill out the RV Registration form online (and pay $25 non-refundable registration fee).
Travel by Boat or Travel by Car/RV & join events as you wish. We ask for a sign up so we can organize PYC events throughout the weekend. Plans change? Just let us know!