Lighted Boat Parade


Departs Des Moines Marina 6:00 December 4, 2021, and parades to Three Tree Point then to Redondo and back to the marina. All local boaters are welcome to join. 

Check our Facebook event for information on how and where to watch. We’ll be posting information to our  Facebook Event. 

A confirmation email will be sent to you when you register. An email with zoom details will be sent closer by 11/28. 

Lighted Boat Registration

Let us know how to get back to you with details about the captains' meeting which will outline meeting location and time. We'll also be letting people know if inclimate weather causes departure changes. Please also allow emails from or regularly check your SPAM or JUNK folder for confirmation emails and the Captain's zoom information

Please enter the name of your boat
If you are joining as a member of a yacht club or marina, please tell us which one


Club News

Des Moines Yacht Club First Mates Award Navigating the Future

Scholarships at Dollars for Scholars Reception


Three outstanding Mt. Rainier graduating students received Des Moines Yacht Club First Mates Navigating the Future scholarships during the annual Des Moines Dollars for Scholars Awards Reception on May 26, 2021. Following social distancing guidelines, this year’s ceremony was held outdoors at the Des Moines Activity Center, where many local and civic leaders welcomed the students and their families. Judging by all the smiles, students enjoyed the unusual celebration, but the First Mates hope to carry on their tradition of hosting this reception at the Des Moines Yacht Club!

Since 2009, the First Mates have awarded 42 scholarships, for a total of $37,500. Scholarships are made possible through the hard work of fundraisers and through a gift-giving program, where donations may be made in honor of an individual or to honor the memory of the individual. This scholarship fund is a 501C3 charitable organization, which allows a tax write-off for donors, and an opportunity for many companies to match contributions.

The First Mates and Des Moines Yacht Club support academic success in the community. Their scholarship fund reflects pride in students and a huge commitment to their ongoing education.

First Mates Navigating the Future Scholarship committee members are: Shelly Arch, Sheila Dahlgren, Joy Feider, Trish Keenan, Patti Linscott, Mindy McClean and Marilee Wamsley. For more information, please email Patti Linscott at

Here are the three graduating Mt. Rainier students receiving their 2021 Des Moines Yacht Club First Mates Navigating the Future Scholarships! Honor and celebrate these inspiring leaders, and everyone who participates in their success!

 Frank Keenan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Anam Hakim, majoring in Engineering at the UW


 Margaret Moreau Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Dananwit Taffes, majoring in Public Health at the UW


 Navigating the Future Scholarship

Awarded to Joham Chaurra-Valencia, majoring in Business at the UW





DMYC earns 3rd place in TYC 2021 Marine Daffodil Parade


2020 Swap Meet Registration


March 21st 2020 from 8AM to 2 PM

Registration deadline is Saturday, March 14th 2020
Mail Registration form and check payable “DMYC First Mates” to:
Joy Feider/ Swap Meet
22737 Marine View Drive S
Des Moines WA 98198



Indoor spaces – $35.00 rental fee

  • Indoor spaces are approx. 7X9 feet, 5ft round banquet tables provided with 2

Outdoor spaces – $15.00 rental fee (reduced fee for being outside)

  • Outdoor spaces are about 10X20 feet,  on gravel, no tables available.
  • Oversized items such as small boats, dinghies, large tools and trailers are good for Outdoor space rentals.
  • Tents are OK, must bring own.

Commercial Vendors $ 100 . 00/Indoor;   $ 75 . 00/Outdoor

  • The DMYC First Mates want to maintain the spirit of this event to provide individual boaters and boating clubs a venue for buying and selling used boat items. Spaces for Commercial/Business vendors are limited .

If you want more than one space, please complete one form for each space

Make checks payable to: DMYC First Mates
Call Todd (253) 336-4880,
or email

Complete the form online or using the PDF and mail the check to the address above.

The downloadable PDF form can be filled in using your computer and then printed. 
DMYC -Marine Swap Meet Website Flyer

DMYC 2020 Marine Swap Meet Registration Form

Select one
Enter your first and last name (required)
Enter your street
Enter your city
Enter your 5 digit zipcode
enter your phone #
Enter an email we can use to contact you