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Seattle Maritime Festival

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Tugboat Races!  Come watch, come race!

A message from Rachel Shrewsbury:

It is that time of year! The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival is on the horizon. If you would like to participate in the tugboat races….please let me know .

The 28th Annual competition is the largest tugboat race in the world.  This year, more than 30 boats are expected to participate.  Racing is from the Grain Terminal, Pier 86, to the finish line at Pier 66.


  • Fire Boat Display                                                       Noon
  • Tugboat Ballet                                                             12:10 p.m.
  • Abandon Ship Demonstration                                 12:20 p.m.
  • Workboat Parade                                                        12:50 p.m.
  • Class C Limited Tug Race                                            1:15 p.m.
  • Class B Harbor Tug Race                                            2:00 p.m.
  • Fireboat Firefighting Demonstration                       2:30 p.m.


Participation/Information: For any information regarding Tugboat Races or Race Registration Please Contact: Rachel Shrewsbury P: 206-789-9000 E:

Where is the Links page?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

There are some features of the new site that may not be easy to find.  For example to get to the page to become a member you need to click on the About Us link at the top of the page.  This is also where you will find the Links page and the Member Roster page.

How to add your tug to the new boat roster

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Step one: You must be a registered member of the RTA to add a boat to the roster, to register as a member just go to the About Us page and click on membership. Membership is free. You can also register in the Enter Boat Record page, there is a Register link on that page.

Step two: Before you begin, collect all the information and photos that you want to include in your boat roster entry and put it someplace you can easily find it. I like to put everything on my desktop. Photos must be .jpegs

Step three: Click on the Enter Boat Record link on the left side of the Boat Roster page. Log in with your RTA username and password. Fill in as much or as little information as you want into the boat record form. Make sure you click on continue at the bottom of the page and then upload your photos.

Step four: To update or add info or images to your Boat Roster entry,  just click the Edit Boat Record link on the left side of the Boat Roster page. It will ask you for your email and access key, enter the info and you will be back in your tugs Enter Boat Record page. If you didn’t save that access key, don’t worry, just click on Resend Access Key and the website will immediately resend your access key.

Tips… If you are including a website link in your boat record, please make sure you put in the entire website address, not just part of it, it won’t work if it doesn’t have the whole address. For example not the software needs that http:// to know it’s a web link. The easiest way is open the website in your browser and cut and paste the web address from the browser window into the correct box on the form.

New Boat Roster

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

New Boat Roster

We have a new boat roster that enables boat owners to create a special page for their boat with photos, info and history.  Members are now able to add as much information as they want about their boat, it’s history and up to 10 photos.  Because we want everyone to be able to add information or change photos on their own boat roster page, we cannot just migrate all the old info to the new roster.  Each boat owner must register and create a login and password.  If we do it for you, then you will not have access to your  boat roster page if you want to add or change info or put in more than just one photo.

It’s an easy process and if you have problems you can contact us through the website.  We did this because this is an all volunteer organization, no one is employed by the RTA, no one gets paid, those of us that do volunteer to help out cannot always get info up as quickly as folks may want. There’s only 2 of us and we aren’t always sitting in front of a computer.  By making the website more self-service with the new boat roster, new classifieds and built in forums, no one has to wait for anyone else to find the time to add information to the website for them.  You can change your information immediately, put up a classified ad instantly and you don’t have to leave the website to participate in the forum discussions.   We hope this will create a more active and interactive RTA community on the web and help folks stay informed about rendezvous and other RTA events and happenings.

For the time being the old website is still available as is the old roster.  But eventually we hope that everyone will take the time, just a few minutes really, to go into the new website and add their boat to the new roster.

Thank you

The New RTA Site is Here!

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

We have a new site with some exciting new features.  The boat roster is now self-service, boat owners upload their own  info and photos and can update their roster info at anytime.  Classifieds are also self-service.  Check out the new forums too.  You need to register to get a login and password, membership is still free.  Even if you’re already a member of RTA you still need register through the new site.  If you have any questions or problems, use the contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  We’ll keep the old site up for a while, you can access it here: