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PICYA Brief - September

PICYA Navigator, the new monthly newsletter goes out every Tuesday of the week following a delegates meeting. It has a distribution of nearly 1,000 recipients of yacht club members throughout the Bay and Delta. If you would like to share information on upcoming events at your club or items of interest to boating, send the information to PICYAnews@gmail.com. If you would like to subscribe, just go to http://picya.org/Navigator and click “Subscribe”.

20th Annual PICYA Margo Brown Wheel Chair Regatta will be held September 24, 2016 at Encinal Yacht Club. This event will once again provide veterans, many confined to wheelchairs, with the rare opportunity to experience a power boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco Bay along the San Francisco City front. On their return, our guests will be treated to a picnic luncheon and entertainment on the grounds of Encinal Yacht Club. Most of our honored guests are U.S. Veterans residing in Northern California Veterans’ Homes and Hospitals.

Fall PICYA Management Conference is being held at the Loch Lomond Yacht Club on Saturday October 15th. We will have a representative from US Coast Guard San Francisco with an interesting discussion on how we can work together in case of a large scale emergency and many other interesting presentations. Also Loch Lomond YC is planning on hosting an all club cruise-in so folks can bring their boats on that Friday into their newly-dredged marina and stay for the conference and then cruise out on Sunday. (more information below)

PICYA APP: We have a new free APP for PICYA. You can download it from Google Play or the Apple Store. (more information below)

PICYA Regatta Awards

The PICYA Annual Regatta Awards Dinner was held at the Oakland Yacht Club on September 12th in conjunction with its monthly Delegates Meeting.


Presented by the Youth Race Coordinator - Larry Mayne (Sequoia Yacht Club)

The PICYA Youth Perpetual Cup Regatta was held in conjunction with the BAYS #3 Regatta on July, 23-24 hosted by Sequoia Yacht Club and the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation. There was a separate scoring based on the age and year in school requirements of the PICYA Deeds of Gifts for the Youth Regatta. Based on that the results are as follows:

Division A, age up to 10 years old (under the age of 11 during 2016) PICYA Delegates Perpetual Youth Sailing Trophy
1. Omar Alami,  Sausalito Yacht Club
2. Gavin Murphy PYSF/SeqYC
3. Mark Xu  San Francisco Yacht Club

Division B, age up to 13 years old (under the age of 14 during 2016) San Francisco Bay Sailing Association Perpetual Youth Sailing Trophy
1. Tor Svendsen St. Francis Yacht Club
2. Lucas Kasper  PYSF/SeqYC
3. Dylan Wondolleck Encinal Yacht Club 

Division C, age up to 16 years old (under the age of 17 during 2016) PICYA Perpetual Youth Sailing Trophy
1. Sarah Young  San Francisco Yacht Club
2. Ryter Ulrich  Encinal Yacht Club

Division D, for double-handed teams, competitors must be in grades 8 through 12 during 2016, Dave Diola Memorial Cup (for the winner) and the Jan Horne Memorial Trophy* (for the first all girl team).
1. Jasper Reid skipper, Derek Nelson, crew        Encinal Yacht Club
2. Chris Hopkins, skipper, Lily Imani, Sat. crew, and Jordan Imani, Sun. crew  Encinal Yacht Club
3.* Kiera Cullen, skipper, Nina-Katreen Hipkins, crew      Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

The PICYA Staff Commodores Perpetual Youth Sailing Trophy, awarded to the Club with the best combined score for all four (4) divisions - Encinal Yacht Club


Presented by PICYA Director Bill Gargan (Sausalito Yacht Club)

The Sir Thomas J. Lipton Pacific Coast Perpetual Challenge Trophy (Big Lipton) - Chuck Cihak, Hazardous Waste - Sausalito Yacht Club

The Edward E Peck Memorial Trophy - Bill Stucky, She Loves It -  Corinthian Yacht Club

The Larry Knight Perpetual Trophy - Marcia Schnapp, Salty Hotel -  San Francisco Yacht Club

The Sir Thomas J. Lipton Challenge Trophy (Little Lipton) - Greg Arkus, Abba Zaba -  San Francisco Yacht Club

The Admirial's Cup - Richard von Ehrenkrook, Can o' Whoopass - San Francisco Yacht Club

The Vallhalla Cup - Jim Snow - Racoon - Corinthian Yacht Club

Fall Management Conference - October 15, 2016 - Loch Lomond Yacht Club


This will be held in conjunction with the PICYA ALL CLUB CRUISE-IN, October 14-16 Loch Lomond Yacht Club. Friday Oct, 14, Happy Hour 6pm, Dinner 7:30pm, Saturday Oct 15, Breakfast 7:30am, Conference Registration 8am, Lunch 12, Cocktails 5pm, Dinner 7pm and Sunday October 16th, 9am Continental Breakfast. (Menu and prices for non-conference events to be announced) To make docking reservations please contact Commodore Colleen Stauss as cstauss1@comcast.net​ or 415-453-0171.


As this will be the first event to earn COTY points for 2017 the COTY committee is offering double points for the Fall Management Conference up to the maximum points allowed of 15 points for any participant who comes to the conference by boat.

Registration begins at 0800 hours. Conference begins at 0830.  Conference materials will be provided for all pre-registered participants PLEASE BRING YOUR BINDER FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCE.  A continental breakfast will be served in the morning and lunch will be served at 1200 hours.  The cost is $25 per person.

Registration form can be found here


Lynda Myers, P.I.C.Y.A. Secretarial Consultant
lyndapicya@gmail.com  (415) 602-9961

Get The Free PICYA APP

You can download the Free App in Google Play for Android or at the Apple Store for IOS. You are now able to modify this for your own club for a small annual fee. Hands-on training will be available at the Fall Management Conference.

PCYA Horder 2016 Request for Nominees

The Pacific Coast Yachting Association, with the approval and encouragement of the Horder family, will recognize an outstanding youth sailing program for 2016. The trophy is awarded annually to the PCYA member organization (PICYA is a member organization) whose submission detailing a member club’s youth boating program is determined by a PCYA committee to be the most deserving.

The trophy, a famous Currier and Ives print of the sail/steam vessel “San Francisco”, is over one hundred years old and occupies a prominent mantel location at St. Francis Yacht Club. The original trophy will remain at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Each year an engraved plaque inscribed with the name of the honored program is added to the list of awardees. A “take home” copy of the trophy will be presented to the winning PCYA organization.

For more information and how to submit your club as a nominee, CLICK HERE

Charles A. Langlais Trophy

PCYA Staff Commodore Charles A. Langlais first won this trophy in 1926 sailing the R class boat, “Lady Gay,” in that year’s Championship Regatta of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association.

Mr. Langlais later rededicated it in 1976 to be awarded once in any calendar year to an individual for “exceptional, outstanding, and meritorious service to the sport of yachting.”

You can read more about the Langlais Trophy deed of gift and submission guidelines and the history of the “R” class boats (the latter written by St. Francis Yacht Club Historian, Robert C. Keefe). To see the deed of gift and submission guidlines, CLICK HERE

Parking Lot Sale - Pittsburg Yacht Club - September 24, 2016

Make-A-Wish - October 1st - Bridge Marina Yacht Club & Pittsburg Yacht Club

Halloween Costume Party - Pittsburg Yacht Club - October 29, 2016

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Yacht Clubs: Invite us to conduct a Free and Fun Clean Boating Seminar For Your Members.

Yacht clubs are always looking for great and FUN educational opportunities for their members to support their stewardship.  To support this goal, the California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways, the California Coastal Commission and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership would like to offer you a FREE an Exciting Clean Boating Presentation For Your Yacht Club. This unique free seminar will bring to your club and members great and FREE educational resources including boater kits (attached photo), maps and tons of valuable clean boating information to support your clean boating efforts.

During this FREE seminar will review some simple environmentally-sound boating practices you can implement related to oil, fuel, trash, sewage and marine debris.  Seminar participants will receive a free boater kit including an oil absorbent pillow, information about environmental boating laws, oil related disposal site information, ABCs of Boating laws and the San Francisco Bay and/or delta Clean Boating Map.

To schedule a free seminar at your club Call Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or email at vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov

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