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PICYA - Brief - July

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”.

The PICYA Youth Regatta will be held in conjunction with BAYS 3 being hosted by Sequoia Yacht Club and PYSF on July 23 & 24. The NOR can be found here:

PICYA Foundation received over 20 applications for the PICYA scholarships (a record number this year). The winners will be presented at the August Delegates' meeting at the Sacramento Yacht Club on August 1st.

Fall PICYA Management Conference is being held on October 15th at the Loch Lomond Yacht Club on Saturday October 15th. We will have representative from California ABC to give information on how bars should be managed in clubs and updates on new laws. Also Loch Lomond YC is planning on hosting an all club cruise-in so folks can bring their boats in on that Friday into their newly-dredged marina and stay for the conference and then cruise out on Sunday.  More info on this as we get closer.

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


Get The Free PICYA APP

You can download the Free App in Google Play for Android or at the Apple Store for IOS. Available soon will be the ability to modify this for your own club for a small annual fee. Stay tuned...

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

San Jose Sailing Club Wins Claude H. Benham Opening Day Trophy

Photo courtesy Mia Bernt

Vice Commodore Linda Blue and Race Committe Chair William Gargon present San Jose Sailing Club this Year's Benham Trophy

Napa Valley Yacht Club Update

Concours d'Elegance - 8/12-8/13 - Lake Tahoe Yacht Club

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

PICYA Yacht Club Members: Get Involved in Coastal Cleanup Day and Make a Difference!

Does your yacht club want to be part of the state’s largest volunteer and family oriented event? Keep reading because this article will tell you how your yacht club can organize and participate in a fun and unique event:  The 2016 California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, from 9 a.m.–Noon.

CCD is an international annual beach and shoreline cleanup event that has seen participation from more than 1.3 million volunteers who have collected more than 22 million pounds of debris since 1985! In CA, this event is led by the California Coastal Commission (CCC).

In 2011, The CCC and the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) in partnership with Sequoia Yacht Club, Port Royal Yacht Club, Heal the Bay and the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program helped launch a pilot program to further engage the boating community. Together these clubs and their 63 enthusiastic volunteers collected 1,267 pounds of trash and recyclables from the shoreline and on the water with non-motorized vessels. Since 2012, and based on the success of the pilot project, CCC and DBW started promoting this program among boating facilities.

Considering the fact that CCD supports PICYA’s mission of environmental stewardship and promoting safe, enjoyable, and environmentally sound boating, this program has been endorsed by your organization since 2012. Yacht clubs participating in this statewide event receive points towards the nomination of the Club of the Year under the community service category.

In 2015, 36 boating facilities and more than 620 volunteers cleaned 48 miles and collected 10,847 pounds of trash and recyclables on land and from the water using 87 vessels (kayaks, canoes, and dinghies). Statewide more than 68,000 volunteers participated in CCD removing over 1.1 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our waterways, beaches and lakes. We would like to thank the 9 Northern CA yacht clubs already participating and we hope to see the rest of your 98 clubs out there this year!  We know many more clubs want to make a difference and be part of this international event.

Your yacht club can easily be part of this event. To get involved follow these simple steps:

1. Watch this video of Sequoia Yacht Club's Coastal Cleanup Day.

2. Contact the Statewide Coastal Cleanup Day Boating Program Coordinator or Outreach Manager:

Vivian Matuk
Environmental Boating Program Coordinator
California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
California Coastal Commission
(415) 904-6905

Eben Schwartz
Outreach Manager, Public Education Program
California Coastal Commission
(415) 904-5210

3. Become a Site Captain for your facility, work with us and your County Coordinator on planning your event.

4. Participate in the event and be part of the solution to marine pollution!

We hope your club can be part of this great event!

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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