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Carr Cup / J/70 Worlds, Sept. 26 through Oct. 1 at St. Francis YC

PCYA Rear Commodrore Bumpus, PCYA Commodore Kate Humphreys and PCYA Vice Commodore Van Winkle with Carr Trophy and Keepers at St Francis Yacht Club October 1, 2016

Shawn Bennett and Crew recieving the Carr Trophy

The purpose of this Trophy is to award the crew as well as the captain for their performance.

This year's winner was Shawn Bennett and crew of the St. Francis Yacht Club. This team also won first place for the overall Corinthian Division as well. Congratulations to Shawn and crew.

PCYA would like to thank Commodore Livingston, the St Francis Yacht Club and the race committee for their hospitality and for running such at fantastic regatta.

For more information and additional photos click here

PCYA Installation Dinner Silver Gate Yacht Club - January 21, 2017

The beautiful Silver Gate Yacht Club in San Diego, California will be host this year to the PCYA Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner on January 21, 2017. A Board of Directors meeting will be held the following day at the club.

Plans are being made to request a special rate for a block of rooms at the Bay Club which is conveniently located next door to the club. More information coming soon.

Contact PCYA Vice Commodore Terry Van Winkle for more information.


PCYA Founding Meeting

During our visit at the St. Francis Yacht Club for the J/70 Worlds and Carr Regatta, St. Francis Commodore Livingston was kind enough to show us a photo of the founding of PCYA that is prominently displayed on the wall of his office. 

A copy of this historic photo and a brief description (below) was provided to us by Commodore Livingston..

West Coast yachtsmen gathered in San Francisco in 1923 to form the Pacific Coast Yachting Association. They concluded their business on January 23rd in a dinner meeting at the Bohemian Club, downtown, and elected Dr. Albert Soiland as the first Admiral of the PCYA. Here, Soiland is seated near-center (in our view, left of the poster) with the celebrated designer and boat builder Lester Stone standing behind him. Seated to the doctor's left is Harold Keefe, who four years later would become a founder of St. Francis Yacht Club. Walter A. Scott Photo.

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 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 at the Annual Meeting.

For more information and how to submit 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