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Join us April 6-9, 2017 for the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show!

This year the PICYA will be hosting a hospitality suite at the show. Please stop by and see us when you visit. You can also use this space as a meeting place for your club. If you would like to help us staff the suite or have any other questions, please contact PICYA Director Robert Willis 

For for more information on the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show - Click Here

Opening Day on the Bay - April 23, 2017

For 100 years, according to the Yachting Registry, PICYA has opened the yachting season with a parade of boats large and small.  Opening Day on the Bay will be Sunday, April 23, 2017, with a decorated parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Cruising the Century” showcasing historic moments of all kinds: Nautical, Technology, Science, Historic Figures and more. This will be a spectacular day to participate in the parade.

Decorate your boat and participate on the water! (no boat registration fee)

Come aboard our committee boat for a beautiful cruise on the Bay!

Join the Officers and Directors of PICYA for the 100th Annual Opening Day Cruise on the Hornblower which provides spectacular views of the parade and of beautiful San Francisco Bay. During our cruise we will enjoy a fabulous sit-down lunch with a no host bar and a front row view of the parade.  You do not have to be a yacht club member to attend.

• Boarding: 0830 hours returning at 1445 (8:30am-2:45pm)
• Depart: Pier 3, "Hornblower Landing", San Francisco
• (2 piers north of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero)
•  Limited parking:  available on the pier for $10 (mention PICYA)

$85 Adults/$40 Children (2-12) before 4/17/17

Includes:  Continental Breakfast and Sit down Gourmet Lunch
For more information and online registration go to  www.picya.org/od100

Get Your Opening Day Apparel

Be sure to order your Opening Day apparel soon as supplies are limited. Orders placed can be picked up at the upcoming Delegates Meeting at the Pittsburg Yacht Club on April 3rd. 

(Click here for an Order Form)

Opening Day Donations

Director Robert Willis

Thank You Ebony Boat Club for donating a gift basket for our committee boat Opening Day raffle. Please contact Liz Allison at chocho2479@aol.com to donate a basket or items or wine for skippers bags, raffles or prizes. She will be at the next delegates

Updated Club of The Year (COTY) Rules for 2017

With input from many of our members the COTY Committee has met and made some changes to the COTY rules for 2017. These updates were approved by the PICYA Board of Directors meeting last night.

Some of the changes include:

  1. 2 points will be now awarded to Club Committee Chairs  for attendance at the Leadership or Management Conferences. Previously they were treated as just club members and awarded only 1 point.
  2. 5 points will now be awarded for boats participating in the Wheelchair Regatta. This is an increase from 3 points previously awarded.
  3. 5 Points for $150 minimum/10 points over $250 for in-kind value (dinners, ships store apparel, wine, prizes for decorated boat contest winners gift bags, etc.) for the Wheelchair Regatta. Previously there was no points awarded for non-monetary donations. Monetary donations are still handled under the PICYA Foundation donations points.

To see the new Rules Chart and the latest COTY Standings go to www.picya.org/coty-points

Your Invitation to become a Friend of RBOC

RBOC has been safeguarding your boating interests since 1968 as the nonprofit advocacy organization that works to protect and enhance the interests of the state's recreational boaters before state and local government.  The volunteer board works with our professional lobbyist in Sacramento to monitor threats to boating in California and to advocate for boaters' interests.
The many successes of RBOC over the years could not have been possible without the support of the participating organizations of PICYA and SCYA.  Now, we have an opportunity for you to become a personal supporter of RBOC's future success.  Will you please consider becoming a Friend of RBOC?
Joining the Friends of RBOC is the best and easiest way to show your support!
Your contribution at any level helps RBOC continue the grassroots effort and advocacy activities needed in California to ensure boaters can continue to enjoy boating!  By contributing at least $20 for the 2017 year, and providing your e-mail address, you will be included in exclusive communication from RBOC about upcoming boating issues and successes.  Additionally, you will be recognized for your contribution on our website.
Join today at any one of our membership levels:
$20 Bronze
$50 Silver
$100 Gold
$500 Platinum
Please visit http://rboc.org/friendssignup to support RBOC today!

2017 PICYA Yachting Yearbook

Thank you for preparing your Yacht Club data submissions for the PICYA Yachting Yearbook!

Yearbooks will be available by Opening Day 4/23/17.

Download the Yachting Yearbook Order Form Here

Questions:  Contact Patti Mangan

(415) 362-2625

Giants Opening Day - South Beach Yacht Club - April 10, 2017

South Beach YC invite all member clubs to our SF Giants Opening Day party on Monday April 10th - we are grilling and will have lots of fun. Plus raffling off 2 tix to a future Giants game!

Wednesday Yachting Luncheons - St. Francis Yacht Club

The Wednesday Yachting Luncheons continue a 49-year tradition of relevant topics, friendly fun and good food in a relaxed, informal setting. The buffet lunch service begins at 11:45am. The program begins at 12:30pm sharp. Presentations and Q&A usually wrap up by 1:30pm and guest speakers often linger for personal conversation with our knowledgable audience.

All members of recognized PICYA yacht clubs are welcome at the Wednesday Yachting Luncheon. First-time guests are asked to please visit our Front Desk for a guest card and a smile. We hope you enjoy our luncheon fare, fabulous view and sailor’s hospitality. 

Please introduce yourself to the Watch Captain. We look forward to meeting you.

For more information on up coming speakers - Click Here

Corinthian Yacht Club Speaker Series

South Bay Opening Day May 5-7, 2017

For more information and registration [Click Here]

Memorial Day Weekend - Petaluma Yacht Club

[Click here for details]

Free Dockwalker Training

To register and more information [Click Here]

Free Aquatic Invasive Species Workshops


The PICYA Board has approved a program to allow vendors to provide classified ads in the Monthly Navigator for a fee. There are annual as well as one time rates. All ads will be reviewed and approved by the Board prior to posting.

Note that most listings will have the ability to click through for further information. Also note the advertisers will change the sequence of listing so we will have a new advertiser at the top of the list each month.

If you have feedback on this advertising section or would like to have your business listing included in future editions of “The Monthly Navigator”, please contact Winston Bumpus at PICYAnews@gmail.com

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. 

PICYA Sponsors & Discounts