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PICYA Spring Leadership Conference - March 18, 2017 - Martinez Yacht Club


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

For Registration and additional information Click Here

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 the show. You can also use this space a s a meeting place for your club. If you would like to help us staff the suite or 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,

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. She provides spectacular views of the parade and beautiful San Francisco Bay. During our cruise we will enjoy a fabulous served 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)

The "Opening Day on the Bay" Decorated Boat Parade, hosted by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), representing over 100 yacht clubs in Northern California celebrates the official beginning of the 2017 boating season on San Francisco Bay.

This year's theme is "Cruising the Century"  The parade will feature over 100  historic workboats, fireboats, tow boats, classic and contemporary craft decorated to the theme. There will be both power and sailboats competing for best decoration honors.

$75 Adults/$40 Children (2-12) before 2/20/17

$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

2017 Commodore's Ball

Photo by Mia Bernt

On Saturday, January 28th, the PICYA held its Twenty-Fifth Annual Commodore's Ball and Installation of Officers, honoring Commodore Linda Blue and the PICYA 2017 Officers and Directors. It was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Petaluma. The Master of Cermonies was Staff Commdore Lenora Clark and the Honor Guard was provided by the Petaluma Sea Scouts. A very touching Star Spangled Banner was sung by Commodore Blue's daughter Bella Blue.

The Officers and Directors installed were:

Commodore, Linda Blue - Petaluma Yacht Club

Vice Commodore, Winston Bumpus - Sequoia Yacht Club

Rear Commodore, Bill Gargan - Sausalito Yacht Club

Jr. Staff Commodore, Erich Schoenwisner - Alameda Yacht Club

Secretary/Treasurer, Sherri Adams

Directors: 2016/2017

Peter VanDerWerff - Coyote Point Yacht Club
Robert Willis - Ebony Boat Club

Directors 2017/2018

Norm Pennington  - Delta Yacht Club & San Leandro Yacht Club
Maggie Sabovich - Oakland Yacht Club & Vallejo Yacht Club
Patti Brennan - Berkeley Yacht Club & Stockton Yacht Club
Wendell Snyder - Glen Cove Yacht Club

Director 2017

Matt Byers - Loch Lomond Yacht Club


To see more photos from the Commodore's Ball CLICK HERE


RBOC is supporting the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) as it asks its more than half-million members – and any recreational boat owner concerned with having a safe fuel supply – to petition the Trump administration and Congress to reform the ethanol mandate, also known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a communication to members, BoatUS urged boaters to go to Fix the Ethanol Mandate to easily send a communication to their legislator in Congress and President Trump.

For more information Click Here

Sunshine Report

Wishing get well to Delegate Bonnie Stetson, S/C Dedrick Denison and Delegate Doug Hipsley. 

Condolences to Ballena Bay Yacht Club, family and friends of BBYC Past Commodore and PICYA Delegate Ray Jensen.

For additional information and other Sunshine notices please contact PICYA Director Robert Willis

2017 PICYA Yachting Yearbook

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

Please provide a list of your officers, members and fleet in Excel or Word. Please save your file with the NAME of your Club.

Take a moment to review your Club pages in the 2016 edition to see how well you presented your Club compared to other Clubs. Share your value add-ons ie slips, dining options, events. Next include high resolution color photos of your Commodore and Vice Commodore. What is high resolution? At a minimum the file is 100K in size, NOT grabbed from the web.

Please name your photo files by the person ie “Milt Smith SBYC Comm”

All club submissions due by February 20, 2017.

You will receive PDF proofs of your listing. Carefully review, edit and return quickly. Yearbooks will be available by Opening Day 4/23/17.

SAVE $$: Order Yearbooks by the case - $240 for 20 books. 

Download the Yachting Yearbook Order Form Here

Questions:  Contact Patti Mangan

(415) 362-2625

Annual Mariner's Brunch - Loch Lomond Yacht Club - March 5, 2017

• Staff Commodore Hawkins-Hill Invites You to be Part of a Time Honored LLYC Tradition
• Meet Commodores, Fellow Mariner's and USCG Officers from the Bay Area
• Bar Opens at 11:00 am
• Featuring LLYC's Gin Fizz Station and "Make Your Own" Bloody Mary Bar
• Brunch Service 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
• Chef Stephen Hill Prepares Brioche French Toast with assorted Fruit Compotes and Whipped Cream, Egg, Potato and Chorizo Casserole, Pork Sausages, Chicken Apple Sausages, Fruit Salad, Coffee, Tea and Juices    $15
• Please RSVP to yhawkee@sbcglobal.net or 415-706-0924
• This is a very well attended event, please get your RSVPs in early!
• For those Interested in Attending the Mariner's Service:  St. Luke's Mariners' Sunday, an Interfaith Worship Service, at 10:00am, St. Luke's Presbyterian in San Rafael. This Interfaith Sunday celebrates the men and women who have shown their dedication in service to the ships and safety that preside over our cherished sea. The Sons of the Sea Men's Choir will bring the gift of music for this special occasion.

Memorial Day Weekend - Petaluma Yacht Club

[Click here for details]

Free Dockwalker Training

To register and more information [Click Here]

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


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