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Photos of the 20th Annual PICYA Margot Brown Wheelchair Regatta

Photos by Freda Lucido.
The Wheelchair Regatta 2016 September 24th at the Encinal Yacht Club

To see all of her photos click here

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

Club Of The Year (COTY) Points Deadline Midnight October 14, 2016

It has been another busy year, but don't miss out on becoming a One-Star, Two-Star, Three-Star, Four-Star Club or that coveted Five-Star Club / Club Of The Year. This year's deadline is fast approaching and be sure to get your letters from your commodore to the COTY committee by Midnight this Friday night. Please review the standings and be sure we have calculated your points and attendence correctly. For information and the Rules Chart along with the currently posted standings please click here.

Mark Your Calendar for 2017 Coastal Cleanup Day


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.

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 PICYA 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.

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.

Please mark your club’s calendar and be part of the 2017 Coastal Cleanup Day and make a difference at YOUR yacht Club

From Left: Vivian Matuk (Environmental Boating Program Coordinator), Winston Bumpus (PICYA, Rear Commodore 2016), Olivia White (Sequoia Yacht Club, Board Director, 2016)

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

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

Cruise-in invitation from Pittsburg Yacht Club

On behalf of the Pittsburg Yacht Club, I would like to introduce myself as the Port Captain for 2017.  I am in the process of scheduling our cruise-ins for next year and would like to invite you and your club to join us for fun, great food and camaraderie at PYC, the “Jewel of the Delta”.  We are anticipating a FANTASTIC 2017.

As you know, PYC is at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers.  So, we’re conveniently located for trips between the Bay and the Delta.  We have slips and side-ties, including electrical and water hookups, pump-out, showers, and our wonderful Clubhouse which include barbeques on the deck.  Berthing is $0.50 per foot for each night spent with us.  Checks should be made out to “City of Pittsburg”.  The water depth at the marina is sufficient for all your boats to cruise in.

We do have Friday night dinners which normally come with two choices and is prepared by our Chef Extraordinaire Dave DeMotte.  A menu will be presented a week before your cruise-in.  We also have Saturday night dinners depending on your needs and wishes, we can also include Sunday breakfast for the larger cruise-ins.  You can enjoy, in walking distance, “Historic Old Town Pittsburg” offering shops and restaurants, and farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings from May through October.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, as we have events ongoing throughout the year.  Looking forward to having your Yacht Club cruise into Pittsburg Yacht Club.

Please contact me as soon as possible, because our calendar is filling up and I would like to establish a date that is available for your cruise-in.

Thank you,
Samantha Fox, 2017 Port Captain
Home phone 916-476-3123
Cell phone 916-233-7107
Email  pandorafox@live.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. Hands-on training will be available at the Fall Management Conference.

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