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Historic Opening Day On the San Francisco Bay

The California Hornblower and PICYA Opening Day Committee Boat with 370 passenger (notice the PICYA burgee on the bow) (photo courtesy Director Matt Byers)

Historic photo of Commodores on board the California Hornblower for the 100th Opening Day. (Photo Courtesy of Captivating Photos)

Hawaiian Chieftain getting ready for Battle in Richardson Bay. (photo courtesy Captivating Photos)

San Francisco Postmaster Abraham P. Cooper and PICYA Vice Commodore Winston Bumpus cancel first letter with special 100th Anniversary Opening Day stamp.

On board the California Hornblower was a postoffice providing a special Opening Day postal cancellation. S/C Liz Allison purchasing special cancellaion (photo courtesy Winston Bumpus)

100th Anniversary of Opening Day Cake by Oyster Point Yacht Club

Opening Day on the Bay Trophy Winners (click here for all of the winners) (photos courtesy S/C Mia Bernt)

Best Overall Boat # 101 from Marin Yacht Club, Skipper James Purvis, Vessel Sans Souci, BoatU.S/WARD CLEAVELAND Trophy

Powerboat Decorated to Theme "Cruising the Century"
(Class 100) 1st Place, Boat # 128, Representing Ebony Boat Club, Skipper Kerry & Aleta Davis, Vessel Alegria De Pesca. 

Sailboat Decorated to Theme "Cruising the Century", (Class 200), 
1st Place, Boat # 210, representing Island Yacht CLub, Skipper Jaime Camacho & Glen Krawiec, Vessel Ghost, PIER 39 Trophy

Juniors Decorated to Theme "Cruising the Century", (Class 300), 1st Place, Boat # 301, Representing St Francis Yacht Club. Skipper Graham Biehl, Vessel W.L. Stewart III, MARINE WORLD Trophy

Flags and Streamers, (Class 400/500), 1st place, Vessel numbers 402-425, Representing St Francis Yacht Club, ROYAL CRUISE LINE

Professional Photos of Opening Day Available.

Great professional photos available. Take a look at the proofs here. To take advantage of the special event pricing you must contact Bill directly at: sales@captivatingphotos.net or 209 406-1845

2017 PICYA Yachting Yearbook

Yearbooks are now available.

Save money - order by the mini case! Only $160 for 14 yearbooks! Plus shipping!

Download the Yachting Yearbook Order Form Here

Questions:  Contact Patti Mangan

(415) 362-2625

2017 PICYA Lipton Series Regatta Saturday, July 8, 2017- Sausalito Yacht Club

Notice of Race
2017 PICYA Lipton Series Regatta
Saturday, July 8 th , 2017
Organizing Authority: Sausalito Yacht Club

PICYA invites all current member clubs to participate in the 2017 PICYA Lipton Perpetual Series. The host yacht club is the Sausalito Yacht Club.

RULES: All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the Declarations of Trust for the respective Perpetual Cups (see 2017 PICYA Yachting Yearbook or the PICYA website), except as any of these are modified by the Sailing Instructions.

TROPHY DIVISIONS & ALTERATION OF CLASS RULES: The BIG LIPTON Perpetual Trophy Series (for “The Sir Thomas J. Lipton Challenge Trophy” and “The Edward E. Peck Memorial Trophy”) will be sailed with J-105 boats under Fleet One Rules. The LARRY KNIGHT Perpetual Trophy Series (for “The Larry Knight Perpetual Trophy” and “The Treasurer's Cup”) will be sailed with Express 27s, under class rules. The LITTLE LIPTON Perpetual Trophy Series (for “The Sir Thomas Lipton Pacific Coast Perpetual Challenge” 1st and 2nd place trophies) will be sailed with SF 30s, under SF 30 rules of San Francisco Bay. The ADMIRAL Perpetual Trophy Series (for “The Admiral's Cup” and “The Valhalla Cup”) will be sailed with Cal 20's limited to a class mainsail and a class jib.

ADVERTISING: This invitational Regatta is classified as a Category A Event in accordance with ISAF Regulations.

ELIGIBILITY/ENTRY:Yacht clubs that are members of PICYA may enter one boat per division at
http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14786#_home . The helmsperson and tactician of each yacht shall be properly enrolled members of their sponsoring clubs. Only those boats officially designated by their respective clubs may enter. The fee is $25 per boat entered.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: The first WARNING signal is scheduled for 1130 hours. Three races are scheduled. Race results will be posted on the SYC notice board and at  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14786#_home as soon as possible after the last race. Hors d'oeuvres and keg beer will be provided by PICYA and SYC at the SYC clubhouse, post

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Sailing Instructions will be posted on the SYC notice board no later than 1800 Friday, July 7 th, 2017. They will also be posted on the regatta website http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14786#_home .

RACING VENUE: The intended racing area will be the Knox area, using dropped and/or permanent marks.

SCORING: The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A4 of the rules, will apply. Three races are scheduled, of which
one shall be completed to constitute a series. All scores count; no race shall be excluded.

TROPHIES: Perpetual trophies will be awarded for the First and Second Place participants in each division and entrusted to the winning clubs. Awards for the Lipton Series will be presented at the September 2017 PICYA Delegates Meeting.

21st ANNUAL PICYA MARGO BROWN WHEEL CHAIR REGATTA September 23, 2017 at Encinal Yacht Club

PICYA is hosting its 21st Annual Wheelchair Regatta. This event will once again provide veterans, many confined to wheelchairs, with the rare opportunity to experience a power boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco Bay along the San Francisco City front.

On their return, our guests will be treated to a picnic luncheon and entertainment on the grounds of Encinal Yacht Club. Most of our honored guests are U.S. Veterans residing in Northern California Veterans’ Homes and Hospitals.

In order to make this event successful, powerboat skippers/owners are needed to donate their time and boats to host one or more guests aboard their vessel.

[Click here to Register your vessel]

[Click here to Download a Form]

Volunteers from each of our PICYA member clubs will make this a most memorable day for our guests, and for those donating their assistance as well. Many volunteers are also needed ashore to assist in welcoming, boarding, preparing and serving lunch, and entertainment.  It will give you a great feeling and gives veterans a fantastic day.

We need kitchen crew, hosts (Wheelchair pushing), and tax deductible donations.  There is something for everyone to do.

[Click here to Volunteer or Donate]

[Click here to Download a Form]

The MBWR has a limited amount of space for disabled veterans that are being cared for outside the VA hospitals.  For disabled veterans that would not otherwise be able to enjoy a cruise on the Bay or the camaraderie of his fellow veterans, please refer them to Linda Blue.

[Click here to Register to be considered for Attendance]

[Click here to Download a Flyer]

We are looking forward to another rewarding event!

If you need additional information or have any questions, please call Linda Blue at (510) 851-4387

or e-mail: linda.a.blue@gmail.com

If you participated in 2016 we appreciate your support!

2017 Award Nominations

Please consider making a nomination for these awards this year. Submission deadline is Sept 30, 2017. For more inforamtion Click Here

Memorial Day Weekend - Petaluma Yacht Club

[Click here for details]

2017 Trans-Tahoe Regatta - Tahoe Yacht Club - June 23-24, 2017

The 54th annual Trans-Tahoe Regatta, the most competitive race on Lake Tahoe, to be held June 23 & 24 will be highlighted this year with several new changes including its new date.

The Regatta will feature different PHRF divisions starting Friday, June 23rd with afternoon buoy races followed by the long distance race on Saturday, June 24th* with a new competitive race course.  For off the water fun a party for all participants will be held Friday evening at Tahoe City's iconic River Grill owned by one of our own members, Rich Courcier and an awards ceremony will be held at the Tahoe Yacht Club at the conclusion of all racing.

A classic competition since 1963, this event has hosted skippers and their yachts from as far as San Diego and Seattle, Washington, who come to test their skills over a 25 mile course played out on Lake Tahoe's excellent sailing conditions and spectacular high-mountain views!

Click here to register!

* Rain date for the distance race will be Sunday, June 25.

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