Welcome to the Classic Yacht Association!

The Classic Yacht Association is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration, and maintenance of fine, old, power-driven pleasure craft.

Since 1969 the CYA has become a major influence in the growing awareness and appreciation of the classic motoryacht.  The Association is very active with a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus on the unique craftsmanship and designs of the classic era.  The Association and its various fleets are active in a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus attention on the unique craftsmanship and design of the classic era.   More . . .

Upcoming CYA Events

PNW New Years Eve at Center for Wooden Boats

PNW New Years Eve at Center for Wooden Boats

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  • Pacific Northwest
Monday, December 31, 2018
CYA Event
New Years Space Needle

New Years
When: December 31, 2018- January 1, 2019

Where: Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle

Monday, December 31, 2018
1400                                        Vessels Arrive. Moor on north and west walls
                                                Feel free to arrive earlier if you wish – anytime that day
                                                Contact CYA Dockmaster on Channel 68
                                                for docking instructions and help with lines
1430 – 1600                           Open Boat* for vessels choosing to participate
1800                                        Potluck Hors d’Oeuvres
1900                                        Traditional Paella Dinner
2000                                        Judged Potluck Dessert Competition
2100                                        Dancing to the DJ                                                                  
2335 – 0015                            Ring in the New Year!
Fireworks Display off the Space Needle

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
09:00 AM                               Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM                               Vessels Depart any time up to 1 PM

Cost:                                       Paella Dinner Cost: TBA**
                                                 **We will divide the cost among those attending.
Estimated at ~ $20 per person. Please bring cash or check.

*Open Boat allows our vessels to stay overnight on the dock without restrictions.
  Optional for those that would like to participate.

Dock space is limited! Book early! Contact Laura Shifflette or Michael Passage to reserve your spot on the dock by December 27. 206-619-1301 or laurashifflette@comcast.net


Contact Name: 

Commodore Laura Shifflette

Contact email address: 

Pacific Northwest
2019 CYA Change of Watch Weekend

2019 CYA Change of Watch Weekend

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019
CYA Event

Eureka! Exploring the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers

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Welcome to the 2019 Annual CYA Change of Watch Weekend, hosted by the Northern California Fleet. The Hub of all of the weekend events is the COW Hotel, the famous Delta King Riverboat, moored in “Old Town Sacramento” on the Sacramento River


  • Delta King Riverboat Hotel is the center of this year's meeting. 1000 Front Street, Sacramento
    Hotel 916-444-5464 or 800-825-5464  SPECIFY CYA2019 When making a reservation.
    Room rates from $148.00 ($186.44 w/tax) to $198.00 ($227.71 w/tax)
    Queen beds only, includes breakfast. 
  • Kimpton-Sawyer Hotel, 500 J Street, Sacramento
    Reservations 877-678-6255; Hotel 916-545-7100
    Group rate $209.00 ($267.52 w/tax) (12 rooms have been held at this price on a first reserve, first served basis—after these rooms are taken, the hotel has agreed to provide a lesser discount) 

​​​​Airport Transportation: 

Sacramento Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel. Taxi, rideshare and shuttles available. 

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, January 17:

     Arrive at hotels — 6:00 p.m. Welcome in the Delta King Bar

Friday, January 18:

Tour of the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA.  Depart Sacramento Hotel assemble at the hotel at 8:30, departure at 9 a.m. One hour bus ride to Stockton. Stephens Brothers Boat Builders is one of the most respected  names in boat design. When Stephens Brothers closed in 1987, the last of the company files and holdings were donated to The Haggin Museum. On display in the museum’s California room is a 1927 Stephens 26’ Runabout. Stephens Bros. boat owners and hobbyists consult The Haggin Museum's collection on a regular basis. The collection holding varies from boat to boat, but can include plans, advertisements, photographs, and hull files. Cost for the day: $55 per person.

Stop over for a hosted lunch at the home of Rusty Arieas in Walnut Grove.

Depart the Arieas home at 3:00 PM. Arrive at 4:00 at Sacramento hotel.

6:00 p.m. Welcome Party at the Sutter Club sponsored by the Northern California Fleet. 9th and L Streets.
Hors d’oeuvres and no host bar. 15 min walk or rides available to and from hotels. 

Saturday, January 19:

CYA Board Meeting at Hotel Venue 8:00 to 12:00—Breakfast provided.

Optional No Host Morning Tours (9-12):

Sacramento History Museum and Sacramento Underground. (Shawn Turner, 916-808-7973
Underground Tour requires advanced reservation. Please indicate on the registration form that you plan to attend. 
Cost is $15 per person. 
Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. Cost estimate: Entrance fees: $12. 

Lunch On Your Own -  Many local restaurants to choose from. 

Hosted Delta River Cruise—1 hour cruise on the Sacramento River on Hornblower Yachts. 1:30 Departure.

Change of Watch Dinner 6:00 to 10 p.m. - Change of Watch dinner at the Delta King. No-host bar.

Sunday, January 20:

CYA Board Meeting at Hotel Venue 9:00 to 12:00

Lunch On Your Own 

Possible Tours: 

Sutter’s Fort (open daily 10AM to 5 PM) Adult tickets $5.00 

Crocker Art Museum and Historic Home. 216 O Street. 916-808-7000. cam@crockerart.org 

Wells Fargo Bank History Museum, two locations - 1000 2nd St (Old Sac.) 916-440-4263 Book a tour, and 400 Capitol Mall, Main Branch. 916-440-4161. Book a tour. Admission is free. 

California Automobile Museum, Old Sacramento, 2200 Front Street. 916-442-6802. Adults $10.00, Seniors, $9.00. 

Invitations and sign-ups will be sent out soon, but if you want to get a jump on your hotel reservations you can do so at any time. Call the Delta King at 916-444-5464 and check out their website for more information and photos of the ship. Be sure to tell the reservation desk that you are a CYA member to receive their special discounted room rate.

Looking forward to seeing everyone here in Sacramento in January!

Gerry Kamilos, Commodore NCCYA 2018.

Registration Page (CYA Member Login required)

Delta King

Contact Name: 

Nancy Clothier

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PNW Opening Day

PNW Opening Day

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  • Pacific Northwest
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Non CYA Event

Opening Day of Boating

Theme: TBD

Contact: Diane Lander

CYA members please register under the appropriate category and list CYA as your affiliation. 

The annual CYA cocktail party will be . . .

SYC Opening Day webpage


Contact Name: 

Diane Lander
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Olympia Wooden Boat Festival

Olympia Wooden Boat Festival

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  • Pacific Northwest
Friday, May 10, 2019 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Non CYA Event

Since 1980. On display will be wooden boats of all sizes and types, new and old, power and sail, row boats, dinghies, kayaks and canoes. While visiting the fair browse the arts and crafts booths featuring beautiful artwork and pottery, wooden décor, jewelry, clothing, stain glass, leather products, hammocks, sky chairs and many more nautical-related items.


Olympia Wooden Boat Festival40th Annual Olympia Wooden Boat Fair

  • FREE family-oriented event
  • Date: May 10 – 12, 2018 (Mother’s Day Weekend)
  • Location: Percival Landing, Olympia, WA
  • Sponsored by the Olympia Wooden boat Association
  • Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Features: Over 40 classic wooden boats of all sizes and styles, children’s boat building
  • (Saturday only), arts and craft vendors, international food alley, and public information booths. Local musical entertainment both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the Boat Fair, directions, or boat and vendor applications visit www.olywoodenboat.org.

To CONTACT the Olympia Wooden Boat Association: association@olywoodenboat.org or OWBApublicity@gmail.com

CYA Members please coordinate your attendance with Ed & Suzie Docherty using the link below. Also see the attached registration form.
Photo by Dan Hill - Flickr Creative Commons Licensed

Contact Name: 

Ed & Suzie Docherty

Contact email address: 

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Edmonds Waterfront Festival

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

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  • Pacific Northwest
Friday, May 31, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
CYA Event

Edmonds Waterfront Festival14th Annual CLASSIC YACHT DISPLAY sponsored by Pacific Northwest Classic Yacht Association will be in the water all weekend long. Bring your sea legs and stroll the docks marveling in the beauty of yachts built as early as 1928 and up to 73’ long. The craftsmanship is unsurpassed and you have to see the beauty of these boats to believe it. Up to 20 will be on display. Meet the owners and tour these beautiful boats.

See Comments below for photos from this event . . .

Contact Name: 

Roger & Janice Palmer

Contact email address: 

Pacific Northwest

Welcome New Member Yachts

1924 42'
Southern California Fleet

COLNETT is a 42′ motor cruiser which was built in 1924 by Sea Craft Shipyard in Wilmington, Ca. She was originally built for Mr. Henry Vaughn, with sea trials and commissioning extending into early 1925. She was constructed to Edson B. Schock Design #307.

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1946 40'
Pacific Northwest Fleet

Construction: Catoctin is Wheeler hull No. 193. Her hull is fully double-carvel planked with an outer layer of ¾” mahogany and an inner layer ½” red cedar.

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1929 61'
USA Fleet

The worldly 61-foot wooden yacht Vida Mia has traveled the California coastline and crossed the ocean to Hawaii where she currently resides at Ala Wai Harbor.

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1956 79'
USA Fleet

Amanda is a classic wooden boat built in 1956 in the U.K. (refitted in 2018). A 24 meter cruiser traveling 10-12 miles/hour and accommodates up to 12 people in its 5 cabins. Charters are offered, with tailor made menus on extra charge. (For daily cruise accommodates up to 49 PAX.)

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