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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

Eureka! Exploring the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers

2019 COW Poster
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. 

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)    NOTE: Registration is now closed for this event.

Delta King

Contact Name: 

Nancy Clothier

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