PNW Fleet Events

The Pacific Northwest Fleet encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, and also participates in many of the Canadian Fleet events.  Our event calendar is extensive, including many CYA organized events as well as numerous classic and wooden boat festivals and shows.
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Below are some of the upcoming CYA events planned in the Pacific Northwest Fleet. Click on the title of any event for more information.

Currently listing 22 events:

Mon, 04/09/2018 to Fri, 04/20/2018

Flagship Maritime will be holding a joint session for SYC & CYA at the SYC
Elliott Bay Outstation as follows:

* The "6-pack" class runs April 9-13 AND April 16 & 17.  It is a 7-day class.
* Testing for the "6-pack" is on Tuesday, April 17
* If you want to add on the Master's, the class runs April 18-20.
* Testing for the Master's  is on Friday, April 20th.

Pre-Registration Required - -

Sun, 04/29/2018

Commodore's Cruise/CYA PNW Opening Day

The Commodore's Cruise has traditionally been held on the day after our Change of Watch dinner, which was in February.  However, since we've change to having our COW dinner in November, the Commodore's Cruise is now a "floating" date - to be determined at the discretion of the Commodore.

Contact: Christian Dahl - - -

Sat, 05/05/2018

SYC Opening Day 2018This is the largest Opening Day celebration in the world! Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut past the University of Washington and the Arboretum, with boats and spectators lined up for miles!

Dock space is available for CYA members participating in the Saturday parade.   Contact Larry Benson, Dockmaster.

Contact: Diane Lander - - -

Fri, 05/11/2018 to Sun, 05/13/2018

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.


Contact: Ed & Suzie Docherty - - -

Fri, 05/18/2018 to Sun, 05/20/2018

Columbia River Maritime MuseumCome and join us for a maritime weekend in Astoria, Oregon!  

We’ll enjoy an insider tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum (CRMM) archives, a museum tour, a briefing by a former Columbia River Sector Coast Guard administrator, some fine dining and plenty of other activities in this historic port city.

Contact: John Lebens & Mike Keane - - -

Sat, 05/19/2018 to Sun, 05/20/2018

Tides Tavern The Tides has great docks, and they have invited our Classics to take them over for this rollickingly fun rendezvous in glorious Gig Harbor!

Friday arrivals are welcome, but you must sign up with Randy Mueller (Starlight Express) at 253-858-2120 or 253-514-3906 (cell), or email him using the link below.

Contact: Randy Mueller - - -

Fri, 06/01/2018 to Sun, 06/03/2018

Edmonds Waterfront Festival13th 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.

Contact: Janice and Roger Palmer - - -

Sat, 06/09/2018

A fun filled, family event for kids young and old, featuring antique cars and boats. Sponsored by the Burrard Yacht Club, Vancouver, BC.

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Fri, 06/15/2018 to Sun, 06/17/2018

Bell Harbor LogoWe are thrilled to announce that this year's Marquee Class will be Blanchard Boat Company built boats.  Featured will be several of the Blanchard Stock Cruisers (“Dreamboats”), and tentatively, a 72’ schooner and a 100’ fantail motor yacht. This event represents the largest gathering of classic motor yachts in the world!  Admission to all show sites is complimentary.

Contact: Diane Lander - - -

Sat, 07/14/2018 to Sun, 07/22/2018


If you like the South Sound or if you have never been down that way, then here is a cruising opportunity that you should not miss.  See the the fabulous agenda below, coordinated by Ken Meyer.

Contact: Ken Meyer - - -

Fri, 07/20/2018 to Sun, 07/22/2018

The Des Moines Classic Car and Boat Show has developed into one of the premier events South of the city. It is a one day (Saturday) event that includes not only the cars and boats, but live music, and the weekly Farmers market. There is a lot to do and see! The marina has capacity for 35 classic boats and we can squeeze in 40 if we stern tie a few.

Contact: Bill & Patti Linscott - - -

Sat, 08/04/2018

This is a great event that is well attended by the public, with strong participation by CYA member boats.

If you are planning to attend with your boat, please contact the CYA coordinator listed below to coordinate with other members.

Contact: Bob & Lori Scott - - -

Fri, 08/24/2018 to Sun, 08/26/2018

Vancouver Wooden Boat SocietySponsored by the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society, the annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival is held at Granville Island in Vancouver BC in August each year. The dates for the 2014 festival are August 21-24.

If you are planning to participate in this event, please contact the Event Contact listed below to coordinate with other members.

Contact: Russ & Dee Dee Chernoff - - -

Tue, 08/28/2018 to Thu, 08/30/2018

Decatur Island ChartletA new event!! 

Cruise, ride another vessel or fly to Decatur Island!  For those cruising from Vancouver Boat Festival to the Victoria Festival, we have place for you to stop and relax in the San Juan Islands. - -

Fri, 08/31/2018 to Sun, 09/02/2018

The Victoria Classic Boat Festival takes place in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, and is one of the premier classic boat festivals in the world.

Contact: Mike & Peggy O’Brien, CAN Fleet, David Huchthausen, PNW Fleet - - -

Mon, 09/03/2018 to Tue, 09/04/2018

Photo: Michael DurlandThe Rendezvous is an annual event, held Monday through Wednesday in the first week of September in Deer Harbor, Orcas Island. It is the week between the Victoria and Port Townsend festivals, so is a great place to chill between shows.

Contact: Ken Meyer - - -

Fri, 09/07/2018 to Sun, 09/09/2018

Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival is the most education-packed and inspiring wooden boat event in the world, and features more than 300 wooden vessels.

Contact: Larry Benson - - -

Fri, 09/21/2018 to Sun, 09/23/2018

The Brownsville Appreciation Days are a big deal in Brownsville (on the Olympic Peninsula), and are a blast for CYA boats to attend, with free moorage at their gorgeous marina.

Contact: Peter Riess - - -

Fri, 09/28/2018 to Sun, 09/30/2018

Center for Wooden BoatsCelebrating Wooden Boats!  Our 42nd Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the history, the craft of and the culture wooden boats, large and small.

Contact: Tina Stotz - - -

Sat, 09/29/2018

Annual MeetingThe annual meeting of the PNW Fleet membership.  Will be held at the Center for Wooden Boats (during the Wooden Boat Festival).  Time and other details to come . . .

Contact: Commodore Christian Dahl - - -

Sat, 10/20/2018 to Sun, 10/21/2018

Pumpkin boatA goulishly fun get-away to Harbor Village Marina, in Kenmore at the north end of Lake Washington.

Pumpkin carving and general mayhem will ensue . . .

Contact: Dave & Heather Ellis - - -

Sat, 10/27/2018

Change of WatchThe PNW Fleet's annual Change of Watch Gala! Held this year at the Seattle Yacht Club facility on Portage Bay.

Contact: Rear Commodore Tina Stotz - - -