Upcoming CYA Events

The Classic Yacht Association hosts numerous events each year in all of the fleets.  Rendezvous, classic boat shows, as well as smaller get-togethers and meetings.  In addition, our members are frequent participants in classic and wooden boat festivals hosted by others.

Below are some of the upcoming CYA events planned. Click on the title of any event for more information.

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48 Events currently listed

Grand Opening - Wagner Center at CWB

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 03/23/2019

The Center for Wooden Boats is planning a Grand Opening celebration of the new Dick Wagner Center on Saturday, March 23, with lots of activities planned.
They have asked the CYA to bring some boats and have Open Boat on the North and West Walls and we have agreed to put the word out to our members.

Details coming . . .

Contact: Commodore Laura Shifflette pnwcommodore@classicyacht.org
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Opening Day - Huntington Harbour Yacht Club

Southern California - Sat, 04/06/2019 to Sun, 04/07/2019

hhycOpening Day. Huntington Harbour Yacht Club.

Opening Day is to be held at the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club like last year.  Nice Sunday brunch and fun day activities.  Boats may arrive Saturday April 6. Contact Dianna Ettel for details.

Contact: Dianna Ettel wdettel@gmail.com
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Tacoma YC Daffodil Weekend

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 04/12/2019 to Sun, 04/14/2019

TYC Daffodil WeekendThis is a great event put on by the Tacoma Yacht Club.  CYA Members are welcome, but must pre-register.  Please contact Bill Faulk and Nancy Williams to confirm your attendance.

Contact: Bill Foulk & Nancy Williams wcfoulk@yahoo.com
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Lake Union Drydock Centennial Celebration

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 04/26/2019

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6 p.m. Friday April 26, 2019
Where: CYA Members meet at Diane Landers "Big Blue" boathouse.
At: Lake Union Drydock (Middle Gate), 1325 Fairview Ave E., Seattle 98102

More details to come . . .

Contact: Diane Lander dianelander@outlook.com
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PNW Commodore's Cruise - CYA Opening Day

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 04/27/2019

Our new Commodore for 2019 is Laura Shifflette, and she has selected Saturday April 27 to be our CYA Opening Day.  It is the week before the big Seattle Opening Day, so will be a great opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and get the boat out of the shed!  Details of when and where to meet will be forthcoming, so stay tuned . . .

Contact: Laura Shifflette pnwcommodore@classicyacht.org
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NC Fleet Opening Day on the Bay 2019

Northern California - Sun, 04/28/2019

SF WaterfrontThe 102nd Opening Day on the Bay!

This is a tradition for our fleet, as our classics lead the parade along the San Francisco waterfront.  Later our participants and guests cruise to a common spot for a pot-luck dinner.

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PNW Opening Day

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 05/03/2019 to Sun, 05/05/2019

Boating through the decades
Opening Day of Boating Season

Theme: "Boating Through the Decades"

Contact: Diane Lander dianelander@outlook.com
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San Pedro Rendezvous

Southern California - Sat, 05/04/2019 to Sun, 05/05/2019
  • San Pedro Downtown HarborDowntown San Pedro Rendezvous.
  • Next to Maritime Museum Basin
  • Dock Practice and Ladies Training, by Wayne & Dianna Ettel
Contact: Rick Olson rickofoto@gmail.com
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Olympia Wooden Boat Festival

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 05/10/2019 to Sun, 05/12/2019

Olympia Wooden Boat FestivalSince 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 ednsuzie@comcast.net
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Grindstone Joe's Cruise 2019

Northern California - Fri, 05/10/2019 to Sun, 05/12/2019

Grindstone Joe’sGrindstone Joe’s is a pleasant historic island oasis in the Delta near the Tower Park Marina just off of Highway 12 near I-5. It’s easy to get to by classic yacht or car.

Contact: Scott Andrews nccommodore@classicyacht.org
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Tides Tavern Classic Fish 'N' Ships Festival 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 05/17/2019 to Sun, 05/19/2019

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 matt42mtq@comcast.net
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Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Canadian, Pacific Northwest - Fri, 05/17/2019 to Sun, 05/19/2019

Annual Wooden Boat Festival, at Maple Bay Marina, Vancouver Island, BC.

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Ladysmith Heritage Boat Festival

Canadian - Sat, 05/25/2019

The annual Ladysmith Maritime Festival celebrates the rich history of the Ladysmith harbour and local marine heritage. The Maritime Heritage Day is for mariners and wooden boat enthusiasts featuring marine heritage vessels dockside and on land, talks & shows given by key heritage boat writers, tours of the new marine heritage and cultural centre & our waterfront museum, harbour tours, marine swaps, food and music.

Contact: Mike O'Brien pmjob@shaw.ca
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Edmonds Waterfront Festival 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 05/31/2019 to Sun, 06/02/2019

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.

Contact: Roger & Janice Palmer janice.johnsonpalmer@gmail.com
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Balboa Yacht Club - Wooden Boat Festival

Southern California - Fri, 06/07/2019 to Sun, 06/09/2019
  • Newport Beach Wooden Boat FestivalArrive Friday, Depart Sunday
  • Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival on Saturday
Contact: Rick Olson rickofoto@gmail.com
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Burrard Yacht Club Classic Show

Canadian - Sat, 06/08/2019

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

Contact: Michael Topliss, 604-765-7543
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CanFleet Cruise to Princess Louisa

Canadian - Sun, 06/09/2019 to Sat, 06/15/2019

A trip to beautiful BC's Princess Louisa Inlet following the Burrard Yacht Club Classic Car and Boat show. 

Contact: Gord Wintrup cacommodore@classicyacht.org
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Bell Harbor Classic Weekend 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 06/14/2019 to Sun, 06/16/2019

Bell Harbor LogoWe are thrilled to announce that this year's Marquee Class will be Lake Union Drydock built boats, coinciding with their 100-year anniversary!

This event represents the largest gathering of classic motor yachts in the world!  Admission to all show sites is complimentary.

Contact: Diane Lander dianelander@outlook.com
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SCF Commodore's Cruise

Southern California - Sat, 06/29/2019

Sea BoarderLaunch to Lunch - Huntington Harbour to Shoreline Village (Long Beach)

Contact: Jim Kroeger jimkroeger@sbcglobal.net
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Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Canadian - Sat, 07/06/2019 to Sun, 07/07/2019
  • cowichan bayCowichan Bay, BC
  • Contact: Mel Robinson, 250-746-4955
Contact: Mel Robinson cacommodore@classicyacht.org
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Chris Craft Rendezvous of the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest - Thu, 07/11/2019 to Sun, 07/14/2019

Chris craft rendezvousThe Rendezvous is held annually on the second weekend in July at the Port Orchard Marina in Port Orchard, Washington. Up to 80 boats typically attend. Public admission is free.

Contact: Roger Palmer and Janice Johnson rogerpalmermusic@gmail.com
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Des Moines Classic Car and Boat Show 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 07/19/2019 to Sun, 07/21/2019

The Wooden Boat Show at the Waterland Festival in Des Moines occurs on July 19- 20-21. CYA members are invited to cruise in and join the fun. This year, the CYA “South Sound Cruise” starts in Des Moines at the finish of the Festival; a great opportunity to enjoy the best of both!

Contact: Bill & Patti Linscott billlinscott@yahoo.com
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Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous 2019

Canadian - Sat, 07/20/2019 to Mon, 07/22/2019
  • Chris Craft RendyTelegraph Harbour
  • For Reservations at Telegraph Harbour, call 800-246-6011
Contact: Dave Peebles dandjpeebles@telus.net
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South Sound Cruise 2019

Pacific Northwest - Sun, 07/21/2019 to Sat, 07/27/2019

Mt RainierStarting at the DesMoines Waterland Festival, our flotilla will take a delightful spin through various South Sound destinations. Good company, great scenery -- Good TImes!!

Contact: James Poirson poirsonj@hotmail.com
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Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Southern California - Fri, 07/26/2019 to Mon, 07/29/2019

old fashioned dayOld Fashioned Day in the Park. Marina del Rey.

Head to Burton Chace Park for the 42nd annual event. Arrive July 26, Depart July 29.

The public is invited to tour vintage yachts and classic cars from the 20’s to the 60’s on Sunday the 29th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact: Cris Rohde sparklechristine@gmail.com
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La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show 2019

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 08/03/2019

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 srsracing@frontier.com
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Marina Pacifica Rendezvous

Southern California - Sat, 08/17/2019 to Sun, 08/18/2019

Marina Pacifica eventMarina Pacifica Rendezvous

  • Dock Party by Janet Beggs
Contact: Ron Yatch comocean33@gmail.com
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Decatur Island Rendezvous 2019

Pacific Northwest - Tue, 08/20/2019 to Thu, 08/22/2019

Decatur Island ChartletA relaxing,  "non-show" event in the San Juans!! 

Cruise, ride another vessel or fly to Decatur Island!    we have place for you to stop and relax in the San Juan Islands.

Contact: Christian and Jeanne Dahl n490af@comcast.net
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Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Canadian, Pacific Northwest - Fri, 08/23/2019 to Sun, 08/25/2019

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.

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 rmcff@telus.net
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Victoria Classic Boat Festival 2019

Canadian, Pacific Northwest - Fri, 08/30/2019 to Sun, 09/01/2019

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 pmjob@shaw.ca
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Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous 2019

Pacific Northwest - Mon, 09/02/2019 to Thu, 09/05/2019

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 meyerlku@gmail.com
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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 09/06/2019 to Sun, 09/08/2019

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 larryleebenson@comcast.net
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Newport Beach, Marina Park Rendezvous

Southern California - Sat, 09/14/2019 to Sun, 09/15/2019

Newport Beach Marina ParkNewport Beach, Marina Park

Contact: Rick Olson rickofoto@gmail.com
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Rendezvous! Brownsville Appreciation Days (BAD) 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 09/20/2019 to Sun, 09/22/2019

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 peterriess@msn.com
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Classics at the Corinthian 2019

Northern California - Fri, 09/20/2019 to Sun, 09/22/2019

Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA
Dates are tentative.  More details coming . . .

Contact: Gerry Kamilos nccommodore@classicyacht.org
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Center for Wooden Boats Festival 2019

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 09/28/2019 to Sun, 09/29/2019

Center for Wooden BoatsCelebrating Wooden Boats!  The 43rd Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the history, the craft of and the culture wooden boats, large and small.

Contact: Ken Meyer meyerlku@comcast.net
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PNW Annual General Membership Meeting 2019

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 09/28/2019

Annual MeetingThe annual meeting of the PNW Fleet membership.  Will be held at the Center for Wooden Boats (during the Wooden Boat Festival).

Contact: Commodore Laura Shifflette pnwcommodore@classicyacht.org
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Catalina Cruise

Southern California - Sat, 10/05/2019 to Sun, 10/06/2019

catalinaCatalina Weekend
at Howland's Landing

with Wooden Hull Yacht Club, at LA Yacht Club moorings.

Contact: John Peckham spaceway1999@yahoo.com
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Pumpkin Cruise 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 10/18/2019 to Sun, 10/20/2019

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 dellis803@msn.com
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Oxbow Cruise 2019

Northern California - Fri, 10/25/2019 to Sun, 10/27/2019

Oxbow Marina, Isleton, CA

Contact: Kim Korth nccommodore@classicyacht.org
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PNW Change of Watch Banquet 2019

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 10/26/2019

COW Clip artMembers are cordially invited to the 2019 Change of Watch banquet for the CYA Pacific Northwest Fleet.

The banquet will be held on October 26, 2019 at the Tacoma Yacht Club.

The Change of Watch ceremony will begin after dinner followed by the 2019 Fleet Awards. After the fleet awards you are invited to stay for more conversation with friends old and new.

More details to come .. .

Contact: Rear Commodore Roger Palmer rogerpalmermusic@gmail.com
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SC Fleet Change of Watch

Southern California - Sat, 11/09/2019

Change of Watch
at Shakespeare Club / Pasadenasc fleet boats

Contact: Janet Beggs janetbeggs17@outlook.com
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PNW Thanksgiving Cruise 2019

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 11/22/2019

The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association invites you to the annual Thanksgiving Cruise, Friday, November 22 at the Husky Stadium Floats [location subject to change . . .], starting at 1100 hours. 

Contact: Jim and Margie Paynton historian@classicyacht.org
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PNW Christmas Cruise 2019

Pacific Northwest - Sat, 12/07/2019

Christmas cruise boatsIt’s time to get into the holiday boating spirit and join your fellow CYA members for the 2019 Holiday Cruise and 47th Annual Chet Gibson Memorial Lighted Boat Parade, December 7th! 

Contact: Marcine Hull & Will Ratcliff marcineh@comcast.net
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Clone of Lighted Boat Parade

Northern California - Sat, 12/07/2019 to Sat, 12/14/2019

Get out the holiday lights and decorations because the Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in San Rafael has now been booked for Saturday, December 7th, and again on Saturday December 14th. Once again the Marin Yacht Club has invited all Classic Yacht Association members to join them at their beautiful club and harbor to stage the parade that will proceed up the San Rafael canal to the turning basin of the San Rafael Yacht Club and, completing the route, by returning to Marin YC.

Contact: Steve Kadzielawa nccommodore@classicyacht.org
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NC Fleet Change of Watch 2019

Northern California - Sun, 12/15/2019

Location: Trader Vic's, Emeryville

Contact: Rob Sesar nccommodore@classicyacht.org
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PNW New Years Eve at CWB 2019-20

Pacific Northwest - Tue, 12/31/2019

New Years Space NeedleRing in the New Year at the Center for Wooden Boats -- watch the incredible fireworks display shot from the Space Needle.

Contact: Commodore Laura Shifflette pnwcommodore@classicyacht.org
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2020 CYA Change of Watch Weekend

Canadian, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, USA - Fri, 01/17/2020 to Sun, 01/19/2020

50thDetails to come --  But put this on your calendar NOW! 

2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Classic Yacht Association, and the PNW Fleet is planning the biggest party ever. It will be held in Seattle on Lake Union, utilizing the Center for Wooden Boats (including their brand new education center), the Museum of History and Industry (home of Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, the Steamer Virginia V, and much more. 

Contact: Diane Lander dianelander@outlook.com
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