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.

If you have any information about an event not listed, or any corrections needed, please submit info here.

PNW Fleet Seminar: Captains License

Pacific Northwest - Tue, 03/27/2018

Informational Seminar:
“What it Takes to Earn Your Captain’s License” Capt. Skip Anderson, Flagship Maritime

Contact: Laura Shifflette laurashifflette@comcast.net
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Grindstone Joe's Cruise-In & 2nd 2018 Bridge Meeting

Northern California - Fri, 04/06/2018 to Sun, 04/08/2018

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.

Our next Bridge meeting will be held during this event on the 7th.
More details will be coming out soon . . .

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Daffodil Weekend, with Tacoma Yacht Club

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 04/13/2018 to Sun, 04/15/2018

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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NC Fleet Opening Day on the Bay

Northern California - Sun, 04/22/2018

SF WaterfrontThe 101st 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 Commodore's Cruise

Pacific Northwest - 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 pnwcommodore@classicyacht.org
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Seattle Opening Day of Boating Season

Canadian, Pacific Northwest - 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 DianeLander@outlook.com
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Olympia Wooden Boat Festival

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 05/11/2018 to Sun, 05/13/2018

Photo by Dan Hill - Flickr Creative Commons LicensedSince 1980. On display will be wooden boats of all sizes and types, new and old, power and sail, row boats, dinghies, kayaks and canoes.

Contact: Ed & Suzie Docherty ednsuzie@comcast.net
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American Graffiti Cruise-In

Northern California - Thu, 05/17/2018 to Sat, 05/19/2018

American Graffiti Cruise-In Petaluma logoWhether you attend this event with your 1950's Stephens or Chevy Bel-Air, it's amazing to see downtown Petaluma transform itself into a 1950's culture scene including bee-hive hair and Elvis's all over.

More details to come . . .

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Astoria Weekend/Columbia River Maritime Museum

Pacific Northwest - 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 jlebens@mac.com
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Tides Tavern Classic Fish 'N' Ships Festival

Pacific Northwest - 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 matt42mtq@comcast.net
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Edmonds Waterfront Festival

Pacific Northwest - 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 janice.johnsonpalmer@gmail.com
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Bell Street Classic Weekend 2018

Pacific Northwest - Fri, 06/15/2018 to Sun, 06/17/2018

The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association in conjunction with the Port of Seattle will once again sponsor the Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous as part of the Seattle Waterfront Classic Weekend, June 16 and 17 at Pier 66 on Seattle's downtown waterfront.  Over forty classic motor yachts, many of them built prior to World War II, will welcome visitors throughout this Father's Day weekend.

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Third 2018 Bridge Meeting

Northern California - Sat, 07/14/2018

Encinal Yacht ClubThe third NC Fleet Bridge meeting will be held at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. 
Details coming . . .

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Southern Salish Sea Cruise

Pacific Northwest - 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 meyerlku@gmail.com
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Des Moines Classic Car and Boat Show

Pacific Northwest - 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: Todd Powell toddp@powell-homes.com
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Stephens Rendezvous - Taste of the Delta

Northern California - Fri, 08/03/2018 to Sun, 08/05/2018

Taste of the DeltaCalling all Stephens yachts! And any other classics too!  If your classic is in the Delta this Summer or you moor in the Delta, this is a must-attend event. Village West Marina's new owners are rolling out the red carpet for our fleet to celebrate our yachts on public display, August 4th during hte Taste of the Delta event.  We are co-branding both events with the Delta Chamber of Commerce.

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La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show

Pacific Northwest - 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 srsracing@frontier.com
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Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Canadian, Pacific Northwest - 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 rmcff@telus.net
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Decatur Island Rendezvous

Pacific Northwest - 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.

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Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Canadian, Pacific Northwest - 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 pmjob@shaw.ca
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Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous

Pacific Northwest - 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 meyerlku@gmail.com
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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Pacific Northwest - 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 larryleebenson@comcast.net
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BAD Rendezvous! Brownsville Appreciation Days Classic Yacht Rendezvous and Car Show

Pacific Northwest - 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 peterriess@msn.com
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Center for Wooden Boats Festival

Pacific Northwest - 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 tinastotz13@icloud.com
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PNW Annual General Membership Meeting

Pacific Northwest - 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 pnwcommodore@classicyacht.org
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Fourth 2018 NC Bridge Meeting

Northern California - Sat, 10/06/2018

Corinthian YCThe fourth NC Fleet Bridge meeting will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. 
Details coming . . .

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Kruz'n 4 Kidz

Northern California - Sat, 10/13/2018

PotomacThis is a true community service event for our Fleet members to participate in.  This will be the fifth time that several of our classics, along with the USS Potomac, will take over 300 passengers of children patients, their families, and medical support staff from the Benioff Childrens H

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Pumpkin Cruise

Pacific Northwest - 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 dellis803@msn.com
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PNW Change of Watch

Pacific Northwest - 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 tinastotz13@icloud.com
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