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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29 Events currently listed

Captain's License Class

Pacific Northwest - 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

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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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Opening Day - Huntington Harbour Yacht Club

Southern California - Sat, 04/28/2018 to Sun, 04/29/2018

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.  Contact Rear Commodore, Janet Beggs for details.

Contact: Janet Beggs JanetBeggs17@outlook.com
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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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California Yacht Marina BBQ

Southern California - Sat, 05/05/2018 to Sun, 05/06/2018


  • California Yacht Marina BBQ, Wilmington.
  • So Cal Fleet General Meeting followed by BBQ.
  • HAT DAY, Wear Funny Hats!
Contact: John Peckham spaceway1999@yahoo.com
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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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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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Balboa Yacht Club - Wooden Boat Festival

Southern California - Sat, 06/09/2018 to Sun, 06/10/2018
  • Newport Beach Wooden Boat FestivalArrive Friday
  • Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival on Saturday
Contact: Rick Olson rickofoto@gmail.com
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Bell Harbor Classic Weekend 2018

Pacific Northwest - 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 dianelander@outlook.com
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San Pedro Rendezvous

Southern California - Sat, 06/30/2018 to Sun, 07/01/2018
  • San Pedro Downtown HarborDowntown San Pedro Rendezvous.
  • Next to Maritime Museum Basin
Contact: Rick Olson rickofoto@gmail.com
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Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Canadian - Sat, 07/07/2018 to Sun, 07/08/2018
  • cowichan bayCowichan Bay, BC
  • Contact: Mel Robinson, 250-746-4955
Contact: Mel Robinson
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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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Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous

Canadian - Fri, 07/20/2018 to Sun, 07/22/2018
  • Chris Craft RendyTelegraph Harbour
  • For Reservations at Telegraph Harbour, call 800-246-6011
Contact: Dave Peebles dandjpeebles@telus.net
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Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Southern California - Sat, 07/28/2018 to Sun, 07/29/2018

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

Head to Burton Chace Park for the 42nd annual event. 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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Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

USA - Sat, 07/28/2018 to Sun, 07/29/2018

Alden designed "Wander"Join with other CYA vessels as we converge at the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport.

Contact: Ted Crosby usacommodore@classicyacht.org
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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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Marina Pacifica Summer Cruise-In

Southern California - Sat, 08/18/2018 to Sun, 08/19/2018

Marina Pacifica eventMarina Pacifica Summer Cruise-In.

  • More Kayak adventures.
Contact: Ron Yatch comocean33@gmail.com
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Antique & Classic Boat Festival - Salem, MA

USA - Sat, 08/25/2018 to Sun, 08/26/2018

antique classic festival salemThe flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 25-26, 2018.

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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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Newport Beach, Marina Park Rendezvous

Southern California - Sat, 09/15/2018 to Sun, 09/16/2018

Newport Beach, Marina Park

Contact: Rick Olson rickofoto@gmail.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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Catalina Cruise

Southern California - Sun, 10/14/2018

catalinaCatalina Cruise

Contact: TBA
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SC Fleet Change of Watch

Southern California - Sat, 11/10/2018

Change of Watchsc fleet boats

Contact: Jim Kroeger jimkroeger@sbcglobal.net
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2019 CYA Change of Watch/Annual Meeting

- Tue, 01/15/2019 to Sun, 01/20/2019

MakotoCYA Board of Directors Meeting and Change of Watch Banquet

  • Hosted by the Northern California Fleet
  • Sacramento, CA
  • All CYA Members are invited to attend
  • Details coming . . .
Contact: Alan Almquist alalmquist.alan@gmail.com
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