The Pacific Coast Yachting Association recognizes that Youth Boating programs thrive in a wonderful and exuberant variety, with no two alike. The thread that ties these programs together is their goal of instructing young people in the art and science of boating, safety, and having fun.
PCYA, wishing to acknowledge the importance of imparting knowledge and appreciation of the sport of boating to young people, annually awards the Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy annually to the member organization judged to have shown the greatest improvement in its Junior Boating Education program. The trophy, a famous Currier and Ives print of the sail/steam vessel “San Francisco”, is over one hundred years old and occupies a prominent mantel location at St. Francis Yacht Club. To view the Request for Nominations and the Declaration of Trust, please use this link.
The 2015 Garrett Horder Trophy for most innovative juniors program was awarded to Huntington Beach Sailing Foundation, the youth foundation of Huntington Harbor Yacht Club, nominated by the Association of San Pedro Bay Yacht Clubs. The Horder Trophy was presented to the Foundation at the PCYA Annual Meeting on January 16, 2016.