2019 Burgee of Merit Awarded – Kimball Livingston


This year the bridge of the PCYA has voted to award the Burgee of Merit to St. Francis Yacht Club  Staff Commodore Kimball Livingston.

Independent writer with a portfolio of magazine and newspaper stories, books and scripts. Visionary, a commissioned biography of pioneering radiologist Albert Soiland, Who was founder and the first Commodore of PCYA.  At the time the title was actually Admiral.

Varied interests and skills, but a specialist in sailing who works on assignment around the world. I own White Bridge, which published the second edition of Sailing the Bay, first published by Chronicle Books.

He was instrumental in 2016 while commodore to support the PCYA Jesse L. Carr regatta in conjunction with the J/70 Worlds and also helped to arrange the PCYA Carr Regatta in 2018 while Staff Commodore of St Francis YC in conjunction with the Pac52 Cup.

For his help support and promotion of the Pacific Coast … (more)

2019 Barusch/Castagna Regatta – May13-16 – Poulsbo Yacht Club

We are pleased to announce the Pacific Coast Yachting Association’s 2019 Barusch/Castagna Regatta, sponsored by the International Power Boat Association.   Your host for this is the Poulsbo Yacht Club. We look forward to offering a challenging contest on the waters of Puget Sound in the beautiful springtime weather of the Pacific Northwest.

You are invited to forward two contestants, based on their 2017-2018 standings and availability, to represent your association in competition for the right to claim themselves Pacific Coast Champion and take home two great PCYA awards:  The Harry Barusch Perpetual Trophy (best individual performance) and the Joseph V. Castagna Perpetual Trophy (best performance by an association).  Additionally we invite the reigning champion, Garry Adalian of Coronado Cays Yacht Club and San Diego Cruiser Association,  to defend his … (more)

2018 Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy Winner – Westlake Yacht Club


Westlake Yacht Club receives the Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy at the Del Rey Yacht Club – January 6, 2019


The Pacific Coast Yachting Association has chosen the Westlake Yacht Club as the 2018 recipient of the PCYA Garret Horder Memorial Trophy.

There were many excellent submissions this year, but our Horder Committee felt that Westlake Yacht Club’s program stood out as having made outstanding progress due to the amazing support and generosity of their members. Their innovative “Summer Sailing Academy ” began its rebirth three years ago after a period of decline. Their plan was to by a new fleet of boats over a period of years. However, when they announced their plans to the members of Westlake Yacht Club, the members came forward and donated the money for them to buy all 15 boats in one year.   Over that three year period they have trained hundreds of children in the art of sailing and safely enjoying water sports.

Congratulations to Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA)  and the Westlake Yacht Club.

Rio Wins Pac52 Cup and 2018 Carr Regatta

Team Rio receiving honors from, Ken Glidewell, Rear Commodore, St. Francis Yacht Club and Winston Bumpus, Commodore PCYA

Among the many trophies offered in yachting competition, only a few recognize the indispensable values and virtues of the championship crew, while at the same time recognizing the organizational ability and talent of the captain. It is the purpose of this Trophy to recognize the essential team relationship between captain and crew.

This year was the 60th year it has been awarded and the names on this trophy is like a Who’s Who of west coast racers. It was held in conjunction with the Pac52 Cup hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club on September 30, 2018. It was one by Team Rio who was representing the St. Francis Yacht Club.

For the list of winners and more information click here.

Call For Nominations 2018 Charles A. Langlais Trophy

Charles A. Langlais first won this trophy in 1926 sailing the R Boat, Lady Gay in the 1926 Championship Regatta of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association. PCYA Staff Commodore Langlais rededicated it in 1976 to be awarded once in any calendar year to an individual for “exceptional, outstanding and meritorious service to the sport of yachting”.

This prestigious trophy represents a unique opportunity to honor one of your deserving members for dedicated service to your organization and to the sport of yachting in general. The Trophy consists of a sterling silver loving cup mounted on a teak base bearing plaque for the names of the several recipients. It will be displayed at the Yacht Club of the recipient during the year following the award. An appropriate take-home trophy will be provided for the individual honored by this award.

The Deed of Gift describing the judging criteria for this award is … (more)