Date for 2019 Barusch / Castagna Predicted Navigation Announced

Please mark your calendar for the 2019 Barusch / Castagna Predicted Navigation. It has been agreed to have it in the Pacific Northwest. Current plan is to host it in Poulsbo, Washington May 13-16, 2019. More information coming soon.

This event challenges the serious power-boater’s navigation skills in a competitive but friendly environment. Participants discover just how well they know their boat’s performance characteristics at various speeds and how well they can predict the time it will take to travel each leg of a course in a variety of marine conditions.

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PCYA Adds New Inclusive Sailing Award


The PCYA has created a new perpetual trophy to create a Pacific Coast championship for the growing class of inclusive sailing regattas to be awarded each year to be called the Pacific Coast Yachting Association Inclusive Sailing Award for Racing and Participation  

Contestants shall be boats in an Inclusive Sailing Fleet, skippered by a person defined disabled by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The boats shall satisfy the requirements for racing and the Regatta shall follow the current United States Sailing the Racing Rules of Sailing. 

The first Award will be made in conjunction with the Kyle C. McArthur Memorial Regatta to benefit Challenged Sailors San Diego, at the Coronado Yacht Club, April 28-29, 2018 – Coronado, CA.


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2017 Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy Winner – Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Rear Commodore Joe Rockmore & Commodore Scott Pyne (Half Moon Bay Yacht Club) accept the award at PCYA Annual Meeting at St Francis Yacht Club on January 20, 2018

The Pacific Coast Yachting Association has chosen the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club as the 2017 recipient of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association’s Garret Horder Memorial Trophy.

There were many excellent submissions this year, but our Horder Committee felt that Half Moon Bay YC’s program stood out. The committee found that HMBYC had created their program from scratch about 10 years ago.  Over that time period they have trained hundreds of children in the art of sailing and safely enjoying water sports.

Congratulations to Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) and the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club.

The 2017 the Barusch / Castagna Cruiser Navigation Contest Results

The shore-side activities were held at Silver Gate Yacht Club located on Shelter Island.  The Welcome and Boat Drawing were held on September 27th.  The contest took place on San Diego Bay and on the near shore waters off the coast of Point Loma on September 30th. The Awards Banquet was held that evening.

1st Place – Garry Adalian (CCYC, SDCA), Ed Denaci Commodore SDCA, Greg Barnett Commodore SGYC

Terry VanWinkle Commodore PCYA, Ed Denaci Commodore SDCA, Greg Barnett Commodore SGYC, 2nd Place –  Bob Ehlers (SDYC, SDCA)

Terry VanWinkle Commdore PCYA, Ed Denaci Commodore SDCA, Greg Barnett Commodore SGYC, 3rd Place  – Bob Lindal (QCYC, IPBA-N)

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Jesse L. Carr Regatta/Etchells North American Championship August 16 -19 at San Diego Yacht Club

The Jesse L. Carr Regatta was conducted in conjunction with the Etchells North American Championship on August 16-19, 2017 at the San Diego Yacht Club. The purpose of this Trophy is to recognize the crew as well as the captain of the top boat from a PCYA member association club, not only by virtue of their performance, but to include their names and specific identities in the annual bequest of the Trophy.

This year’s winner is Rock n’ Roll, skippered by Argyle Campbell of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, with crew Luke Lawrence, Brian Janney and Anton Schmid.