2016 Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy Winner – Tacoma Yacht Club

Margaret Paterson (TYC Jr Sailing Chair) awarded by V/C Winston Bumpus PCYA

The Pacific Coast Yachting Association has chosen the Tacoma Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program as the 2016 recipient of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association’s Garret Horder Memorial Trophy.

There was some pretty stiff competition this year, but our Horder Committee felt that Tacoma YC’s program stood out. The committee found that over the last three years the club has continued to build out and to increase participation and scope for their junior program. They have terrific support from their members and have done a terrific job with outreach to their community and local schools. They also have admirable support for handicapped youth. Given that they have achieved all this with a reduced sailing … (more)

2016 Charles A. Langlais Trophy Winner – Dr. Vern Bendsen


Vern is a first-generation Dane. Both his parents are from the old country. He grew up in East Chicago. He joined the Marines at age 17 and served 7 years. He served in 4 of the 5 major battles in Korea during the Korean War. After getting out of the Marines Vern put himself through college eventually earning his doctorate in education and becoming Dr. Vern Bendsen.  

He has served as Commodore of the Solano Yacht Club in 2006, the Ben Ali Shrine Yacht Club in 1998 and the PICYA in 2004. He has dedicated his time to supporting the PICYA’s many programs including the PICYA Wheelchair Regatta for 17 years and ‘Make-A-Wish’ fundraisers from 1995 to 2010.  He has also been instrumental as chair of the … (more)

The “Pennant” – Summer 2016 | Barusch/Castagna Results

2016 Barusch/Castagna

Six skippers competed in the PCYA Annual Barusch/Castagna Predicted Log Championship on Santa Monica Bay on June 16-18. It was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Yachting Association, Hollywood Yacht Club, and Santa Monica Bay Power Fleet. The event was sanctioned by Southern California Cruiser Association and hosted by the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California.

Read the The Pennant – Summer 2016.