Please mark your calendar for the 2019 Barusch / Castagna Predicted Navigation. It has been agreed to have it in the Pacific Northwest on May 16-18, 2019. The exact location is still being finalized.
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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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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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.
The event will be held at Silver Gate Yacht Club located on Shelter Island. The event is scheduled to take place from 27-30 September. The actual regatta will take place on San Diego Bay and on the near shore waters off the coast of Point Loma on September 30th.
The trophy for the winning contestant is the Harry Barusch Perpetual Trophy (left). The trophy for the winning team of two or three association contestants is the Joseph Castagna Perpetual Trophy (Right). “Keeper” trophies will be awarded.
This annual predicted log contest pits two contestants from each active Pacific Coast Cruiser Navigation association plus the winner of the 2016 Barusch Castagna Cruiser Navigation Contest against each other.
A call for contestants will be coming out soon. Active associations are :