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Listed below are CYA events for all fleets. For additions or updates to this list please contact your fleet's event coordinator.  For questions about a particular event, please contact the person listed as coordinator of that event.

Note: some of these events require registration and payments. If so, there will be a link provided for logged-in members to sign themselves up. 

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    • 01 May 2024
    • 31 May 2024
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    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 16 Jun 2024
    • Bell Harbor, Seattle WA
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Greetings and Welcome to the 2024 Bell Harbor Rendezvous to be held on June 14-16, 2024.

    This e-mail contains sign up information and important details.  Please click the Register button above to register, let us know if you are joining the Friday Parade, add boat details, and sign up for the Saturday night dinner.

    The 2024 Bell Harbor Rendezvous is a first come, first served event. Registration is open until the marina is full or May 20, whichever first occurs.  Dinner reservations will be taken until there are 70 signed up, with a wait list started after. 

    Here are event details:

    Marquee Class:  For our 27th Annual Bell Harbor Rendezvous – our marquee or featured class of boats will be “Boats with A Mission” or boats that used to have a job. The belle of the ball in this class will be the Steamship Virginia V, a former ferry and member of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. Also expected are Teal, a former Alaska Fish and Game boat; Gyrfalcon, a former Alaska survey boat; Owl, a former tugboat; two former fishing boats, the UW Crew Launch “Conny” which has been fully restored and was the actual launch that the 1936 “Boys in the Boat” UW crew trained with; and from our Canadian Fleet the Messenger III, an actual “missionary vessel” from 1947-1968 bringing medical and spiritual comfort to Vancouver Island’s West Coast.  We are hoping for as many Canadian vessels as possible!


    FRIDAY, JUNE 14:  Join the annual Bell Harbor Boat Parade off of Elliott Bay Marina at 1400 hours (2 PM). Look for the parade leader, Maranee, and listen to the “CYA Parade Director” on Channel 68. Boats will parade down the waterfront and will gather off of Bell Harbor Marina to be directed in by the harbormaster. The dock plan will be distributed to registered participant boats a week before the event. Please indicate in your registration whether you will participate in the parade. Once you have arrived, please pick up your welcome/goody bag from aboard Maranee with special thanks to Mike Passage and Laura Shifflette for their donation of the bags.

    Welcome reception/taco bar aboard Virginia V:  Gather at the Steamship Virginia V at the end of “C” dock for a welcome reception starting at 1800 (6 PM). Everyone is invited to join us. Bring your own beverage and enjoy a catered taco bar thanks to our generous sponsors. We hope to have a number of visitors from the other fleets of the CYA and this is our chance to see our friends from other fleets and celebrate the longest running and largest event in the Classic Yacht Association. When you register be sure to let us know how many are coming from your boat so we can get a head count for food planning purposes!

    SATURDAY, JUNE 15:  Continental breakfast at the head of the dock provided by Husky Deli. Breakfast will run from 0800 to 0930 and will include coffee, pastries, fruit, and protein items.

    Boat Show – Open to the public from 10-4. You are expected to open your boat for public tours and to complete at least one volunteer shift. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are again providing this fabulous weekend free of charge (except for the dinner Saturday night) and in exchange and in support of the CYA’s mission of education about classic boats, public interaction is required, and it is essential. Registered participants will be receiving instructions about their volunteer shift in confirming e-mails for event participants.  Also, if you want to stay at Bell Harbor Marina on Thursday night or Sunday night you will have to make a reservation directly with the marina and pay your moorage.  Call Mike to reserve at 206-787-3951.  Make your reservation early – once the dock plan is available it will be provided to Mike and he will try to put you in your assigned slip if you decide to arrive on Thursday. 

    Dinner:  Our festive Bell Harbor Celebration Dinner will again be provided by Anthony’s Homeport Restaurant in the upstairs private dining room. Social hour at 5:45; dinner to be served at 6:30. To look at the menu, click here: Anthony's Menu. No need to select menu choices in advance! You can buy dinner tickets for $100 per person, the actual cost is higher, $85 per person plus 20% tip and tax – or $111.35. Again, thanks to our generous sponsors, you are paying $100 per person. There is a strict 70 seat limit on our dinner, therefore only members with boats in the marina for the show can attend the dinner. If we get more than 70 dinner requests, we will start a wait list. Beverages will be available from Anthony’s by order at your own expense.


    BREAKFAST:   The Sunday breakfast will run from 8:30-9:30 at the head of the dock. Special thanks to our event sponsor, Husky Deli, who is providing this breakfast for us as a donated item. The menu will be similar to Saturday.

    Throughout the weekend look for the auction table where the items that are frequently raffled at this event will be auctioned this year. Make your bids on Saturday during the day and early Sunday morning! Winners will be announced on Sunday morning at 9:30 with all proceeds going to the PNW Fleet of the CYA to help offset the cost of this event. Watch your e-mail for auction updates!

    Boat Show:  Show hours are from 10-4.

    Awards Ceremony:  Will take place at 4 PM at the bottom of the stairs. Award for Best Engine Preservation, and People’s Choice and two People’s Choice Runner Ups will be given. Unless you have arranged to stay on Sunday night with the Bell Harbor Marina, please depart after the Awards Ceremony and not before.  No early departures please!

    Post Bell Harbor Cruise:  Vice Commodore Mike Passage and Laura Shifflette are in charge of the post Bell Harbor Cruise.  Details will be forthcoming shortly. 

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • South Sound
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    CYA PNW South Sound Cruise 2024

    June 17-23, 2024

    Immediately Following the Bell Harbor Rendezvous

    We are again going to have a cruise the week after the Bell Harbor Rendezvous, leaving Bell Street Marina on Monday, June 17, after the show, and ending on Sunday, June 23 in Tacoma. 

    We will cruise to Gig Harbor, Olympia, Jarrell Cove, Longbranch and Tacoma.

    You are welcome to join us for all of the cruise, or only a portion if you prefer.

    Below is the itinerary.

     Please register on the CYA website TODAY, and make your moorage arrangements separately, following the instructions that appear below.  Space is very  limited! Please note that the registration fee on the CYA website is PER PERSON.  

    Registration closes on May 24. 

    Chairs: Michael Passage (206-972-6739) & Laura Shifflette (206-619-1301)

    Day No







    June 17

    Bell Harbor

    Gig Harbor

    21 NM



    June 18

    Gig Harbor


    29 NM



    June 19






    June 20


    Jarrell Cove

    16 NM



    June 21

    Jarrell Cove


    16 NM



    June 22



    29 NM



    June 23




    Registration Instructions

    The below information will be updated regularly as cruise details are put in place. Please check back regularly. 

    After you register for the event on the CYA website, you will need to make your own individual reservations and make payment for moorage at Gig Harbor, Olympia and Tacoma right away. Please do this asap.

    We are still in the midst of planning our organized activities and meals,  and will let you know further details as they are available.

    Please see details below.

    Feel free to join us for all or part of the cruise, as you prefer. Some of you have already indicated that you will be joining us for only a portion of the cruise. Please let us know when  you register if this is the case, and where/when you will be leaving the cruise so we can manage our moorage arrangements.

    BELL HARBOR: Bell Harbor Marina

    Pier 66, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 206-787-3952

    Our cruise begins Monday morning immediately following the Bell Street Harbor Rendezvous. Make sure to extend your Bell Harbor moorage reservation to include Sunday night. Relax after the show and enjoy a brief respite before our cruise begins.

    Departure:      Monday, June 17        Time: 0900      21 NM to Gig Harbor

    GIG HARBOR: Arabella’s Landing

    3323 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98225       253-851-1793


    One Night

    Arrival:              Monday, June 17

    Departure:      Tuesday, June 18        Time: 0900      29 NM to Olympia

    Welcome to Gig Harbor, one of the most perfectly protected harbors in Puget Sound, and one of the most charming towns. The entrance to Gig Harbor is narrow, especially at low tide, so exercise caution. Maintain a mid-channel course around the end of the spit.

    We have moorage reserved at Arabella’s Landing in Gig Harbor.

    Please reserve and pay for your individual slip in advance on the Arabella’s Landing Marina website: www.arabellaslanding.com. Please make your reservations ASAP.

    Select the Book Guest Moorage button and enter the following Event Code. 

    Event Code: cyjun2024

    Follow the steps to make a slip reservation and provide payment for the moorage

    You will make your individual reservation directly on the Marina’s website and you will be able to view slips held, but not yet reserved by another participant. Any cancellations will be refunded provided you cancel at least 72 hours prior to our arrival date, less a $10 processing fee.

    Check in time: 1 PM. Check out: 11 AM.

    There are myriad good restaurants available, from casual to elegant.

    Things to Do:

    See this guide for more information: www.gigharborguide.com

    • ·         Dining Out
    • ·         Shopping
    • ·         Farmer’s Market
    • ·         Explore Gig Harbor

    Group Activities:

    Chuck and Linda Barbo aboard Blue Peter have graciously offered to host our group for a BYOB cocktail party aboard from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM on Monday, June 17. Please bring your choice of beverage plus an appetizer to share.

    Enjoy dinner on your own. You might want to consider dining at one of the fabulous local restaurants.  


    OLYMPIA: Swantown Marina, Port of Olympia

    1022 Marine Drive NE, Olympia, WA 98501 360-528-8049 VHF Channel 65A

    Two Nights

    Arrival:          Tuesday, June 18

    Departure:    Thursday, June 20              Time: 0930    16 NM to Jarrell Cove      

    Welcome to Olympia, Washington State’s capitol and a lovely small town.

    Use the Group Code to make your moorage reservation directly on the Swantown Marina website, www.swantownmarina.com. Enter your arrival and departure dates and the length, beam and draft of your boat. Choose either 120V/Single 30 Amp or 120V/Single 50 Amp power depending upon your electrical needs. They have limited 50A pedestals available, but will try to accommodate your needs to the best of their ability. Scroll to the offer: Classic Yacht Association June 2024 and click Select. At a later point in the reservation, if needed, you can add specific requests for a certain type of space, and the marina will try to accommodate your request as best as possible.

    Click the bright green Start Booking button to continue your booking.

    Once you have completed your booking, you will receive confirmation of your booking and slip assignment. You will be assigned to the most optimal slip for your size vessel. CYA boats will be grouped together automatically, to the extent possible.

    If you need to make adjustments to your slip assignment after booking, give the marina office a call at the number above.  Please make your reservations ASAP. Our reserved slips will be released to the general public after June 1, but you should make your reservation now.  If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 360-528-8049 so they can help you make your reservation over the phone.

    Group Code: 2024CYA

    We have reserved a block of 36 ft, 40 ft 50 ft and 50+ ft slips, and have paid a small non-refundable reservation fee to do so, which will be passed along to each participant. Please make your reservation and provide payment for your individual slip on the Swantown website above. Please note that you may not moor in a slip that is shorter than the actual overall length of your vessel. No overhang is allowed in the marina.  

    Restrooms, showers and laundry are available in the marina. There are three restaurants on the port property within a five minute walk of the marina. Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance of the arrival date.

    Things to Do:

    We will spend two nights in Olympia, giving you ample time to explore. There are lots of fun things to do in Olympia. Check out www.experienceolympia.com for tourist information and www.portofolympia.com for events organized by the Port of Olympia and Swantown Marina. Digital Visitor’s Guide to Olympia: 2023-2024 Visitor Guide by Experience Olympia & Beyond - Issuu

    • ·         Washington State Capitol
    • ·         Olympia Farmers Market (10-3 Thurs-Sun)
    • ·         Percival Landing Park
    • ·         Antique and Specialty Shops
    • ·         Dancing Goats Coffee

    Group Activities:


    JARRELL COVE: Jarrell Cove Marine State Park

    391 E. Wingert Road, Shelton, WA 98584    360-426-9226

    One Night

    Arrival:              Thursday, June 20

    Departure:      Friday, June 21             Time: 1000      14 NM to Longbranch

    We will be mooring at Jarrell Cove Marine State Park, on the northwest end of Hartstine Island. The park includes 650’ dock space. This large, attractive park is unable to accept actual reservations, but they know we are coming and they are confident we will be able to moor. Rafting is encouraged. 30 amp power is available on the southern dock. There are also 14 mooring buoys, available for vessels 45 feet or under. Restrooms, showers, picnic shelters.  Clean and well maintained. Moorage $.75/ft on the dock; $15 for moorage buoy. Payable on site or using your WA State Discover Pass or annual Moorage Buoy pass. Groceries and fuel are available at nearby Jarrell’s Cove Marina.

    Things to Do:

    • ·         Beach exploration
    • ·         Walking
    • ·         Kayaking
    • ·         Paddleboarding
    • ·         Fishing
    • ·         Clamming
    • ·         Hiking
    • ·         Birdwatching
    • ·         Wildlife watching

    Group Activities:

    • ·         TBA
    • ·         Bocce Ball Tournament
    • ·         Barbeque on the Dock – Details TBA

    LONGBRANCH: Longbranch Improvement Club Marina

    5213 Key Peninsula Hwy S., Longbranch, WA 98351 253-202-2056

    One Night

    Arrival:              Friday, June 21

    Departure:      Saturday, June 22      Time: 0900      29 NM to Tacoma

    No official reservations are possible at Longbranch due to the terms of their DNR lease, but they know we are coming, and they feel confident that our group will have space to moor. They will make it work. They have 760’ of side tie dock space. Rafting is encouraged. The guest moorage bull rails are painted yellow. 30 amp ELCI protected power, water, ice and garbage drop. For those that prefer to anchor, Filucy Bay has good holding over a mud bottom. The view of Mt. Rainer from the entrance of the bay is stunning.

    Things to Do:

    • ·         Beach exploration
    • ·         Walking
    • ·         Kayaking
    • ·         Paddleboarding
    • ·         Fishing
    • ·         Clamming
    • ·         Hiking
    • ·         Birdwatching
    • ·         Wildlife watching

    Group Activities:

    • ·         Details TBA. Barbeque on the Dock. Please plan on bringing side dishes or dessert

    TACOMA: Dock Street Marina

    1817 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402          253-250-1906

    Two Nights

    Arrival:              Saturday, June 22

    Depart:              Monday, June 24

    We will be moored at Dock Street Marina, immediately adjacent to the Museum of Glass. We have a block of slips reserved. Please call Sherry at Dock Street Marina to reserve and pay for your individual slip at the phone number above. Identify yourself as part of the Classic Yacht Association PNW South Sound Cruise. They don’t use a website for reservations.

    Things to Do:

    • ·         Tacoma Art Museum
    • ·         Washington State History Museum
    • ·         Museum of Glass
    • ·         America’s Car Museum
    • ·         Foss Waterway Seaport

    Group Activities:

    • ·         Details TBA

    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 14 Jul 2024
    • Poulsbo Marina

    New for 2024!

    July 11 – July 14 at the Poulsbo Marina

    Event details are posted on the official Chris-Craft Rendezvous website here.

    Invite your friends!

    More boats means more wonderful memories!

    All Chris-Crafts are welcome; big or little, pristine or patinaed

    Lots of food, fun activities, and fellowship

    All we need is YOU!

    Register on official Chris-Craft Rendezvous website here

    • 20 Jul 2024
    • 21 Jul 2024
    • Des Moines Marina, Des Moines, WA

    Des Moines Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show

    Des Moines Marina, Des Moines, WA

    Contact: Bill Linscott, billlinscott@yahoo.com

    • 03 Aug 2024
    • La Conner Marina, La Conner, WA
    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 24 Aug 2024
    • Waterfront Park, Poulsbo, WA
    • 30 Aug 2024
    • 01 Sep 2024
    • Victoria, BC

    Details TBD

    • 02 Sep 2024
    • 04 Sep 2024
    • Orcas Island

    Details & Dates TBD

    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 08 Sep 2024
    • Port Townsend, WA

    Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

    Port Townsend is steeped in fascinating history, from its early Native American roots to its Victorian architecture and maritime legacy, boasting two National Historic Landmark Districts. Opportunities for outdoor adventure abound, from beaches to The Olympic National Park. This charming village-by-the-sea has an artistic soul, world-class culinary venues, and is the perfect place to host THE LARGEST WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY. You can find all the information about this event and register for it here: www.woodenboat.org

    The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is unique in many ways. Visitors pay to attend — by the thousands. There are vendor booths, technical seminars, and a beer garden with live music and dancing called “Bar Harbor.”  Amazing energy abounds during this 3-day event; there is much to see, learn, and do. It is a must-do experience for every CYA member. 

    Please contact Larry Benson at larryleebenson@comcast.net or Tina Stotz at tinastotz13@icloud.com for more information.

    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 08 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 26 Oct 2024
    • TBD

    Details TBD

    • 12 Nov 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 29 Nov 2024
    • MOHAI, Seattle

    Details TBD

    • 10 Dec 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

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