In this Issue:
  1. Instructions for Zoom monthly Meeting/Guest Speaker
  2. Opening Day - Yes, Opening Day!!!
  3. SB740 - Updates on the Abandoned and Derelict Boat Bill
  4. Poker Run 2021 - Let's have some fun.
  5. CRYA mostly annual Golf Tournament
  6. The rise and fall of Washington States New Excise Tax.
  7. New Requirements for Safety Cutoff Switch - Boat US Link

Some useful links for everyone:

Link to the: 2021 Cruise Guide

Download the Sheriff River Patrol Incident Notice - Used to help provide the MCSO River team crime information quickly. This is not for official Reporting.
General Member Meeting Information
April 29th at 7pm -
Social time starting at 6:30
(time to figure out how to get into the meeting!)

Zoom Meeting - Note, we now use our CRYA account. Click Here

Previous Meeting Minutes - Click Here

Agenda for Meeting - Click Here

Treasurer's Report - Click Here

Guest Speaker will be Jim Fenske - He will be discussing America's Waterway Watch program. He is with the USCG Auxiliary and has a presentation to share.

Any inputs or request for guest speakers? Please let us know.
Opening Day - May 1st, 2021
"Hope Reigns"
Fleet Captains Meeting time set:

The Fleet Captains meeting for this event is going to be held on Thursday April 22nd 7PM at the Portland Yacht Club, 1241 NE Marine Dr. This meeting will be to pass out any needed materials for the review boats as well as the timing information for the days events.
The official parade start time is at 1pm. We will go over the basic procedure for the day as well as who on the radio to call and what channel. Presently we have 6 clubs participating, but if you have a last minute hankering to join in please let us know as there is always room for more boats in a boat parade!

Handy Links:
Boat parade order and radio channel list Here
Parade Marshall Larry Justice for Questions: Here
Opening Day Judging Criteria: Here
Opening Day Fleet Captain Instructions: Here
Flyer with Judges and times: Here

Senate Bill 740 - The addition of a $5 fee in boat registration for the goal of better funding with dedicated funds the removal of Abandoned and Derelict Boats.

Update: At this point in time, both the SB740 and SB840 have been replaced with a new one, Senate Bill 859. This bill allows for the increase of the maximum amount allowed in the Abandoned and Derelict Boat Account to increase from $150,000 as it is today, to $1Million in the future. The goal is to jumpstart the fund with an initial $1M seed money, then work to create a long term solution. This allows almost immediate access to funds for boat removal as needed. A big win for everyone! Stan Tonneson needs to be thanked for his efforts. If you are unaware, he owns Rocky Pointe Marina and really has been driving for a solution. I'm sure we'll hear more soon, but right now this is pretty big news.
Poker Run 2021 - August 21st and 22nd

CRYA is proud to announce a new event for all of our boating members. How many of you have seen the articles on this type of event in other areas of the country and how much fun it appears to be? I know we have and hope to bring that to our NW boating waters. Ken Williams will be working on this event and we encourage anyone to help join him in creating what we hope will be an annual boating event. More information and event particulars coming soon.
The 2021 CRYA Golf Tournament
Saturday Sept. 18th, 2021 at Wildwood Golf Course
Sponsored by: Sheffield Marine Propeller

We will have ready before the next general meeting all the forms needed to sign up to be a foursome team to compete, or for support of the tournament through sponsorship. It will be a best ball, shotgun start style event, with changes for hole in one prizes, as well as some best shot categories during play. Please, start thinking about joining us this year as it has always been fun, good experience, and a chance to meet other fellow boaters. Andy Meyer is the Golf Tournament Chair, you can contact him with any questions you may have. Here's to a great end of year outing as we begin the exit of Covid restrictions.
The rise and fall of Washington States Marine Excise Tax: Many folks reported the plan to change the excise tax fee from .5% to 1% on Washington boaters for an infrastructure project was removed from the Bill. It was from efforts of Recreational Boaters Association of Washington (RBAW) as well as the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) led to the committee to remove this source of funding for that bill. Huge win for the Boat Owners of Washington! Organizations that represent boaters can help make change!
Our Premium Sponsor for the September 2021 Golf Tournament
Please support our generous sponsor
Sheffield Marine Propeller, Inc.
Kim, Brian and Crew are always there for you!
Click the logo to go to their website.

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