In this Issue:

Instructions for Monthly Zoom General Meeting bottom of page


  1. PYC Lunch and Learn - Nov. 20th - Panel of MCSO River Patrol, WOOO and CRYA Presidents.
  2. CRYA Annual Awards Banquet - Dec. 1st. at PYC
  3. Lower Columbia Christmas Boat Parades - Join in!

Stories in the news:

  1. Sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert in the news.
  2. NOAA is retiring Raster Charts - Electronic is the Future
  3. CRYA are members of US Sailing - You can access Benefits
  4. We need Club Bridge Rosters and Contacts
  5. Who wants to be a Christmas Ship Participant?

CRYA Website with links to events and local information on boating including Cruise Guide.

          Columbia River Yachting Association 2021 Awards Banquet
Wednesday December 1st,  6pm-9pm
The Portland Yacht Club
Will be Trimmed for the Holidays!!!
1241 NE Marine Drive
 Portland, OR 97211
Featuring: Chicken Piccata, Roasted Tri-Tip w/gravy,
Or Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
 All served with Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad and Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Whipped Cream for dessert.
No Host Bar at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
Program at 8pm
Cost is $45 per person
Register online Here

Download Complete Flyer with Mail in option Here
Current PYC Covid Restrictions Here

Another Sad Ending to Abandoned Vessels in and around the Oregon Waterways - The sinking of the "Alert"
Abandoned Coast Guard Cutter Alert in her glory days shown in photo. It was a 125' vessel that was used for Law Enforcement Patrols is now sitting on the bottom of the Columbia River. Luckily a while back the Coast Guard had determined that both the Alert and Tug Boat Sakarissa were a hazard and in danger of sinking. Because of that most if not all of the fuel and oil aboard both vessels had been pumped out for environmental concerns. A solid decision based on this latest tragedy. It was already a difficult task to deal with these vessels and the cost for the Alert has now increased 3 to 4 times what it would have cost to get rid of while it was still floating. For more information you can follow the link to a local news story here
Columbia River Yachting Association is a Member of US Sailing

What does that mean for our members? As members of CRYA we are all able to take advantage of this membership. It's advantages are mainly for Sailing events, but it is also the key for CRYA to get insurance for our events and activities. Attached is our Certificate of Membership. To find benefits go to US Sailing

NOAA Continues to Retire RNC or Raster Charts
"Farewell to Traditional Nautical Charts"

NOAA began in 2021 to retire RNC (raster) charts as part of the transition to electronic charts. This means the “retired” RNC charts will no longer be being updated (supported) by NOAA.

For a more complete story along with Question and Answer section follow this link to the NOAA website.
We are in the final stages of completing the 2022 Columbia River Yachting Association Cruise Guide

and we will be asking for your help in completing Bridge Officers and Club information from you. Please, fill out the form sent to your group or club. If you don't receive one you can always request a copy by sending an email to Jolene Walsh our Media Liaison to get yours. We need this for Opening Day and a number of other uses during the year to keep everyone informed.

Thanks in advance for your support!
To New Christmas Ships Participants

If you haven't signed up to be a participant yet, there is still time but it is critical this is done sooner than later. Once signed up you will be contacted with help in providing what you need for support as a participant.

Below is the link to follow for a future of Christmas fun for years.
General Member Meeting Information 7pm
Social time starting at 6:30
(time to figure out how to get into the meeting!)

Zoom Meeting Details Click Here

Previous Meeting Minutes - Click Here

Agenda for Meeting - Click Here

Treasurer's Report - Click Here

Any inputs or request for guest speakers? Please let us know.

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