Welcome to Columbia Yachting Association!

CRYA Is Working Hard To Improve Recreational Boating For Everyone!


CRYA was founded in 1933 to "encourage sailing and racing yachts on the Columbia River and its tributaries." Original member yacht clubs were: Astoria, Lake Oswego, Portland and the Westport (Oregon) Boat Club. Dr. Gordon B. Leitch, PYC, was the first President.

Vice President Doug Romjue


CRYA Bergy

President Ken kudrna                  

Ken kudrna representing (PYC), is the 2015 CRYA President. CRYA represents 18 clubs and over 2,000 members as an organization water-way user group that:

Serves as central coordinator for the member club's cruising schedules, eliminating many conflicts.

Keeps the clubs aware of local, state and federal government activities and rule-making that effects boats, boating and boaters.

Promotes development of new recreational boating facilities.

Promotes safe boating and water safety activities.





What's New!

Visit our "News Update" Page to find out what's happening locally & Safety Information.



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Contact CRYA

CRYA Executive V.P.
Andy Meyer

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