CRYA was founded 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.
Dennis Kreger representing SHYC, is the 2013 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.
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US Coast Guard - Marine Safety Unit Portland has advised the Channel Buoys in Cathlamet Channel (Washington side passage along Puget Island) are removed - as maintenance access by ‘Bluebell’ has become restricted due to shoaling.
For any questions contact Marine Safety Unit Portland at 503-240-9310.
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