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.


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Ron Estey representing (PYC), is the 2016 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.


CRYA Is Working Hard To Improve Recreational Boating For Everyone!




2016 Commodores Meeting

Hello Commodores and Vice Commodores,
Every year we try to have a meeting for commodores and vice commodores. This year it will be 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 9 that Portland Yacht Club.

Here is the agenda for the Meeting. I hope all of you will attend so we can have some meaningful discussions. I am looking forward to some interesting ideas from all of you. Please RSVP at or give me a call.


Andy Meyer
Executive Vice President





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CRYA Executive V.P.
Andy Meyer
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