Celebrating 90 Years of Boating Clubs and Organizations!

In this Issue:

Instructions for May 16th 7pm Zoom General Meeting bottom of page:

Upcoming Events:

  1. Boaters Card Education event - sponsored by Daughters of Neptune
  2. Summer! - No scheduled CRYA Meetings June, July and August Newsletters will still be sent as content makes sense.

In the news:

  1. Opening Day results! Congratulations to Multnomah Channel Yacht Club - For complete scoring information see CRYA News on our website at crya.us/crya-news/ Links will be provided in the June Newsletter to pictures taken in the Parade area.
  2. Traveling to Canada? Beware of A Gulf Islands NO-GO area!
  3. Coast Guard enforces "Restricted Bar" in Coos Bay, OR
  4. Boat US link for your Spring Commissioning Checklist
  5. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast Returns to Home Port.

Links of Interest - Or at Least Should Be!

St Helens City Dock Camera  Port of Camas Dock Camera

Report Dock Damage Here Report A Boater Here


 CRYA Facebook 

 Marine Services Directory 

For advertising information contact cryanews@gmail.com

Americas Boating Club Classes

Daughters of Neptune Boaters Card Class

The Daughters of Neptune program is getting underway and a task that is almost always first is to get boaters cards for all the girls. While doing this they also open up the training to others who also would like to get their boaters cards. If you would like to be included in this training please contact them at crya.daughters@gmail.com for more information. Date to be coming soon.

If you have Club functions you would like to invite the Daughters to again email them at the email above.


Posted by Lorena and Leonard Landon | Mar 29, 2023

When heading out boating this season, boaters are reminded to stay outside of the No-Go Sanctuary Zones established in the Gulf Islands to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcas). Last season a number of boaters received registered letters in the mail from Transport Canada, citing violations and threatening hefty fines for illegally entering these restricted areas.

Two Interim Sanctuary Zones have been established by Government Canada where vessel traffic is prohibited from June 1 through November 30 – the southwest shore of North Pender Island, and the area off the southeast end of Saturna Island. Both restricted areas are charted and shown on current Canadian charts, but not on U.S. NOAA charts which overlap this border area. The zone off Saturna Island carries a notation only. It’s easy to miss these restricted areas on charts. Older charts are missing these restricted areas altogether. With so many stakeholders involved in our waterways, boaters increasingly must do their due diligence to avoid accidentally entering zones that are seasonally or permanently closed to boats.

Government agencies have been using AIS track information to detect incursions and identify offending vessels and owners (see Waggoner related article Big Brother and AIS). Communications by the Coast Guard are often heard over VHF Radio warning boaters that they have strayed into a restricted area, but Transport Canada seems to have made it a practice to send registered letters after the fact, threatening fines of up to $250,000, or a summary conviction with not more than a $1,000,000 and/or imprisonment of not more than 18 months. This is serious business and boaters should maintain situational awareness at all times.

AIS serves as a safety feature for communication and collision avoidance with other vessels, so boaters should maintain their transmission of AIS while underway. To avoid being cited, Waggoner recommends using the most up-to-date charts, with all restricted operating areas noted.

waggonerguide.com article reprint.

It is important to click on the link below and understand that the day before these Administrative fines were issued, the same vessel was stopped and told about how to know when the bar is restricted! 

News Release


U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria

Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Astoria

Office: (503) 861-6380

After Hours: (206) 220-7237

PA Detachment Astoria online newsroom


Coast Guard enforces restricted bar in Coos Bay, OR

04/26/2023 09:19 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard issued a Notice of Violation Tuesday to the operator of a recreational vessel that was detected crossing a restricted bar in Coos Bay. Administrative fines were issued to the operator of the vessel for $3,000. The Coast Guard previously established regulated navigation areas for specific locations on the Oregon and Washington coasts and created guidance for these locations. When conditions become hazardous, the Captain of the Port for the Coast Guard, having jurisdiction over a particular area, will either restrict or close the bar to ensure maritime safety.

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For more Coast Guard news, visit our online newsroom here. 

BoatU.S. has put together a very comprehensive Check list for your Spring Boat Commissioning. You can find that Press Release Here.

The Coast Guard Cutter "Steadfast" returns Home following counternarcotics Patrol.

Metro Service District has announced a Boat Turn in Program Designed to reduce abandoned and derelict boats. The program will run until June 30, 2023 or until funds are exhausted.

For complete Turn-in Information click HERE

Have you seen the New Marine Services Directory Page?

Please help us to fund your Yachting Association by including your business. It helps us keep the work going for boating safety and service improvements for all boaters in our area and State. For more information contact info@crya.us, or if you are ready to help we have a PayPal link setup just for this purpose. PayPal Link. We all Thank You for the support.

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General Member Meeting Information 7pm

Social time starting at 6:30

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Zoom Meeting Details - Here

Previous Meeting Minutes - April

Agenda for Meeting Here

Treasurer's Report - April

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