It’s official, the San Francisco Bay boating season has officially begun! Wharves, yacht clubs and marinas everywhere were filled with throngs of boaters and boats of all varieties that turned out to kick off and celebrate the start of another year of liquid fun. This years theme was “The Great Race” and over 120 classic yachts, workboats, fire boats, and tow boats turned out for the parade decorated in this years theme. Did you attend opening day on the bay? Post your pics here. We’d love to see them!
Organized by PICYA, which was formed in San Francisco in 1896 to improve communications between yacht clubs, provide uniform racing rules, and encourage yachting. Today, PICYA is the only organization in Northern California that supports the promotion of recreational boating through the coordination and dissemination of information for the benefit of boaters. It publishes the Yachting Yearbook, the annual directory of member clubs and information, and also created Recreational Boaters of California, the governmental advocacy organization committed to promoting the enjoyment, protection and responsible use of our waterways. See www.RBOC.org. PICYA has coordinated Opening Day since 1917.
Photos courtesy of Richard Matthews, April 28th, 2013.