“Opening Day on the Bay” on Sunday, April 28, 2013
Marks the Official Start of San Francisco Bay’s 2013 Boating SeasonSunday April 28, 2012, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. The occasion will be a unique opportunity to see these special boats, cruising close to shore where land-based spectators can enjoy the event. This is an event for the whole family to enjoy, learn about boating and to get excited for the America’s Cup #34 to be held in San Francisco later this summer. The boats on parade can be viewed by the public along the San Francisco waterfront from Crissy Field, which is west of the Marina Green, to Pier 39, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. Those seeking a closer view of the decorated boats can join the Officers, Directors, and guests of PICYA on the California Hornblower, one of Hornblower’s largest yachts on San Francisco Bay, with a light breakfast and a gourmet lunch. This yacht event is open to the public. Cost is $80 per adult. Boarding starts at 9:00 a.m. Organized by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (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. PICYA has coordinated Opening Day since 1917. Additional information is available at www.PICYA.org.