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.

 President Ken Kudrna


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President Ken Kudrna                  

Ken Kudrna representing (PYC), is the 2015 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!

CRYA Banquet Awards Dinner

Tuesday, December 1st held at Columbia River Yacht Club... see Details * see Flyer



CRYA NEWS, EVENTS & UPDATES, such as 2015 Halloween Cruise, Special Notices, Saftey Information, and more... See Details



Visit CRYA's "LADIES NIGHT OUT PAGE" and join in on the fun!


St. Helens City Docks - "Power Plugs"

The power is now on and ready to be used at the St. Helens City docks. There are both 30 and 50 amp plugs the 50's are on the outside dock only and are on one side of the pedestal. Please be sure to read the instructions making sure the correct ID number matches your plug. The cost is $10 for 24 hours at the Credit Card Kiosk at the bottom of the ramp to the right side.



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Washington Boater Exam & Card

ALL Oregon & Washington resident boaters must now carry the Oregon & Washington Boater Education Card when operating a powerboat.






Contact CRYA

CRYA Executive V.P.
Andy Meyer
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