PIYA is devoted to supporting and standardizing the development and use of common racing standards under which Pacific Northwest and BC sailors can race within their respective yacht clubs and organizations. This organization…
• Functions as the Pacific Northwest US (Area L) regional sailing association of the United States Sailing Association, the national US racing authority.
• Assists in the Coordination of USSA Area L racing activities, including area elimination racing events leading toward national US Sailing Championships, resolving racing protest appeals above the yacht club level, and providing racing judging support, and support for major area racing events.
• Provides direction for adequate safety inspection.
• Supporting standardized yacht rating systems under which member yacht clubs may conduct racing events and accept boats equitably from other areas/across border for these race events.