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August Dinner Meeting - Sailor Songs and Mulligatawny Stew

Saturday, August 12, 2017

With no dinner meeting during the month of July, I'm sure you are all getting pretty hungry by now! (I certainly am!)  Well, there is good news!  On August 12th (yes, I know that is the second Saturday) Simon Spaulding and his fiddle are back to entertain us with "Music in the Age of Sail", including fiddle tunes, forebitters (seagoing ballads), and sing along sea chanteys. 

BYC Kids Camp T-Shirt goes on Transpac 2017

Paul Kamen, Navigator on the sailing vessel Alicante, Transpac 2017 seen here at the helm wearing BYC Kids Camp t-shirt.  Alicante a Sabre 386 Maark II, finished 4th in Division 7.  Additional BYC members racing in this year Transpac were Staff Commodore Mark Van Selst, Watch Captain and Hans Opsahl Navigator and current BYC Treasurer aboard the sailing vessel Deception.  Deception a Santa Cruz 50, finished 2nd in Division 4.

Tri-Island Pursuit Race 2 Which Way will you go!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A reminder that the BYC Tri-Island Pursuit Race 2 is this Sunday, July 9th.  All Sailing Instructions are posted.  The second race of the 3 part series will see the racers circumnavigate Treasure Island.  Always a challenge to decide which way to go.  If you have any questions please contact Patrick Hind-Smith at email

See you on the water.  Fair Winds.

Patrick Hind-Smith

BYC Kids Camp Scavenger Hunt

Keeping the Camp Kids busy inside the club house was a challenge.  So, Lisa Holly came up with a Scavenger Hunt.  Can you find the following:

1. A Captain

2. A person over 65 years old

3. A port and starboard light on a compass

4. A trophy with a bell

5. A model sail boat

6. A ships clock

7. A clock that says the time in another country

8. Picture of Staff Commodore Bobbi Tosse

BYC July 4th 2017 Benicia Cruise Last Call

The July 4th holiday is fast approaching.  Next Saturday, July 1st, starts the 4 day cruise to Benicia by Glenn Fagerlin, Cruise Leader.  The events are:

Saturday, July 1 - Cruise to Benicia, dinner at the Benicia Yacht Club

Sunday, July 2 - Dock party, pot luck or on your own for dinner

Monday, July 3 - Hang out, tour historic Benicia, parade in downtown Benicia at 6:30

Tuesday July 4 - Group dinner Union Hotel 7 pm, fireworks at 9:30

Wednesday July 5 - Return

Artist Pamela Johnson Exhibiting at BYC

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Artist Pamela Johnson will be exhibiting her Plein Air Paintings at Berkeley Yacht Club from June 3rd to July 26th.  Please join us on Sunday, June 11th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm  for a reception with the artist.  Pamela is a friend of member/artist Sharon Hind-Smith and is part of our BYC Artist Wall.  Please join us to hear more about the artist and her work.

Please make your Reservations NOW! Argh!!!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Vice Commodore Chuck Bullett and wife Captain Lisa Chapin Bullett invite you to the Vice Commodore's Party. We are throwing a Pirate Theme Party.  What makes this SO special is that this will be a huge kick-off event to celebrate the start of BYC's Junior Sailing and Kids' Kamp week.  Feel like donating a sponsorship for a special junior pirate for kids kamp? This would be a great night to do it.