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BYC Board of Directors - 2018 Nominations Update

Dear BYC Members,

Please find below the proposed candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. The nominating committee thanks all candidates for their support and willingness to serve on the BoD. Unfortunately, we still have a few open positions, that will be announced in due time. We would like to encourage interested members to step up to help leading the club.

Commodore - Chuck Bullett

Vice Commodore - Colin Thompson

Rear Commodore - Mark Bird

Artist Talk - Kathleen Gadway

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Please allow me to introduce you to Kathleen Gadway, Berkeley Yacht Club's October-November Artist-in-Residence. ​

Ms Gadway's recent works are observational paintings, exploring light and color using the color spot method. These pieces are painted in oil or gouache, en plein air and in the studio. She states that she "paints to immerse herself in the world and respond to all its beauty. When all goes well this can be a time of painting without thinking, when light, color, and the brush, take over".

Make Your Reservations Now!

Saturday, October 14th

Oktoberfest and Corporation Dinner Meeting on the second Saturday in October.  Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Chicken Apple Sausage, Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and much more.  $20.00 per person and $10.00 for Young Adults 12 years and under.  Now is the time to RSVP - Please call 510-843-9292 or email manager@berkeleyyc.org.  

See you soon,

Colin Thompson, Rear Commodore

PICYA 2017 Yearbook Available at BYC

For all who would like to have a 2017 Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) Yearbook, they are available at BYC just inside the front door.  For those who are not familiar with the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association take a look it is a listing of all the member yacht clubs and membership as of January 1, 2017.  This yearbook is updated each year.  Check out page 741  If you have any questions just ask Patti Brennan, BYC delegate and PICYA Director.

21st Annual PICYA Margot Brown Wheel Chair Regatta

Saturday, September 23rd

This event held annually at Encinal Yacht Club and provides veterans, many confined to wheelchairs (US Coast Guard & the Alameda/Oakland Fire Depts. do all the lifting of the Vets in chairs on & off the boats), with the rare opportunity to experience a boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary &San Francisco Bay along the San Francisco City front (Boat Skippers determine their own route).

​Last year over 250 Vets were served!!!

International Coastal Clean-Up Day, Saturday September 16th

Next week the annual shoreline cleanup day takes place. To get this done, we're recruiting new and old members and leaders for the BYC Stewardship Committee. Please know that under the leadership of our own beloved member and marine biologist Carol Keiper through the years, this event has been a huge success and an incredible community builder of new relationships throughout the marina. We now NEED YOU to help us continue this tradition.

BYC Monthly Dinner Meeting - Time to RSVP

Saturday, September 16th

Berkeley Yacht Club Monthly Dinner meeting with Guest Speaker Lenora Clark, Staff Commodore PICYA, who will be speaking to us about Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) and what they do for us.  Before she gets started though, we're gonna chow down on a staple of the California recreational boater's diet:TACOS!!!!  We'll be serving up authentic pork carnitas and chicken tacos with Spanish rice and drunken Frijoles and Lauren and Sandra have been working all month on a margarita pie recipe for dessert!  And only $15.00 /$10.00 under 12's.  Try Bartender Lisa's Amazing

August Dinner Meeting - Sailor Songs and Mulligatawny Stew

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NOTE:What a wonderful dinner the Mulligatawny Stew (more a soup) was outstanding along with the Pork Chops, salad and dessert.  Thanks again to our Rear Commodore Colin Thompson, Lauren Knobel and our galley staff for this enjoyable evening of food and entertainment.  Simon (or evil twin brother Stephen) performed and explained the history of the fiddle tunes, sea chanteys and more.  Thanks again, Bob and Betty Gray