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Salsa Sunday at the BYC

Sunday February 15th

Sunday 15th February in Salsa Sunday! Come and enjoy the buzz of a packed bar of post race midwinters racers followed by the best Salsa Music in the Bay Area

Food starts at 2pm / Music starts at 4pm

New Years Eve Party 2015

December 31 2014

Welcome in the New Year at the BYC. Watch the fireworks from the best place on the Bay or just dance your way into 2015 with our wonderful New Years eve band 'The Gerald Beckett Quartet' featuring Dave Navarro will be performing all the hits from the 70s all the way to current!!!
**Price includes 2 complimentary glasses of Champagne* to toast in the the new year at Midnight! **
(Hot/Warm Non-Alchaholic Cider Drink for Non-Drinkers and Kids)

** Wonderful Food Buffet @ starting at 8PM **

** Live Music & Dancing @ 9PM TO 1:00AM **

$35 with reservations - $40 at the door - Kids 12 and under Free
To RSVP please call 510-843-9292 or Email Manager@Berkeleyyc.org
Please reserve by Tuesday December 30th

Commodore's Ball

December 6, 2014

Commodore Bob Gray and Betty Gray request the pleasure of your company at the Commodore"s Ball on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  Cocktails - 1800 and Dinner - 1900 catered by Skates by the Bay.  Dinner will be followed by the changing of the watch and dancing until midnight.  Formal invitation have been mail, if you did not receive an invitation please contact the BYC office at 510-843-9292.

Pegasus Outreach Event

Saturday, November 8, 2014

BYC will host an outreach dinner with Pegasus Project on Saturday November 8, 2014 and will offer affordable buffet style dinner (pay at the door) starting at 7pm.  This is a great opportunity to learn about BYC’s partnership with Pegasus to provide youth and community service.   Please bring family and friends!  Pegasus will be available for tour at BYC guest dock as of 3.30 pm.

Berkeley Vice Mayor Linda Maio (who represents the marina district) will attend and will make awards to Pegasus donors, crew and volunteers at 7.45.

Art & Photo Expo at BYC - Sunday, October 12th

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Art Lovers, we have a pretty impressive show coming up on Sunday, October 12th with talented artists and photographers.  All proceeds will benefit Pegasus Voyages, if you have an old camera gear or other items to donate, these will be autioned to benefit the project.  Of course, cash donations are always welcome.  All donations are tax deductible.  The schedule for the day is impressive.  Starting at 0900 with breakfast, beginning at 1000 viewing of the art.  All day Pegasus Boat rides start at 1000.  Kevin and Renee Murray will be displaying about 100 antique and classic cameras from thei

Live Music w/ Houston & Jones

Houston & Jones
Friday October 3rd

Plan to join us at BYC on the first Friday in October as we kick off the return of Fall/Winter Friday Nights with a great concert by the renowned Houston & Jones. Well-known to Bay Area music fans, Houston & Jones are synonymous with fine songwriting,great singing and consummate musicianship.

Introducing Mark Sokolov, New BYC Manager

Introducing Mark Sokolov the new Berkeley Yacht Club Manager.  Mark is a native of Glasgow, Scotland although he moved to London in his teens.  He has an extensive background in the hospitality industry, including working in his father's bar in London, opening a restaurant in Anitgua where, among other activities, he hosted parties for major regattas, and managing hotels and clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In between some of these stints, Mark did some traveling on his own and on the staff of Sky Sports where he worked as a statistician.  Please welcome Mark to the club and introduce

Shoreline Clean-Up

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 am - noon

This year's International Coastal Cleanup Event is taking place on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00am to Noon.  Berkeley Yacht Club has been an active participant in the Shoreline Cleanup and we need your support to continue this important work.  This is an excellent way to protect our Bay by having BYC volunteers participate in the cleanup along the Berkeley Marina's rocky coastline.  If you can volunteer to help please contact Betty Gray at bettygray@bigplanet.com.

Thank You in Advance,

The Stars and Stripes

Today, Sunday August 10th, we bid a fond farewell to our longest standing member, Bert Emberton, who passed away August 2nd.  The Stars and Stripes which flew from the US Capitol Building and was presented to Bert at our most recent Old Salts dinner to commemorate our the clubs 75th anniversary, was flown today from our flagstaff.  Rest in Peace Bert.

Patrick Hind-Smiht, Rear Commodore