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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

Staff Commodore Bert Emberton Passed Away August 2nd

Memorial Service Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bert Emberton, BYC Commodore 1965 passed away on Saturday, August 2nd.  Bert's family has planned a memorial service at Berkeley Yacht Club on Sunday, August 10th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Bert has been a huge part of BYC from obtaining our first liquor license to receiving the commentative US flag at the Old Salts dinner this year.  You are invited to share with his family your fond memories of Bert.

Sincerely,

Bob Gray

Commodore 2014

 

Do you know where these BYC kids spent last week?

They were participating in Berkeley Yacht Club's second annual 2014 Kids" Sailing and Fun Camp.  Many thanks to Michael Whitfield, Falk Meissner, Robin Crawford, parents and grandparents who volunteered their time to give 15 to 25 BYC kids a chance to experience the fun of sailing, kayaking, rowing, Dragon boating, kite flying, building/playing at Adventure Playground and a special day on the SF Bay Marine Enviornmental research vessel.  Ozzie volunteered his Cal 20 to take kids and adults out for a sail in the marina/bay.  Paul Kamen provide the Dragon boat and instructions as we (25 kids

BYC's US Flag flies over Capital

In honor of Berkeley Yacht Club 75th anniversary Michael Whitfield arranges with Dianne Feinstein, US Senator from California to fly this US Flag on April 28th over the capital.  Michael and Patrict Hind-Smith presented it to the club at the Old Salts Dinner on May 17th to Staff Commodore Bert Emberton 1965 and Commodore Bob Gray 2014 to fly over the club during special events.

Berkeley Yacht Club Song written for the first dinner June 1, 1939

In the coastal town of Berkeley,
On old San Francisco Bay,
Fellow yachtsmen gather
For a dinner grand today
Celebrating our new yacht club,
With its burgee gold and blue;
Honoring its members
And director tried and true.
 
May it fly for years with honor
O'er the ocean's salty tang,
Hail to our first flagship,
Good old schooner SAMARANG,
As we lauch this "craft of promise"
Gliding proudly down the ways,