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News at Berkeley Yacht Club

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

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

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,