News, Events & Articles

January 19th Dinner Meeting

In case you were wondering, the first member dinner of 2019 is this Saturday, January 19th.   It promises to be both intellectually stimulating and joyous on the palette. A veritable symphony of savory and sweet that will leave you wondering what the heck we could possible do in February. Our presenter will be Mr. Paul Kamen who will enthrall you with stories of his Pac cup 2018 experience that included the three week trip back in a leaky but damn good looking boat.

Happy New Year BYC 2019

January 1, 2019

Wishing Commodore Mark Bird and his 2019 Board smooth sailing and fair winds.  Fun things happening during January:  Friday Winter Nights; Sunday Chowder Races except Midwinter Race weekend 12th and 13th; and Dinner meeting on the 19th.  Keep watching the website and facebook for upcoming events.

The Commodore's Mystery Cruise

January 1, 2019

The Commodore's Mystery Cruise will begin Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019 with a pancake breakfast and coffee. The full scope and nature of the cruise will then be revealed. It promises to be international, educational, traditional, gastronomical, economical and a general good time. If you think you will be participating in said cruise out please RSVP me by responding to this email or at markwbird@yahoo.com.

Feliz Navidad

Mark Bird, BYC Commodore

New Year's Eve Celebration!

December 31, 2018

Do not make any plans for New Year's Eve other than to attend the NYE Bash at the Berkeley Yacht Club!

Come out to the BYC and get jiggy with it on Monday, December 31 from 8:00 pm to 12:30 am. Shake what you got to the tunes of the Blues Bottle Band and enjoy delicious Tapas served to you by Stagione Italiane and Chef Lorenzo Bonissoni. Specialty beverages made with love will be available. This will be a catered event with live music so do not miss it! Look for more info in the next couple of days

Children's Holiday Party and Lunch

Sunday, December 16th 2:00 - 5:00

BYC FAMILY HOLIDAY EVENT FEATURING HAPPY HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY SONGS by Pat Lowther and her Ukulele Friends

Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or the cute tot next door or just come and enjoy the smiling faces of other members' kids! There will be much to entertain and Santa will make his annual appearance by sea. Be sure to bring a gift for each child escorting you clearly labeled with his or her name. (Please write clearly and attach the label so Santa can get the right presents to the child).

December Midwinter Race Report

December Midwinter Races Report The rains held off for the 2nd edition of the BYC 2018-2019 Midwinter races held on December 8 & 9. Some details: Saturday, December 8: 43 yachts divided into 5 divisions showed up to enjoy the 7-10k winds from ENE. This direction, along with the strong ebb, produced great flat water sailing in the winter sun. We were able to start on time (12:00) and we sent the gang on a double windward/leeward course. Even with the light wind, all were able to complete the course within an average of 1 ½ hours.

Holiday Toy Drive

Ahoy Berkeley Yacht Club!

We will be participating in a holiday toy drive for needy children this season. A box for new unwrapped children's gifts has been conveniently placed in the central lounge space of the club for your convenience. We would like to have an OVERFLOWING box to donate by December 18th. You might consider bringing a gift as early as this Friday!  We would appreciate YOUR help as well!

BYC 2018 Awards Presented

The BYC Letter- December 2018

Recently, the retiring commodore of the Berkeley Yacht Club awarded a number of special presentation awards at the Commodore’s Ball Saturday, December 1st.  It was a gala-dinner event at the club in which the Change of Watch occurred, and a number of distinctive awards were presented, all prior to installing the 2019 Board of Directors.