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Message from Commodore La Plant 07/23/2020

I listened to Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference today reporting the increase in Coronavirus cases in the state of California. It’s quite disturbing that Alameda County is on the watch list and there is an order to scale back on re-openings in the area. I am once again disappointed that too many people are not taking this pandemic seriously enough. We cannot stress enough to wear your mask, keep distanced and if you can, just stay home. It’s going to take all of us to make a difference. Until we make a difference the BYC will remain closed.


Unfortunately the Berkeley Yacht Club is still closed until further notice due to the "Shelter in place" order imposed by the City of Berkeley and Alameda County.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. We look forward to opening up again as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the club at: 510-843-9292 or by emailing


Update from the Commodore April 30, 2020

Happy May Day everyone. I wish it were under better circumstances I was sending this greeting. But here I am once again hoping you are managing during this shelter in place. I think it is sad news that I have to report the Club will remain closed at least until the first of June as mandated by the City and County. But I think we all agree we need to err on the side of caution with this virus. Stay home and find a new hobby. The Club is only open to our GM Philip, myself, and my husband, Bob Henderson.

Update from the Commodore April 8th

Hi everyone. I hope you are safe and sound in your shelter in place accommodations. I understand every day gets harder as we learn a new way of life. Hopefully, we are approaching the peak and will soon see the curve head the other way and get closer to our life as we used to know it. We had our monthly Board of Directors Meeting last night via Zoom. For those of you who were not there here is a brief update. The Yacht Club will remain closed until further notice.

A Message from the Commodore

Hi everyone, I hope you are staying at home and finding some interesting things to do or learn. I wish I could say this is a bad April fool's joke but unfortunately staying home is the best way to keep us all healthy. Our monthly membership dues will be going out on April 1st. I encourage everyone to support their membership as usual. There are a number of club upgrades in the works as well as many ongoing financial responsibilities to keep current. We appreciate your continued support of Berkeley Yacht Club while we are going through this trying time.

Notice March Corporation Meeting March 21st.

This Saturday, March 21st at 7:00pm, Berkeley Yacht Club will host it's March 2020 Corporation Meeting as required by our bylaws. As we must comply with Alameda County and City of Berkeley’s call to “shelter-in-place” this will be accomplished via the video conference application called Zoom. Feel free to use your computer and webcam and make sure you have active computer audio. You may also dial in with your phone if you would prefer. Just prior to the meeting we will send out a message with the video conference link or dial-in number.

Update on Club Status

The BYC Board of Directors held a special Skype meeting Tuesday, March 17th to address the current COVID-19 directives. Decisions were made based on the mandate to shelter in place and to close all non-essential businesses. Therefore the BYC will remain closed to all members until further notice.

Corporation & Dinner Meeting

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Hello Berkeley Yacht Club Members! The Board of Directors is proposing some updates and changes to the current Bylaws to be voted on before or during the upcoming Corporation Meeting on March 21, 2020 at the March Member Dinner. Please follow the link below to review the proposed changes and vote electronically. Review and VOTE here ---- >