News, Events & Articles

August Dinner Meeting is August 18 (Viva Mexico!)

August 18, 2018

July is past us and that means it's dinner season once again! This month's Member dinner will be on Saturday, August 18 and will have a cruising theme. That can only mean one thing: Mexican food! Everybody loves cruising and eating in Mexico. Our Guest Speakers will be Amanda Witherell and Brian Twitchell who have just recently returned to the BYC after cruising for many years including a long stay in New Zealand. They will share their stories and insight.

Tri-Island Pursuit Race 2018 / Third Race August 19th

Tri-Island Pursuit Series 2018 marks the 6th year of the Tri-Island Pursuit Series. With beer can races shifting to Friday evenings, I thought it would be nice to have a monthly Sunday race to bring afternoon sailors out and to keep the Club somewhat lively on the weekends. Thus was born the Tri-Island Pursuit Series.

NEWS FLASH!!! FROM RACE COMMITTEE

There is room for more folks on Berkeley Yacht Club’s Race Committee! Experience is not required! Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the learning and the fun! The next two months are packed with great racing events and we need you to sign up now!

The dates and details are:

August 25 – Classic Boats race #9. We anchor at the same place as we did on August 11 and run 2 races for 6 Divisions. Muster time at BYC is 0900.

2018 HMB Cruise - For Your Eyes Only

 Half Moon Bay cruise out Labor Day weekend. Make sure you get it on your calendars now, because this message is "for your eyes only."

This year the HMBYC party theme will be James Bond, 007. There'll be no escaping the fun we'll have this year, but only if you're prepared to dress as your favorite Bond villain or hero!

FANTASTIC Coastal Clean-Up OPPORTUNITY

September 15, 2018

Save the date! Improve the Marina!  September 15, 2018 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Help represent our Berkeley Yacht Club at the once-a-year Coastal Clean-Up. Coffee and breakfast snacks provided. Keep a weather eye out for more details later this month.

Please respond to email dvhanson@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Ginger and David Hanson

Coastal Clean-up Chairs

From the Commodore's Desk - Important News

Dear BYC Member, Important news; Our Berkeley Yacht Club Manager Mark Sokolov has resigned from his position effective July 17, 2018. The Personnel committee, led by Vice Commodore Colin Thompson, has accepted Mr. Sokolov's resignation and is preparing to initiate a search for Mark's replacement, which is no small task. I am working with Mark to assure that we have a smooth transition of his duties to existing club staff temporarily while the committee conducts it search. Mark Sokolov has been solid as a rock for our club during these past four years.

CANCELED Competition at BYC on July 4th Design/Build/Race

July 4th 3:00 - 5:00

It seems that the enthusiasm for rowing around the marina in a leaky, flimsy homemade boat in cold water is less than I was expecting. Nonexistent comes to mind. Therefore, we will be postponing the Team America Boating Competition until 2019. This will give us an opportunity to reflect on who we are as Americans and how we want to be remembered as patriots.

See you at barbecue. Mark Bird BYC Rear Commodore

VICE COMMODORE'S BON VOYAGE PARTY

Saturday, June 16th

Vice Commodore Hell Week this year begins on Saturday, June 16th, with the Vice Commodore’s Bon Voyage Dinner Event. That’s roughly 3 weeks before some of our intrepid members will be heading out the gate for a 2000-mile ocean race, Cruise Chair Peter Masson’s Cetacea and Wyatt Jones, skipper on Imagine along with Fleet Captain David Janinis and veteran Pacific Cup racer Paul Kamen as navigator being among the entrants.