News, Events & Articles

2018 Cruising Schedule

The 2018 Cruise Committee met on Dec 21st to plan out the 2018 cruising schedule.  A couple folks got volunteered, so please let Peter Masson know if you're comfortable with the assignments or if you'd like someone else to take it.  

The committee tried to pick weekends with no other planned BYC activities, however there are a few that overlap with the mid-winters.. there was just no avoiding it. 

Lobsterfeed, Elections & Dinner Meeting - November 18th

Once again Berkeley Yacht Club is holding our Annual Lobsterfeed.  This is our biggest Dinner Meeting event of the whole year!  This is the day that balloting closes for the election of the stlate of Officers for 2018.

Lobster - $45.00 per person

Chicken or Vegetarian - $20.00 per person.

Make your reservations and include your choice of menu item.

RSVP - Call 510-843-9292 or email Manager@berkeleyyc.org

Colin Thompson, Rear Commodore

Clean Boat Seminar

Friday, October 27th

Please mark your calendars for our first 2017-2018 Winter DIY workshop to be held in the BYC dining room on Friday October 27 at 8 pm. Vivian Matuk, Environmental Boating Program Coordinator for both the California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways and the California Coastal Commission, and James Muller, Environmental Specialist with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, kindly agreed to lead this great workshop on clean boating.

BYC Board of Directors - 2018 Nominations

Dear BYC Members,

Please find below the final slate for the 2018 BYC Board of Directors.  The nominating committee thanks all the candidates for their support and willingness to serve on the board and to guide and govern the club.  Special thanks to all new candidates that stepped up in the last weeks to fill the open roles.   We will send out the ballots by the end of this week (November 4, 2017).

Commodore - Chuck Bullett

Vice Commodore - Colin Thompson

Artist Talk - Kathleen Gadway

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Please allow me to introduce you to Kathleen Gadway, Berkeley Yacht Club's October-November Artist-in-Residence. ​

Ms Gadway's recent works are observational paintings, exploring light and color using the color spot method. These pieces are painted in oil or gouache, en plein air and in the studio. She states that she "paints to immerse herself in the world and respond to all its beauty. When all goes well this can be a time of painting without thinking, when light, color, and the brush, take over".

Make Your Reservations Now!

Saturday, October 14th

Oktoberfest and Corporation Dinner Meeting on the second Saturday in October.  Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Chicken Apple Sausage, Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and much more.  $20.00 per person and $10.00 for Young Adults 12 years and under.  Now is the time to RSVP - Please call 510-843-9292 or email manager@berkeleyyc.org.  

See you soon,

Colin Thompson, Rear Commodore

PICYA 2017 Yearbook Available at BYC

For all who would like to have a 2017 Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) Yearbook, they are available at BYC just inside the front door.  For those who are not familiar with the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association take a look it is a listing of all the member yacht clubs and membership as of January 1, 2017.  This yearbook is updated each year.  Check out page 741  If you have any questions just ask Patti Brennan, BYC delegate and PICYA Director.

21st Annual PICYA Margot Brown Wheel Chair Regatta

Saturday, September 23rd

This event held annually at Encinal Yacht Club and provides veterans, many confined to wheelchairs (US Coast Guard & the Alameda/Oakland Fire Depts. do all the lifting of the Vets in chairs on & off the boats), with the rare opportunity to experience a boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary &San Francisco Bay along the San Francisco City front (Boat Skippers determine their own route).

​Last year over 250 Vets were served!!!