News, Events & Articles

New Year Day Breakfast before Commodore's Mystery Cruise

As you may know on the first day of year the Berkeley Yacht Club celebrates the new year with the Commodores Mystery Cruise. To make sure everyone has enough energy on New Year's Day to go out on the water, it's traditional to serve a breakfast at the club. This year Steve Crawford and myself are planning a simple breakfast of waffles, maple syrup, a sausage each with OJ or Coffee to drink. The breakfast will be offered from 9am to 11am.


December 31, 2019

Once again BYC will be hosting our annual New Year's Eve celebration!

Live music, flowing libations and food to enjoy! $30

Festivities officially start at 9pm but you are welcome to get started early! More details to follow in the days to come.

Bring your New Year's kissee and your friends! Drink champagne, dance the year away and celebrate with a toast to Auld Lang Syne.


CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY PARTY Sunday, December 15 2:00 to 5:00 pm

THIS IS AN ANNUAL BYC FAMILY EVENT 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).

City of Berkeley's 3rd Annual Winter on the Waterfront

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join us for the City of Berkeley's 3rd Annual Winter on the Waterfront, a chance to celebrate winter with activities for all ages including real snow, a lighted boat parade, visits with Santa, and a fireworks display over the Bay. This free event takes place on December 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of the Berkeley Yacht Club. Decorate cookies or enjoy a cup of free hot cocoa while listening to holiday music and enjoying some of the best views around.


Berkeley Yacht Club will be participating in a holiday toy drive for children in need this season. A large box for unwrapped children's gifts will be 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 20th.


Commodore's Ball 2019

Saturday December 7th 2019

Commodore's Ball 2019

"There is nothing to rent in Tuscany"

For reference:


Antipasto (but not anti-delicious) platter

Roasted Veggie Platter with a lovely dip

Main course:

Caprese Steak with Tuscan Buttered Shrimp (Balsamic Glazed filet mignon with tomato basil and mozzarella and shrimp buttered in Tuscany and airlifted to your table)

OktoberFEST & FEAST Saturday, October 19th

Please join us this Saturday, October 19th for Berkeley Yacht Club's Oktoberfest Feast! This year's festivities will be overseen by Monika (Moni) Blum, a native Bavarian and wife of Manager Phil Strause.

Dinner with RSVP - $20

At the Door - $30

Starters Bretzel mit Obatzda Pretzel with Obatzda - Obatzda is a flavorful German Beer Cheese Spread, is a beer garden classic made with camembert cheese, butter, and beer!

BYC Proposed Slate of Candidates for 2020

Berkeley Yacht Club Commodore, Board of Directors and Members:

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, please find the proposed slate of candidates for the 2020 BYC Board of Directors. We would like to thank all of the 2019 board members for the considerable amount of work and their contribution to the club.

The Nominating Committee submits the following slate for consideration by the membership:

Commodore – Julie La Plant

Vice Commodore – John Danielson

Rear Commodore – Tiburcio de la Carcova

Fleet Captain – Brian Cline

Ship's Store Custom Ordering Event

Announcing the annual arrival of new gear for the ship's store and custom ordering event dates!  We have over 75 items from Lands’ End, Helly Hanson, and LL Bean to re-stock the ships store. We will have four shopping events where you can get your items custom monogrammed with your boat name or your name along with the BYC Logo.

To make sure we have something for everyone at the custom ordering events we have three ways you can monogram gear.

1. Buy items from the current ship's store stock