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January Dinner Meeting and Speaker

January 18, 2020

For January we have a guest booked. We will have the privilege to have Mr. Anthony M. (Mac) Smith as the featured speaker. Mac has an amazing life story as a mechanical engineer that ranges from working on the Apollo 11, Jet engines, and nuclear reactors. He will share with us his story about designing the Apollo 11 Command Module recovery system that allowed the capsule to land safely at sea.

As for food, I have a little Argentinean surprise and some space teamed snacks.

February Member Dinner - Crab Feast!

February 15, 2020

Valentine's Day Weekend Crab Feast!

Assorted appetizers All you can eat fresh Dungeness crab cooked to perfection. If you do not eat crab, we are planning chicken and vegetarian options for your dining pleasure. Served with bread and butter, a salad, a green vegetable, and drawn butter. Followed by a delicious dessert.


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!