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.
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It's Springtime! This is a time when sailor's thoughts turn to love and Chicken Parmesan. That's right. This month's dinner meeting will be Italian. Well, mostly Italian. Turns out it's also Queen Elizabeth's birthday so we will be featuring one of her most favorite desserts.
Our renowned boaters swap meet is just around the corner. From shackles to sheets and davits to dinghies, this annual fundraiser provides a wonderful opportunity to buy or sell a wide variety of nautical gear, equipment, clothing or whatever, all while meeting fellow club members and enjoying our famous coffee and donuts and world-renowned hot dogs!
There are several ways to participate in this fun event and support BYC programs…
101st Opening Day on the Bay Parade The 79th Berkeley Yacht Club CELEBRATION of EVENTS April 22, 2018
Crab Feed & Corporation Meeting
$40pp ($50 at the door - if there's any crab left!) $15 for Veggie or Chicken $12 under 12's
1. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL MENU CHOICES WHEN YOU RSVP (CRAB OR CHICKEN OR VEGGIE) OR YOU MAY NOT GET YOUR CRAB!!
2. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BY RESERVING YOUR SEATS NOW!! Manager@Berkeleyyc.org or call (510) 843-9292
Connie’s memorial service will be at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden from 1pm to 5 pm this coming Saturday, March 10. Parking is at the Lawrence Hall of Science with a bus shuttle to the Botanical Garden building. The pick up will be in the Lawrence Hall of Science parking lot about 1:30pm, and continued service to & from and last return 4:30pm (white bus or van). Light refreshment is planned for the event. Friends are encouraged to have reminiscences to share.
Think you have what it takes? Put your chili to the test!
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 1400 – 1800 after Chowder Race
Judging: 1530 for texture, flavoring, consistency, blend of spices
Our Presenter will be Ocean Advocate Stiv Wilson presenting on "The Story of Stuff" and plastics in our oceans". Stiv had been researching on and active against plastic pollution of our watersheds and oceans for more than ten years. He'll talk about sailing expeditions to the so called "ocean garbage patches" logging over 35,000 miles aboard a 72 ft Challenge Yacht, Sea Dragon. Most notably, Stiv built the policy to ban microbeads from personal care products federally which has lead to a world wide phase out.
Berkeley Yacht Club hosts North U's Racing Trim Seminar by Andrew Kerr focusing on boat speed and sail trim. The full day seminar is on Saturday, February 24th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with lunch included.
- Upwind Sail Trim
- Symmetric Spinnaker Trim
- Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim
Register today at NorthU.com or call 203.245.0727
David Janinis, Fleet Captain
The BYC will be hosting the annual Men's Professional League Football Championship Extravaganza this Sunday and you are invited. There will be drama and controversy and hip gyrating and overindulgence. Tom Brady will be smug. I have decided to be smug as well.
You can join me if you want. Kick Off is at 3:30 and pregame festivities will begin at 2:00. We will have the appropriate game day type food and we will set up the big TV in the bar. More details coming. It will be fun.
Mark Bird, BYC Rear Commodore.