News, Events & Articles

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!!!

International Coastal Clean-Up Day, Saturday September 16th

Next week the annual shoreline cleanup day takes place. To get this done, we're recruiting new and old members and leaders for the BYC Stewardship Committee. Please know that under the leadership of our own beloved member and marine biologist Carol Keiper through the years, this event has been a huge success and an incredible community builder of new relationships throughout the marina. We now NEED YOU to help us continue this tradition.

BYC Monthly Dinner Meeting - Time to RSVP

Saturday, September 16th

Berkeley Yacht Club Monthly Dinner meeting with Guest Speaker Lenora Clark, Staff Commodore PICYA, who will be speaking to us about Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) and what they do for us.  Before she gets started though, we're gonna chow down on a staple of the California recreational boater's diet:TACOS!!!!  We'll be serving up authentic pork carnitas and chicken tacos with Spanish rice and drunken Frijoles and Lauren and Sandra have been working all month on a margarita pie recipe for dessert!  And only $15.00 /$10.00 under 12's.  Try Bartender Lisa's Amazing

August Dinner Meeting - Sailor Songs and Mulligatawny Stew

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NOTE:What a wonderful dinner the Mulligatawny Stew (more a soup) was outstanding along with the Pork Chops, salad and dessert.  Thanks again to our Rear Commodore Colin Thompson, Lauren Knobel and our galley staff for this enjoyable evening of food and entertainment.  Simon (or evil twin brother Stephen) performed and explained the history of the fiddle tunes, sea chanteys and more.  Thanks again, Bob and Betty Gray

BYC Kids Camp Scavenger Hunt

Keeping the Camp Kids busy inside the club house was a challenge.  So, Lisa Holly came up with a Scavenger Hunt.  Can you find the following:

1. A Captain

2. A person over 65 years old

3. A port and starboard light on a compass

4. A trophy with a bell

5. A model sail boat

6. A ships clock

7. A clock that says the time in another country

8. Picture of Staff Commodore Bobbi Tosse

Artist Pamela Johnson Exhibiting at BYC

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Artist Pamela Johnson will be exhibiting her Plein Air Paintings at Berkeley Yacht Club from June 3rd to July 26th.  Please join us on Sunday, June 11th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm  for a reception with the artist.  Pamela is a friend of member/artist Sharon Hind-Smith and is part of our BYC Artist Wall.  Please join us to hear more about the artist and her work.

Please make your Reservations NOW! Argh!!!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Vice Commodore Chuck Bullett and wife Captain Lisa Chapin Bullett invite you to the Vice Commodore's Party. We are throwing a Pirate Theme Party.  What makes this SO special is that this will be a huge kick-off event to celebrate the start of BYC's Junior Sailing and Kids' Kamp week.  Feel like donating a sponsorship for a special junior pirate for kids kamp? This would be a great night to do it.