News, Events & Articles

The Sun will be Shining Bright for the Swap Meet

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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…

Berkeley Yacht Club Inaugural St. Patty's Day Crab Feed

Saturday, March 17th

Crab Feed & Corporation Meeting

$40pp ($50 at the door - if there's any crab left!) $15 for Veggie or Chicken $12 under 12's




Connie Ruben Memorial

Saturday, March 10, 2018 1pm to 5pm

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.

February 17th Dinner Meeting -Tri Tip and The Story of Stuff

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.

North U, Trim Seminar - Speed wins races!

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.

Learn about:

  • Upwind Sail Trim
  • Symmetric Spinnaker Trim
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim

Register today at or call 203.245.0727

David Janinis, Fleet Captain

Superbowl Party - Sunday, February 4th

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.

This Year BYC is Honoring Old Salts & Presenting the Circumnavigator's Award

May 19, 2018

The Berkeley Yacht Club recognizes and honors its long-term members at the annual "Old Salts" dinner. At 25 years of membership, a member is deemed an "Old Salt", and the member receives a special burgee and a special name tag. Subsequently, the member is again recognized for continued membership in five year increments (i.e. 30, 35, 40, etc. years). Currently, Larry and Billee Telford are our most senior Old Salt members and still racing Antares their Islander 30 in the Berkeley Midwinter races. They have been a member since 1966.

This Saturday January 20th Dinner Meeting

Foodies!. Our next dinner meeting is this Saturday, Jan 20! Our speaker will be Ms. Karen Kiesel who is a master of food prep for Pac Cup and long passages. She will be sharing her methods and recipes AND we will be including said recipes as appetizers so you can try them.

For dinner Chef Sandra has come up with something special including:

Beef Curry with Rice

Cabbage noodle Mele

Green Salad

Ginger Cake