Events at BYC, other than Races and Cruises

Fall Member Dinner Festivities

Our final TWO membership dinners of the year are just around the corner and it is our hope that all of you will be able to join us!  Please mark your calendars and RSVP by email to office@berkeleyyc.org! Your RSVP is super important as it helps us cut down on wasted food and saves you money on the ticket price. As with all events here at BYC, we rely on volunteers to run these events. It would be greatly appreciated to have YOUR help!

Save the Date, Save the Date, Save the Date

October, 2019

October 4, 5, 6, 2019 EXPRESS 37 NATIONALS and October 19 & 20, 2019 OKTOBERFEST YRA WEEKEND REGATTA

These two events need a whole bunch of helpers, both on the water and in the Club. Highlights include the now famous Paella Party on October 5 for the Express 37 gang, and a revived Oktoberfest party on October 19. Plan on joining the fun!

For more information contact Bobbi Tosse, bobbi@jfcbat.com or 925-939-9885.

Vice Commodore's Party

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Be your Hippiest RSVP to manager@berkeleyyc.org.   June 15th's is our Vice Commodore's Party hosted by Vice Commodore Julie La Plant and will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock!   Menu "Gourmet TV Dinner" Inspired by visions of the past from Vice Commodore Julie La Plant & prepared by the acclaimed Chef Christopher Harding of this year's "Old Salts" Dinner fame!

2019 Opening Day on the Bay & BYC 80th Anniversary

April 28, 2019

2019 Opening Day on the Bay & the Berkeley Yacht Club 80th Anniversary Celebration April 28, 2019

0900 – Breakfast: We will begin our festivities with our annual waffle breakfast. A big thanks to our hosts & cooks John & Marie Danielson!

1200 – On the Water Blessing of the Fleet & Sail Past the Commodore Bird’s Vessel: An annual tradition began by fisherman and now used to ensure a safe and bountiful season


Sunday, March 31st, 2019

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, donuts, and renowned hot dogs!


This year the club celebrates its 80th anniversary! To commemorate the occasion, we will be having a celebration at the monthly member dinner on Saturday, May 18th which is also the "Old Salts" dinner.

We would love for you to get your creative juices flowing and submit your own personal design which will be unveiled at the event and used as a fundraiser for the club. The design here was whipped up using the very easy design tool within customink.com.


MARCH 16, 2019

Come join us for the March 16th monthly membership dinner, speaker is John Arndt.  John is the publisher of Latitude 38 and he will be talking about the magazine and the direction it is going.

Dinner will be a very traditional Irish dinner of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. Please join us for no host cocktails at 1800 followed by dinner at 1900.

David Janinis, Rear Commodore


The March Corporate meeting is coming up on Saturday, March 23 and there will be a vote to move to monthly member billing instead of the current quarterly billing cycle. The advantage of this is that the BYC and our members are generally on a monthly budget cycle. By going to a monthly billing cycle we will be dramatically improving our cash flow and overall financial health. It will also help members keep up with member dues, etc and cut down on exorbitant past due amounts.