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Events at BYC, other than Races and Cruises

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 NorthU.com 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

Lobsterfeed, Elections & Dinner Meeting - November 18th

Once again Berkeley Yacht Club is holding our Annual Lobsterfeed.  This is our biggest Dinner Meeting event of the whole year!  This is the day that balloting closes for the election of the stlate of Officers for 2018.

Lobster - $45.00 per person

Chicken or Vegetarian - $20.00 per person.

Make your reservations and include your choice of menu item.

RSVP - Call 510-843-9292 or email Manager@berkeleyyc.org

Colin Thompson, Rear Commodore

Clean Boat Seminar

Friday, October 27th

Please mark your calendars for our first 2017-2018 Winter DIY workshop to be held in the BYC dining room on Friday October 27 at 8 pm. Vivian Matuk, Environmental Boating Program Coordinator for both the California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways and the California Coastal Commission, and James Muller, Environmental Specialist with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, kindly agreed to lead this great workshop on clean boating.

Artist Talk - Kathleen Gadway

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Please allow me to introduce you to Kathleen Gadway, Berkeley Yacht Club's October-November Artist-in-Residence. ​

Ms Gadway's recent works are observational paintings, exploring light and color using the color spot method. These pieces are painted in oil or gouache, en plein air and in the studio. She states that she "paints to immerse herself in the world and respond to all its beauty. When all goes well this can be a time of painting without thinking, when light, color, and the brush, take over".

Make Your Reservations Now!

Saturday, October 14th

Oktoberfest and Corporation Dinner Meeting on the second Saturday in October.  Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Chicken Apple Sausage, Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and much more.  $20.00 per person and $10.00 for Young Adults 12 years and under.  Now is the time to RSVP - Please call 510-843-9292 or email manager@berkeleyyc.org.  

See you soon,

Colin Thompson, Rear Commodore