Events at BYC, other than Races and Cruises

February Dinner Meeting and Speaker

February 16th

Our February dinner guest speaker will be our very own, Jim Fair who has circumnavigated the globe with his wife Linda Powers. Having traveled over fifty thousand miles on Chesapeake, their Outbound 46’ and visiting around forty-one countries has been the experience of a lifetime, that will be shared with us. We welcome this engaging talk filled with stories, challenges, culture, and various mirages of food from all over the world. Please join Berkeley Yacht Club on Saturday February 16th for our February membership dinner at 6pm for cocktail hour.

Ballena Bay YC is cruising into BYC CANCELLED

Saturday, February 23rd

Come out and join us for Dinner! After enjoying the hospitality of many a yacht club during our BYC cruise outs, we'd like to start extending that same hospitality to our cruise ins... and have some fun ourselves!

The Ballena Bay Yacht Club will be cruising in to the BYC guest dock on February 23, so let's turn out and show them some hospitality. Club Manager Philip is going to arrange for some dinner for all of us, but we'll need some help/volunteers to set up, etc. that night.


Come join us at the BYC for America's favorite holiday The SUPER BOWL No host bar Come watch the "big game" this Sunday 02/03 here at the club! The game will be on multiple TVs for your viewing enjoyment!

We will be also serving a variety of awesome finger foods including (but not limited to):

Hot and Spicy Wings

Honey BBQ Wings

Mozzarella Sticks


Cheese and Crackers

Hummus and Pita Chips

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip

NorthU Sail Trim Seminar

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hi again from your still shiny fleet captain, Tibu.  Not judging but some in our fleet might use some sailing trimming knowledge. On Saturday, February 23rd we are hosting a full day seminar with NorthU. It's from 9 am to 4 pm and its going to be great. By attending you will be not only getting those extra tips you need to win but supporting the club.

Here is the link with the info on how to sign up: https://northu.com/product/san-francisco-ca/

January 19th Dinner Meeting

In case you were wondering, the first member dinner of 2019 is this Saturday, January 19th.   It promises to be both intellectually stimulating and joyous on the palette. A veritable symphony of savory and sweet that will leave you wondering what the heck we could possible do in February. Our presenter will be Mr. Paul Kamen who will enthrall you with stories of his Pac cup 2018 experience that included the three week trip back in a leaky but damn good looking boat.

The Commodore's Mystery Cruise

January 1, 2019

The Commodore's Mystery Cruise will begin Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019 with a pancake breakfast and coffee. The full scope and nature of the cruise will then be revealed. It promises to be international, educational, traditional, gastronomical, economical and a general good time. If you think you will be participating in said cruise out please RSVP me by responding to this email or at markwbird@yahoo.com.

Feliz Navidad

Mark Bird, BYC Commodore

New Year's Eve Celebration!

December 31, 2018

Do not make any plans for New Year's Eve other than to attend the NYE Bash at the Berkeley Yacht Club!

Come out to the BYC and get jiggy with it on Monday, December 31 from 8:00 pm to 12:30 am. Shake what you got to the tunes of the Blues Bottle Band and enjoy delicious Tapas served to you by Stagione Italiane and Chef Lorenzo Bonissoni. Specialty beverages made with love will be available. This will be a catered event with live music so do not miss it! Look for more info in the next couple of days

Children's Holiday Party and Lunch

Sunday, December 16th 2:00 - 5:00


Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or the cute tot next door or just come and enjoy the smiling faces of other members' kids! There will be much to entertain and Santa will make his annual appearance by sea. Be sure to bring a gift for each child escorting you clearly labeled with his or her name. (Please write clearly and attach the label so Santa can get the right presents to the child).

Holiday Toy Drive

Ahoy Berkeley Yacht Club!

We will be participating in a holiday toy drive for needy children this season. A box for new unwrapped children's gifts has been conveniently placed in the central lounge space of the club for your convenience. We would like to have an OVERFLOWING box to donate by December 18th. You might consider bringing a gift as early as this Friday!  We would appreciate YOUR help as well!