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Events at BYC, other than Races and Cruises

VICE COMMODORE'S BON VOYAGE PARTY

Saturday, June 16th

Vice Commodore Hell Week this year begins on Saturday, June 16th, with the Vice Commodore’s Bon Voyage Dinner Event. That’s roughly 3 weeks before some of our intrepid members will be heading out the gate for a 2000-mile ocean race, Cruise Chair Peter Masson’s Cetacea and Wyatt Jones, skipper on Imagine along with Fleet Captain David Janinis and veteran Pacific Cup racer Paul Kamen as navigator being among the entrants.

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

***IMPORTANT***

1. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL MENU CHOICES WHEN YOU RSVP (CRAB OR CHICKEN OR VEGGIE) OR YOU MAY NOT GET YOUR CRAB!!

2. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BY RESERVING YOUR SEATS NOW!! Manager@Berkeleyyc.org or call (510) 843-9292

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.