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Election of the 2019 BYC Board of Directors

Election of the 2019 Berkeley Yacht Club Board of Directors Ballot will be mailed to you by October 31st.  Please return your ballots by mail or in person to the club no later than Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1800 (6:00pm).

Vote for the following:

Commodore Mark Bird

Vice Commodore Julie LaPlant

Rear Commodore David Janinis

Fleet Captain Tiburcie de la Carcova

Nominations for the 2019 BYC Board of Directors

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, please find below the proposed slate of candidates for the 2019 BYC Board of Directors.

First, we would like to thank all 2018 board members for the considerable amount of work and their contribution to the club. Special thanks to members that are stepping down from the board: Commodore Chuck Bullett, Paul Boatman, Tom Loughran and Bob Bratton. Chuck, enjoy the silver stars :-).

NEWS FLASH!!! FROM RACE COMMITTEE

There is room for more folks on Berkeley Yacht Club’s Race Committee! Experience is not required! Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the learning and the fun! The next two months are packed with great racing events and we need you to sign up now!

The dates and details are:

August 25 – Classic Boats race #9. We anchor at the same place as we did on August 11 and run 2 races for 6 Divisions. Muster time at BYC is 0900.

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.

BYC Board of Directors - 2018 Nominations

Dear BYC Members,

Please find below the final slate for the 2018 BYC Board of Directors.  The nominating committee thanks all the candidates for their support and willingness to serve on the board and to guide and govern the club.  Special thanks to all new candidates that stepped up in the last weeks to fill the open roles.   We will send out the ballots by the end of this week (November 4, 2017).

Commodore - Chuck Bullett

Vice Commodore - Colin Thompson

BYC Kids Camp Scavenger Hunt

Keeping the Camp Kids busy inside the club house was a challenge.  So, Lisa Holly came up with a Scavenger Hunt.  Can you find the following:

1. A Captain

2. A person over 65 years old

3. A port and starboard light on a compass

4. A trophy with a bell

5. A model sail boat

6. A ships clock

7. A clock that says the time in another country

8. Picture of Staff Commodore Bobbi Tosse