News, Events & Articles

PICYA 2017 Yearbook Available at BYC

For all who would like to have a 2017 Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) Yearbook, they are available at BYC just inside the front door.  For those who are not familiar with the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association take a look it is a listing of all the member yacht clubs and membership as of January 1, 2017.  This yearbook is updated each year.  Check out page 741  If you have any questions just ask Patti Brennan, BYC delegate and PICYA Director.

21st Annual PICYA Margot Brown Wheel Chair Regatta

Saturday, September 23rd

This event held annually at Encinal Yacht Club and provides veterans, many confined to wheelchairs (US Coast Guard & the Alameda/Oakland Fire Depts. do all the lifting of the Vets in chairs on & off the boats), with the rare opportunity to experience a boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary &San Francisco Bay along the San Francisco City front (Boat Skippers determine their own route).

​Last year over 250 Vets were served!!!

International Coastal Clean-Up Day, Saturday September 16th

Next week the annual shoreline cleanup day takes place. To get this done, we're recruiting new and old members and leaders for the BYC Stewardship Committee. Please know that under the leadership of our own beloved member and marine biologist Carol Keiper through the years, this event has been a huge success and an incredible community builder of new relationships throughout the marina. We now NEED YOU to help us continue this tradition.

BYC Monthly Dinner Meeting - Time to RSVP

Saturday, September 16th

Berkeley Yacht Club Monthly Dinner meeting with Guest Speaker Lenora Clark, Staff Commodore PICYA, who will be speaking to us about Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) and what they do for us.  Before she gets started though, we're gonna chow down on a staple of the California recreational boater's diet:TACOS!!!!  We'll be serving up authentic pork carnitas and chicken tacos with Spanish rice and drunken Frijoles and Lauren and Sandra have been working all month on a margarita pie recipe for dessert!  And only $15.00 /$10.00 under 12's.  Try Bartender Lisa's Amazing

August Dinner Meeting - Sailor Songs and Mulligatawny Stew

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NOTE:What a wonderful dinner the Mulligatawny Stew (more a soup) was outstanding along with the Pork Chops, salad and dessert.  Thanks again to our Rear Commodore Colin Thompson, Lauren Knobel and our galley staff for this enjoyable evening of food and entertainment.  Simon (or evil twin brother Stephen) performed and explained the history of the fiddle tunes, sea chanteys and more.  Thanks again, Bob and Betty Gray

Sunday, August 20, 2017 Tri-Island Part 3

This is a reminder that the 3rd installment of this years Tri-Island Pursuit Series will take place on Sunday, August 20th.  This is a truly fun event and the finale takes us on a circumnavigation around Angel Island from Berkeley and back home.  The series is up for grabs and even if you have not competed in the first two you are welcome to join in on the festivities.  What could be better than a Sunday race..er...I mean, day sail around Angel Island.

Announcing the 2018 Pacific Cup - the Fun Race to Hawaii

BYC member Peter Masson, on his sailing vessel Cetacea has already signed up for the 2018 Pacific Cup.  So with just under one year until the start of the 2018 Pacific Cup race from San Francisco to beautiful Kaneohe, Hawaii enter now and start preparing for the adventure of a lifetime.  BYC members have raced in every Pacific Cup race since the start of the race in 1980.  Just ask members Bobbi Tosse, Paul Kamen, John Clauser, Jim Freeland, Jack Bieda, Pat Lowther, Bob Gray, Dave Douglas, to name a few.

BYC Kids Camp T-Shirt goes on Transpac 2017

Paul Kamen, Navigator on the sailing vessel Alicante, Transpac 2017 seen here at the helm wearing BYC Kids Camp t-shirt.  Alicante a Sabre 386 Maark II, finished 4th in Division 7.  Additional BYC members racing in this year Transpac were Staff Commodore Mark Van Selst, Watch Captain and Hans Opsahl Navigator and current BYC Treasurer aboard the sailing vessel Deception.  Deception a Santa Cruz 50, finished 2nd in Division 4.