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Cruising at the Berkeley Yacht Club

Approximately six to ten times each year BYC boats head out for San Francisco Bay Area destinations in an organized overnight club cruise. Locations range from nearby yacht clubs, the Delta, and an annual trip that heads out the Golden Gate, usually to Half Moon Bay or Drake’s Bay. We also offer regularly scheduled daysail club cruises. The Memorial Day weekend cruise heads to more distant locations like Petaluma YC or the Napa River. The annual Up River Cruise over the July 4th Holiday, finds BYC members enjoying the warmer weather and water of the Delta for three or four relaxing days away from the usual bluster of waters closer to home! Latest updates to the cruising schedule are published here so it’s easy to plan your participation well in advance. A cruise leader is assigned for each trip and you’ll find them well prepared with information about the destination, tides, charts what to do when you get there and readily available to all details. To get involved just pick a trip below and sign up. Then prepare to have fun and enjoy the friendship of fellow boaters. Some yacht clubs prepare dinners for us and sometimes we organize cook-outs and restaurant events. Be prepared for a good time and lots of new adventures! Some people choose to buddy boat or crew on a more experienced boat in the beginning and there are always some “land cruisers” who drive their rubber tired craft to join in the fun. Whatever method you choose, your participation is always encouraged. It’s a great way to have additional fun, learn new skills, and explore new places. And note that many BYCs worldwide cruisers got their start in this very program! Our daysail cruises offer many of these same attractions but without the time commitment needed for overnight journeys. Non-boat-owning club members can also more easily participate in these outings as crew.

Upcoming Cruises

  • Jun 11, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Tiburon, Angel Island, Tiburon, CA 94920, USA
    Day sail to Ayala Cove - or take the Ferry!
  • Lipton Cup 2023
    Fri 16 Jun
    Multiple Dates
    Learn more
    Jun 16, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    SFYC, 98 Beach Rd, Belvedere, CA 94920, USA
    Interclub PICYA Regatta hosted by SanFrancisco Yacht Club
  • Jun 24, 10:00 AM – Jun 25, 7:00 PM
    Clipper Cove, Clipper Cove, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Join fellow cruisers for an easy cruise to a lovely destination
  • Jul 01, 12:00 PM – Jul 04, 12:00 PM
    Benicia Yacht Club, 400 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 94510, USA
    Will we finally get fireworks?
  • Sep 02, 12:00 PM – Sep 04, 12:00 PM
    Half Moon Bay, 214 Princeton Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA
    Start planning now!
  • Nov 03, 4:00 PM – Nov 05, 4:00 PM
    San Francisco, 99 Yacht Rd, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
    Amazing Friday night all you can eat seafood buffet!!
  • Jun 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Berkeley, 1 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
    Webex or join us at the club
  • May 28, 4:00 PM – May 29, 4:00 PM
    Sausalito, 300 Napa St, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
    Sausalito-ho! Join us at Sausalito Yacht Club, Fish Restaurant, or Galilee Harbor Floating Community.
  • May 06, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
    Fastest Sailboats on The Bay!
  • Apr 29, 9:30 AM – Apr 30, 5:00 PM
    Angel Island, Angel Island, Tiburon, CA 94920, USA
    Picnic in the park! Three-bridge view!
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