The Cal Sailing Club is a Non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club in Berkeley.
Membership costs just $99 for 3 months ($89 for students and seniors) plus 2 hours volunteer work and there are no charges for lessons, equipment use, cruises, or other club activities. Choose About CSC for more information, to join, See plans and pricing.
Once you've signed up, you'll need your Membership # from your invoice or confirmation email. If you forget that, check with the dayleader (they have the list of current members) or better yet, login again with your username and password and go to Account Info . Welcome aboard! Welcome to CSC!
Strong Girls Rule! Sat Aug 30 @3pm: come see Maidentrip, a documentary about Laura Dekker's quest to be the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe at the age of 14. There will be a panel discussion afterwards with CSC's Commodore, Stephanie Evans & Cal Adventures' Boating Programs Manager, Bronwyn Burman. This is part of Berkeley Public Library's series about women in sports. It will be at the West Branch at 1125 University Ave., Berkeley. See you there!
Junior Sailing Fast Track Schedule for 2014!
There will be five weeklong courses for this season. The dates are:
June 2-6 July 7-11 July 28 - August 1 August 18 - 22
Students and teachers come down for lots of fun and learning!
At our Introductory Sails you can put on a personal flotation device (aka lifejacket) and learn first hand how to enjoy safe, non-polluting fun on a sailboat. Sign up in front of the clubhouse between 1 and 4 pm. Children must be 5 or over and accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring a change of clothes, strap for eyeglasses or sunglasses, and a change of clothes in case you get soaked! These boats can capsize. So be prepared.
Upcoming Open House Schedule:
Beginning Dinghy Sailing lessons on Saturday mornings and Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Keelboat lessons on Wednesday evenings.
Windsurf lessons are held on sunny, breezy Saturday and Sunday mornings
Please see the lessons page for more information. Get to the club early!
General Membership Meeting 8/23/14 5pm in the yard
Our next General Membership Meeting (GMM) will be held on Saturday, August 23 at 5:00 pm, in the yard of CSC. Ex-Comm anticipates that this GMM will be primarily a social event (read: Party!) with the only business being reports from the officers. Quarterly financial statement is here.
Articles in Oakland Trib and SJ Mercury about our Commodore Stephanie's cross-Pacific voyage.Read the pre-race Oakland Trib Article here. Read the post-race SJ Mercury Article here.
CSC's Cruise to Angel Island is featured in Small Craft Advisor Magazine! Check out this PDF copy. Copies are at your local West Marine. SCA is a great magazine for small boat sailors - learn more at smallcraftadvisor.com
Have fun watching TV!
Check out this awesome time lapse video of a regular Saturday morning at the club that our co-First Vice Commodore, Seamus Vanecko, put together in June. Thanks, Seamus!
(California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways) for funding a ton of new equipment for our boating and windsurfing safety classes, including our Introductory Sails: More new wetsuits, beginner/intermediate windsurf boards and sails, new sails and masts for our trainer dinghy sailboats, and new masts, rigging, and sails for our keelboats. Check out the list of all the aquatic centers that DBW helps to fund: http://dbw.ca.gov/BoaterInfo/AqCntrTbl.aspx
It's not just DJ's who save lives: CPR/First Aid Training is for you, too!
Thanks to Berkeley CPR Classes for providing some complimentary CPR and First-aid certification classes to our staff. View their calendar of upcomingCPR and First-aid Classes in Berkleley/Oakland area: Their American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First-aid training courses are approved by the US Coast Guard.