Cruise Sign-Up Moved to this Website
As of today, we've moved cruise signup to the current CSC web site. Up until now, it was run on an old website that nobody maintained. Although it worked pretty well, it was confusing to have one website for cruise signup and another for everything else. The signup system works pretty much exactly as it used to. You get a random lottery number for the cruise when you signup, which determines whether you get on an over-subscribed cruise. Just as on the old site, your lottery number doesn't depend on how early you sign up, so it's fair to everyone.
There are some changes:
You can now enter and use your volunteer hours online
Beginning today, you don't have to enter your volunteer hours on your White Card in the clubhouse. You can enter them on our website from anywhere. You can use the computer in the clubhouse if you like, but you don't have to.
It's pretty simple, and complete instructions are here. You must be logged into the website with your Club userid and password. Then go to Memberships->Enter Volunteer Hours. You'll see a form to enter the fields. When you're done, hit Submit. That's it. When you go to this page, you will see the last 20 volunteer hours that you have entered online. If they have not been approved, you will be able to edit or delete them. You can also ask the Day Leader to enter and approve them at the same time.
The Day Leader will look at unapproved volunteer hours once a day and will approve ones that he or she recognizes.
You can also renew your quarterly membership using volunteer hours from this same page if you have 12 or more unused volunteer hours (the standard 2 hours plus 10 hours for the membership). In that case, you'll see a button to click to renew your membership. All you have to do is click it, and everything else will happen behind the scenes. There is no need for you to go to your account and renew your membership.
While the system does not recognize ratings yet, you are expected to keep track of your volunteer hours requirements for your current rating (eg 10 hours per quarter for seniors) and only use hours to renew once you have your rating requirements plus the additional 10 hours for free membership.
For the time being, you are free to continue to use the White Cards in the Clubhouse for your hours. After the new system has been runninig well for enough time, we will convert to online only.
- 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 mornings, and on Sunday mornings too when the warm weather begins.
Please see the lessons page for more information. Get to the club early!
February 28 General Membership Meeting
2015 May GMM (General Membership Meeting) May 17th
Annual financial statement by Stella the Treasurer is 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!
Check out this amazing video of windsurfing in the Bay one windy June afternoon. Shot by Alex Dunkel
Huge thanks to DBW
(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: 5 dinghy sailboats, 1 keelboat, 1 rescue skiff, 3 outboard motors for the skiffs, 36 windsurf boards and sails, and scads of sails, masts, rigging, wetsuits, foul weather gear, and personal flotation devices. 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 upcoming CPR 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.