Welcome to CSC!
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!
Join us on Sunday for a beautiful day on the Bay!
2014 Introductory Sail Open House Schedule
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.
(Note: All Open Houses are on Sundays, except April 12 for the Berkeley Bay Festival)
- February 2
- March 16
- April 12 (Saturday, Berkeley Bay Festival)
- May 18
- June 15
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 12
- November 9
- 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 (Saturdays only during the winter months of Nov. through March)
Please see the lessons page for more information. Get to the club early!
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
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.
Huge thanks to Cal Boating
(California Department 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.