Photos of Berkeley Reef at Ultra Low Tide Show Why to Keep a Safe Distance
Sheldon Coad took these photos with the help of Robert Ofsevit, Bobby Arthurs, and the club skiff. They circled the Reef and took photos in several directions. Pretty impressive when you see it, and pretty dangerous when you can't.
Windsurfing Rating Requirements Updated and How to Get to Senior
Advanced Dinghy Lessons in progress Monday evenings
Advanced Dinghy Lessons are back - every Monday through the end of August (end date to be announced), except Junior Fast Track weeks and holidays. The lessons cover skills you'll need to get your Senior rating - rudderless, downwind sailing, gennaker, and lots more.
The lessons are open to those with a Junior rating or close to one (honestly, if you're not close to Junior, you won't get much out of them). They go from around 5pm (rigging the boats, on the water around 6pm) to sunset. Lesson content will be announced a day or so ahead of time on the Club email list.
Even if you're not working on a Senior rating, if you're a Junior and want to improve your skills, this is for you.
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!