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!
MAY GMM! We'll meet Thursday evening, May 30th, 7:30 at the club in the yard. Be prepared for fun, food and friends!! We will be voting on positions for Excom. You can read the Annual Financial Statement and Budget for this coming year here.
Sprang! Sailing and windsurfing season is here with a bang. Check the webcams and see the sun and the whitecaps--it's a glorious start to a fabulous summer. But remember to stay safe if it's your first venture out this season. Don't windsurf all the way to Ashby if you're not sure you can still waterstart, and make sure everyone on board your boat is ready to plunge into the water if you capsize, so you don't break those pricey masts, and make sure that anchor is ready for use.
The Calendars are here! Pick up an awesome 2013 CSC calendar for you and your friends - they make great gifts! Proceeds go to CSC.
Introductory Sails At our Open Houses 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! Our Introductory Sails for 2013 are:
4/13 *Berkeley Bay Festival
Lessons: Beginning Dinghy Sailing lessons on Saturday mornings and Monday and Thursday afternoons, Windsurf lessons are held on sunny, breezy Saturday and Sunday mornings (no lessons if it's freezing or calm), and Keelboat lessons on Wednesday evenings. Please see the lessons page for more information. Get to the club early!
Fast Tracks for 2013 The Fast Track program help beginners in achieving their Junior Skipper rating rapidly. We have 6 Fast Track courses this year. Please see the lessons page for more information.
New video on How to Sail Backwards by Antonio LaFuente with camera work by Joel Brand on Youtube here
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.
CSC on TV in Spanish! Check out the Al Despertar Ch. 14 show that was taped at the club here!
Much thanks to Damian Lucas for the directing, producing and editing of our CSC instructional video! "How to Come About"