Today's Open/Close Times based on tide predictions

DateClub TimelineSunsetLow Tide
Mon Jul 15 Noon to 8:02 PM8:32 PM2.8 @ 12:52 PM

red means the Club will be closed. Note that current low tides are around 0.1 feet higher than predictions.

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Unless whiteboard shows today's date, there is no Day Leader or they haven't signed in yet.

Sailing and Windsurfing for All!

The Cal Sailing Club is a volunteer-run community sailing and windsurfing club, located at the Berkeley Marina. We offer lessons, recreation, and programs for the public. Our mission is to make access to water safe, fun and available to all!

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Updates from our 2024 programs

General Membership Meeting (GMM)

The GMM (with a vote) happened at the Club on Sunday, May 19th, after Open House. Officer reports were heard and a good time was had. We also voted to raise Membership Dues by 25% next year and another 20% in 2027.  Read more about the proposed dues here, and read the annual financial statement here.

Sign the petition

The Cal Sailing Club needs your help. Our keelboats are under threat of being evicted from their current location on J-Dock. Click here to read more about it and sign the petition.

Open House

Ever wonder about those dazzling sails buzzing around on the Bay? The Cal Sailing Club monthly Open House/Introductory Sail gives you a chance to find out! 

Dates for 2024 Open House

  •  Saturday April 27 coincides with Berkeley Bay Festival
  •  Sunday May 19
  •  Sunday June 23
  •  Sunday July 21
  •  Sunday August 25
  •  Sunday September 22
  •  Sunday October 20

More details on Open House are here.


Merchandise for sale

You've seen members wearing Cal Sailing garb and wanted to get some for yourself. Lots of Club merch is now available here.

Dinghy sailing



  • Keelboat lessons are offered year round, often on Wednesday evenings, but also at other times. They are announced on Slack and the Announcements list. You must be a Junior Skipper to take keelboat lessons. Basic keelboat instruction outline is here, and this progression will prepare you for the advanced training necessary for the keelboat senior rating.
  • Berkeley Reef. Sheldon Coad took these photos with the help of 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.
  • Consult the new manual on keelboat outboard motors.

Kayak and SUPs

A limited number of sit-on-top kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are now available for member use. No rating is required, but Day Leader approval is. This is a lower-wind activity, so the Day Leader may restrict use to the Novice Area or not allow it at all.

Want to get a rating/sign-off but don't know who can do it?

Access details on who can sign off on which ratings/tests/check-outs.


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Upcoming Events

28 Mar
Thursday Night Dinghy Racing
Date Thursday 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Series Weekly on Thursday until September 5, 2024
5 May
Sunday Dinghy Racing
Sunday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Weekly on Sunday until September 29, 2024
17 Jul
Keelboat practice Wednesday afternoon
Wednesday 12:30PM - 4:00PM
17 Jul
18 Jul
Dinghy Lessons
Thursday 1:00PM - 5:00PM
20 Jul
Youth Windsurfing
Saturday 9:00AM - 11:00AM
20 Jul
Dinghy Lessons
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Overview of our programs

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