CSC is open with COVID-19 restrictions.

Looking to learn how to sail or windsurf? Improve your skills?

The Cal Sailing Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing and windsurfing club, located at the Berkeley Marina, that offers lessons, recreation, and free programs for the general public. Learn more about who we are.

Membership costs just $120 for 3 months ($99 for students and seniors) plus 2 hours volunteer work. There are no charges for lessons or use of equipment. Join today!

Updates from our Sailing & Windsurfing Programs

  • See our Announcement List for the latest. Make sure to subscribe! April 6 update and March 31 update
  • Please make sure to read the reopening information below before coming to the club. It is no longer necessary to pass a Reopen Procedures test in order to reserve equpment, but restrictions are still in effect, so make sure you are familiar with them.

Dinghy sailing:



  • 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:


Reopening Information

With the approval of the Berkeley Health Dept, CSC is reopening. Access to equipment will be limited on a reservation basis, and members will need to comply with Health Dept directives on social distancing, masks, etc. Here's what you need to know:

We are working hard to open the Club more as regulations allow us to do that. We will update the membership here and on the announcement list. Thanks for your support and your patience.


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 (e.g., the Day Leader can sign off on Novice Windsurfer written and self-rescue). If you are logged-in to the website, you will be able to see a list of members who have the qualification needed (e.g., a list of those signed-off on the Laser who can then sign-off others). This link is also visible when you look at your White Card on the website.