Today's Open/Close Times based on tide predictions

DateClub TimelineSunsetLow Tide
Tue Aug 16 Noon to 7:32 PM8:02 PM0.9 @ 9:36 AM

yellow means the Club may be closed, based on Day Leader's judgement. red means the Club will be closed. Note that current low tides are around 0.3 feet lower 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 2022 programs

open houseOpen House

Our next Open House is Sunday August 28 2022. 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! Check it out here

dinghyDinghy sailing

  • How do I start sailing at the Cal Sailing Club? Read our lesson flow.
  • Looking to get the Novice or Junior rating? Check the guide on getting these ratings. Senior testers who can help, please see this anouncement on how to enroll.
  • How to get a Dinghy Test read this.
  • Checklist for taking a dinghy on the water.
  • Dinghy Junior Fast Tracks: These start in early May, and there will be five of them this summer. This is a week of intensive dinghy instruction designed to move you toward a Junior rating.
    They run Monday through Friday from around 5pm to sunset with refreshments afterwards. 
    If you are interested to participate as a Student, Instructor, Cook, Kitchen Volunteer, Tester, or Coordinator, email Mike Jones
    Students will need to complete the Junior  Skipper Written  Test and the Rigging Test before being accepted. 
    We need coordinators, and it qualifies as a Senior Project. 
    2022 Fast Track weeks:
    • August 15
  • Advanced Dinghy Lessons Start May 9: We will be offering Advanced Dinghy lessons every Monday beginning May 9, except for Fast Track weeks and weeks with holidays. These are workshops on advanced dinghy skills, including skills you'll need to pass a Senior Dinghy practical test. Details are here. Sessions will be announced each week.



  • Revised Keelboat Basic Instruction Program: We have been working on revisions to the way we teach the basics of keelboats, and we are rolling these changes out not. They are described here. The various keelboat lesson levels are described here. Send questions or comments to the Rear Commodore (Sailing).
  • 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.

sup kayakKayak 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.

General Membership Meeting

There will be a General Membership Meeting in person at the club August 14 2022 starting at 6 pm. This is a non-voting meeting, there will be officer reports followed by food.

Want to see a pdf of the Treasurer's quarterly financial report?

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.


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