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

General Membership Meeting:

  • Cal Sailing Club's November General Membership Meeting was held on Zoom on November 21, 2021 at 6pm.
  • Read the Treasurer's report (click on those words to download pdf) for the quarterly financial results.

Open Houses:

We have not been doing Open Houses (free boat rides for the public) due to COVID restrictions. We are hoping to start them this Spring, and we will announce it here.

Dinghy sailing:

Windsurfing:

Keelboats:

  • 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.

Other:

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.