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! Welcome to CSC!
Junior Skipper Fast Track Dates for 2018
We will be offering five Junior Skipper Fast Tracks this year. These are 5 day (Monday through Friday) intensive dinghy lessons, 1 on 2, from around 5pm to sunset. They are designed to move you closer to your Junior Skipper rating (which you may even get that week, but even if you don't, you'll be a much better sailor at the end of the week). Details will be announced within a few weeks of the start of each. Participants should have all Junior requirements completed except for the on-the-water test.
These are the dates:
- April 30 - May 4
- June 4 - 8
- June 25 - 29
- July 30 - August 3
- August 20 - 24
Advanced Dinghy Classes for 2018
Advanced Dinghy will start of Monday, May 7, and will be held on every Monday evening from then until the end of August, except for US holidays and Fast Track weeks. These classes are intended for Junior Skippers working on their Senior rating. They will cover the required skills and much more. Details will be announced a few weeks before the classes start.
Open House Dates for 2018
During Open Houses we offer FREE introductory sails to the general public aboard our fleet of keelboats and dinghies. Children must be at least 5 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Each Open House runs from 1-4pm on the dates listed above. More detailed information is here.
Please try to arrive promptly at 1 pm when the signups start. Depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may end before 4pm.Come on down and get out on the bay! Already a member? Come on down and help out! The 2018 Open House Schedule is below:
- Sunday, February 4
- Sunday, March 11
- Saturday, April 14 - Coincides with the Berkeley Bay Festival!
- Sunday, May 13
- Sunday, June 17
- Sunday, July 15
- Sunday, August 12
- Sunday, September 16
- Sunday, October 14
- Sunday, November 11
Junior Dinghy Skipper/Windsurfer Tests Now Online
Until now, you had to take your Junior Dinghy Skipper and Junior Windsurfer Written at the Clubhouse. No longer. It's now available on-line. You can take it on the Clubhouse computer or at home. You can also go through the test to prepare yourself before taking it.
You need to be logged in to look at or take the test.
To look at the Junior Skipper Test (you must be logged in):
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Skipper Sailboat->Read Test
To take the test:
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Skipper Sailboat->Take Test
To look at the Junior Wiindsurfer Test (you must be logged in):
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Windsufert->Read Test
To take the test:
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Windsufer->Take Test
Both are closed book, so please honor that and don't look up the answers while you're taking the
test, but feel free to go through the exam ahead of time.
If you pass, that will be recorded automatically, and you will get an email of the results.
If you don't pass, you won't be told what you missed, and you'll have to wait a day to take the test again.
Note that you must take the test online, at the Clubhouse or elsewhere. You can no longer take
it on paper. This gives the Day Leader more time to monitor the South Sailing Basin.
The Novice Windwurfer and Racing Skipper tests have been available online for some time.
Windsurf Lessons Now on "Fall/Winter" Schedule
We no longer offer windsurf lessons on Sundays, only Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Sunday windsurf lessons will begin again in late Spring. Watch this space.