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!
General Membership Meeting this Sunday, August 12, starting at 6:00 pm in yard
Come help out at Open House in the afternoon and join us for dinner and officer reports in the evening. See you there!
PS Stella's report on the club finances for the 5/1 - 7/31/18 quarter can be read here.
The Last Junior Fast Track this Year: August 20 - August 24
Make that final push for your Junior Rating! Fast Track is a focused week of intense practice to help students who have had several lessons to pass their Junior Test. Couldn't get into the July one, well here's your last chance for the season.
Prerequisites (must be completed and signed off by docktime on Sunday, July 29):
- Junior Written Test
- Rigging Test
- 2 extra volunteer(total of 4, including quarterly membership requirement)
- Strongly recommended - at least 3 lessons and have practiced all basic maneuvers
You must commit to all 5 nights of lessons (and teach if you make Junior early), help with cleanup, and kick in $25 for drinks (the Club pays for food).
Juniors/Seniors/All Members - Sign up and volunteer to COOK/EACH/TEST for big hour credits - watch the list for the announcement.
Advanced Dinghy Classes for 2018, Starting May
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. Here are the classes for August:
August 6 - If you don't need a rudder, why do we have one?
August 13 - How to survive 30 knots, or, what to do if you’ve bitten off more than you can chew?
August 27 - Performance dinghies - Laser and RS-500
CSC Promotional Video - Check it Out
Courtesy Min Lee (his Senior Project).
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
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!
This guide is sponsored by the Cal Sailing Club, but the opinions herein are strictly mine. We are putting it on the net in hopes that it may assist other beginning and intermediate windsurfers. Note that this guide is not intended as a substitute for instruction by a professional windsurfing school or sailing club. Furthermore, this guide is just a beginning, a little candy to get you hooked.
This guide has sections. Choose the section that you want to work on using the Article Index at the right.
The guide assumes knowledge of sailing terms and concepts. If you do not know a tack from a jibe, a broad reach from a beam reach, or are clueless about clews, click here for sailing terms.
Each of the ten sections includes basic instruction, some helpful hints and miscellaneous information. Some of these hints concern safety and we feel that it is important that you read them.
We would like your feedback on this site so that we can improve it. Also, if you are in the San Francisco Bay area, visit our sailing club in the Berkeley Marina.