Cal Sailing Club's Executive Committee is the board of directors for the club. Each officer has responsibility for one aspect of the club's operations and gets a vote in ExComm decisions on buying stuff, scheduling club activities, etc. The ExCommies are elected at General Membership Meetings in November and May. Note: if you really need to communicate with someone on the list below, come to the club and contact them in person, don't just send an email.
Commodore: Nicholas Waton, Mariya Ryazantseva
Oversees operation of the club, and acts as official spokesperson and representative.
Vice Commodore: Christina Polito Halter, Min Lee
Coordinate memberships, publicity, and events!
First Vice Commodore: James Clarkson, Memo Gunay
In charge of the club's fleet of dinghies
Second Vice Commodore: Adam Rinder, Sofien Sehiri
CEO's re windsurfing equipment
Third Vice Commodore: Ryan Alder, Jack Chen, Andy Hacket
In charge of keelboats
Rear Commodore: John Bongiovanni (Sailing), Randi Shapiro (Windsurfing), David Gadarian (Windsurfing)
Board of Education for the club's training of members.
Port Captain: Heather Breaux
Human resources department
Secretary: Birk Huber
Wins swordfights with keyboard
Treasurer: Peter Kuhn (assisted by Stella)
Mistress of money
The club has a number of committees (usually of one) that take care of certain activities. The committee chairs are designated by the Commodore.
Banquet Chair: ToeGee Tone, Jesse Homchand
Cruising Chair: Allan Champion
Really gets around
Communications/Social Media Chair: Mariya Ryazntseva
Spreads the word about the Club far and wide into the digital eco-system.
Sail maintenance chair: Sheldon Coad
Lower that jib at the dock, or else...
Sail Rating Chair: Mark Yampanis
The person to know when you want to obtain one of the club's advanced sailing ratings.
Saturday Morning Teaching Chair: Carolyn Brown
Appoints the clipboard carrier who will hook up teachers and students
Sunday Dinghy Racing Chair: Clark Steward
Administer race rules test, run Sunday morning races
Thursday Dinghy Racing Chair: Nick Goyhenetche
Run Thursday evening races (we only do these during Daylight Savings Time)
Windsurfing Board Repair Chair: Ted Debonis
Windsurfing locker chair: Cindoll!
Rents lockers for storing your own windsurf gear at the club
Windsurfing Sail Repair chair: Mitsu Ozaki
Keeps the Club's windsurfing sails in top condition.
Windsurfing Rating Chair: Michael McKinley
Who to contact for your Senior Windsurfing rating.
Womens Sailing Chair: Caryl Woulfe
Coordinates teaching programs by and for women sailors
Youth Ride Chair: Vacant
Organizes skippers and crew for our summer youth introductory sail programs
Membership Chair: Nicholas Waton
Brings in new members to keep the Club young and fresh
Safety Gear Chair: AnnaLise Hoopes
CEO of Nautical Fashion (Foulies, wetsuits, and PFDs)
Fast Track Chair: Mike Jones
Making our Dinghy Fast Track program a wild success.
Technology Chair: Ryan Lucus
Dragging the Club into the 20th century
Conduct Chair: Pilar Schmidt
Who day leaders and club members should contact if they experience harassment or uncomfortable situations at the club.
Marina Planning Chair: Camille Antinori
Represents Stella in City of Berkeley meetings and communications to freshen up the Marina.
Diversity Chair: Lisa Dinh
Measures and tracks club membership diversity and promotes access and inclusion
Email Discussion Lists
Members of CSC and anyone interested can communicate with each other by e-mail through the Email Discussion Lists, which are a lively and informative forum for discussing topics relevant to sailing and Cal Sailing Club.
Address and Phone Number
The club's mailing address is:
Cal Sailing Club
124 University Avenue
Berkeley, California 94710
The Cal Sailing Club does not have a phone. You can contact any of the above officers and chairpersons through e-mail, or you can find them down at the club (usually on windy weekends!).
Website Admin : John Bongiovanni