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
Oversees operation of the club, and acts as official spokesperson and representative.
Vice Commodore: Christina Polito Halter, Min Lee, Tone To
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, Andy Hacket
In charge of keelboats
Rear Commodore: John Bongiovanni (Sailing), Eric Lee (Windsurfing)
Board of Education for the club's training of members.
Port Captain: Heather Breaux
Human resources department
Secretary: Carolyn Brown, Birk Huber
Wins swordfights with keyboard
Treasurer: Stella (assisted by Peter Kuhn)
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: Vacant
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: Birk Huber, Carolyn Brown
Appoints the clipboard carrier who will hook up teachers and students
Sunday Dinghy Racing Chair: David Fawcett, Sergio Rizzo
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: Deepti Karandur
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)
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.
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