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

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), 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


Committee Chairs

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

Feast organizer

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: 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

Resin Master

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 Administration

Website Admin : John Bongiovanni