Files

CSC instruction manuals, official documents, and reports

Club Operating Rules

Operating Rules

These rules cover ratings, sailing areas, and general operations. This is the bible for how the Club runs.

Dinghy Manuals

 Introductory Handbook for Sailing Boats

This basic handbook has all the information a CSC member needs to learn everything from sailing terminology to performing your first jibe.

JY15 Guide

Step up to nimbleness on this great two person dinghy.

Quest Transition Guide

Rigging a Quest is different from rigging a Bahia. See what's different in rigging and other items.

Rudderless Sailing eBook

An introduction to the theory and practice of rudderless sailing, a required senior skill.

 The Sailing Circle

A diagram of the Sailing Circle, with points of sail and how the sails work on each.

Junior Onboard

What you need to know as a new Junior Dinghy Sailor. Includes references on teaching, Open House skippering, and how to go even higher in the rating system.

Keelboat Manuals

Keelboat Manual, version 1.8 (2013-06-13)

This is the second edition of our new manual for the club's keelboats, and it's a must-read for everyone who enjoys our Commanders, Merits, and Capri.

Do's and Don'ts: Best Practices for Rigging Down the CSC Keelboats

A supplement to the Keelboat Manual.

DSC Tutorial v3.1

A tutorial on how to use Digital Selective Calling on the VHF radios in the club's keelboats.

Windsurfing Manuals

 Introductory Handbook for Windsurfing

This handbook gives new members all the information they need including windsurfing terminology, club rules, and basic technique.

Windsurf Ratings Novice, Jr, J+, and Sr explained.

The 10-Step Guide to Windsurfing by Bill Prinzmetal

An online 10-step guide to windsurfing -- with four bonus steps!! -- by long time CSC member Bill Prinzmetal.

Water Starting

How to have an uplifting experience on that windsurf board, and avoid having to uphaul a big sail in big wind with big waves

Written Test for Advanced Ratings

Sample Senior/Cruise Written Test

This is a sample Senior/Cruise test Paul Kamen developed some time ago. It's a good study guide for both of the written tests. Note that there are both Senior and Cruise questions in the sample (and no indication of which is which). Also the actual Senior test has a completely different format (it's not multiple choice, but essay). Same thing for the Cruise written.

Other Instruction Manuals

Skiff Operation

Key points for skiffery, with an online quiz (go to Ratings, Written Tests) for dayleader rating.

Maintenance Manuals

Windsurf Board Ding Repair

How to fix that ding, and in the process learn never to bang the dock or step on a board.

Motors and Motoring

A handy dandy little document about the club's motors, current as of April 2009, covering their use and care, extending to both the skiff motors (2 whalers, one sketchmobile) and the keelboat motors (on 2 Commanders, Pomodoro, and Meritorious).

Sketchmobile motor service manual

Honda 5 hp keelboat outboard motor service manual

Owner's manual for Mercury (also Tohatsu and Nissan) keelboat outboard motors

 

Official Documents

Operating Rules

These rules cover ratings, sailing areas, and general operations. These rules were updated on August 3, 2017. Here is the previous version:

Previous Operating Rules

Bylaws

These cover officer duties, elections, and other official club procedures

Constitution

Purpose of the club and other fundamental structure.

Cash/Check/Authorize.net New Membership Application

This form is for new members (not renewing members) who are buying a membership with cash, check, or Authorize.net (manual credit card payment)--fill it out, printing very clearly, and turn it in at the club along with the money, check, or printed receipt from Authorize.net.  You don't need to fill out this form if you pay through the website membership software, which uses Paypal for credit card payment, or if you are renewing and paying at the clubhouse with cash, check, Authorize.net, or volunteer hours.

Liability Release Medical Info Form

Both these forms are required for youth memberships, the liability release is required for Open House introductory sail participants who are less than 18 years old.

City of Berkeley License (for use of yard and clubhouse area)

Agreement to rent, from 2015 through 2020.

Official Reports

 Annual Report: Form 990 Filing to IRS and State of California

Like all IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporations, Cal Sailing Club sends in an informational return to the IRS and the State of California each year. 

Forms & Misc.

Donation Receipt for everyone who wants to donate a million bucks or a house on the hill to the club. Sorry, we can't accept your sailing or windsurfing gear without seeing it first and then voting on it. If you have recent (last 5 years) windsurf gear, contact the Second Vice Commodore. If you want to donate your prized dinghy, send an invite to the First Vice Commodore. And if you're thinking we could use your well-loved keelboat, shout out to the Third Vice Commodore. But we're always grateful for cash donations or residences in prime locations, just contact the moneybags who'll be glad to send over an armored car, it sure beats carting donated 1990's windsurf gear to the dump or cutting up delaminated keelboats!

Cruise Report Form for Cruising Skippers before and after a cruise.

The club rents Windsurf Lockers on the club premises. This is a map of the lockers:

Locker Map