Events

General Meetings

We invite you to attend one of our monthly general meetings! They are free and open to the public: you don’t need to be a BASK member in order to attend.

BASK provides food, a featured speaker, club news, and information about upcoming events. It’s a great way to meet club members and learn about new paddling opportunities. Usually one meeting per year is a potluck and one meeting is a chili cookoff and pie contest! The next BASK general meeting is usually listed on the home page, and you can also see a list of the many fascinating speakers who have presented at past meetings.

Planning Meetings

In addition to the General Meetings, we conduct monthly Planning Meetings, where we discuss and plan the club’s policies, activities, and communications. Meetings are hosted by a club member and include a potluck dinner. Location, dates and times vary—see the members-only calendar for more details.

Calendar of Events

For a complete calendar of events including paddles, clinics, meetings, etc., log in to the Members Only section of this web site. You will need your BASK username and password for this. If you forgot your username and/or password, use Login Help to recover it. Club events are also listed each month in the BASK Monthly Events and Announcements newsletter.

To get an impression of the paddles, clinics, and other events we organize, take a look at this partial list of recent BASK events:



Date Event
Jul 21, 2018 Surf Zone Refresher Class with Kelly Henry
Jul 15, 2018 Pre-Rolling Workshop
Jul 14, 2018 Loch Lomond to China Camp Pre-Planning Meeting Paddle
Jul 1, 2018 Rodeo Beach Rock Gardening Paddle
Jun 30, 2018 Out the Gate Rock Play Paddle
Jun 23–24, 2018 Forward Stroke Foundation Class with Jenn Fury
Jun 23–24, 2018 Wilderness First Aid & CPR Training with Bobbie Foster
Jun 23, 2018 SF Waterfront New MemberPaddle
Jun 16, 2018 Boat Control Class with Roger Schumann
Jun 16–24, 2018 Campout and Paddle Lopez Island, WA
Jun 10, 2018 Forward Stroke for Instructors with Jenn Fury
Jun 9, 2018 Russian River Pre-Planning Meeting Paddle
Jun 6, 2018 Berkeley Sunset Storm Paddle
Jun 5, 2018 Loch Lomond to Red Rock Lunch Paddle
Jun 4, 2018 Boat Outfitting Day with JT Whittaker of CCK
Jun 3, 2018 Out the Gate Paddle
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Paddle to Angel Island
May 26, 2018 San Pablo Bay Paddle
May 22, 2018 American River Paddle
May 20, 2018 Point Bonita Coastal Paddle
May 19, 2018 Alaska Native Day at Ft Ross
May 19, 2018 Wayne Horodowich Bracing Clinic
May 13, 2018 Boat Control Class with Roger Schumann
May 5, 2018 Get in Shape for the Seventy48 Paddle (+ 3 other dates)
May 5, 2018 Rolling Lessons with Helen Wilson
Apr 29, 2018 China Camp Paddle and Felucca Launching
Apr 22, 2018 Coastal Paddle from Nick’s Cove, Tomales
Apr 21, 2018 New-to-Sea-Kayaking Class with CCK
Apr 19, 2018 Berkeley Sunset Paddle (+ 2 other dates)
Apr 15, 2018 Let’s Do it Wrong Rescue Practice
Apr 14, 2018 Loch Lomond to China Camp Paddle
Mar 31, 2018 Tri-Club Paddlepalooza with SSK and WSK
Mar 24, 2018 Angel Island Paddle with British Visitor
Mar 18, 2018 Angel Island Paddle to view Whale Carcass
Mar 17, 2018 Ferry Point to Red Rock Lunch Paddle
Mar 11, 2018 Carquinez Paddle and Visit to Organ Factory
Mar 10, 2018 Out the Gate Coastal Paddle
Mar 10, 2018 Rough Water Rescue Class with Bill Vonnegut
Mar 4, 2018 Beginning Rock Gardening Class with Bill Vonnegut
Feb 25, 2018 Petaluma River Paddle
Feb 24, 2018 Annual Cow Patty Pageant
Feb 24, 2018 Rough Water and Rocks Rescue Practice
Feb 18, 2018 Loch Lomond to Pt San Pablo Paddle
Feb 17, 2018 Tomales Bay Pre-Planning Meeting Paddle
Feb 14, 2018 Pt Molate to China Camp Valentine’s Day Paddle
Feb 11, 2018 Dancing on the Eddy Line Paddle, Tomales Bay
Feb 10, 2018 Peer Coaching Clinic with Ben Lawry (+3 other dates)
Feb 7, 2018 Pt. Richmond to Angel Island Paddle
Feb 4, 2018 Out the Gate Paddle/Memorial for Laurie Hill
Jan 30, 2018 San Pablo to Put Pinole Lunch Paddle
Jan 23, 2018 Emeryville to Angel Island Paddle
Jan 23, 2018 Martinez Marina Lunch Paddle
Jan 20, 2018 Tomales Memorial Paddle for Laurie Hill
Jan 16, 2018 Pt Molate Lunch Paddle
Jan 13–16, 2018 Annual MLK Monterey Weekend
Jan 7, 2018 Out the Gate Paddle
Jan 6, 2018 Cheated Death Again Bodega Bay Paddle and Birthday Party
Dec 30, 2017 Black Point to Horseshoe Cove Paddle
Dec 30, 2017 Surf Practice at Dillon Beach
Dec 27, 2017 Santa Cruz Paddle
Dec 25, 2017 10th Annual SeaBrew Paddle
Dec 23, 2017 Limantour Paddle
Dec 16, 2017 Holiday Party
Dec 10, 2017 Richmond to Angel Island Pre-Planning Meeting Paddle
Dec 9, 2017 Out the Gate New Member Paddle
Dec 3, 2017 Emeryville Shoals Picnic and Full Moon Paddle
Nov 28, 2017 Loch Lomond Marina Paddle
Nov 18, 2017 Estero Americano Paddle
Nov 12, 2017 Tomales Bay Paddle
Nov 11, 2017 Out the Gate Geology Paddle
Oct 22, 2017 Delta New Member Paddle
Oct 21–22, 2017 Incident Management Workshop with Liquid Fusion
Oct 15, 2017 Angel Island New Member Paddle
Oct 1, 2017 Redwood City Paddle
Sep 17, 2017 Monterey Waterfront Paddle
Sep 16, 2017 Brooks Island Paddle
Sep 5–11, 2017 Annual BASK Mendocino Camping Trip
Sep 3, 2017 Bair Island Paddle
Aug 25, 2017 Surfing at Dillon Beach
Jul 23, 2017 Flat Rock Paddle, Half Moon Bay
Jul 9, 2017 Point Lobos Paddle
Jul 8, 2017 Round and Round Angel Island Paddle
Jun 24–25, 2017 Wilderness First Aid and CPR Training with Bobbie Foster
Jun 18, 2017 Angel Island Paddle
Jun 17, 2017 4th Annual Potomac Cruise
Jun 17, 2017 Berkeley to Pier 39 Paddle
Jun 16, 2017 Tomales Bay: Nicks Cove to the Mouth Paddle
Jun 9–11, 2017 Russia House Full Moon Paddle and Camping
May 28, 2017 Tandem Rescue Practice
May 27, 2017 Angel Island Circumnavigation Paddle
May 20, 2017 Fun with Flares!
May 19, 2017 Tomales Bay Mouth Paddle
May 14, 2017 Berkeley to Angel Island Paddle
May 7, 2017 Horseshoe Cove to Treasure Island Paddle
May 7, 2017 Kayak Tryout Day
May 5–7, 2017 Lake Sonoma New Member Paddle and Camping
Apr 30, 2017 Muir Beach to Rodeo Beach Paddle
Apr 23, 2017 Spring Rescue Practice
Apr 22, 2017 Angel Island New Member Paddle
Apr 15, 2017 Paradise Cay to Sausalito Paddle
Apr 9, 2017 Angel Island Learning Journey
Mar 26, 2017 Kayak Outfitting Day
Mar 25, 2017 Bracing and Rough Water Survival Clinic with Wayne Horodowich
Mar 19, 2017 Emeryville to Clipper Cove Paddle
Mar 18, 2017 Trip Initiation Workshop
Mar 12, 2017 SF Waterfront Scavenger Hunt New Member Paddle
Mar 11, 2017 Pigeon Pt. to Franklin Pt. Paddle
Mar 11, 2017 Rescue Practice and Paddle on Tomales Bay
Feb 26, 2017 Greenland Paddle-making Workshop
Feb 26, 2017 Night Paddle Out the Gate
Feb 18, 2017 Angel Island Paddle
Feb 12, 2017 Drakes Estero New Member Paddle
Feb 12, 2017 Crissy Field to Alcatraz and Aquatic Park Paddle
Feb 10, 2017 Basic Class for New-to-Sea Kayakers with CCK
Feb 10, 2017 Angel Island Lunch Paddle
Feb 5, 2017 Dry Suit Gasket Replacement Workshop
Feb 5, 2017 Alameda Island Circumnavigation Paddle
Feb 4, 2017 Annual Cow Patty Pageant
Jan 29, 2017 Soothe Your Soul Paddle, Horseshoe Cove to Angel Island
Jan 16, 2017 Circle the Gate Paddle
Jan 14–16, 2017 Annual Monterey Weekend
Jan 2, 2017 Estero Americano Paddle
Jan 2, 2017 Horseshoe Cove to Muir Beach Paddle
Dec 30, 2016 Limantour Paddle
Dec 25, 2016 9th Annual SeaBrew Paddle
Dec 17, 2016 Estero Americano New Member Paddle
Dec 10, 2016 Horseshoe Cove Tidal Race Paddle
Dec 10, 2016 Holiday Party—Aeolian Yacht Club
Dec 4, 2016 Rescue Practice at Berkeley Marina
Dec 2, 2016 Water Rescue Demonstration with Local First Responders
Nov 20, 2016 Pre-Rolling Workshop
Nov 14, 2016 Ashby Shoal Picnic
Nov 12, 2016 Tomales Bay Paddle from Chicken Ranch
Nov 9, 2016 Peace and Love Paddle
Nov 5, 2016 Palo Alto Paddle
Oct 22, 2016 Angel Island New Member Paddle
Oct 16, 2016 Skills Clinic Graduation Paddle, Drake’s Estero
Oct 15, 2016 Splash & Thrash, Encinal Beach
Oct 2, 2016 Out the Gate Paddle
Oct 1, 2016 Bay Day Paddle to Angel Island
Sep 20–26, 2016 Annual Mendocino Camping Trip
Sep 17, 2016 Bair Island New Member Paddle
Sep 7, 2016 Berkeley Marina to Angel Island Paddle
Aug 27, 2016 Tomales Bay New Member Paddle
Aug 18, 2016 Redwood City/Bair Island Evening Paddle
Aug 13, 2016 Rodeo Beach to Muir Beach Paddle
Jul 24, 2016 Transition from Flat Water to Open Bay Paddle
Jul 23, 2016 Cosumnes Preserve to Wimpy’s Paddle
Jul 17, 2016 Paradise Cay to Red Rock Paddle
Jul 17, 2016 Alameda Island New Member Paddle
Jul 11, 2016 Horseshoe Cove to Rodeo Beach Paddle
Jul 10, 2016 Berkeley Marina to Angel Island Paddle
Jul 9, 2016 Horseshoe Cove to Muir Beach Paddle
Jul 7, 2016 Redwood City Evening Paddle
Jul 3, 2016 Richmond to Red Rock Paddle
Jul 2, 2016 Rock Gardening at Goat Rock
Jun 25, 2016 Surf Zone Practice, Dillon Beach
Jun 21, 2016 Moonlight Solstice Paddle
Jun 19, 2016 Bodega Bay Paddle
Jun 11, 2016 Paradise Cay New Member Paddle
Jun 5, 2016 Del Valle Warm Water Paddle
Jun 4, 2016 Angel Island Learning Journey
Jun 4, 2016 Lake Tahoe Basin Paddle and Social