The Barbary Coast Boating Club is Northern California's premier LGBT boating experience - a club for those interested in all aspects of on-water fun. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that fosters camaraderie, fun and the enjoyment of boating and other water activities in the company of gay men and lesbians.
Established in 1982, the Club has been serving boaters in Northern California for more than 35 years. We have members from all nine counties bordering San Francisco Bay and in many cities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Our members share a love of boating.
Our fleet includes a wide variety of watercraft ranging from ski boats to substantial motor and sailing yachts. We also have members who do not own boats, but share our love of the water. We offer water and land based social events each year on the Bay, in the Delta, and the California Coast.
In addition to social events, we publish a newsletter and have a members-only website to keep members informed about club business and past and future events.
BCBC is governed by an elected steering committee headed by the Commodore.
Monthly dinner meetings are held the first Thursday of every month except July and December at 6:00pm at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. Be sure to check the Events Calendar to see when the next meeting is. Dinner is $25.00.
Look for our distinctive blue and orange burgee and gay flags on rafts of boats on the Bay and Delta and stop by to say hello. We are always happy to meet fellow gay boaters.
Visitors are always welcome! Check out our other FAQs for information on how to join.