Welcome to the Bellingham Yacht Club, established in February of 1925. Located on Bellingham Bay, at 2625 South Harbor Loop, in beautiful Bellingham, WA, we are proud to be Bellingham’s oldest yacht club. At about 370 members strong, we are an all volunteer club that is active in all aspects of boating: safety & education, cruising, racing, social and youth programs.

Guests, please browse our website for more information on our history, current events and activities. We welcome new member applications. Click here for more information. We think you’ll find that our club has a warm and welcoming membership, with many great events year-round. With our all-volunteer format, opportunities abound to become involved. Directly below on this page is a list of a few of our upcoming events. You can view this in the agenda view or select one of the different views at the top of the list.

Upcoming Events
Pink Boat Regatta @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 30 all-day

The Bellingham Yacht Club is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2nd Annual Pink Boat Regatta – Bellingham to be run the same weekend as Seattle’s on August 30, 2015 on Bellingham Bay. This was so successful last year and we want to surpass the monies collected for Breast Cancer Research last year.

For more information and to sign up, please visit the Pink Boat Regatta Website at http://www.pinkboatregatta.org/. Yout can also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ThePinkBoat?ref_type=bookmark.

BYC Dinghy Perspiration Series @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BYC PITCH Tune-Up @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on down and rub elbows with all the PITCH competitors!

Please bring an appetizer to share.

BYC Commodore’s Cup Race @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 12 all-day
Commodore’s Picnic – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day


  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • No slip reservations required. Transportation via boat will be available.
  • Friday Night Happy Hour and Camp Fire Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Family Fun and Barbeque
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • Barbeque TBD
Local Attractions
  • Any boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Poets Cove 12th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Poet's Cove
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

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The Salish Sea is our playground. Extending from Olympia to Johnstone Strait, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, our San Juan and Gulf Islands are its heart. The Bellingham Yacht Club 12th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise to Poets Cove theme will be “A Celebration of the Salish Sea”

Every year the Autumn Equinox marks a day of equal light and darkness and the BYC traditional end of our cruising season. This popular and intimate cruise is about our boating friendships and our shared enjoyment of the Salish Sea in one of the nicest locations in the Sea. Poets Cove Resort and Spa is located on South Pender Island, British Columbia and our Cruise Dates are September 18, 19 & 20, 2015.


Make your marina reservation and tell them it is for the Bellingham Yacht Club Cruise. (1 250 629 2111 or email marina@poetscove.comDue to enhanced security regulations you need to make your reservation directly.

Make your Room Reservation – Poets Cove has very limited rooms and only in the cottages available at a special rate for the Bellingham Yacht Club.  This is a great cruise to bring people who do not have a boat to stay on. Contact the Front Desk (888) 512-7638 and tell them you are making a reservation for the Bellingham Yacht Club.


Friday September 18th

1700 – Welcome No Host Dock Party, bring your favorite Salish Sea appetizer. (Clams, Oysters, Bacon wrapped Halibut, Mussels, Smoked Salmon, Scallops, Pickled Herring … what is your favorite?) (Through out the visit, the great pools and hot tubs at Poets Cove will be used, so don’t forget your bathing suits)

Saturday September 19th

1000 – Dock Side Potluck Breakfast.

1100 – Coastal Nature Hike to Gowland Point (Naturalist Invited)

Amateur Photographer Best Picture Contest (back by demand)

1800 – Salish Sea Dinner prepared by Poets Cove Chef using local catch and Pender Island grown side dished. (Approximate cost PP – CN$40.00) (The full service Spa at Poets Cove has been very popular for massages, facials and …)

Sunday the 20th

Poets Cove Resort & Spa has a great breakfast buffet where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

Local Attractions

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Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Korean Food hosted by Tana Chung and Joe Macari.

Please bring an appetizer to share.

BYC Dale Jepsen One-Design Regatta @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day