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.

Bellingham Sailing Foundation Accepted as Fred Meyer Community Rewards Charity

The Bellingham Sailing Foundation was formed as a vehicle to obtain tax deductible donations for the Bellingham Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program for the purpose of procuring new boats, sails, boat parts, safety equipment, docks and boat repairs as well as providing scholarships to the program for students.

We are pleased to announce that the Bellingham Sailing Foundation has been accepted as a Fred Meyer Community Rewards Charity. You can participate in this program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the non-profit charity of your choice. Click here for more information on how to do this.

Upcoming Events
2014 Lighted Boat Parade @ Bellingham Yacht Club (LG)
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The traditional Lighted Boat Parade is Saturday, December 6th and you can show off your talent and creativity! Decorate your boat and join in on the parade.

  • Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the BYC Yacht Club, where instructions will be provided.
  • Boats away will be at 5:30 p.m. and rendezvous at the Ferry Terminal for the start around 6-ish (yes, “6-ish” is a nautical term.)


Boats will be judged by the review boat and the winner will be announced during the festivities that night. The following categories will be awarded:

  • Lighted Boat of the Year
  • Best of Parade
  • Novice Grand Prize and Community Award

All participants will receive a participation plaque at registration.

Boaters that are prepared early might want to do a “trial run” Friday night…it’s up to you.

Après Parade

Afterwards, come to the Bellingham Yacht Club to warm up with some homemade hot soup and Christmas Cheer as we all celebrate the holidays with friends, family, and lots of good conversation and some Holiday Songs!

For more info contact Missy Steffen at missysteffen@aol.com or by phone at 360-661-7350.