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.


Membership Special!!

Have you wanted to join the Bellingham Yacht Club, but have been putting off the decision. Wait no longer! Join the Bellingham Yacht Club between April 24th thru May 19th and enjoy the club’s beautiful facility and summer activities through September 30, 2015 for only $300 (includes Initiation Fee which is normally $310). Click here for more information and application form.


Upcoming Events
May
22
Fri
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park Cruise @ Montegue Harbour Marine Provincial Park
May 22 – May 25 all-day

(Note: This will be a raft-up)

Montague Harbor
This is Memorial Day weekend so we have scheduled the trip from Friday thru Monday.

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • No slip reservations required.
Activities
  • Friday Night – Happy Hour on Raft
  • Saturday – Hiking
  • Saturday Night – Seafood Pot Luck Dinner
  • Sunday – Spa Day, Golfing or Kayaking
  • Sunday Evening – Dinner at Hummingbird Pub
Food Theme
  • Friday Night – Heavy Appetizers
  • Saturday Night – Pot Luck
Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities for more experienced paddlers. Paddlers should be aware of ocean currents and check weather forecasts before heading out. Montague Harbour is both a destination and a starting off point for kayakers wanting to explore the Gulf Islands.

Cycling
Bicycles must keep to roadways and are not permitted on trails. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Fishing
Saltwater/ocean fishing is permitted, subject to closures. A permanent shellfish closure is in effect due to poor water quality within Montague Harbour. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.
Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Hiking
There are a variety of well-maintained walking trails in Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park. Routes lead along Shell Beach and around Gray Peninsula. These easy trails offer spectacular views of the surrounding islands, local marine life and wildlife. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.

Interpretive Programs
Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park offers scheduled interpretive programs. The Floating Nature House offers interpretation programs through the summer – for details, click here. [PDF]
For employment opportunities as a Park Interpreter, please contact k2parks@shaw.ca or fax a resume to 1-877-559-2115.

Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Swimming
This park offers ocean swimming opportunities; however the water is very cold. Bring good footwear for the gravel beach. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch
This park has a boat launch, located at the north end of the park; follow the main road past the drive-in campsites. Dock facilities and mooring buoys are located within Montague Harbour and are accessible from the south. Boats can also anchor in Montague Harbour.

Dock Facilities Use Fee: $2.00 per metre / night
Mooring (to buoy) Fee: $12.00 per vessel / night

Campfires

Local Attractions
May
26
Tue
BYC Dinghy Pitch Pole Series @ Bellingham Yacht Club
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
27
Wed
First-Aid at Sea Course
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Bellingham are cosponsoring a First Aid at Sea Course on May 27, 2015 in Bellingham.

This Coast Guard-approved training will benefit recreational boaters and commercial fishermen alike. Topics covered will include patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water survival, near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, and first aid kits.

Cost: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact WSG Continuing Education Coordinator Sarah Fisken via phone or email provided below.

Details

Date: May 27
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen)
Organizer: Sarah Fisken
Phone: 206.543.1225
Email: sfisken@uw.edu
Website: http://wsg.washington.edu/Sarah-Fisken

Wednesday Hawaiian Night Burgers and Drink Specials @ Bellingham Yacht Club
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bar Manager Steve will be putting together tropical drink specials for “Hawaiian Wednesday’s” along with Monica who will be cooking up a “Cheese Burger in Paradise” with grilled pineapple, sweet onions and teriyaki sauce.

BYC Spring Series @ Bellingham Yacht Club
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
29
Fri
Past Commodore’s Cruise to Roche Harbor @ Roche Harbor
May 29 all-day

RocheHarbor

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • Slip reservations are required. The Cruise Captain will make bulk reservations with Roche Harbor using the information from your registration form. Reservations require 30-day advance notice so sign up early.
Activities
  • Friday Evening – Happy Hour at Party Barge. Bring heavy appetizers.
  • Saturday Evening Dinner at Party Barge. Ribs Corn Bread and Baked Beans supplied. Bring salads/deserts.
  • Sunday Morning Brunch at Party Barge
Food Theme
  • Friday Night – Heavy Appetizers
  • Saturday Night – BBQ Ribs, Corn Bread and Baked Beans. Bring salads/deserts.
  • Sunday Morning – Brunch provided.
Local Attractions
  • Bocce Ball
  • Check out the Roche Harbor website for local attractions and activities.
  • Afterglow Spa at Roche Harbor
    • During our Roche Harbor Cruise, the spa will be open from 10 am – 6 pm. They offer nail services, facials, body treatment and massage. All services include use of the steam rooms and relaxation lounge! The spa recommends booking services in advance by calling the spa 360.378.9888, (they do not have online booking). They will offer $10 off any regularly priced spa service and they also post daily specials at the spa.

    Don’t have a boat? No problem, just drive over and join us!

Jun
2
Tue
BYC Dinghy Pitch Pole Series @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
3
Wed
Wednesday Hawaiian Night Burgers and Drink Specials @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bar Manager Steve will be putting together tropical drink specials for “Hawaiian Wednesday’s” along with Monica who will be cooking up a “Cheese Burger in Paradise” with grilled pineapple, sweet onions and teriyaki sauce.

BYC Spring Series @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
5
Fri
Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please bring an appetizer to share.