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

October – November 2014

Oct
25
Sat
SYC Grand Prix Regatta @ CYC Seattle
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
90th Annual Commodore’s Ball @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

90th Annual Commodores Ball: “Master & Commander” – A Celebration of Naval & Maritime History!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

This year Commodores Ball theme will be “Master & Commander”. A novel by Patrick O’Brian set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centered on the friendship of English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. Although Master & Commander time period is early 19th century, I encourage a celebration of all naval or maritime history from the 1800′s to present day.

Dinner entre choices will be Prime Rib, Salmon or Vegetarian Pasta.

Detailed information & formal invitations will be coming soon.

If you’re able to serve the Commodores Planning Committee, please contact Ann Knowles by phone at 360-303-5884 or by email at bhammedped@gmail.com

Oct
31
Fri
Blue Moon Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This also happens to be Halloween! Stay tuned for more information regarding the Halloween Party.

Nov
1
Sat
High School ISSA National Sailing Championships @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The event will be sailed in Lasers provided by Performance Sailing. Racing will be held Saturday and Sunday on Bellingham Bay and all onshore events will be held at BYC.

Spectator boats will be available. Come down and see the top high school sailors in the country compete!

Nov
2
Sun
High School ISSA National Sailing Championships @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The event will be sailed in Lasers provided by Performance Sailing. Racing will be held Saturday and Sunday on Bellingham Bay and all onshore events will be held at BYC.

Spectator boats will be available. Come down and see the top high school sailors in the country compete!

Nov
7
Fri
Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come down and welcome the racers who are here competing in the Collegiate Singlehanded National Championships hosted by the BYC this year. They are the top college sailors from around the country and future Olympic and America’s cup sailors!

Nov
8
Sat
OIYC Round the County Race @ Orcas Island Yacht Club
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day
Collegiate ICSA National Sailing Championships @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The event will be sailed in Lasers provided by Performance Sailing. Skipper’s meeting will be held Friday evening in the BYC Ward Room. Racing will be held Saturday and Sunday on Bellingham Bay and all onshore events will be held at BYC.

Spectator boats will be available. Come down and see the top collegiate sailors in the country compete!

Nov
9
Sun
Collegiate ICSA National Sailing Championships @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The event will be sailed in Lasers provided by Performance Sailing. Skipper’s meeting will be held Friday evening in the BYC Ward Room. Racing will be held Saturday and Sunday on Bellingham Bay and all onshore events will be held at BYC.

Spectator boats will be available. Come down and see the top collegiate sailors in the country compete!

Nov
15
Sat
2014 Sailing Awards Banquet @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We wanted to be sure everyone can save the date for the annual awards dinner November 15th at the Club house. Invite your crew and families and all sailors past, present, and future to the festivities. We’ll recap 2014 and scheme about plans for 2015. Official times and more details will follow.