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. Also check out some of the volunteer opportunities by clicking on the “Volunteer” menu item at the top of the page.


Upcoming Events
Sep
24
Sat
USSA Race Management Seminar @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LEARN ABOUT RACE COMMITTEE AND HOW TO RUN A RACE!

Our PITCH race officer, John Pedlow has arranged for a wonderful opportunity for BYC members to learn how to be a race officer and run sailboat races.

BYC is hosting a USSA Race Management Seminar on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 0900-1700 at BYC. This is a great chance for you to get current on race management and get certified as a Club Race Officer by US Sailing.

Jeff Zarwell from SFYC and John will be co-instructing the course. At the end of the day, you will be able to take an online exam and get certified.

The cost of the seminar is $50, which includes all seminar materials, lunch and the online exam.

Registration is available now at http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/race-officer-seminar-calendar/. Note: You must be a US Sailing Member in order to complete the online registration. A discounted membership is available and can be accessed from the registration prerequisites page presented after you click the registration link on the Bellingham event.

Sign up if you are interested in increasing your contribution to race committee!

Sep
30
Fri
Fridays @ 5 Blue Moon @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

No-Host Pot Luck Appetizers. Please bring food items to share or bring an item to grill at the club.

Oct
1
Sat
Bellingham SeaFeast 2016 @ Squalicum Harbor/BYC
Oct 1 all-day

When and Where

Mark your calendar and visit the First Annual Seafeast on October 1st. On this day and evening, Squalicum Marina and adjacent areas, including BYC, will be immersed in waterfront activities involving Seafeast.

Events

Events will include Family fun with boat ride, tour of a maritime company, and demos such as filleting fish, cracking crab, and shucking oysters, plus a race by fishermen in survival suits. Live music, art displays, educational booths.

Food

World-class salmon and other renowned locally-caught seafood. Also, a food court featuring the area’s finest vendors with a wide array of selections, featuring locally-grown products.

International Salmon BBQ Grilling Contest

So you think you’re the ultimate Grill Master? Find out at this inaugural event. Two divisions — Amateur, and Pro. Give it a go.

More Activities and Events

Here is a sample of some of the many activities and events that will be occurring that day:

  • 13 interactive education booths
  • 10 food trucks and vendors
  • International Salmon BBQ contest “Thrill of the Grill” – (12 Prof Chefs and 12 Amateurs) cooking contest.
    Enter here: http://www.bellinghamseafeast.com/salmon-bbq-championship/
  • 10+ entertainment & music groups on stage in Zuanich Point Park
  • Beer garden with 8 breweries represented
  • Family activities – Japanese Fish kites, large community art project using maritime materials, chalk art
  • 34 juried art vendors
  • Boat Tours from Squalicum Harbor to BCS
  • Premier of “Sea to Plate” film short sponsored by Bornstein’s and produced locally
  • Dinner in the Bellwether Ballroom with 30 seafood options
  • Cooking demos in the Boathouse
  • Commercial fishing demos and education on the Sawtooth – Fish Filleting, oyster shucking, oyster slurping, Fish identification and more…

Your BYC would like to showcase our programs to the SeaFeast participants. If you are interested in assisting in promoting club activities, please contact Jim Gibson or Neil Bennett, for information about how you can help.

BYC Governor’s Point Race @ BYC
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
8
Sat
BYC Marmetta Cup @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
14
Fri
Friday Night Steak Dinner (October 2016) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Friday “Steak Night Dinner”

$20 per person!

Here is what you get:

  • Filet Mignon
  • Caesar Salad
  • Baked Potato Bar

Here’s what you can bring to share:

  • Appetizer
  • Desert

Club Opens at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will start at about 6:00 p.m.

You must sign up on the website where you can pay there. To sign up, you can click here to go directly to the form.

Once registered, you just need to check in at the bar when you arrive and they will direct you to the person taking orders for your steak. Orders are processed in the order received. Steaks are cooked to order to ensure they are cooked to your preference.

Want to see who is attending? Click here.

Oct
22
Sat
BYC Jack Island Race (Tentative) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nov
11
Fri
Friday Night Steak Dinner (November 2016) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Friday “Steak Night Dinner”

$20 per person!

Here is what you get:

  • Filet Mignon
  • Caesar Salad
  • Baked Potato Bar

Here’s what you can bring to share:

  • Appetizer
  • Desert

Club Opens at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will start at about 6:00 p.m.

You must sign up on the website where you can pay there. To sign up, you can click here to go directly to the form.

Once registered, you just need to check in at the bar when you arrive and they will direct you to the person taking orders for your steak. Orders are processed in the order received. Steaks are cooked to order to ensure they are cooked to your preference.

Want to see who is attending? Click here.

Nov
12
Sat
OIYC Round the County @ Orcas Island Yacht Club
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day

Round the County Race
Betsy at racedirector@roundthecounty.com Round the County Race

2016 Commodore’s Ball @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Check back as more information becomes available.