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.
March – April 2014
Tie five knots to the satisfaction of the Knot Masters, then taste and identify five wines as your reward! Entries of those who correctly identify all the wines will be entered into a prize drawing! This is always a fun event. The knots may be nautical, but you don’t have to be a boater! When your friends invite you for that long-awaited boat ride, impress the skipper with a perfect cleat hitch! Besides, shouldn’t everyone know how to tie a bowline? $10 tasting fee, payable at the event.
We will celebrate the Irish holiday with a dinner of traditional corned beef and cabbage. There will be drink specials on Jameson Irish Whiskey and Guinness.
Please bring a dish to share and come partake in the fun! Green food and leprechaun paraphernalia is not required, but highly encouraged.
Come join your fellow boaters for an exciting evening of music, food, and general merriment!
Sponsored by Wilson Motors, UK Halsey Sails, Ballard Sails and Yacht Services, Whidbey Island Bank, Cap Sante Marine Services, Anacortes Rigging and Yacht Services, Northwest Rigging, Trident Seafoods and Anacortes Brewery!
Schedule of Events
- Friday evening, Barbeque, skippers meeting, Class splits, T-shirts!
- Saturday night dinner After dinner dance to the music.
- Sunday after racing free chili dogs and final scoring Awards and Videos!
Discount moorage available at Cap Sante Marina!
For more details, racing documents and On-line registration go to www.anacortesyachtclub.org/news/event-registration.
Tables will be reserved for parties of four or more reserving under one name, but please note, conversation is to be minimal during the music performances.
Music by Greta Matassa (Seattle, vocals) backed by the Miles Black Trio with Miles (Vanvouver, piano), Adam Thomas, (Seattle, bass) and Julian MacDonough, (Bellingham, drums). Miles, Adam and Julian are BYC Jazz Supper Club favorites and Greta just wowed folks in our area with an fabulous gig in Sudden Valley!
Here are the menus:
- Chicken Picatta – boneless, skinless breast with white wine lemon caper sauce
and side wild rice blend and side charbroiled assorted vegetables. Served with mixed greens salad with berry vineagrette, shaved Parmesan cheese.
- Herb Encrusted Cod Fillet – with lemon buerre blanc and roasted baby red potatoes and side charbroiled assorted vegetables. Served with mixed greens salad with berry vineagrette, shaved Parmesan cheese.
- Polenta (Vegetarian) with mushroom sauce, Butternut Squash Ravioli. Served with Caesar Salad.
- Desert: Home-style Brownies and Lemon Tarts.
- Beverages including coffee or tea from the BYC bar.
Commodore Bodtke has cancelled this meeting. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
Stop by the Club afterwards for Burgers and Brews!!
Mark Your Calendars! The Anacortes Yacht Club is coming to town on April 4th as part of their 2014 shakedown cruise. The good folks of AYC will be in the club Friday April 4th for an evening of camaraderie. We will be having a special wine tasting that night to compliment the usual appetizers – details on the wine tasting to follow. The grill will also be open for your use. So bring your favorite starter, something for the grill and join me in welcoming the AYC and the cruising season.
The BYC Youth Sailing Program, which has provided sailing instruction to 85 to 100 local students per year, ages 8 – 12, over the last five years will be hosting a Steak Dinner and Silent Auction on April 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The proceeds of Dinner and Auction will be used for upgrades to the 18 foot inflatable Safety Boat, affectionately known as ‘Prime Rib’.
Please join us for an evening of Food, Fun and Auction excitement. Donations are being solicited from BYC members, local businesses, artists, musicians and more. This event is open to members and non-member guests who will be able to enjoy all of the amenities of your Club. This will also be an opportunity for non-members to view the extensive renovations that have been made to the downstairs Youth Lounge area.
Dinner is $35.00 per person for BBQ Tri Tip steak, Caesar salad, baked Potato bar and dessert. Tickets are available for purchase via the BYC website by clicking the “Purchase Tickets” button above.
Currently, we have donation commitments for the following items:
- 39 inch Vizio LED-HDTV
- 2 High resolution action photographs from the 34th America’s Cup
- Dinner for 2 at the Steak House at the Silver Reef Casino
Please help us by offering a donation, making a referral to someone who may offer a donation and by attending the event. Check the website often for updates to the donation list.
For more information, to make a donation or referral, please contact any one of the following:
- Youth Sailing Fleet Captain: Mike Powell – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Youth Sailing Fleet Co–Captain: Arne Ahlen – email@example.com
- Vice Commodore: Jon Knowles – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Commodore: Michele Bodtke – email@example.com
- Fleet Captain: Neil Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Youth Sailing Program Manager: Megan Link – email@example.com
Stop by the Club afterwards for Burgers and Brews!!