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

Installation of New Officers and Board @ (LG) Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BYC ELECTION RESULTS: Congratulations to our new Bridge: Commodore Jonathan Knowles; Vice Commodore, Mick Corcoran; Rear Commodore, Neil Bennett; Fleet Captain, Donna Olsen! And congratulations to our new First Year Trustees: Rick Laursen, Mike Powell, Tim Thompson, and Christine Wright. Please buy these folks a beverage the next time you see them, and THANK them for serving your Club! And don’t forget to come to the Installation of Officers on Wednesday, 1 October.

It is also a burger and brats night.

Fridays @ 5 – “Throw Back Years” @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Potluck Dinner – Please bring your favorite Dish!
If you have any old photos from the 1990′s era please forward them to webmaster@byc.org.

BYC Governor’s Point Race @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Fleet Captain’s Cruise – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day

A small raft-up Sunday afternoon

  • No reservations required. Transportation for non-boat owners will be available.
  • Friday Night Happy Hour and Camp Fire Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Barbeque
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • TBD
Local Attractions
  • Boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, Frisbees, bocce ball, horseshoes etc.
Puget Sound Sailing Championships (PSSC) @ CYC Seattle
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day

Click here for Notice of Race.

BYC Jack Island Race @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SYC Grand Prix Regatta @ CYC Seattle
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
2014 Commodore’s Ball @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

More info to follow.

Commodore’s Ball @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

89th Annual Commodores Ball: “Master & Commander” – A Celebration of Naval & Maritime History ,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.

Detailed information & formal invitations will be coming soon.

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

OIYC Round the County Race @ Orcas Island Yacht Club
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day