Bellingham Yacht Club – Events Calendar

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Fridays @ 5 5:00 pm
Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 3 @ 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.
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Annual Commodore’s Ball 5:30 pm
Annual Commodore’s Ball @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 11:15 pm
Annual Commodore's Ball @ Bellingham Yacht Club | Bellingham | Washington | United States
This year’s theme is “International Boating and Sailing Around the World”. It’s time to find your international boating and sailing photos in preparation for this year’s Commodore’s Ball! Tim Thompson will be collecting photos for[...]
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Bar Open 5:00 pm
Bar Open @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Friday Turkey Dinner (to Honor our Veterans) (November 2017) 5:00 pm
Friday Turkey Dinner (to Honor our Veterans) (November 2017) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Special Turkey Dinner to Honor our Veterans Free! Turkey meal hosted by Rebecca Heathcock, food provided by BYC. Here is what you get: Roasted Turkey Mashed Potatoes Stuffing Salad Cranberry Sauce Gravy Here’s what you[...]
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OIYC Round the County
OIYC Round the County @ Orcas Island Yacht Club
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day
Round the County Race Betsy at racedirector@roundthecounty.com for more information or check out their website at Round the County Race
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Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night 5:00 pm
Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Lighted Boat Parade Prep Seminar 6:00 pm
Lighted Boat Parade Prep Seminar @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lighted Boat Parade Prep Seminar @ Bellingham Yacht Club | Bellingham | Washington | United States
Past Commodore Steve Ross will be presenting a seminar for anyone looking to dazzle the judges at this year’s Lighted Boat Parade. PC Ross has won numerous trophies for his amazing displays, so come learn[...]
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2017 Sailing Awards Night 5:00 pm
2017 Sailing Awards Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner: Pasta with Salad and Bread.
Fridays @ 5 5:00 pm
Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 17 @ 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.
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Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night 5:00 pm
Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Sink the Dinghy Kickoff 5:00 pm
Sink the Dinghy Kickoff @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sink the Dinghy Kickoff @ Bellingham Yacht Club | Bellingham | Washington | United States
Sink the Dinghy Kickoff Event!! On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Sink the Dinghy Committee will kick off the start of our 2017 drive. We are calling it, “Back to our Roots”. I think members will[...]
Tom & Jerry Party 6:00 pm
Tom & Jerry Party @ Bellingham Yacht Club (LG)
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please join your hosts Michele and Neil Bennett as we celebrate the upcoming holiday season! This is a Members Only event. Bar opens at 5:00 p.m., Tom and Jerry’s to be served starting about 6:00[...]
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Bar Open 5:00 pm
Bar Open @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
 
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Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Bar Open – Monica’s Mexican Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Fridays @ 5 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 1 @ 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.

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2017 Lighted Boat Parade @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LightedBoatParade

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade!

The Lighted Boat Parade is an annual event sponsored by Bellingham Yacht Club in coordination with the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Each year boaters from all the area clubs decorate their boat to participate in the parade which follows a route from Squalicum Harbor to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal along Boulevard Park. A review boat hosting VIPs is anchored near Star Rock Buoy. Boats are judged using criteria such as originality, visual presence and Christmas spirit. Volunteer VIPs aboard the review boat act as judges and awards are given for several categories. After the parade, participants are invited to Bellingham Yacht Club for appetizers, hot soup and/or chili and beverages, with the awards presentation to follow.

Parade Instructions and Map

Click here for this year’s Parade Instructions and Map. This is a PDF file which you can download and/or print.

Awards

In addition to your name being added to the perpetual trophies, the winners will receive prizes for the following categories:

  • Best of Parade: 1 night stay at the Chrysalis for 2 people!
  • Commodore’s Choice: $150 Gift Certificate towards a haulout at The Landings at Colony Wharf!
  • Community Award: Gift Certificate for the Hearthfire Grill Restaurant!
  • Best of Novice Participant: Dinner for 2 at Anthony’s Restaurant!
  • Charlie Brown Award: SeaView Boatyard Gift Certificate!

These are great prizes so be sure to gussy up your boat and enter to win!

 

Schedule

  • Registration open Friday, December 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 from begins at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Bellingham Yacht Club lounge, where instructions will be provided. Note: You must check in Saturday afternoon between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. at the club lounge, even if you preregistered, to pick up your packet and boat number.
  • Boats away will be at 5:30 p.m. and rendezvous at the Ferry Terminal for the start around 6-ish (yes, “6-ish” is a nautical term.)

Après Parade

Afterwards, come to the Bellingham Yacht Club to warm up with some homemade hot soup or Chili and Christmas Cheer as we all celebrate the holidays with friends, family, and lots of good conversation and some Holiday Songs!

What to Bring

Appetizers and homemade soup will be provided by BYC. Bring a desert to share if you would like.

Contact Shaun Thompson for more information at (360) 661-1327 or by email at fleetcaptain@byc.org

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Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PHRF Appeals Workshop @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Racers, again, congratulations to all who participated in the very successful BYC 2017 racing season. You guys rock!

As I said at the Sail Fleet awards, the PHRF Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on January 21, 2017 at the CYC Seattle clubhouse. This is the time that all rating appeals will be heard. So, this is the time, that if you feel/believe that there is a boat who’s rating needs to be adjusted, to present your case for that adjustment.

This is a serious process, and one not to be taken lightly, and…very important. So important that I will be holding a ‘how to prepare an appeal’ workshop on December 6 (Wed) at the BYC starting at 7:00 PM. Please come with your appeals and questions in mind and ‘do not be afraid’. This is an important responsibility of being a PHRF member and racer.

Neil Bennett

Chief Handicapper
PHRF-NW

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Bar Open – Monica’s Mexican Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Friday Night Steak Dinner (December 2017) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Friday “Steak Night Dinner”

$15 per person! $5 to add Shrimp.

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.

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Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mike Powell’s Antarctic Adventure @ Bellingham Yacht Club (WR)
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

UHURU 65 Degrees South or How I learnt to sail.

In 2011 Mike Powell a landlubber with a camera went aboard his brother’s boat UHURU, an Oyster 65, for two months and headed South from the Falkland Islands, across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic peninsula, around the Horn and up into Chilean Patagonia.

This is the story that has been shown multiple times before, to multiple sailors and yacht clubs both in the USA and UK and featured on the cover of UK’s Yachting Magazine. If you missed it last time please come and watch it this time or come again.