Bellingham Yacht Club – Events Calendar
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[...]
Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night 5:00 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
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[...]
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
Bar Open – Burger or Posole Night 5:00 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 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
No-Host Pot Luck Appetizers. Please bring food items to share or bring an item to grill at the club.
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.
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!
- 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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
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.
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.