Bellingham Yacht Club – Events Calendar

Nov
25
Mon
Light Up the Bay: Preparing Your Boat for the Parade (Seminar) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


The Amazing and Spectacular Seminar:

“Light Up the Bay: Preparing your Boat for the Lighted Boat Parade”

Presented by Scott McEniry and Steve Ross
At the Bellingham Yacht Club’s Ward Room (downstairs)

Monday, November 25th at 7:00 PM

Bellingham Yacht Club’s Famous “Lighted Boat Parade” will be held on Saturday evening December 7. The parade will start in Squalicum Harbor at dark and parade past the Boulevard, down to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven and back again to pass the Bellwether Hotel. All boaters are invited to decorate your boats and join the parade!

The seminar will cover electrical fundamentals such as lights and power; as well as touching on several important safety and operational features. They will also give some hints as to how to decorate your boat.

Members of all boating organizations are welcome.

If you are not a BYC member, please stop at the entrance and sign in as a guest (that’s to keep the Liquor Control Board happy).

Jan
18
Sat
Maritime Medicine Course @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Note:This is a two day course, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19, 2020. Click the “Tickets” button above or the image below to register at their website.
Speakers:

John Taussig John is a 20 year Paramedic and Flight Paramedic, Executive Director BMG, and has extensive cruising experience Alaska to Panama and the Caribbean.

Ward Naviaux Ward is a Board Certified MD with 20 years experience in Emergency Medicine. His sailing resume includes the Double-handed class in the Pac Cup Regatta in 2014 on Blade Runner, two time winner of the Oregon Offshore Race and class wins in Round the County Regatta and Swiftsure. He has also done extensive blue water cruising in Australia and New Zealand on an Ericson 39 prior. Ward is a BYC member.

Dan Ohms Dan is a Bellingham Firefighter Paramedic (retired), a Lummi Island Firefighter and Paramedic Volunteer and a BYC Member.

Jan
19
Sun
Maritime Medicine Course @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Note:This is a two day course, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19, 2020. Click the “Tickets” button above or the image below to register at their website.
Speakers:

John Taussig John is a 20 year Paramedic and Flight Paramedic, Executive Director BMG, and has extensive cruising experience Alaska to Panama and the Caribbean.

Ward Naviaux Ward is a Board Certified MD with 20 years experience in Emergency Medicine. His sailing resume includes the Double-handed class in the Pac Cup Regatta in 2014 on Blade Runner, two time winner of the Oregon Offshore Race and class wins in Round the County Regatta and Swiftsure. He has also done extensive blue water cruising in Australia and New Zealand on an Ericson 39 prior. Ward is a BYC member.

Dan Ohms Dan is a Bellingham Firefighter Paramedic (retired), a Lummi Island Firefighter and Paramedic Volunteer and a BYC Member.

Mar
8
Sun
North U Sail Trim Seminar @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar is open to the public as well! For more information click HERE and you will be directed to the North U website. Here is a direct link to their REGISTRATION page.

Mar
28
Sat
Alaska Cruising “Inside Passage Seminars” @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, March 28, 8:30am – 4:30pm    Alaska Cruising by Steve Lorimer of Inside Passage Seminars

  • 9-12: Advanced Anchoring Tactics and Transiting Tidal Rapids Safely
  • 1-4: Nanaimo, B.C. to Desolation Sound and Beyond to the Broughtons

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Apr
3
Fri
2020 Cruise Kickoff Dinner @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on down for this event where you can come learn about all the exciting cruises the Cruising Committee has in store for us this season.

Apr
4
Sat
Alaska Cruising “Inside Passage Seminars” @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-6pm    Alaska Cruising by Steve Lorimer of Inside Passage Seminars.

  • 9-12: Crossing Queen Charlotte Sound and Exploring Northern B.C. to Prince Rupert:
  • 1-3: Explore Seymour and Belize Inlets Beyond Nakwakto Rapids and Cruising the ‘Other’ Inside Passage:
  • 3:15-5:15: Cruising from Prince Rupert to S.E. Alaska

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Apr
8
Wed
Rope, Rigging and Tuning Your Rig @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Randy Nulle

Seminar will be held in the BYC Ward Room (downstairs).

Topics include:

Tuning Your Rig, Standing Rigging

  • Wire
  • Rod
  • Rope
  • Running Rigging

Synthetic Rope

  • Fiber Properties
  • Construction Types
  • Lead Angles
  • Safety Tips

Randy has been racing since his high school days and has spent his entire career in the boating industry. His rigging knowledge comes primarily from his years as a sales director at Samson Rope Technologies. He has worked closely with some of the highest level riggers and racers in the world on rope construction and fiber technology. He has made three ocean crossings, raced in 5 offshore ocean races as well as numerous regattas, including the Etchells World Championships. His years of racing (including one dismasting) have shown him what works and doesn’t work in standing and running rigging.