Bellingham Yacht Club – Events Calendar
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).
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.
This year’s theme…“The Magic of Christmas”
Boaters head for the rendezvous at 5:30 pm off the Ferry Terminal and cruise along the waterfront. We will take a swing through the boat launch basin before heading back to the club for appetizers, homemade soups, and the award ceremony.
We are once again inviting boaters to join in on the fun and become a part of this annual holiday event. To include your boat in this event please click the green “Register” button above or the link below.
Cathy Herbold, Fleet Captain
Register for the 2019 Lighted Boat Parade HERE.
Click HERE for a current list of registered boats.