Whatcom County High School Sailing Team
As part of our commitment to community involvement and furthering the sport of sailing in Whatcom County, the BYC supports the Whatcom High School Community Sailing Team. The WCHS utilizes our FJ boats, and many of our volunteer members are active in this program.
In 2011, the Bellingham Sailing Foundation and the Bellingham Yacht Club each purchased several FJ Olympic class double-handed boats. Our Board of Trustees proposed and passed a policy at the time the loans were taken out for these boats, that would gift $1,000 towards the loan for every youth or highschool sailing team family that joins and volunteers in the BYC. For more information, please contact Rear Commodore Michele Bodtke.
The BYC believes that growing the sport of sailing is crucial for an active boating community, to that end our own Youth Learn-to-sail program is a non-profit endeavor largely supported by donations from our membership.