Bellingham Yacht Club



2023 Shakedown Cruise to Cap Sante



2023 Shakedown Cruise to Cap Sante


Cap Sante Marina - Anacortes


Start the cruising season in a big way at Cap Sante marina with our friends at Wheel and Keel.  No need to call Cap Sante, we'll assign you a slip after you register.  You can also drive down to join us. We've reserved a party barge on the dock as well for our combined group.


Anacortes has a lot to offer including shops, trails, and restaurants for you to enjoy as well as all the fun activities we have planned.   


Cruise Itinerary


Friday evening at 5pm - meet in the party barge for happy hour.  Bring your own drinks and an appetizer to share.  Afterwards, those who are interested can join us for a pub crawl through Anacortes! 


Saturday - you will have free time until 3 when we'll be having a homemade sailboat race.  See guidelines below!


Saturday evening at 6pm - Join us for a steak dinner and potluck in the party barge. Steaks will be provided but please bring a potluck item to share. 


Sunday - return to home port or wherever the winds take you!


Hosted by Dave Donnelly and Vickie & Chris Olson.


Questions?  Contact Vickie Olson at


2023 Shakedown Regatta

Using your creativity and skills to build a sailboat to race at the Shakedown Cruise.  This year's theme is Pirates of the Caribbean.  Use your imagination!
The Hull:
The hull can be built with any material.
LOA may not exceed 22 inches.
(Beam) The overall width may not exceed 12 inches.
The Sail(s):
Can be made with any material.
This will be a down wind race between C & D docks.
Compete for prizes including race winner, most creative design, and best interpretation of the theme.





2023 Shakedown Cruise to Cap Sante RSVPs.