Welcome to Bellingham Yacht Club Cruising!

2018 promises to be another active cruising season with several fun cruises planned throughout the islands.  In addition to our traditional favorites, we have joint cruises with other clubs and a couple of longer cruises. There are lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved in cruising with the club and it is a great way to make new friends! Remember to sign up as early as possible!

You can register for a cruise and view who is attending from the links in the calendar below or you can click the shortcut here to go directly to the “2018 Cruise Registration Forms” which is a table containing links to each of this year’s cruise events.

2018 BYC Cruise Schedule


Apr
6
Fri
2018
2018 Cruising Kickoff Event @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Apr 6 all-day

Please join us at 6pm on April 6 for our annual Cruise Kick-Off Event hosted by the Cruising Committee. PC Neil Bennett is making Paella and we’ll mixing up Island Dream cocktails for you at the bar. Please bring an appetizer to share. There’ll also be a slideshow of our upcoming cruises. It’s going to be a fun year and we’re excited to share our plans with you!

 

Apr
13
Fri
2018
2018 Shakedown Cruise to Anacortes @ Cap Sante Marina
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

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Joint Cruise with the Bellingham & Friday Harbor Power Squadrons, and the San Juan Island Yacht Club!

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Come by boat, car or RV.
  • Vickie Olson will be making a group reservation with Cap Sante Marina using information from your reservation form. Please sign up by March 28 because Cap Sante wants our list of boats two weeks before our cruise. No need to call the marina yourself. We will assign you a slip and you can pay when you arrive on April 13.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday evening: Anacortes Pub Crawl hosted by San Juan Island Yacht Club.
  • Saturday: Explore Anacortes.
  • Saturday evening: 6pm Enjoy pork loin hot off the grill in the party tent. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
  • Sunday: Return to Bellingham
Food Theme

No Specific Theme

Local Attractions

Don’t have a boat? No problem, just drive over and join us!

May
25
Fri
2018
2018 Fisherman Bay – Memorial Day Cruise @ Lopez Islander Resort/Marina
May 25 – May 28 all-day

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This is a joint cruise with the Bellingham Corinthian Yacht Club!

Join us for an Las Vegas themed cruise to beautiful Lopez Island.
Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Make your slip reservations (reserve under the Bellingham Yacht Club) at Lopez Islander Resort (360)468-2233 at least 30 days in advance in order to guarantee a slip.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday: Happy Hour and live music at Resort.
  • Saturday: Free time on Lopez Island – Saturday market, kayaking, biking, fishing.
  • Saturday evening: Las Vegas Buffet featuring spiral sliced ham. Bring a sidedish or dessert to share.
  • Sunday: Free time on Lopez Island.
  • Sunday evening: Dockside Fresh Seafood Feast. Bring a seafood item, sidedish or dessert to share.
  • Monday: Return to Bellingham
Food Theme
  • Saturday night Las Vegas buffet.
  • Sunday night Seafood feast.
Local Attractions
Jun
15
Fri
2018
2018 Past Commodore’s Cruise to Rosario Resort @ Rosario Resort
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

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Theme

 

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Make your marina reservation and tell them it is for the Bellingham Yacht Club Cruise. (360-376-2152 ext. 700 or email harbormaster@rosarioresort.com )
  • Make your Room Reservation – This is a great cruise to bring people who do not have a boat to stay on or you can drive and either take your car across on the ferry from Anacortes or park in Anacortes and walk on the ferry. Contact the Front Desk 800-562-8820 and tell them you are making a reservation for the Bellingham Yacht Club.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities

Friday June 25

 

Saturday June 26

 

Sunday the 24
Rosario Resort has a great breakfast where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

Local Attractions
Jul
3
Tue
2018
2018 Garrison Bay – 4th of July Cruise @ Garrison Bay
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

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This is a joint cruise with Wheel and Keel.
Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Anchor in Garrison Bay. No slip reservations required unless you decide to stay in Roche Harbor Marina.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Tuesday arrive at Garrison Bay. Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest. Bring your best “concoction” and an appetizer.
  • Wednesday – free day and then enjoy the fireworks
Food Theme
  • Potluck
Local Attractions
  • Roche Harbor, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc.

Look for the Ross’ Serendipity. Bring extra fenders and dock lines for rafting.

Jul
5
Thu
2018
2018 Gunkholing in the Gulf Islands Cruise @ The Gulf Islands
Jul 5 – Jul 15 all-day

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Reservations
Itinerary
Join us as we gunkhole through the Gulf Islands immediately following the 4th of July Cruise. This cruise is being led by BYC member Rich Hanset who has cruised to these destinations many times and is very experienced.
More info. coming soon.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Rich Hanset at RHanset@sbcglobal.net.

Jul
15
Sun
2018
2018 Desolation Sound Cruise @ Desolation Sound
Jul 15 – Jul 28 all-day

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Reservations
Itinerary
More info. coming soon.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Doug Campbell at 98266campbell@gmail.com.

Aug
4
Sat
2018
2018 Commodore’s Cup Race and Picnic – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Transportation via boat will be available.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday Night (TBD) Happy Hour and Camp Fire Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Family Fun and Barbeque
Food Theme
  • Barbeque TBD
Local Attractions
  • Any boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Aug
9
Thu
2018
2018 BYC Victoria Cruise @ Victoria Harbor
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

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Reservations
Itinerary

 

Things to remember: Bring your passport or Nexus.

 

Local Attractions

Don’t have a boat? No problem, just drive over and join us in either Victoria and/or Sydney!

Aug
17
Fri
2018
2018 Buccaneer’s Cruise – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • No slip reservations required. Transportation for non-boat owners will be available.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday Night Happy Hour, Camp Fire Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Barbeque (please bring side dishes)
  • Treasure Hunts for Kids and Adults
  • Saturday night: Live band
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • Pirate Barbeque
Local Attractions
  • Boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, Frisbees, bocce ball, horseshoes etc.