Welcome to Bellingham Yacht Club Cruising!

2019 promises to be another active cruising season with several fun cruises planned throughout the San Juan Islands & beyond.  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 “2019 Cruise Registration Forms” which is a table containing links to each of this year’s cruise events.

2019 BYC Cruise Schedule

2019 4th of July Cruise @ Garrison Bay
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day


This is a joint cruise with the Wheel and Keel.

  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Anchor in Garrison Bay. No slip reservations required unless you decide to stay in Roche Harbor Marina.
  • To see who has registered, click here.
  • Wednesday July 3 – Arrive at Garrison Bay. Anchor by yourself or raft with the group.
  • Thursday July 4 – Explore English Camp, hike to the summit of Young’s Hill, dinghy to Roche Harbor or whatever. Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest followed by appetiers/pot luck dinner starting at 17:00. Bring your best “concoction” and an appetizer and potluck item to share. For the adventurous, dinghy to Roche Harbor for the fireworks – or watch the fireworks from Garrison Bay.
  • Friday July 5 – Head for home or start the Gulf Islands Cruise.
Food Theme
  • Potluck
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  • Roche Harbor, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc.

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

2019 Gulf Islands Cruise @ The Gulf Islands
Jul 5 – Jul 12 all-day


Join us as we cruise through the Gulf Islands immediately following the 4th of July Cruise.
You are responsible for making your own reservations. Please be sure to mention that you are with the BYC group.
July 5 Roche Harbor to Ganges Distance=19 miles
  • If staying on dock, call Ganges Marina at 250-537-5242 to reserve a slip.

July 6 Spend day in Ganges

July 7 Ganges to Genoa Bay Distance= 18 miles
  • Call Genoa Bay Marina at 250-746-7621 to reserve a slip.
July 8 Genoa Bay to Telegraph Harbor Distance=20 miles
  • Call Telegraph Harbor Marina at 250-246-9511 to reserve a slip.
July 9 Telegraph Harbor to Montague Harbor Distance=16 miles
  • If staying on dock, call Montague Harbor Marina at 250-539-5733 to reserve a slip.
July 10 Montague Harbor to Winter Cove Distance=11 miles (anchorage)
July 11 Winter Cove to Sucia Distance=17 miles
July 12 Sucia to Bellingham Distance=19 miles
2019 Combined Cruise Race to Sucia @ Echo Bay
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

sucia island

We’re doing a combined cruise & race to Sucia with the racing fleet in July. So, if you’re a cruiser, head on over for a fun-filled weekend. If you’re racer, take part in the race over to Sucia and then join the festivities.
      • Planning on attending? Register here.
      • Registered so far:
        • Jonathan Knowles
        • Vickie Olson
Food Theme
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    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
2019 South Sound Cruise @ South Sound
Aug 17 – Sep 1 all-day

Join us as we cruise the South Sound from Bellingham to Tacoma and back with many stops in between. Register by July 15 so we can get a headcount and include you in our planning. Click here to view the itinerary.

Planning on attending? Register here.

You will be responsible for making your own reservations.

To see who’s registered, click here.

2019 Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Rosario Resort
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day



The Salish Sea is our playground. Extending from Olympia to Johnstone Strait, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, our San Juan and Gulf Islands are its heart. The Bellingham Yacht Club 13th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise to Rosario Resort will be September 22, 23, & 24, 2017.

Every year the Autumn Equinox marks a day of equal light and darkness and the BYC traditional end of our cruising season. This popular and intimate cruise is about our boating friendships and our shared enjoyment of the Salish Sea in one of the nicest locations in the Sea. Rosario Resort and Spa is located on the east shore of East Sound, Orcas Island.

  • 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.
  • Registered so far:
    1. John Gargett and Patti White
    2. Vickie and Chris Olson









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