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


Jul
12
Thu
2018
2018 Desolation Sound Cruise @ Desolation Sound
Jul 12 – Jul 25 all-day

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Reservations:
Itinerary
Click on the link below to view and download the itinerary for this cruise. Each boat owner is required to make their own boat reservations.
  • Nanaimo Harbor reservations need to be made with 2 days of arrival
  • Gorge Harbor Marina reservations should be made soon as they fill up fast by calling 250-935-6433.

2018 Desolation Sound Itinerary

Hope you join us for a wonderful trip.

Contact Doug Campbell at 98226campbell@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.

Victoria BC Cruise – August 9-12 – BYC SIGNUP AND MOORAGE REGISTRATION DEADLINES

We have 400’ of dock space reserved for BYC members at the Causeway docks (right in front of the Empress Hotel!) for 3 nights starting August 9th, but members need to meet the following deadlines to hold their dock space reservation:

BYC WEBSITE SIGNUP

Sign up on the BYC website http://cruising.byc.org/2018-byc-victoria-bc-cruise-registration-form/ this week (NO LATER THAN JULY 13TH) with names, boat name, and boat length, so we can submit a list to the marina in Victoria.

YOUR MARINA RESERVATION

You then have until JULY 25th to go on the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Individual Reservation Request website https://www.gvha.ca/marinas-facilities/marinas/reservations/individual-reservation-request to make your personal reservation for moorage. Mark Causeway as you Preferred Marina. You will see on that page near the bottom of the form the location to list Bellingham Yacht Club as the “group” you are associated with. After your online registration, the Marina will then contact you individually for your credit card billing information to hold your reservation.

We look forward to seeing you on this cruise to this beautiful destination.

Contact Bill & Karin Colgrove at 360-224-0779 or 360-224-3570 if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Bill & Karin Colgrove

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.
Sep
21
Fri
2018
2018 Rosario Resort Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Rosario Resort
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

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Theme

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.

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 September 21

Your Time – Depart to Rosario Resort from your home port in the Salish Sea.

1700 – Welcome No Host Dock Party, bring your favorite Salish Sea appetizer. (Clams, Oysters, Bacon wrapped Halibut, Mussels, Smoked Salmon, Scallops, Pickled Herring … what is your favorite?)

1930 – Autumn Equinox Bon Fire (Dancing around the fire in Celtic outfits optional since it is the actual Equinox!)

Saturday September 22

1000 – Dock Side Potluck Breakfast.

1200 – Hike up Mt. Constitution to one of the most beautiful views in the Salish Sea –or- Visit to Orcas Island Farmers Market.

1500 – Croquet and cocktails on the lawn.

1800 – Salish Sea Dinner prepared by members –or- special dinner prepared by the Chef’s at Rosario Resort – details to follow.

Sunday the 23
Rosario Resort has a great breakfast where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

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