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


Apr
26
Fri
2019
2019 Shakedown Cruise to Anacortes @ Cap Sante Marina
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

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

Start your boating season off right by joining us for this popular joint cruise between the BYC, San Juan Island YC, & Friday Harbor and Bellingham Power Squadrons. The food and entertainment are always top notch!

Due to space constraints on the docks, we must limit attendance this year to 50 people from Bellingham and 50 from Friday Harbor. So RSVP ASAP to secure your spot. You do not need to call the marina. We will assign you a slip and you can pay upon arrival. (Even if you are driving down, you must register to attend this event.)

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Come by boat, car or RV.
  • Please sign up by April 8 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.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday evening:
    • 5:30pm Docktail party in the party tent. Bring your own drinks and an appetizer to share.
  • Saturday: Explore Anacortes.
  • Saturday evening:
    • 5:30pm Potluck in the party tent. Hawaiian Kalua Pork will be provided. Bring your own drinks and a side dish, salad, or dessert to share.
    • After dinner, music by the ever popular and supremely talented Joe and Carol Young!
  • 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
24
Fri
2019
2019 Memorial Day Cruise @ Lopez Islander Resort/Marina
May 24 – May 27 all-day

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

Join us for our annual Memorial Day 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.
  • Registered so far:
    1. Vickie Olson
    2. Paul Herbold
    3. Arne Ahlen
    4. Bill Colgrove
    5. Brian Peterman
    6. Steve Ross
    7. Ann and Kit McQueen
    8. Pete Dworkin
    9. Ariane and Dan Ringler
Activities
  • Friday: Enjoy free time at the resort when you arrive including live music in the bar.
  • Saturday: Free time on Lopez Island – Saturday market, kayaking, biking, fishing.
  • Saturday evening:
    • 5:30 Seafood feast on the dock. Please bring a seafood dish, sidedish or dessert to share.
    • Bring chairs.
    • A special cocktail will be served!
  • Sunday: Free time on Lopez Island.
  • Sunday evening:
    • 5:30 Cocktail hour and 5 Card Poker Mashup in the private party room. Prizes for high and low hands. This is not your typical poker game! To win you must trade cards with others to either get the best or worst hand.
    • 6:30 Pot luck featuring spiral sliced ham. Bring a sidedish or dessert to share.
    • Please be aware that alcohol can only be purchased from the bar, you can’t bring your own into the party room.
  • Monday: Return to Bellingham
Food Theme
  • Saturday night Seafood feast.
  • Sunday night Potluck with spiral sliced ham.
Local Attractions
Jun
7
Fri
2019
2019 Past Commodore’s Cruise @ Rosario Resort
Jun 7 – Jun 9 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.
  • Registered so far:
    1. Jim Gibson
    2. Arne and Anna Ahlen
    3. Steve Ross
Activities

Friday June 7

 

Saturday June 8

 

Sunday June 9

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

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This is a joint cruise with the 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.
  • Registered so far:
    • Pete and Jamie Foti
    • Rich Hanset
Activities
  • 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
  • Saturday July 6 – Head for home or start the Gulf Islands Cruise.
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
Fri
2019
2019 Gulf Islands Cruise @ The Gulf Islands
Jul 5 – Jul 12 all-day

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Reservations
      • Planning on attending? Register here.
      • Registered so far:
        • Nelson Bright
        • Dan Ringler
        • Kevin Schwitter
        • Paul Herbold
        • Rich Hanset
Itinerary
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.
Itinerary:
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
Jul
19
Fri
2019
2019 Combined Cruise Race to Sucia @ Echo Bay
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

sucia island

This is a joint cruise between the BYC Cruising and Sailing fleets.
Reservations
      • Planning on attending? Register here.
      • Registered so far:
        • Jonathan Knowles
        • Vickie Olson
Activities
Food Theme
Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Aug
17
Sat
2019
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 ASAP so we can get a headcount. Click here to view the itinerary.

Planning on attending? Register here.

You will be responsible for making your own reservations.

Registered so far:

  • Rich Hanset
  • Vickie Olson
Sep
20
Fri
2019
2019 Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Rosario Resort
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

rosarioresort

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Attractions