Welcome to Bellingham Yacht Club Cruising!

2020 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 “Upcoming BYC Cruises” which is a table containing links to each of this year’s cruise events.

2020 BYC Cruise Schedule


Jun
12
Fri
2020
2020 Past Commodore’s Cruise to Anacortes-Cancelled @ Cap Sante Marina
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

This event has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Join PC Tim Thompson for a fun weekend in Anacortes! More info. coming soon.

 

Reservations
  • Planning on attending?
  • To see who has registered.
  • Come by boat, car or RV.
  • Please register no later than May 29 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.
Activities
  • Friday evening:
  • Saturday:
  • Saturday evening:
  • Sunday:
Food Theme

No Specific Theme

Local Attractions

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

Jun
27
Sat
2020
2020 San Juan Islands Cruise @ The San Juan Islands
Jun 27 – Jul 3 all-day


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Join us as we spend a week cruising through the beautiful San Juan Islands.

This is Part 1 of a 3 part cruise spanning 2 weeks. Part 2 is the 4th of July Cruise to Garrison Bay and Part 3 is a cruise into Canadian waters to visit Victoria, Sidney, Genoa Bay and Poets Cove. Join us for 1, 2 or all 3! Whatever works with your schedule.

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • To see who has registered, click here.
  • You will be responsible for making your own slip reservations for Friday Harbor and Deer Harbor.
Itinerary
  • Saturday, 27 June, rendezvous in Inati Bay. Anchor and/or raft.
  • Sunday, 28 June, travel to Spencer Spit. Another anchor and raft exercise. Explore the park.
  • Monday and Tuesday, 29-30 June, visit Friday Harbor. Call for reservations — (360) 378-2688 — tell them you’re with BYC. We’ll plan dinner out on one of the evenings.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 1-2 July, visit Deer Harbor. Call for reservations — (360) 376-3037 — tell them you’re with BYC. We’ll plan dinner at Deer Harbor Inn on one of the evenings.
  • Friday, 3 July, the BYC/Wheel & Keel raft up starts in Garrison Bay.
Cruisers are welcome to join or leave the cruise at any point.

 

 

Jul
3
Fri
2020
2020 4th of July Cruise to Garrison Bay @ Garrison Bay
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

Join Pete and Jamie Foti for the annual 4th of July joint cruise with the Wheel and Keel.

Garrison Bay is a great place to spend the 4th – it’s peaceful yet close enough to Roche Harbor to see the fireworks. You can raft up with the group or anchor nearby if you prefer. There’s lots to do during the day including exploring English Camp and hiking to the summit of Young’s Hill or going over to Roche Harbor. Bring your best “concoction” and take part in the Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest. Look for the Foti’s boat – Dragon’s Den, a 46′ Ponderosa Europa Trawler. Bring extra fenders and dock lines for rafting.

Reservations
Activities
  • Friday July 3 – Arrive at Garrison Bay. Anchor by yourself or raft with the group.
  • Saturday July 4 – Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest. Bring your best “concoction” and an appetizer to share. For the adventurous, dinghy to Roche Harbor for the fireworks – or watch the fireworks from Garrison Bay.
  • Sunday July 5 – Start of Victoria/Sidney/Genoa Bay/Poets Cove cruise
Food Theme
  • Potluck
Local Attractions
  • Roche Harbor, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc.

 

Jul
5
Sun
2020
2020 Victoria/Sidney/Genoa Bay/Poets Cove Cruise @ Vancouver and Gulf Islands
Jul 5 – Jul 11 all-day

Join us as we cruise to some of our favorite destinations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

 

Registration

You are responsible for making your own reservations. Please be sure to mention that you are with the BYC group.
Itinerary
Sunday & Monday July 5 & 6 Victoria BC in front of the Empress Hotel. To register, please do the following:
  • Email Bill Colgrove at bcolgrove1@gmail.com with:
    • boat name, LOA, beam, electricity requirement (30, 50 or none), your cell #
  • Reserve your slip at Victoria Harbor. http://gvha.ca/marinas-facilities/reservations/.
    • Select CAUSEWAY as your preferred marina and SHIP POINT MARINA as your second choice.
    • Under Special Requests sections include a note saying “part of Bellingham Yacht Club group”.

Tuesday July 7 Sidney BC.

  • Call Port Sidney Marina at 250-655-3711 to reserve a slip.
Wednesday & Thursday July 8 & 9 Genoa Bay BC.
  • Call Genoa Bay Marina at 800-572-6481 or 250-746-7621 to reserve a slip or email ben@genoabaymarina.com.
Friday July 10 Poets Cove.
  • Call Poets Cove Marina at 250-629-2111 to reserve a slip.
Saturday July 11 End of cruise. Return to Bellingham or continue on your own.
Jul
17
Fri
2020
2020 Buccaneer’s Cruise – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

Buccaneer's Cruise

Reservations
  • Raft up or anchor on your own in Inati Bay.
  • Transportation for non-boat owners will be available.
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.
Jul
24
Fri
2020
2020 Combined Cruise Race to Sucia @ Echo Bay
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

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Enjoy a casual Hawaiian vibe for this combined cruise & race to Sucia with the racing fleet. 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. After the race on Saturday, there’ll be a potluck and bonfire on the beach on Echo Bay. BBQ chicken will be provided. Bring an Island-inspired potluck dish to share.
Reservations
Activities
  • Friday – on your own.
  • Saturday – Race to Sucia followed by a potluck on shore.
  • Sunday – Return to Bellingham.
Food Theme
  • Hawaiian-inspired dishes.
Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Aug
12
Wed
2020
2020 The Broughtons Cruise @ The Broughtons
Aug 12 – Aug 29 all-day


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Join us on this epic 2.5 week cruise to the Broughtons.

Planning for this cruise is currently underway. If you are interested in joining us, please email rhanset@sbcglobal.net so we can include you in our planning.

Click here to view the itinerary.

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • To see who has registered, click here.
  • You will be responsible for making your own slip reservations at the marinas. More info coming soon.
Itinerary
  • Coming soon.

 

Aug
22
Sat
2020
2020 Commodore’s Picnic – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day

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Reservations
  • Raft up or anchor on your own in Inati Bay.
  • A boat shuttle will also be available.
Activities
  • Saturday Afternoon Family Fun and Barbeque
Food Theme
  • Barbeque TBD
Local Attractions
  • Any boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Sep
25
Fri
2020
2020 Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Rosario Resort
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

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Join us for our 17th annual Autumn Equinox cruise at Rosario resort and marina. Its a wonderful way to end the cruising season surrounded by your boating friends around the bonfire reminiscing on the season.

 

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • To see who has registered, click 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.
Activities

Friday September 25

Friday night kicks off with Happy Hour on the dock. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share with your BYC friends.

Saturday September 26

Saturday options include lawn games, a trail walk to the lake, a visit to the spa, and the historical afternoon organ concert.
Saturday night we will be having dinner at the mansion followed by smores and stories around the campfire.

Sunday June 9

Return to Bellingham.

Local Attractions