Welcome to Bellingham Yacht Club Cruising!

2017 promises to be another active cruising season with several fun cruises planned throughout the islands.  This year, in addition to our traditional favorites, we have added more 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 or view who is attending a cruise event from the links found in the specific calendar event below or you can click the shortcut here to go directly to the “2017 Cruise Registration Forms” which is a table containing links to each of this year’s cruise events.

2017 BYC Cruise Schedule


Mar
31
Fri
2017
2017 Shakedown Cruise to Anacortes @ Cap Sante Marina
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day

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Joint Cruise with Bellingham and Friday Harbor Power Squadrons!

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Come by boat, car or RV.
  • We have the party tent this year!
  • Ken Larsen will be making a group reservation with Cap Sante Marina using information from your reservation form. Please sign up by March 15th because Cap Sante wants our list of boats two weeks before our cruise.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday evening: 6pm Docktail Party. Bring your own drinks and an appetizer to share.
  • Saturday: Explore Anacortes.  Visit the Tulip Festival.
  • Saturday evening:  6pm Enjoy BBQ chicken hot off the grill in the party tent.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Live music by Joe and Carol Young after dinner.
  • 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
26
Fri
2017
2017 Fisherman Bay – Lopez Island Cruise @ Lopez Islander Resort/Marina
May 26 – May 29 all-day

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Joint Cruise with the Bellingham Corinthian Yacht Club!

Join us for an Ocean’s 11 themed cruise to beautiful Lopez Island.  We had a fantastic time last year and so we are doing it again.
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 at Resort
  • Saturday morning:  Bike ride to Fisherman Bay Spit Reserve
  • Saturday evening:  Las Vegas Buffet-style Potluck, Rat Pack Karaoke, Texas Hold em
  • Sunday morning:  Lawn games – croquet, frisbee, badminton
  • Sunday evening:  Dockside Fresh Seafood Feed
  • Monday: Return to Bellingham
Food Theme
  • Las Vegas Buffet
Local Attractions
Jun
16
Fri
2017
2017 Past Commodore’s Cruise to Deer Harbor @ Deer Harbor Marina
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day

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Reservations
Activities
  • Friday:TBD
  • Saturday:TBD
  • Sunday: Return to Bellingham
Food Theme

TBD

Local Attractions
  • Check out the Deer Harbor website for local attractions.

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

Jul
1
Sat
2017
2017 Garrison Bay – 4th of July Cruise @ Garrison Bay
Jul 1 – Jul 4 all-day

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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
  • Saturday arrive at Garrison Bay
  • Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest and Boat-Hop Dock Party with Prizes.  Bring your best “concoction” and an appetizer.
  • Mondy at 6 p.m. Boat-Hop Potluck dinner.
  • Tuesday Night Fireworks in Roche Harbor
Food Theme
  • Potluck
Local Attractions
  • Roche Harbor, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc.

Look for the wood 33’ Chris Craft “Moonshiner” and 21’ “White Lightning”. We’ll be anchored in Garrison Bay. Bring extra fenders and dock lines for rafting. Let’s celebrate our country and our freedom, and remember to pray for those who make it possible for us to do so.

Jul
6
Thu
2017
2017 BYC Victoria/Sidney Cruise @ Victoria Harbor
Jul 6 – Jul 13 all-day

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Reservations
Activities
  • TBD
Food Theme

TBD

Local Attractions

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

Jul
21
Fri
2017
2017 Buccaneer’s Cruise – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Jul 21 – Jul 23 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.
Aug
11
Fri
2017
2017 Sucia Island (Fossil Bay) Cruise @ Echo Bay
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

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This is a joint cruise with the Bellingham Power Squadron.
We will be heading for Fossil Bay where we encourage participants to either anchor out, take a mooring ball or tie up to the two available docks. The docks and mooring balls are first come first served and there is a fee for their use. We do encourage those already on the docks to allow others to raft up where possible.
Friday night we host a dock tail party on the main dock nearest the shelter. Everyone is asked to contribute something to the event and BYOB.
We will provide breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning and the main dish on Saturday night at no cost to participants. Everyone brings a side dish and or dessert to share. We ask that everyone bring there own place settings and beverages to all meals. These meals are served in the shelter at the top of the main dock.
Saturday during the day we traditionally have a series of optional activities including a morning hike or fun run, a photo treasure hunt for the kids and parents, and an educational seminar. Some go crabbing, hiking, tide pooling and fishing.
In the past we have held a BBQ on Saturday night’s dinner but the last couple of years fire regulations have kept us from doing that. So we have provided sandwich fixings with roast beef, ham and turkey.
Following the dinner we have a campfire, if it is allowed, and play group games or sing sea chanteys, tell stories or some other entertainment.
Members should RSVP us no later than 4 August so we know how to prepare.
Reservations
Activities
      • Friday night – Docktail Party
      • Saturday – breakfast provided.  Daytime activities described above.  Potluck dinner (main dish provided.)
      • Sunday – breakfast provided,
Food Theme
      • Camp Sucia
Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Aug
19
Sat
2017
2017 Princess Louisa Inlet Cruise @ Princess Louisa Inlet
Aug 19 – Aug 27 all-day

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Reservations
    TBD

    Activities
    • TBD
    Food Theme
        • TBD
    Local Attractions
      • TBD
Sep
16
Sat
2017
2017 Commodore’s Cup Race and Picnic – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Sep 16 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.
Sep
22
Fri
2017
2017 Rosario Resort Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Rosario Resort
Sep 22 – Sep 24 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 22 
TBD

Saturday September 23
TBD

Sunday the 24
TBD

Local Attractions