Sep
18
Fri
2015
Poets Cove 12th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Poet's Cove
Sep 18 – Sep 20 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 12th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise to Poets Cove theme will be “A Celebration of the Salish Sea”

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. Poets Cove Resort and Spa is located on South Pender Island, British Columbia and our Cruise Dates are September 18, 19 & 20, 2015.

Reservations

Make your marina reservation and tell them it is for the Bellingham Yacht Club Cruise. (1 250 629 2111 or email marina@poetscove.comDue to enhanced security regulations you need to make your reservation directly.

Make your Room Reservation – Poets Cove has very limited rooms and only in the cottages available at a special rate for the Bellingham Yacht Club.  This is a great cruise to bring people who do not have a boat to stay on. Contact the Front Desk (888) 512-7638 and tell them you are making a reservation for the Bellingham Yacht Club.

Activities

Friday September 18th

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?) (Through out the visit, the great pools and hot tubs at Poets Cove will be used, so don’t forget your bathing suits)

Saturday September 19th

1000 – Dock Side Potluck Breakfast.

1100 – Coastal Nature Hike to Gowland Point (Naturalist Invited)

Amateur Photographer Best Picture Contest (back by demand)

1800 – Salish Sea Dinner prepared by Poets Cove Chef using local catch and Pender Island grown side dished. (Approximate cost PP – CN$40.00) (The full service Spa at Poets Cove has been very popular for massages, facials and …)

Sunday the 20th

Poets Cove Resort & Spa has a great breakfast buffet where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

Local Attractions

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Apr
22
Fri
2016
2016 Cruise to Anacortes @ Cap Sante Marina
Apr 22 – Apr 24 all-day

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Joint Cruise with Bellingham and Friday Harbor Power Squadrons!

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Vickie Olson will be making a group reservation with Cap Sante Marina using information from your reservation form. Please sign up by April 1st because Cap Sante wants our list of boats two weeks before our cruise.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday: Docktail Party. Bring your own drinks and an appetizer to share.
  • Saturday: Dinner at the Majestic. Feast on fresh local products brought from the farm to our table and prepared by our master chefs, and enjoy northwest wines and local microbrews. $28/person.
  • 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
27
Fri
2016
2016 Fisherman Bay – Lopez Island Cruise @ Lopez Islander Resort/Marina
May 27 – May 30 all-day

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Joint Cruise with the Bellingham Corinthian Yacht Club!

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: “Blue Hawaii” happy hour with cocktails and snacks, Flags passed out to each boat
  • Saturday: Pot luck, ugly Hawaiian shirt contest, karaoke with Elvis songs contest, showing of Blue Hawaii movie
  • Sunday: Flags returned, Games (bunco and/or poker squares), winners announced for contests
  • Monday: Return to Bellingham
Food Theme
  • “Blue Hawaii”
Local Attractions
Jun
10
Fri
2016
2016 Past Commodore’s Cruise to Rosario Resort @ Rosario Resort
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

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Past Commodore Jonathan Knowles is your host.

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Please make your reservations at least three weeks in advance to ensure you get a slip.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities

Friday night – 6pm Rotating boat social.  BYO tapas and Rum drinks.

Saturday morning – 8am Early risers Cascade Lake 3 mile hike.  Meet at Fountain Statue.  11 am East Sound tour shuttle.

Saturday afternoon – 3pm Lawn Game Tournament. 4pm – Organ concert in mansion.

Saturday night – 6pm Jamaican Themed Potluck with Ann’s complimentary special Mai Tai.  Bonfire.

Sunday return to Bellingham.

Reminder – Rosario does not allow open liquor bottles & glass off the docks.

Food Theme

Jamaican

Local Attractions
Jul
1
Fri
2016
2016 Garrison Bay – 4th of July Cruise @ Garrison Bay
Jul 1 – Jul 5 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • No slip reservations required unless you decide to stay in Roche Harbor
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday arrive at Garrison Bay
  • Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest and Boat-Hop Dock Party with Prizes.  Bring your best “concoction” and an appetizer.
  • Sunday at 6 p.m. Boat-Hop Potluck dinner.
  • Monday 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
29
Fri
2016
2016 Buccaneer’s Cruise – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • No slip reservations required. Transportation for non-boat owners will be available. Contact Randy Nulle @ 360-920-3178 or rnulle@comcast.net
  • View who is attending here.
Activities
  • Friday Night Happy Hour, Camp Fire and Movie Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Barbeque (please bring side dishes)
  • Treasure Hunts for Kids and Adults
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • Pirate Barbeque
Local Attractions
  • Boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, Frisbees, bocce ball, horseshoes etc.
Aug
5
Fri
2016
***Canceled***2016 Cruise to Prevost Harbor on Stuart Island ***Canceled*** @ Prevost Harbor
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
Reservations
  • This cruise has been canceled.
Activities
Food Theme
Local Attractions

 

Aug
19
Fri
2016
2016 Sucia Island Family Luau Cruise @ Echo Bay
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

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Come get your aloha spirit on with your fellow BYC friends at Echo Bay on Sucia Island. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or outfit and we’ll bring the leis! If you have a Ukulele or guitar, please bring them too! We have the group shelter located between Shallow and Echo Bay reserved! There are picnic tables, a campfire pit, a huge BBQ and running water and pit toilets nearby.

Reservations
      • Planning on attending? Register here.
      • We have the Group Day Shelter reserved.
      • View who is attending here.
Activities
      • 8pm Friday night – Smores around the campfire (S’Mores provided by BYC)
      • 4pm Saturday afternoon – Luau games for kids with prizes —Hula Hoop, limbo, bean bag toss, sack race, pinata
      • 5:30pm Saturday evening –Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and tropical cole slaw provided by BYC.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Food Theme
      • Hawaiian Luau Barbeque
Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Sep
9
Fri
2016
2016 Commodore’s Cup Race and Picnic – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Sep 9 – Sep 10 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 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
23
Fri
2016
2016 Poets Cove 13th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Poet's Cove
Sep 23 – Sep 25 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 Poets Cove will be September 23, 24, & 25, 2016.

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. Poets Cove Resort and Spa is located on South Pender Island, British Columbia.

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Register here.
  • Make your marina reservation and tell them it is for the Bellingham Yacht Club Cruise. (1 250 629 2111 or email marina@poetscove.comDue to enhanced security regulations you need to make your reservation directly.
  • Make your Room Reservation – Poets Cove has very limited rooms and only in the cottages available at a special rate for the Bellingham Yacht Club.  This is a great cruise to bring people who do not have a boat to stay on. Contact the Front Desk (888) 512-7638 and tell them you are making a reservation for the Bellingham Yacht Club.
  • View who is attending here.
Activities

Friday September 23 
Your Time – Depart to Poets Cove from where ever you are 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?)
(Throughout the visit, the great pools and hot tubs at Poets Cove will be used, so don’t forget your bathing suits)

Saturday September 24
1000 – Dock Side Potluck Breakfast.
1100 – Coastal Nature Hike to Gowland Point –or- a hike up Mt. Norman to one of the most beautiful views of the island.
Amateur Photographer Best Picture Contest (back by demand)
1800 – Salish Sea Dinner either prepared by Poets Cove Chef using local catch and Pender Island grown side dish, or we may have a Salish Sea cook-off prepared by members – details to follow.
(The full service Spa at Poets Cove has been very popular for massages, facials and …)

Sunday the 25
Poets Cove Resort & Spa has a great breakfast buffet where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

 

Local Attractions

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