Aug
11
Fri
2017
2017 Camp Sucia Cruise @ Fossil 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 – Arrive at Fossil Bay.
1700 – Welcome Docktails.  BYOB and bring an appetizer to share at dock nearest shelter.
Saturday Morning Options
0830 to 0930 – Breakfast.  Granola, yogurt, muffins and fruit provided at the shelter.  BYOB coffee, tea and your place setting.
0930 – Island Hike with Karin.  Meet at the shelter.
1130 – Photo Scavenger hunt.  Bring your own phone/digital camera.  Meet at the shelter.
Lunch on your own, or meet with other members at the shelter with your lunch.
Saturday Afternoon Options
1400 to 1600 – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Boating But Were Afraid To Ask”.  A mini-seminar with Graham Hunter and Deborah Frost.  Meet at the shelter.  A question/answer discussion session on various boating topics.  Bring your questions, concerns, and stories to share with the group.
Other options – tide pooling, hiking, fishing or crabbing, kayaking, napping, playing cards, etc. with friends.
1800 – Gather at the shelter for potluck dinner.  BYOB & place setting plus a potluck dish to share.  Bill will have a his crab cooker set up for anyone who wants to use it.
Join us for Nautical Wheel of Fortune at the fire pit.  S’mores to follow (maybe).
We’ll take our annual group photo near the shelter.
Sunday 0830 to 0930 – Breakfast.  Granola, yogurt, bagels, and fruit provided.  BYOB coffee, tea, or juice and your place setting.
Depart our piece of paradise when ready or stick around a bit longer.
Reservations
Activities
      • Friday night
        • Docktail Party.  BYOB and an appetizer to share.
      • Saturday
        • Breakfast provided.  BYOB & your place settings.
        • Daytime activities described above.
        • Potluck dinner – BYOB & your place settings, and a potluck item to share.
      • Sunday
        • Breakfast provided.  BYOB & your place settings.
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 – Sep 2 all-day

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Reservations
Itinerary
      • August 19 – Pt Roberts
      • August 20 – Granville Island (Clear Customs)
      • August 21 – Gibson’s Marina
      • August 22 – Secret Cove
      • August 23 – Eggmont
      • August 24 – Princess Louisa
      • August 25 – Princess Louisa
      • August 26 – Eggmont
      • August 27 – Pender Harbor
      • August 28 – Naniamo
      • August 29 – Naniamo
      • August 30 – Ganges
      • August 31 – Ganges
      • September 1 -Roche Harbor (clear customs)
      • September 2 – Return to Bellingham
Join us as we cruise to Princess Louisa Inlet, one of the premiere cruising destinations in the Salish Sea.  This cruise is being led by BYC member Rich Hanset who has cruised to these destinations many times and is very experienced.  We are lucky to have his expertise!
Daily nautical miles traveled will range from 20 to 40 with an average of 30.  The 2 longest days are 40 miles between Eggmont and PLI since there is nowhere to stop in between.  We will be following the West Coast of BC up to PLI and then returning through the Gulf Islands with stops at Naniamo and Ganges.  You are welcome to join us for all or part of this cruise depending on your preference and availability.

The deadline to sign up for the cruise is July 15, 2017.  We will schedule a ‘Cruise Meeting’ in early August to present the final cruise plan and answer any last-minute answer questions.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Rich Hanset at RHanset@sbcglobal.net.

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 

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 23

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 24
Rosario Resort has a great breakfast where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

Local Attractions
Jul
19
Fri
2019
2019 Combined Cruise Race to Sucia @ Echo Bay
Jul 19 – Jul 21 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.  There’ll be a RC boat race Saturday followed by a potluck at the picnic shelter between Echo and Shallow Bay. Break out those Hawaiian shirts and bring an Island-inspired potluck dish to share. More info. coming soon!
Reservations
Activities
Food Theme
Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Jul
24
Fri
2020
2020 Combined Cruise Race to Sucia-Cancelled @ Echo Bay
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

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This cruise has been cancelled.

Enjoy a casual island vibe for this combined cruise & race to Sucia with the racing fleet. If you’re a cruiser, head on over to Echo Bay for a fun-filled weekend.  If you’re racer, take part in the race over to Sucia and then join the festivities.  On Saturday evening, there’ll be a socially distanced dinghy happy hour on the water.  Bring your own snacks and drinks.
Jonathan Knowles will be sending out info. regarding the race to the racing fleet separately.
We’ll be socially distancing but still enjoying each other’s company and spending time on this beautiful island and that’s what summer is all about.
Reservations
Activities
  • Friday – on your own.
  • Saturday – Race to Sucia followed by a potluck on shore.
  • Sunday – Return to Bellingham.
Food Theme
  • Bring your own snacks and drinks.
Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.