Welcome to BYC Racing

The Bellingham Yacht Club has an active racing program, including Tuesday night dinghy racing, Wednesday night PHRF and One-Design racing and weekend long-distance racing. BYC also sponsors several major regattas including PITCH, Dale Jepsen One-Design, Women on the Water (WOW), Pac Rim and the Bellingham Youth Sailing regattas.

BYC maintains memberships in the PIYA Pacific International Yachting Association and US Sailing. These programs emphasize training and professionalism in sailing. US Sailing promotes and defines the racing rules of sailing, Olympic training, and many other programs. All BYC racing members should consider joining US Sailing to help the USA return to the top of the sailing world. There are many benefits and publications available on their site. Make sure to reference BYC on your membership application!

Upcoming Events

Aug
27
Sat
Cancer Cup Regatta @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 27 all-day

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Cancer Cup Regatta Kick Off Friday’s at Five – THIS FRIDAY!!

This year the Leukemia Cup Regatta and the Pink Boat Regatta have been combined into one regatta, the Cancer Cup Regatta.

This is a fundraiser for BOTH REGATTAS – $15.00 donation to two good causes.

  • Polynesian pork chops, coleslaw and potato salad provided. Bring your favorite Polynesian appetizer or dessert!
  • Drink Specials at special fundraiser prices.
  • Music by Joe and Carol Young.
  • Presentations about the Cancer Regatta from Neil Bennett for Pink Boat Regatta and Jim Gibson for Leukemia Cup. There may be other special guest presentations.

We hope to see the BYC Lounge full to overflowing in support of these two great events! Racers will be able to register for either or both Regattas. Supporters will be able to donate in support of Racers.

Aug
30
Tue
NMTA Dinghy Back to School Series #1 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Proudly sponsored by:

NMTALogo

Sep
3
Sat
BYC PITCH Regatta @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

Click here to visit the PITCH Website.here

Sep
5
Mon
Memorial Day @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 5 all-day
Sep
6
Tue
NMTA Dinghy Back to School Series #2 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Proudly sponsored by:

NMTALogo

Sep
10
Sat
BYC Commodore Cup @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
13
Tue
NMTA Dinghy Back to School Series #3 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Proudly sponsored by:

NMTALogo

Sep
17
Sat
BYC Dale Jepson One Design @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

Click here to visit the DJOD Website.

Sep
20
Tue
NMTA Dinghy Back to School Series #4 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Proudly sponsored by:

NMTALogo

Sep
24
Sat
@ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LEARN ABOUT RACE COMMITTEE AND HOW TO RUN A RACE!

Our PITCH race officer, John Pedlow has arranged for a wonderful opportunity for BYC members to learn how to be a race officer and run sailboat races.

BYC is hosting a USSA Race Management Seminar on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 0900-1700 at BYC. This is a great chance for you to get current on race management and get certified as a Club Race Officer by US Sailing.

Jeff Zarwell from SFYC and John will be co-instructing the course. At the end of the day, you will be able to take an online exam and get certified.

The cost of the seminar is $50, which includes all seminar materials, lunch and the online exam.

Registration is available now at http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/race-officer-seminar-calendar/. Note: You must be a US Sailing Member in order to complete the online registration. A discounted membership is available and can be accessed from the registration prerequisites page presented after you click the registration link on the Bellingham event.

Sign up if you are interested in increasing your contribution to race committee!


Racing Fleet Information

For further information regarding the racing programs at BYC, contact Jonathan Knowles at sailfleet@byc.org. Also, as a reminder, if you are interested in crewing or need crew, please check the Crew Exchange links on the right side of this page. We have many entries in the spreadsheet, so check it out.