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April 8, 2023

Jane Bright
Bellingham Yacht Club

Bellingham Yacht Club Celebrates 2023 Boating Season Opening

The Bellingham Yacht Club launches into the 2023 boating season May 6th with an afternoon “Anchors Away” themed boat parade for all and a morning reception for members and dignitaries.

“We are all about social gatherings,” explained Commodore Cathy Herbold. “Whether at the Club during winter or on the water cruising or racing, we have fun and make new friends year-round. Since 1925 when the Club started with 50 members and 10 boats, friendships and social events have been who we are,” she added.

“We have a full calendar of boating for 2023 and while racing started in March and cruising in April, Opening Day marks the official season kick off,” explained Fleet Captain David Marod. “Check out the Club calendar for races and regattas as well as weekend and week(s) long cruises to Canada and Puget Sound. For children’s programs, visit Youth section. We have activities for boaters of every level and interest,” Marod added.

As part of celebrating the new season, the Club is promoting new memberships through May 17 by waving the initiation fee. Applicants approved by May 5 are invited to the Members Only Opening Day Mimosa morning reception and evening party with live music. Neither sponsors nor boat ownership is required to join. Information on how to join and Club benefits are at https://byc.org/membership.

The Bellingham Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in Bellingham. Located on the Squalicum waterfront, the facility has a full bar and Event Center which can be rented by the public. For more information, visit https://byc.org/.

For more information, please contact Jane Bright, Board of Trustees, Bellingham Yacht Club at communications@byc.org or call 617-755-2130.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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