Corinthian Yacht Club
of Bellingham
Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham, Washington

Next Meeting: Nov. 8

The November Potluck meeting will have a wine tasting presented by Laurent Martel after the potluck and official meeting.

CYC 8th Annual Benefit Dance for the Community Boating Center

  • SAVE THIS DATE: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • BAND: Dance to the Replayzmentz
  • WHERE: Elks Club 7:00 – 11:30
  • COST: $20

November 8th Potluck Meeting Presentation

Wine and food pairing presented by Laurent and Tracy!

Lighted Boat Parade

The Lighted Boat Parade is a fantastic event! It’s always fun and festive and culminates in a great party for all participants at the Bellingham Yacht Club. Some specifics for this year:

  • The event is on Saturday, 12/3. Boats rendezvous off the Alaskan Ferry Terminal around 5:30pm, parade to start at 6pm.
  • Several prizes are up for grabs, including Dinner for 2 at Anthony’s, Dinner for 2 at The Hearthfire (99% sure on this one), a Haulout at Colony Wharf, and a One Night Stay at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa.
  • New for this year will be a People’s Choice Award. Spectators around the Bay will be able to vote via Facebook for their favorite boat. (I think we can pull this off. Still working through the details).
  • Great food and good cheer following the parade.
  • Please keep an eye on the BYC website, for updated details as we get closer to the date. We’re looking forward to a great event!

2016 Race Results are now posted

Racing Forms for Download

2016 CYC Cruise Schedule

Please consider hosting one or more cruises during the season. Dates and hosts for confirmed cruises are listed below, with the mode of moorage (anchor, dock, mooring buoy, etc.) indicated in parentheses. To make the other locations a go, we need hosts! Contact Capt. Ron to learn more.

Confirmed Cruises

  • Matia Cleanup (M/D), May 13-15, hosts: Joe & Priscilla Sulham
  • Lopez Islander Resort joint BYC-CYC cruise (A/D), May 27-30, hosts needed!
  • Turn Point Cleanup, Stuart Island (A/M), June 24-26, Chairperson Pam Spencer
  • Spencer Spit Lopez (A/M), July 2-4, hosts needed!
  • Anacortes Arts Festival (D), Aug. 5-7, hosts needed!
  • Montague Harbour Galiano (A/D/M), Sept. TBD, hosts Tracy & Troy Olney
  • Blakely Island Turkey Cruise (D), Oct. 28-30, hosts Tracy & Troy Olney

Proposed cruises without hosts or dates

  • Rosario Resort, Orcas Island and Beyond (A/D/M)
  • Oktoberfest, Sept
  • Round the County Race (M)
  • Aleck Bay, Lopez Island (A)
  • Clark Island (M)
  • Deer Harbor, Orcas Island (A/D)
  • Eagle Harbor, Cypress Island (A/M)
  • Garrison Bay, San Juan Island (A)
  • Obstruction Pass Park (A/M)
  • Pleasant Cove, Chuckanut Bay (A)
  • Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island (A/M)
  • Vendovi Island (D)
  • West Sound, Orcas Island (A/D/M)
  • Whirlwind Cruise: Jones Island-Deer Harbor-West Sound (A/D/M)

Fall in the Gulf Islands (Week to 10 Days)

  • Port Browning: port of entry and provisioning (A/D)
  • Montague Harbor (A/D)
  • Wallace Island (A/D)
  • Pirates Cove, De Courcy Island (A)
  • Ganges Harbor, Salt Spring Island (A/D)
  • Portland Island, North Cove (A)

(A =Anchor, D=Dock or Marina, R=Reciprocal, M=Mooring Buoy)

Hosting A CYC Cruise:

First and foremost you must select a cruise that sparks your interest, whether a favorite destination to share with other CYC members or a location that you have always wanted to visit but until now have not done so. Second, you determine dates that suit your schedule. Third, you decide what activities, if any, you wish to explore such as hiking, dining, shopping, beach combing, etc. and whether or not there will be any pot lucks or BBQs. Once these tasks are decided you can send an email to all members by sending it to the cruise chair and/or webmaster who will forward it to the membership. Then you coordinate the trip with members so that you have a destination, phone numbers, boat names (radio contact), MMSI numbers, and any other necessities. Then you sail together or converge at your planned destination and have a wonderful time exploring the area!

Photographs and a paragraph or two in the next newsletter are always a welcome addition. Please remember that your back yard (San Juan and Gulf Islands) contains some of the best cruising grounds in the world. Get out there and enjoy your boat and your fellow CYC members. Valuable information about local cruising can be found in San Juan Islands, a Boater's Guidebook by Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer, 2013.

Contact your Cruise Chairperson for any additional information: Ron Battle (360) 319-7478 or email:

–Ron Battle
CYC Cruise Chair

2015 Race results are still posted.

Upcoming Events

Cruising schedule and other CYC events are listed on the CYC Google Calendar, which is updated periodically. You can subscribe to the CYC Google Calendar on your computer or smart phone or see the Events & Cruises page.

November 2016

November 8: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse

November 22: CYC Board meeting

December 2016

December 13: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse

December 27: CYC Board meeting

4 NOV 2016

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Our mailing address is P. O. Box 101, Bellingham, WA 98227

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2016 CYC Officers
and Board Members

Commodore - Steve Clevenger
Vice-Commodore - Laurent Martel
Secretary - Priscilla Sulham
Treasurer - Troy Olney
Administrative Officer - Lesli Beasley
Membership Chair - Tracy Olney
Race Chair - Sean Jones
Cruise Chair - Ron Battle
Reciprocity - Neal Bittner
Past Commodore - Dan Lehfeldt
Newsletter - Ken Russell