Welcome to the BYC Youth Sailing Program
The Bellingham Yacht Club (BYC) offers youth sailing classes as a not for profit and self-supported community boating program. The BYC’s youth sailing program provides kids ages of 8 -18 the opportunity to learn sailing on Bellingham Bay from U.S. Sailing certified instructors. Membership in the BYC is not required to participate in the BYC’s youth sailing classes.
The Youth Sailing Program is very active and includes summer sailing and racing classes taught by US Sailing certified instructors, weekly dinghy racing, a Youth Club which sponsors many social activities and a youth fun room with a pool table, ping pong table, electric darts, air hockey table and a Foosball table. For youths interested in racing at the high school level, BYC is the primary sponsor of the Whatcom Community High School Sailing Team formed in 2008.
April – June 2014
The BYC Youth Sailing Program, which has provided sailing instruction to 85 to 100 local students per year, ages 8 – 12, over the last five years will be hosting a Steak Dinner and Silent Auction on April 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The proceeds of Dinner and Auction will be used for upgrades to the 18 foot inflatable Safety Boat, affectionately known as ‘Prime Rib’.
Please join us for an evening of Food, Fun and Auction excitement. Donations are being solicited from BYC members, local businesses, artists, musicians and more. This event is open to members and non-member guests who will be able to enjoy all of the amenities of your Club. This will also be an opportunity for non-members to view the extensive renovations that have been made to the downstairs Youth Lounge area.
Dinner is $35.00 per person for BBQ Tri Tip steak, Caesar salad, baked Potato bar and dessert. Tickets are available for purchase via the BYC website by clicking the “Purchase Tickets” button above.
Currently, we have donation commitments for the following items:
- 39 inch Vizio LED-HDTV
- 2 High resolution action photographs from the 34th America’s Cup
- Dinner for 2 at the Steak House at the Silver Reef Casino
- Custom Watercolor painting – Boat/Landscape
- In-home Wine Tasting
- NW Yoga Session
- Family Portrait
- Chiropractic Evaluation
- Lunch Sail/Picnic/Hike to Pelican Beach
- 1 Case Personalized Wine
- 1 Case Personalized Wine
- Loos Pro Series Rig Tension Gauge
- Ashford Spinning Reel
- 1 Gallon of Bottom Paint
- Sail and Lunch Cruise on Vitesse
- Inflatalble Lifebelt Pack
- Captain’s Training Certificate
- 1 Hour Electric Consultation
- 2-3 Hour Private Sailing Lesson
Please help us by offering a donation, making a referral to someone who may offer a donation and by attending the event. Check the website often for updates to the donation list.
For more information, to make a donation or referral, please contact any one of the following:
- Youth Sailing Fleet Captain: Mike Powell – email@example.com
- Youth Sailing Fleet Co–Captain: Arne Ahlen – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice Commodore: Jon Knowles – email@example.com
- Commodore: Michele Bodtke – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fleet Captain: Neil Bennett – email@example.com
- Youth Sailing Program Manager: Megan Link – firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLINGHAM YACHT CLUB YOUTH SAILING – FUNDRAISING EVENT
The Bellingham Yacht Club invites you to join us on the windjammer Zodiac for a cruise out on Bellingham Bay. The proceeds for this event will be used to upgrade the dinghy fleet for the not-for-profit Youth Sailing Lesson Program. What a great way to spend a day with family and friends and support Youth Sailing!
Time & Location:
Passengers are requested to meet at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal between 11:00 and 11:15. Boarding the Zodiac will be at 11:30 and, depending on weather and wind, the return to dock will be between 3:00 and 4:30 pm. More information on the Zodiac can be found at www.schoonerzodiac.com.
Adult tickets are $75 each and youth tickets (under 19) are $30 each. Tickets for a family of 3 or more (max 5) are $170. Total number of passengers is limited to 49. Please sign up and pay online at www.byc.org. Box lunches and drinks will be provided.
What a great way to spend time helping the crew of the Zodiac in sailing this Windjammer or just enjoying a sail out in Bellingham Bay! Bring a camera and have a picture taken of you sailing the Zodiac.