Details for Bellingham Yacht Club
Name

Bellingham Yacht Club
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address 2625 Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone360-305-2452

After hours contact

Commodore Terry Tavelli, 360-305-2452

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes

Reciprocal Moorage at the Bellingham Yacht Club

FACILITIES AND AMENITIES:
The BYC offers visitors from reciprocal Yacht Clubs use of the BYC dock; the Club’s restrooms and showers; and participation in the Club’s Friday’s @ Five program.

DOCK RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The BYC Dock is available to reciprocal club members on a first-come, first serve basis; about 100 feet is available for reciprocal guest use.

NOTE: DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, PARTICULARLY JULY AND AUGUST THE DOCK FILLS EARLY. BYC DOES NOT GUARANTEE MOORAGE. IF BYC MOORAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE TRY THE ADJACENT PUBLIC DOCK (CHARGES 50 CENTS/FT/NIGHT).

Upon arrival boaters should collect a BYC registration form/envelope from the small wooden box at the east end of the dock. The information should be completed, and the envelope stub should be posted on a window of the vessel clearly visible from the dock. Prior to departure the envelope containing cash or check should be deposited in the BYC box on the Club (basement) doorway. If the skipper’s club does not have reciprocal privileges, the skipper will be asked to move the boat from the BYC dock.

Visitors are required to: (A) Return dock carts promptly after use; (B) Honor the 'no sewage discharge' policy of the Port of Bellingham and USCG; (C) Take all garbage to the dumpsters located across from BYC Club house; (D) Do no cooking and/or have no fires on the docks themselves; (E) Keep lines and cords coiled and stowed so as to minimize their hazard; (E) Display the BYC registration-envelope stub in the boats window dockside; and (F) Fly their club’s burgee.

Member Yachting Club of America - The National Association of Yacht Clubs, publisher of 'THE REGISTER OF AMERICAN YACHT CLUBS' Reciprocity Guide.

VHF channel

Not normally monitored although the Port of Bellingham does monitor Channel 16 for visiting boats.

Web sitewww.byc.org

Email contact

commodore@byc.org

Owner, manager

Port of Bellingham

Harbormaster

Mike Endsley

Dockmaster

Tim Mumford (for BYC leased reciprocal dock)

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info



Payment discounts

Reciprocal Moorage - first night is free.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Club is volunteer only and is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Summer and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Winter.

Approach

Use West Entrance, turn to Port after fuel dock and proceed towards the shore.

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS: Plan your course so as to arrive around the west end of the breakwater; a green buoy about 100' out off the end, and a red buoy on the breakwater’s end will help you; there is also a pair of range marks on the shore to guide you in.

Turn to starboard around the rock breakwater, you will pass fish houses and a frozen food facility to port, with a large 'ICE' sign atop them. Continue around to port, past the Gate 1 Fuel Dock. Continue back toward shore.

As you near the shore, you will see the BYC dock parallel to the shore and directly in front of the BYC Clubhouse building (Club rooms are on the lower floor, with the restaurant above). Take any available slip not marked 'reserved'.

Keep your boat close to any boat ahead of, or behind it, to allow maximum use of the dock by all desirous of doing so.

Tide

8.5

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info: Just inside the west entrance there can be a bit of silt and at extremely low tides, deep draft boats have been stuck until the tide lifts them off.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Approximately 100' of reciprocal space available. Moorage is limited to three days except by special arrangement. The dock is a side-tie, parallel dock. Users should tie up as close as possible to the boat(s) in front and behind to maximize the number of boats served. BYC reserves the right to adjust dock lines and/or refuse or grant moorage at it’s sole discretion on this dock to offer the most boats moorage, and to facilitate Club use of the dock for any purpose.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: The largest boat accommodated by the fairway’s turning channel to the dock is about 65 feet. Max Draft at low tide - 8'.

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.50/ft (2009-02-16)

Other price info: The first night’s moorage is free; thereafter, the moorage is 50 cents/foot/night.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Also 20 amp.

Pricing info: Power on the dock is $3.00 per day for each day used.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

No

Liveaboard info

No - Not on a permanent basis. There's room for Transient guests only on the reciprocal dock.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Station located on waterway near BYC reciprocol slips.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Outside club only.

Disability access

Yes

Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes - Portable pump out stations are available as well as fixed station near the fuel dock. A portable holding tank pump cart is in an enclosure right next to the BYC dock.

Ice

Yes - Ice is available from a machine in the parking lot near Gate 3.

Trash

Yes - Trash dumpster and recycle bins are available in the parking lot near the top of Gate 3. An oil dump tank is available for waste oil disposal.

Showers

Yes - Available at the top of Gate 3. The restroom and showers are accessible in the Club building when the Club is attended (BYC is an all volunteer club and is not continually manned), or by special arrangement with the Club’s Dockmaster or any other officer.

Heads

Yes - At the top of Gate 3.

Laundry

Yes - At the top of Gate 3.

Grocery

Yes - The Web Locker carries a few items. Access to grocery stores will need to be by taxi as there are no stores within walking distance.

Hardware

Yes - LFS Marine Hardware is within walking distance of the reciprocal dock.

Restaurants

Yes - There are several restaurants within walking distance including Anthony's, Fire Side Grill, Bayside Cafe and others.

Bars

Yes - During the summer the club bar is normally open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Reciprocal visitors are welcome. Contact a Club officer to confirm that it is scheduled.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Hotel Bellwether is located in the harbor.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Nearby are numerous engine, electric, electronic, canvas, hydraulic, haul-out, and fuel facilities and services.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Seaview North Boatyard adjacent to the reciprocol dock.

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities

Yes - Several chartering businesses are at the top of Gate 3 including San Juan Sailing and Charters.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Available in the Squalicum Inner Harbor.

Transportation



Other services

Dock carts are at the head of the dock. Public phones are at the head of the dock, as is a weather radio receiver. Bellingham is a U.S. Customs check in port; the numbers are posted at the ramp’s head.

Friday’s @ Five is a BYC social program held in the Clubhouse on the first and third Friday of each month. It is a social hour with refreshments, appetizers, and occasionally a short, informal program. Dress is casual.

Attractions



Reviews for Bellingham Yacht Club
Lots of room for winter boaters, 2014-03-19
Captain: , Cowichan Bay, BC (838)

There was at least 100 feet of open dock available. The yacht club dock is well hidden - VERY well hidden. We tied up at the first available float and went for a walk to scout it out. If you come in through the west entrance its a lot closer but its still well hidden. Really well protected. We'll probably avoid Bellingham in general because of the minefield of crabpots that pollutes the bay but if we do go back we'd go back to this yacht club for sure.



Reciprocal Moorage, 2009-11-17
Captain: , Port Orchard, WA (21)

The Bellingham YC has a large dock that is labeled in some publications as a reciprocal dock however BYC uses most of that dock for moorage for their own members and ja junior sailing program. At best, you may get one 50' boat on the dock.

If you do luck out and get moorage, the BYC members are very friendly and helpful.

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