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

We Sail Friendly, the Corinthian Way

Hove To During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, May 11th 6pm

The CYC Bellingham will attempt “In Person” Potluck (the first LIVE gathering in 14 months)!

Tom Stansbery will lead a presentation about Sail Trim.

The SYC Clubhouse does require that we limit the gathering to 50 folks, contact info be available for all attendees and masks must be worn, the doors will be open.

So, heres how it will work:

  • Reservations only, first come first serve (email
  • We will give preference to club members (non-member guests will be allowed only if space available).
  • The BBQ’s will be fired up, bring your own victuals. (bring a potluck item only if you are comfortable doing so).
  • There will be a presentation after dinner, consult your newsletter for details.

If you missed April's potluck meeting about Orca Whales, you can access the recording here:

If you missed February's potluck meeting about "Eco Friendly Anti Fouling Solutions", you can access the recording here:

Here is a pdf handout with a list of paints and recommendations based on the presentation, plus a WA copper paint legislation update.
Eco Friendly Anti-Fouling Solution PDF

Andreas Weinrich, Executive Officer & Education

2021 Racing Season is here!

I trust you are well and staying healthy in these strange times.  We have good news for you amidst the madness all around you in that we are ready for an "outbreak" of our own!

We are having informal races on Thursday nites beginning 4/15.
Results are posted at 2021 Race Results.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the water...

Sean Jones,
Race Chair
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CYC Racers will again enjoy a full 5 series of 5 races each bringing us quite near racing half of 2021. Better said, we will be racing nearly vernal to autumnal equinox!!! Whoa...mind blown...

The dates for CYC's 2021 Racing Season are as follows:

  • Vaccination Series 1-4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
  • Antibody Series 2-5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
  • Herd Immunity Series 3-6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22
  • Post Covid Series 4-7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
  • Sunset (on CV-19) Short Course* 9/2**, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30

*-Series may be reduced to fewer races based on sunset times.
**-Slow-Pitch will be scored as part of Series 5 and scored separately.

As you are all aware, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting sailors and landlubbers alike across the globe.

In order to protect our membership and the wider Bellingham community, your CYC board has cancelled or postponed all scheduled trainings and events until health experts and officials lift restrictions on non-essential gatherings. This includes our annual dance to benefit the Community Boating Center of Bellingham, our potlucks, and in-person CYC board meetings.

Our monthly newsletter will continue to be distributed, however, and our board will meet via videoconference as long as our volunteer officers remain healthy. Look for the Homeport Newsletter in your email box and on this website.

In effect, we are hove to until further notice.

The health and wellbeing of our members remains our top priority.

Please stay 1 fathom away from others if you must go outdoors and consult the Whatcom County Health Department for updates on public health recommendations, guidelines and orders.

(Updated Oct. 31, 2020)

Corinthian Yacht Club Race Results

Results from the 2020 CYC Thursday night racing series (and previous years) are posted at:

Hosting a CYC Cruise:

Although our CYC cruises have been suspended due to the public health emergency, it is never too late to consider hosting a club cruise in the future. It's easy to do, and our cruise chairperson is available to help.

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 potlucks 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: Email:

Good cruise destinations:

  • Aleck Bay, Lopez Island (A)
  • Clark Island (M)
  • Deer Harbor, Orcas Island (A/D)
  • Eagle Harbor, Cypress Island (M)
  • Garrison Bay, San Juan Island (A)
  • Lighted Boat Dock Party, Squalicum (D)
  • Lummi Island (A)
  • Obstruction Pass Park (A/M)
  • Pleasant Cove, Chuckanut Bay (A)
  • Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island (A/D)
  • Rosario Resort, Orcas Island (D),
  • Round the County (M)
  • “Thelma and Louise” women’s cruise
  • Vendovi Island (D)
  • West Sound, Orcas Island (R/D/A)
  • Winter Cove, Saturna Island (A)
  • Whirlwind Cruise: Jones Island, Deer Harbor-West Sound (A/D)

Other options: you can choose your own destination! One destination could be all in the Gulf Islands (one week to 10 days) or elsewhere in Canadian waters.

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

A= Anchor
D= Dock or Marina
M= Mooring buoy
R= Reciprocal

Upcoming Events

Cruising schedule, potlucks 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.

7 MAY 2021

Problems? Notify the Webmeister

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

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2021 CYC Officers
and Board Members

Commodore - Laurent Martel
Vice-Commodore - Kathy Sheehan
Secretary - Mary Durbrow
Treasurer - Jon Martin
Education - Andreas Weinrich
Membership - Ken Russell
Race - Sean Jones
Cruise - Greg Hartgraves
Reciprocity - Greg Hartgraves
Past-Commodore - Steve Clevenger
Newsletter - Greg Zimmerman
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