Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham
Contact Racing Chair Sean Jones
Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham's Thursday night races are intended to be casual, fun and friendly. CYC members and members of other local yacht clubs are eligible to participate.
All racers should read the Racing Instructions, aka Sailing Instructions, aka S.I.s, in the racing packet (posted below) and compete in the manner they were intended.
Races begin at 6pm at the yellow “outfall” buoy in the middle of Bellingham Bay. Check in with the race committee boat at the start of the course before 6 pm, and listen in on VHF Channel 69 for the night’s race course and other instructions. We typically have three fleets: PHRF A, PHRF B, and Cruising/No-Flying-Sails, with three starts, five minutes apart. Each fleet has its own start. However, we sometimes have one, two or four starts and fleets, so it’s important to keep in touch with the CYC racing committee by email or on Channel 69.
Again, Thursday evening races are to be friendly, fun and casual. We sail friendly. It’s what sets us apart.
2022 Race Results
The committee boat is usually a volunteered vessel. There is no protest committee. However, an adherence to the US Sailing Association rules is important for all racers so that we can all enjoy the evening — and avoid accidents that hurt people and/or damage boats. If you’re new to racing, consider volunteering with the CYC race committee for a series or two to get a feel for how our Thursday night races go. The help will be greatly appreciated since we are all volunteers.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the CYC and Bellingham Yacht Club have been cooperating in helping each other run our respective weekly race nights and any long-distance races.
Learn more about registering, volunteering for the race committee on Wednesday (BYC) or Thursday (CYC) nights: Contact Racing Chair Sean Jones
We look forward to seeing you on the water Thursday nights in 2022!
All Race Committee communications for Thursday night racing are on VHF Channel 69.
Slideshows from past CYC Thursday Races
Videos of past CYC Thursday Races
We sail friendly. It's what sets us apart!