Karl Kruger

THAT guy who did the R2AK on a paddleboard.
(Yes, you read that correctly.)

Friday, April 20th, 6:30pm-8:30
Firehouse Performing Arts Center | 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham
$15 tickets at the door

On June 25, 2017, Karl Kruger became the first standup paddler to complete the Race 2 Alaska (R2AK) - a 750-mile, human-powered expedition race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. (Kruger went above and beyond to paddle 766 miles. In 15 days.) Among the 62 teams entered in the 2017 race, on vessels from sea kayaks to rowboats to SUPs to trimarans, only 27 finished. Kruger's solo team, "Heart of Gold" was the only SUP to complete the race.

Kruger will give a talk about his experience taking a stand up paddleboard through the R2Ak at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 20th, 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Watch a video on Karl's experience to whet your appetite for his upcoming talk.


Explore the Bay!

Register now for our FREE paddling program for Whatcom County high school students.

Saturdays, May 5th  26th
9am – 5pm
Launch locations around Whatcom County

This workshop is intended for Whatcom County high school students, and will cover basic kayaking skills and focus on having fun on the water in a safe learning environment. Participants will learn about marine stewardship and the amazing marine ecosystem on which we live. We are recruiting high school students from around the county for each Saturday workshop with the goal of building a stronger community between local high school students, and of introducing those students to college student/post graduate guides and the Salish Sea boating community. High school students that participate in this program will also get free rowboat/SUP/sit-on-top kayak rentals through the 2018 season!


Please select “High School Programs” when registering for the program. Please only register for one date to allow as many students as possible to participate.

Register NOW for the 2018 Summer Youth Camps.

We will have 6 brand new
RS Quest sailboats
for classes, camps and to rent!

RS Quest sailboats are specifically designed for people (youth and adults) who are taking up the pursuit of sailing. They help sailors gain confidence and experience by keeping them engaged without becoming overwhelmed. They also accommodate more intermediate skill development such as spinnaker handling.

Enroll your kids in summer camp and give them the gift of sailing an RS Quest! Camps fill fast so check Summer Camp and After-School Camp for details.

Opening day is May 5th!

The CBC will be open Saturdays and Sundays May 5th - June 3rd, 10am - sunset

On June 4th we switch to summer hours, and will be open seven days a week.
Sunday through Saturday, 10am - sunset

Youth Programs

Summer Day Camps, Spring & Fall After-School Camps, & Youth Enrichment Programming

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Adult Lessons

Sailing, Kayaking, Coastal Rowing, Paddleboarding, Group Outings, & Indoor Classes

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Hourly Rentals For:

Sea Kayaks, Sit-on-Top Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards, Row Boats, Dinghy Sailboats, & Keelboats

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Post Point Web Cam

Live feed of weather conditions at Post Point

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Dry Moorage

Kayak and small boat storage available at the CBC and the CBC's annex

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Volunteer by helping with daily operations or specialized tasks

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Private/Corporate Outings

Schedule a private or corporate outing on the water for your group. Activities include sailing, kayaking, & Paddleboarding.

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Before heading out, make sure you know what the weather is going to be. This page contains CBC's weather policy along with links to where we get our weather forecasts.

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The Community Boating Center is an educational nonprofit organization. Learn where our support needs are and how you can help.

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The Community Boating Center is a Certified Clean Marina!

What makes us a clean marina?

  • We wash with vinegar instead of soaps and other chemicals
  • Fuel and oil use is minimum - we only have one marine motor!
  • We Recycle
  • We reduce runoff from our property with pervious surfaces and using proper dump sites
  • Spill kits are easily accessible to staff and the general public

More information of Clean Marinas here.