Celebrate Independence Day at the Community Boating Center!
Come help us salute our 7th season on July 4, 2013 from 6:00 pm until the fireworks on the Bay are over. We'll be hosting a nautical spelling bee, knot tying contest, cribbage tournament, silent auction, and salmon bake! Tickets include dinner and one beverage and are available in advance for $12 or $15 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased at the CBC or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/390980
Where: Community Boating Center 555 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225.
We hope to see you there!
"Free Friday Ferry Farewells" Start Friday June 28th!
Perhaps you've heard of The Coot: the vintage wooden boat on loan from Bellingham's own Home Port Learning Center. If you haven't heard the news, see The Coot here.
Starting June 28th we'll be offering free public sailing opportunities aboard The Coot every Friday from 5:30-7:30pm...weather permitting of course. The Alaskan Ferry usually departs on its journey northward at 6pm every Friday, and we invite you to join us on the water to say bon voyage. We'll provide life jackets and a qualified skipper, you bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and enthusiasm.
The Coot can carry a maximum of 5 adult passengers, or a safe combination of adults and children. Starting at 11am every Friday we will be taking phone and walk-in reservations for the evening public sail. Reservations must be made directly with a staff member, no voicemails please.
Learn to Sail Now!
Have you ever thought of learning how to sail? Well consider signing up for one of our adult sailing classes! We use 20-24 foot sailboats (see the fleet here) for our adult keelboat classes, which are larger and more stable than smaller sailing dinghies. We keep our ratios low (a maximum of 1:4), so you get plenty of hands-on time. Adult keelboat classes are running almost every weekend the whole season, so sign up early and have the rest of the seaon to work on your skills. Many of the concepts take minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master! See the schedule here.
See you on the water,
The CBC Crew