Help Keep the Community Boating Center Afloat
( Photo of participants in a 2013 youth camp. )
The generosity of supporters enables the Community Boating Center to make the joy of recreating on Bellingham Bay a possibility for everyone. Youth camp participants, like those pictured, and adult students, too, learn safe boating skills because of donations from a caring citizenry. The CBC makes human-powered and wind-driven vessels available for all because contributors have stepped forward to establish a working fleet.
We come to you at this time of year to ask for any financial support you can provide. Thousands of hours of volunteer and staff time have helped grow the programs, care for the facilities and execute the vision of a vibrant small-vessel center. However, the CBC truly relies on continued donor support to keep up with ever-increasing expenses, sustain its operations and prepare for an enduring and exciting future.
This past season was “The Year of the Rowboat” at the CBC. A local historian donated a replica of Dirty Dan’s skiff. Dedicated volunteers worked tirelessly to restore a wineglass wherry and a sweetheart dinghy. These are the kind of gestures that make the Community Boating Center such a special place. To witness a humble three-generation family take an affordable CBC rowboat from Fairhaven Harbor on a round trip to Boulevard Park is truly gratifying. You, and folks like you, make such a simple pleasure, and yet such a grand adventure, possible.
The local infrastructure for large boats gets significant government funding, but the Community Boating Center depends on tax-deductible donations from patrons like you to remain the only provider of small watercraft education and public services for all on Bellingham Bay. Please be a partner in keeping the CBC doing exactly that, now and for years to come!
You can easily contribute to the Boating Center by mailing a check to The Community Boating Center, P.O. Box 4272, Bellingham, WA 98227 or clicking the donation button below (a PayPal account is not required). All donations are tax-deductible.
All of us at the CBC express our deep appreciation for your contribution. Thank you.
Contribute to the S/V Kailana Memorial Fund
We are also fundraising to add a keelboat to our sailing fleet. Please click here to read about the life of Kevin Spears and his sailboat the S/V Kailana.
2013 - 2014 Indoor Classes & Workshops
This winter and spring we're offering some of our tried-and-true skills classes such as Tides & Currents and Coastal Navigation, as well as some new classes like Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding as well as Basic Sail Repair. Click here to view current offerings or contact Mike McKenzie, Education Coordinator at mike -at- boatingcenter.org with questions.
Boat Storage Available
We offer year-round storage for your sail or human-powered boat, conveniently next to the Fairhaven boat launch for those few fair boating days during the winter! Sailboats can be stored mast-up for quick launching when the wind is good and all storage customers have 24/7 access to their boat. Click here for full rates and more information or call 360-714-8891 to inquire about availability.
The CBC Crew