Community Boating Center's Wind Policy:

Green Status - Under 14 mph  (12.1 knots)

  • Anyone can rent.
  • Sailing dinghies must stay in restricted area.
  • Keelboats must stay in Bellingham Bay.
  • Rowing sculls must stay in restricted area

Yellow Status - 15 to 22 mph  (13 - 19.1 knots)

  • Sailing dinghies must stay in restricted area.
  • Keelboats must stay in Bellingham Bay.
  • Sea kayakers are only allowed Northeast of CBC.
  • No sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, or rowing sculls allowed on the water.

Red Status - Above 22 mph (19.1 knots)

  • No one is allowed out on the water.
  • A CBC boat may be dispatched to direct boaters
    back to the Community Boating Center.
  • If the wind status changes renters already on the water may be asked to return to shore and be escorted back by CBC staff.

CBC's Preferred Weather Links

 

  • Wind on the Water - real-time and recent past wind speeds on Bellingham Bay and other readings throughout Washington.
  • NOAA - current weather and multi-day forecast
  • TJ's Forecast - visual of wind speed and direction.
  • Post Point Web Cam - live stream of wind and wave conditions at Post Point Buoy.