Enjoy a Day on Bellingham Bay!

August 25th marks the CBC's annual summer party and you're invited! Our expert guides will take you sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding on Bellingham Bay, or you can take out a boat at your own pace.

After you get off the Bay, we'll have food by Simmering Tava, along with beer by Stones Throw Brewing Co., games, live music, and fun for the whole family, as well as a paddleboard raffle, courtesy of Kite Paddle Surf! All proceeds from the raffle go toward supporting safety equipment and programs at the CBC.

Tickets: $55 adult / $20 youth

Tickets include guided tours, instruction, boat use, your first beverage from Stones Throw, and unlimited fun!

We'll see you on the Bay!

Interested in volunteering with our summer celebration? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator and get involved!

Women on the Water 2.0

Sunday, September 9th, 1pm - 6:30pm
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When registering, be sure to select “Women on the Water” when prompted if you will be signing up for Adult or Youth Programs.

Join the CBC for an afternoon of paddling, sailing, and learning among fellow women in the community! Choose your adventure by signing up for a combination of on-water sailing, kayaking, SUPing, and outrigger canoeing lessons. Participate in classroom sessions in sail theory, intro to navigation, boating safety, and advanced boater knowledge. And, learn from prominent women boaters in the community.

Want to simply get out on your own? Participants also have access to rentals of SUPs and sit-on-top kayaks during the event. Move between as many activities as you like to get experience in multiple areas. Check out the schedule to see all the possibilities!

This event is geared toward women wanting to get into human and wind-powered boating. Come learn, explore and have fun with local women in a supportive and friendly environment. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow boaters and make new friends to go paddling or sailing.

Cost is $35/person for early bird pricing through August 26th and $45/person August 27th - September 9th. Space is limited. Tickets are non-refundable. At the time of event registration, you can select and register for specific activities and courses (see enrollment for details).

*Women-identifying individuals only please

*All experience levels welcome

*Dress for the weather, avoid cotton, and bring a water bottle, towel, dry clothes and water shoes

Register now for the 2018 Summer Youth Camps.

We 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.

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, Row Boats,
Stand-Up Paddleboards,  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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Weather Links

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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Support Us

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 so clean?

  • We wash with vinegar instead of soaps and other chemicals.
  • We minimize our use of fuel and oil - we only have one marine motor!
  • We recycle.
  • We reduce runoff by using pervious surfaces and proper dump sites.
  • We keep Spill Kits easily accessible to the staff and the general public.

More information on Clean Marinas here.