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2022 Roche Harbor Resort - August

Hello BYC Members! We are so excited to kick off the 2023 cruising season, and with your help it will be the best year ever! We can't begin a new year without thanking our 2022 Fleet Captain, Glen Lowe. Thank you both for all the hard work and planning that made 2022 such a memorable and fun year for all. 

Our monthly cruises offer a great time to have fun with friends, while visiting a variety of interesting locations throughout the Puget Sound.  BYC hosts monthly cruises throughout the year. There are even the occasional impromptu, informal cruises where members gather at a favorite marina, or drop the hook and raft up at a favorite anchorage.

The Fleet Captain takes care of the moorage planning, leaving the cruise hosts to plan all the fun! Cruise hosts, and co-hosts, plan the scheduled activities and one group dinner during the cruise, as well as ensure that members are aware of the activities and attractions that are available at the cruise destination.  Even when the weather is less than perfect, a good time is always guaranteed.  

In 2023, we have curated a well-rounded list of destinations - a mix of new adventures, as well as the classics! Personally, as someone who grew up in the club, I am most looking forward to our Halloween Party! We have rented out the rowing club just up the public dock on Bainbridge for a spooky bash. Start planning now, the costume bar is high! We will also visit Poulsbo for the Viking Fest and explore Everett's refurbished marina and distillery (and hopefully get a peek at its resident gray whales), among many other boating adventures. 

This club means a lot to not only our founders, former members, current members, local communities, but our future members. We have an amazing history full of incredible people who are all passionate about cruising in the Northwest with friends and family. The BYC is a volunteer club, so please peruse our calendar and let us know if you would like to host an upcoming cruise. No need to be anxious or feel overwhelmed by the idea of hosting, as we have an extensive group of experienced members that can help you all along the way. We also want to encourage you all to bring prospective members, dock mates, or other boating buddies along on any of our cruises. Our current member base is excellent, but it is important that we continue to welcome new boaters from our communities to the BYC. Bellevue, and its surrounding communities, are full of cruise-minded boaters.

Be sure to check out the cruise destination overview and descriptions using the Cruise Calendar links on this page. Please, please, please register for the cruises you know you will be attending, as we do need to plan ahead for the appropriate amount of dock space, facility rentals, food, sparkly costumes and prizes!

Thank you for your time, dedication, and for being part of the best cruising club in the Northwest. I look forward to a fantastic 2023 and seeing everyone out on the water.



Eric Hollenbeck, M/V WILD CARD
Fleet Captain

Sandy Dupleich, M/V Sea Bear
Co-Fleet Captain