Welcome to the 2019 Bellingham Youth Regatta

August 3rd and 4th, 2019

The Bellingham Youth Regatta is annual Youth Sailing event held on the first weekend in August and hosted by the Bellingham Yacht Club. It is one of the seven regattas that comprise the Northwest Youth Racing Circuit Summer Series Championship (NWYRC Notice of Series Click Here). The regatta is open to boats of the C420, CFJ (non-spinnaker), Lasers (Standard, Radial, 4.7), 29er and Optimist (including Optimist Green fleet) classes whose crews have not yet reached their 19th birthday. In recent years, the Bellingham event has been the largest attended NWYRC regatta with over 75 youth sailors, racing in 60 single and double handed boats. The age rules of the Optimist Class shall apply.

An entry fee of $45 ($60 at the door) for singlehanded classes (per boat), $70 ($85 at the door) for double-handed classes and $20 for Optimist Green Fleet (per boat) will apply. The fee covers lunches both days, dinner on Saturday, light breakfast Sunday, pizza at the Awards Ceremony and Tech Shirt. Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers of each Class.

Sponsored by the Bellingham Sailing Foundation

Sponsored by the Bellingham Sailing Foundation

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and is very helpful for Regatta planning. Late registrations will not be guaranteed lunch(es) and/or Tech Shirt(s).

In order to accommodate participant and family travel time to Bellingham, Saturday Competitors’ Meeting will not start until Noon. All competitors must have checked in by that time.


Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • 0930-1100 Check-in/Late Registration BYC Clubhouse Upstairs
  • 1100 Competitors’ Meeting @ BYC Clubhouse Upstairs
  • 1230 Warning Signal for First Race
  • 1830-2030 Dinner
Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • 0800 Report Time and Breakfast BYC Clubhouse Upstairs
  • 1030 Warning Signal for First Race
  • 1430 No Races Will Be Started After This Time
  • 1600-1730 Awards and Pizza

Camping and RV Parking available. Charter Boats are available upon request.

Mike Powell
Bellingham Youth Regatta Chair

For racing, on the water and charter questions contact:

Elsa Balton
BYC Youth Sailing Director