Annual Fall Meeting Membership

October 22, 2019

Annual fall meeting of the membership, October 22nd, 6-8pm at the Round Table Clubhouse, 1145 E. Sunset Dr. Bellingham.

Celebrate all the achievements of this year, make suggestions for next year and socialize with your paddling buddies!

Support the CBC

August 17, 2019

The CBC was awarded the Food Co-op's SEED grant, which means 

  1. shoppers may donate to the CBC at the registers by rounding up on their purchases throughout the month of August, and 

  2. the Co-op will donate 2% of the combined sales to the CBC from all locations for purchases made on August 17th.

You are encouraged to shop at the Co-op on August 17th (and save big purchases for that day especially!). Please share this news with your friends, family, and colleagues!

New Small Boat webpage

June 28, 2019

A big thank you to Paul Reavley for gathering much of the information to create a small boat page.  This is a good resource if someone from out of town is looking for launching sites or to anyone wanting to purchase small boats.   If you have any other suggestions or additions/edits you would like to add to this page.  Email

BBOP Gear ready to order

April 15, 2019

BBOP gear is ready for Order!  Website Link.  A big thank you to Nick Cryder from Faster Further who has volunteered his time, skills, and resources to BBOP for FREE.  For those of you that don’t know Nick, he is a local surfski paddler.  All of these items are on demand meaning that it is only made when you place an order online.  The only items that are not on deman are the "Relaxed Fit Performance Paddling Top-longsleeve" and "hats".  This means that we dont have to do a bulk order and you can order anytime throughout the year.  If you know you want to buy a long sleeve shirt please put in your order ASAP so nick can do a bulk order.  He is willing to front the cost of the bulk order for BBOP.   Please note that they are 2 types of long sleeve gear.  Please read the description and sizing carefully.  The " Relaxed Fit Performance Paddling Top" are the long sleeves we are accustomed to.  The "BBOP Compression Fit Paddling Top" are tighter and fitted.   You may also notice that the prices are a bit higher than previous years.  Nick manufactures all the items in the US and the bulk items are from China.  The material and design are of higher quality.  The on-demand ordering allows you to also order a few at time instead of having to buy a bunch at one time for budgeting purposes.  Your family, friends, and fans can order directly from the website also.

Launching Protocol & Safety Bags

February 15, 2019

There are  6 safety bags, one for each canoe, stored in the BBOP locker.  


A safety bag should be in/on a canoe (OC6 or OC2) every time it goes on the water.  


Each safety bag contains a:

  • whistle

  • 7' strap

  • nutrition pack

  • flare

  • knife.

  • steersperson checklist

  • OC-6 launch protocol (approved by the Board) is attached to each bag

Also attached is the launching protocol for you to review.  One for the unlimited is in process.


January 01, 2020

The Laulima List- I worked with the rest of the board members and coordinators to create a list to communicate some of the help we need with BBOP.  The list will be adaptive throughout the season.  I will let you know as new tasks are put on the list.  Laulima in the Hawaiian language means many hands working together.   Just like carrying a canoe with more people makes it lighter, so will the operations and functions of the club be easier when everyone pitches in.  Please see link to access the laulima list

BBOP Google Calendar

November 15, 2018

BBOP Google Calendar-for google users you can easily add the BBOP calendar to your calendar app on your phone by following these steps here vs trying to add in all the race and event dates manually.  I still have yet to enter all the races on the calendar but once I add it in it will automatically appear on your calendar.  You will either need the email address or the link below:

BBOP stickers for Sale!

January 01, 2020

BBOP stickers for Sale! Contact Sarah if you would like to purchase one.

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