Chatham Yacht Club
Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921
Meet your 2023 Sailing School Instructors!
2023 CYC Sailing School Staff:
PROGRAM DIRECTOR : Schuyler Bartlett
Schuyler is the Program Director at CYC this summer. She’s been sailing at CYC since she was six and this is her seventh season teaching. She’s going to be a junior at Tufts University studying Child Studies and Human Development and enjoys reading, theater, and playing with her dogs while not sailing.
Our staff is the foundation of our program. This year, we have a mixture of returning and new staff. The 2023 instructors are racing enthusiasts, sportsmanlike competitors, and passionate teachers. They are a truly inspirational group for younger sailors to learn from.
Our Summer 2023 staff will build on CYC’s reputation as a yacht club valuing sportsmanship, competition, and learning. Every student has a place in our program. We hope that they will leave sailing school each day having learned something.
As program director, my goal is to foster a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for every sailor. I hope to encourage learning, growth, sportsmanship, and friendship. Let’s go sailing!
Crew Class Lead Instructor:
Catherine is 17 years old. She goes to Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire where she plays ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse. Some of her favorite hobbies are fishing and watching Star Wars. She has worked at CYC for two previous seasons and currently teaches crew class.
Crew Class Junior Instructors:
Brooke is a Junior Instructor at CYC and this is her second year teaching. She is 15 years old and has been sailing at CYC since she was 7. She attends the Rivers School and is going into her freshman year. Other than sailing she enjoys playing hockey and listening to music.
Sophie is a junior instructor for the crew program for the 2023 summer season. She has been sailing at CYC since she was eight and will continue this summer as a part of the 420-race team. This will be Sophie’s second year teaching. She is a rising sophomore at Tabor Academy. She enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with her friends. When Sophie is not sailing, she will often be at the pool reading or playing with her dog, Lucy.
Finlay SullivanFinlay Sullivan is a junior instructor at CYC teaching the Beetle Cat class. He has been sailing at CYC since he was seven years old. He is going into his senior year at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury. He enjoys rowing crew, hockey, fishing, and teaching.
Max is a Junior Instructor at CYC this year. This will be his eighth year sailing at CYC and this is his second year as an instructor. He is going to be a sophomore at at Nauset Regional High School this fall where he is on the sailing team. When not sailing, Max enjoys playing hockey and hanging out with friends.
Cody is co-leading the Opti Race Team and the Opti Advanced Class with Cailyn Murphy. He grew up in San Francisco but will be sailing for Tufts University starting in the fall. This is Cody’s fourth year instructing Optis, and he is also a part of the CYC 420 Race Team. When he is not on the water, Cody enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, and winning staff frisbee games.
Cailyn is the Co-Opti Race Team and Opti Advanced coach this summer. She will also be helping out with the 420 Race Team and laser classes. She's been sailing at CYC since she was six years old and has been coaching for the last 5 summers. She just graduated high school this spring and will be attending Colby College next year where she will join the Women's Ice Hockey Team. When she is not sailing she is playing sports, baking, or hanging out with friends.
Opti Intermediate Lead Instructor:
Sarah is 17 and will be a senior at the Westminster School. In addition to sailing, Sarah likes to play soccer and run track. This summer Sarah will be teaching the Opti I class for her 4th year of teaching at CYC.
Opti Intermediate Instructor:
Julia is an Opti intermediate instructor at CYC this year. This will be her third year teaching sailing, and has been sailing herself in the program since she was 8. Julia will continue to sail this summer as a part of the 420 race team. She is a rising junior at Hingham High School where she is apart of the sailing team and the gymnastics team.
Opti Beginner Lead Instructor:
Amelia is the head of Opti B at Chatham Yacht Club. She is 17 years old and going to her senior year of high school. She has worked at CYC for 3 previous seasons. When not sailing, she enjoys crafts, playing the drums, and music!
Opti Beginner Instructor:
Amy is excited to be instructing Opti B this season at Chatham Yacht Club. She is 16 years old and going into her senior year of high school in the fall. When she’s not sailing she enjoys baking, hiking, and swimming.
420 Race Coach
Ryan is the Head 420 Race Team Coach at CYC this summer. He has been sailing at CYC since 2015 and this is his second season teaching. He recently graduated from Milton Academy, and he will be attending Boston College next year as a member of their sailing team. Off the water, he enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends, and listening to music.
Helmsman Lead Instructor:
Tucker is the Lead Helmsman Class Instructor at CYC this summer. He will also be helping to coach the 420 race team. This will be his second summer teaching the Helmsman class and his 12th summer sailing at CYC. He just graduated from Urban high school of San Francisco and is excited to attend Tulane University next fall. When he isn’t sailing, Tucker enjoys spending time with his friends and playing many other sports.
Chad is 17 years old and this is his 4th summer teaching at Chatham Yacht Club. This year, Chad is teaching the Helmsmen class and is looking forward to it! Chad is entering his Junior year at the Rivers School in Weston MA. When he is not sailing he enjoys playing golf, lacrosse, and spending time with friends and family.
Recreational Sunfish Co Lead Instructors:
Coco is an upcoming freshman at Williams College. She grew up sailing at CYC and has been on staff for 4 years. This year she is teaching the Sunfish class. In addition to sailing Coco loves rowing, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
Julia is a Co-Director of the Sunfish Recreational Program this summer. She's been sailing at CYC since she was six and this is her third year teaching. She is a rising senior at Ridgewood High School in New Jersey next year, and plans to sail in college. Off the water, she enjoys writing, watching movies, and running with her dog.
Laser Sailing Lead:
Rosie BensonRosie Benson is 14 years old and going into her freshman year at Broadneck High School. She enjoys being on the water and being with kids.
Henry Bishop is excited to be a substitute instructor this summer. He is 16 years old and going to be a junior at Hereford High School. This is his first summer teaching at CYC.
Jamie Eslick is 15 years old and going to be a sophomore at St. Mark’s School. He is a substitute instructor, and this is his first summer teaching at CYC.
Maeve Hecht is fifteen years old and goes to Savannah Country Day School. Outside of sailing she enjoys doing soccer and cheerleading.
Kristen McLean is 16 years old and going into her junior year at Groton-Dunstable Regional high school. She figure skates year-round and loves snowboarding in the winter.
Harrison is excited to be a substitute junior instructor this summer at Chatham Yacht Club. He has been sailing at CYC since he was seven years old and is a member of the 420 Race Team. Harrison (age 14) is a rising freshman at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. When he’s not sailing, Harrison enjoys teaching rowing classes, getting in flying hours toward his pilot’s license, and engineering rockets, planes, and all sorts of contraptions for his YouTube channel “All Original.”
Jessica is a Substitute Junior Instructor at CYC. She will also be on the 420 Race Team and Opti Race team this summer. Jessica began sailing as a toddler and began taking lessons at CYC when she was 6 years old. This is her first-year teaching sailing. Jessica is going to be a Freshmen at Hingham High School. Her passions include sailing, gymnastics, soccer, babysitting, playing with her dog, and hanging out with her friends.
Alex is a Substitute Junior Instructor at CYC this summer. He has been sailing at CYC since he was seven and this is his first season instructing. He’s going to be an eighth grader at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in the fall. When not sailing Alex enjoys playing hockey, lacrosse, and golf.
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