Chatham Yacht Club
Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921
This is a busy week at CYC and we want to keep all of our members and guests safe and healthy.
Spinsheet -August 5,2021
History is being made this week on Pleasant Bay
First, Chatham Yacht Club hosted the Leo Telesmanick Beetle Cat regatta with the Beetle Cat also celebrating it's 100th birthday. Secondly, CYC wins the SMSA Durant Trophy. Thirdly, IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY! And the good news keeps on coming...
CYC WINS SMSA DURANT TROPHY IN THE SMSA JUNIOR TEAM RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS - FOR THE 1st TIME
See below for details
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening at our Centennial Gala. With over 230 revelers joining us, this will be an event like never before!
Please be mindful of EastwardHo! property and parking.
The weather looks glorious!
Mark your calendar - Tommorrow Afternoon!
Baybird Open House – Friday, August 6th
Please come to see the spectacle, take photos, and sail on one of these beautiful boats!
Coming to the Gala? Watching the baybird parade? Joining the regatta? For those of you who have not been 'over the hill' in a while, please remember to STOP STOP STOP as you enter the pathway to CYC. Please look for golfers and wait. A golf ball travels over 100 mph and is very dangerous!
CYC IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS!
We have needs for food and drink donations, for help setting and cleaning up for the gala, and for hospitality during the regatta. Please use this signup to indicate where you can help!
The Centennial Decorating Committee would love to borrow your pennants for "under the tent" at Friday's gala. If you have any pennants you can loan (with your name affixed) please contact Nikki Bartlett or Kristin Zabbo. They will be returned!
Patrollers - there are still opportunities to sign up for Patrol at the CYC Regatta. There will be a patrol meeting at the regatta this Saturday at 9AM to give a basic rundown of what patrollers do.
Spectator boats -For boaters watching the races that have room for other spectators on their boat and would like to offer those spots to others. To sign up just signup for patrol and specify in the signup that you want to be a spectator boat and how many spectators you can take on your boat.
A BIG THANK YOU to : Julie Murphy, Barb Shipley, John Maggioni, The Dickson, Avery and Paczkowska families for lending your boats and for your helping hand and volunteer spirit! Thank you Jeff Howell and Ashley Dart for your dedication! We could not do this without you!
The SMSA Junior Team Racing program was organized in 1976 to promote racing among the various SMSA yacht clubs as a means of creating additional interest in junior sailing programs.
CYC Centennial Trivia Nugget:
Introduction: The Spirit of CYC: by Ted Dickson, Jeff Howell, et alia
The Chatham Yacht Club (a.k.a. CYC) has been dedicated to the promotion of sailboat racing and the development of sailors since 1921. CYC provides sailing instruction to children, adolescents, and adults, and organizes racing experiences in the Pleasant Bay area of Cape Cod, MA.
Chatham Yacht Club has always been more of a concept than a building. It is a community of people who work together to promote sailing and one-design racing on Pleasant Bay. One way that this community is unique is in the amazing hidden lives of its members. We see sailors and patrol boat operators and dock committee members and people doing maintenance projects. We do not always realize that we are also seeing accomplished doctors, teachers, professors and college presidents, accountants, ministers, social workers, engineers, business leaders, and even ambassadors.
Another more important way that this community is unique is how each generation trains and teaches the next generation through coaching, conversation, mentoring, and modeling, transferring values such as sportsmanship, seamanship, and voluntarism as well as sailing and teaching skills.
At CYC, young sailors compete against older champion sailors in many kinds of boats. In the 2020 regatta, two sailors in their fifties won the 420 class and the C-14 class, a 60+ year-old Sunfish sailor defeated the teen-agers, and in the Beetle Cat class, the teenager sailing with his father outsailed the older sailors. This older generation also mentors the sailing instructors who then pass on all of these values and skills to the next generation.
We love to sail and do not worry about frills. Our place has been on the water.TO READ MORE
Following a year of planning, Telesmanick Regatta 100th Steering Committee members Ted Dickson, Cathy Taylor and Roy Terwilliger would like to thank the many volunteers (both on the water and off!) who helped to make this past weekend's centennial New England Beetle Cat Boat Association championship so successful. This was a true CYC team effort (including Mother Nature!) and everyone had a wonderful time. Please go to the CYC website to view photos of the spectacular, centennial event sailed by a record seventy-three Beetle Cats and to see the final standings.
As the number of registrants climbed way beyond our audacious goal of 50 boats, we knew that the only club that could pull this off was CYC because of our volunteer spirit. We want to especially thank Jeff Howell and the instructors for running the launching process, towing boats, ferrying sailors, and rescuing boats - especially Grace Gonzales and Kailyn McGauley for their extraordinary efforts rescuing a capsized Beetle Cat.”