Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2022

Spinsheet - June 25, 2022

Thank you to our volunteers and social committee for hosting a fun Commodore's Cocktail party last Friday evening. 

Ginger Winslow, Kristen Zabbo, Laure Etre, Jenna Benson, Deb McLean, Kerry Cahaly, Jenn Gilmartin, and Nikki Bartlett

a special shout out to Jenn Gilmartin who cleaned and scrubbed the clubhouse to ensure it was ship shape for us!

During the evening, Commodore Marshall Bartlett also presented:


Since our founding in 1921, CYC has gone to teach sailing to thousands of children and adults, host countless sailing races and regattas, garner prestigious sailing awards and chammpionships, and promote the sport of sailing.  Perhaps most importantly,  CYC has maintained its distinctive culture of multi-generational friendship and volunteerism.  It is only fitting that we were all able to enjoy the amazing Centennial celebrations we had last summer. 

A giant thank you to the donors who have kicked off our


We are half way there!

Why do we need to raise the funds? 

CYC operates on a financial 'break even' and volunteer basis.  Because of this we are able to keep our membership dues and sailing school rates as low as possible with a desire to keep CYC affordable to all.

CYC has material beach preservation, fleet upgrades and infrastructure maintenance needs today and to prepare for the next century.

 We are seeking club-wide participation.  No donation amount is insignificantWe are grateful for every level of support.  All donation levels are confidential

What has CYC meant to your family?  The lifelong friendships that were forged; the growth you experienced or that you've seen your children and grandchilden experience on the water; and all the challenges met and all the triumphs enjoyed.  For 100 years, we have made a difference in so many lives.  Let's make sure the next 100 years are just as meaningful.

Please see our Campaign page for more detailed information. 

We need your support

Help CYC honor our past and build our future

Our Goal is as much participation from our CYC community as possible.

Every contribution is a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 educational organization

For more information please visit CYC's Campaign for the Next Century


Ladies Luncheon

July 21st

Wild Goose Tavern

at the Wayside Inn

11:30 am

Limited to the first 26 ladies

Cash payment at the end of the meal

Please RSVP to Kristen Zabbo at


Sailing School Picnic

next Friday!

July 22nd - 5:30 PM 

Save the Date


Sailing School Kids & Staff Only

August 4th

Drop off 6PM - Pick Up 8:30 PM



We need your help.

In order to keep children safe, the costs affordable as well as maintain the community culture of Chatham Yacht Club, CYC relies on ALL members to volunteer in order to get everything done. This also a great way to get to know old and new CYC members.

Thank you to those who have volunteered this season already! 

Members with sailing school participants should sign up for at least one slot  per child (race day or social or house and grounds volunteer) per child enrolled in Sailing School and at least one Regatta donation per child in Sailing School.

Members with our Sailing School participants should sign up for at least two volunteers slots and at least one item for the Regatta.

Please see the separate signups below.  The more the better, THANK YOU!

Parent on Duty  Social Event   Race Day   

Regatta Volunteers

To learn more, please visit our Volunteer Page




July 17th: CYC Beach Day - postponed until JULY 24th

July 21st: Ladies Luncheon *NEW*

July 22nd: Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

July 24th: rescheduled CYC Beach Day

August 5th: CYC Commodore's Buffet

August 6th-7th: CYC Regatta

August 14th: CYC Beach Day

August 19th: Last Hurrah Cocktails, 6:00pm

The CYC Social Committee is looking forward to a wonderful summer filled with fun events for the whole family, but we count on volunteers to make all these events happen!! Please sign up on the CYC website! If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

Kristen Zabbo and Laura Etre



So just what do all of the CYC "Series races" and schedules mean??

Below please find a primer that may help to answer any questions you might have:

Active sailboat racing by members of all ages is one of the great traditions of the Chatham Yacht Club. Head-to-head racing against adults provides an objective measure by which young sailors can judge their racing ability and progress. It also fosters cross- generational friendships and mentoring, which, incidentally, can go both ways. All members are urged to participate in racing.  Races are held weekly at CYC during the summer sailing season from late June to late August; please see the CYC weekly schedule (below) for times. Information is also available on the CYC website.


Race held on Tuesdays, open to members of all ages (420s, Lasers, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)


Second race held on Tuesdays, following the first Tuesday race. Open to 420s, Lasers, Sunfish, and Optis, and for the Women’s Series in Beetles


Held during the second race on Tuesdays open to women skippers in Beetlecats.


Races held on Wednesday for Monday/Wednesday sailing school students (420s, Beetle Cats, Optis, Sunfish)

Races held on Thursday for Tuesday / Thursday sailing school students (420s, Beetle Cats, Optis)


Races held on Wednesday following the Sailing School Races (skippers under age 16 in 420s, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)


Open to members of all ages (Marshall 18s, Day Sailers, 420s, Lasers, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)

Additional classes with three or more boats may be added at the discretion of the Race Committee.


Specific weekend race regatta for daysailers.


The Junior Presidents Cup for Day Sailers is sailed the weekend after the regatta. Skippers for this event must be 18 or younger.


References and includes Tuesday Series I, Tuesday Series II, Women’s Series and Saturday Series races.

At the end of the season, during our closing meeting, trophies are awarded to the top sailors in each of these classes and series.  To see past winners, please see the Awards & Trophies site page.

To race and view the weekly race schedule, please see the Racing site page.


Remembering Polly Dickson

The Dickson family is hosting a celebration of Polly in North Chatham on

Sunday afternoon, July 31.

Anyone who is interested in attending can find the details and RSVP at this link:

Feel free to share this invitation with other friends of Polly!


Monday,  a gorgeous day on the bay! 

See who else is sailing and join us, it's fun!

Adult Sailors: (Monday)

Lisa Bosley

Amber Caggiano

Tracy Dart

Emily Donnan

Alicia Downs

Sarah Eslick

Cara Maggioni

Jenn Gilmartin

Rebecca Horn

Melissa Hubbell

Isabel Kammerer

Garland Kincaid

Harv Lester

Sarah Lipson

Deb McLean

Donald McMinn

Melise OSullivan

Michele Palmer

Frank Sherer

Katy Sherer

Deb Willsea

Peter Willsea

Ginger Winslow

Saturday sailors:

Lisa Crounse

Julia Holloway

Michael Klepikov

Michele Palmer

Nicholas Papadeas

Monday instructors:

Ann Carson

Allison Coleman

Anna Harper

Jeff Howell

Natalie Fuller

Phil Robbins

Alice Ronty

Anne Sampson

Gwen Shipley

Barb Shipley

Carrie Spring 7/18-8/12

Cathy Taylor

Karen Taylor

Saturday instructors:

Rotation of CYC Sailing School Paid Staff

To join us or for more information, visit CYC Adult Sailing


CYC MATCHMAKING  "This summer, we have received many requests for skippers seeking crew, and crew seeking skippers both in 14' Catboats and in Beetle Cats. As an attempt to get interested and enthusiastic CYC members out on the Bay to race, we have started a CYC 2022 "Skipper/Crew Needs" clipboard sign up. We will do our best to assist you! This will be available both in the CYC clubhouse, and also at Adult Sailing classes on Mondays & Saturdays. We hope to get this on the CYC website in the future. Questions? Please see Cathy Taylor, or



For the full collection of CYC apparel—including classic polos, tech tees, tech polos, sweatshirts, fleeces, quarter zips, hats, visors, sandals as well as outdoor Patagonia and Helly Hansen apparel—be sure to visit the online CYC club stores (open year-round) at Team One Newport and Eliza B Leather Man. The direct links to these CYC club stores are available on the NEW CYC website’s gear page. 

During the sailing school season, you can find a curated collection of CYC accessories (e.g., notepads, car magnets, pens, and Smathers & Branson tumblers, key fobs, bottle openers, sunglass straps, and more) as well as a very limited inventory of apparel basics at the CYC clubhouse pop-up honor shop. The CYC honor shop is open each day during sailing school hours.


For any questions, feel free to reach CYC parent and gear volunteer Liz Kintz at                                                              Top



Please be on the lookout to welcome our newest members:

Eunice (“Oonie”) Chase

Year-round: 70 Rowland Dr North Chatham, MA 02650

Oonie is the sister of current member Beazie Chase

Kevin and Ann Johnson

Summer: 1 Little Cove Lane Orleans, MA 02653

Winter City: Morristown, New Jersey

Son Nick (age 18) is on the 420 race team

Isabel Kammerer

Summer: Renting locally

Winter City: Berlin, Germany

Isabel is taking adult sailing

Children: Mathilda (age 9) is joining the M/W crew class

Bernhard (age 5)

Courtney and Matthew Bishop

Summer Address: 48 Youngs Road, Chatham

Winter City: Parkton, MD

Son in Helmsman: Henry (15)

Diane and David Carter

Summer Address: 52 Shattuck Pl, Chatham

Winter City: Boston, MA

The Carters have ordered a brand new Arey’s 14-foot catboat which will be ready for the summer of 2023.

Julia and David Holloway

Year round address: 641 Crowell Road, North Chatham

Julia will be taking adult sailing lessons on Saturday mornings.

Melissa and Matthew Hubbell

Summer address: 26 Carolyn Dr, Chatham,

Winter City: Acton, MA

Two daughters for Sunfish Recreation class: Adah Elizabeth (13) and Annamarie (10)

Younger son Nolan (7)

Lauren and Jon Nykvist

Summer Address: 42 Patterson Road, West Chatham

Winter City: Dedham, MA

Daughter for W/F crew class: Lizzie (7)

Lauren is the cousin of current member Joanne Caggiano

Kathleen and Nick Papadeas

Summer Address: 47 Morning Glory Dr, Dennis

Winter City: Franklin, MA

Daughter for W/F crew class: Emily (10)

Nick will be in the Saturday Adult Sailing class

Belinda and Tony Roth

Summer address: 34 Wheeler Drive, Brewster

Winter City: Bryn Mayr, PA

Daughter for Helmsman: Ari (14)

Tony sailed at CYC as a camper at Camp Viking and has sailed his Baybird in many CYC regattas. Older daughter Cate (16) worked at PBCB last summer.

We are also welcoming back these former CYC members:

Amber and Andy Caggiano

Summer Address: 64 Ralph Street, Chatham

Winter City: Collierville, Tennessee

Daughter for M/Thur crew class: Charlotte (7)

Andy sailed at CYC as a child and his brother Greg is a current member.

Lisa Crounce and Carson Porter

Summer Address: 38 Medicine Bow, Chatham

Winter City: Oakland, CA

Lisa is taking the Saturday morning adult class

Lisa sailed at CYC as a child and has recently crewed for her cousin Carrie Spring in some CYC races. Her uncle David Spring is also a current member.

Diane and Mathew MacIver

Summer address: 1112 Queen Anne Road, Harwich

Winter City: Hingham, MA

Mat sailed at CYC as a child and his children (Annie and Greg) grew up at CYC as well. Mat plans to race his Sunfish

Regina and Jonathan Winslow

Summer address: 6 Ewing Drive, South Orleans

Winter City: Charlestown, MA

Son for Opti 2: Jack (11)

Daughter for Opti 1: Lilly (8)

Jonathan sailed at CYC as a child and his parents Ginger & Ken Winslow are current members.



The membership committee is looking for veteran CYC individuals and/or families who are willing to serve as mentors for new members this summer.  The goal of this program is to connect new members with veteran members who will reach out to them throughout the entire season and assist them in feeling comfortable with all aspects of CYC life. Being a CYC mentor is easy! You are asked to touch base with your mentees before social events, encouraging them to join in by making a plan to meet in the parking lot and “walk over the hill together”, explaining how our race schedule and regatta weekend works and/or helping them to find a way to volunteer and get involved that matches their talents.

If you are interested and would like more information, please reach out to Heather Wesp ( or 774-269-1788) or Kristen Berner ( or 954-257-1057).


Getting your boat to CYC:

No boats or sailboards may be carried over the hill to be launched at CYC. Launching may take place at Jack Knife Harbor, the Town Landing on Crow's Pond, Ryder's Cove or in Round Cove. (Please see the email of 6/14 detailing the NEW permit requirements for use of Round Cove)

Transportation of 420s and Optis over the hill for the purpose of attending regattas during the summer may occur ONLY before sunrise and after sunset per our lease with Eastward Ho!



Pristine RIB for Sale 

Mercury RIB

2016 Mercury 260 Dynamic White Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), Hypalon, purchased in 2018, always stored dry on dolly, very clean. Lightly used.  See link above for full details.

"Selling because we moved boat from mooring to rack and no longer need it."

For more information, please contact Cindi Fitzmaurice

Looking to purchase a used sunfish dolly for our 14' sunfish. Please contact Sydney Cook directly at 843-303-4932 or if you have one to sell or know anyone who does. Thanks!  Sydney Cook

Opti For Sale, Excellent Condition

2018 Opti

"He grew too tall" 

2018 Opti for Sale .  See link above for full details. 

For more information, please contact Liz Kintz 

"Missing from close of 2021 CYC sailing season - brand new Sunfish dolly. Probably taken in error from CYC beach area. Please check your Sunfish dollies to make sure you have your own. Ended up with a CYC 420 dolly and would like to have my Sunfish dolly back. No questions asked. Thank you. Please contact Cathy Taylor at"


Courtesy and Safety on the Golf Course

An average golf ball leaves the tee traveling 115 mph or more, and our path to CYC takes us right in front of the first tee. Adults and children need to take care as they cross in front.  Eastward Ho! has provided a fence to protect us.  CYC members should stop at the edge of the fence, look and assess the situation.  Always wait while golfers are teeing off, but if the golfers are waiting, they may signal it is safe to cross. Be aware as you approach the ninth green as well, since it is just beyond our path.

Eastward Ho! and CYC have a great working relationship, but it depends on CYC members being courteous to and respectful of the golfers.  Please wear shirts and shoes when crossing the hill, and do not use your cell phone.  It is best to be quiet when golfers are on the 9th green.  You may stop and wait, or move quietly by, but try not to distract those focusing on their putts.


CYC Parking

The new parking lot configuration allows for multi-directional Fox Hill Road access from three points as illustrated in the diagram below. It is essential that all CYC traffic use the third entrance on Fox Hill road to minimize the access traffic and pedestrian hazards in the other parts of the parking area.

The added parking has improved parking but we, EHCC and CYC, need to continue to optimize on the available parking with the following actions;

Sailing School morning classes

CYC instructors will be available to help students to and from the CYC club house so parents can enjoy the convenience of “drop and go” noted by the yellow cross-hash area. Before 11:30 am, parking maybe available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the designated area, highlighted in green box, for parents to bring their children to classes, meet the instructors and fellow parents. Please be aware this area is not exclusive to CYC but shared with EHCC. If there is a shortage of parking spaces in the designated area, please park on the shoulder of Fox Hill Rd. “Pickup and go will also be available for your convenience at the conclusion of morning classes at the Pick-up spot shown in the diagram. This is a safer and shaded location where our students can be ready for pick-up.


Parking begins to get busy around 11:30 when Eastward Ho! Lunch service begins. After 11:30, We ask that CYC members park on the Fox Hill road shoulder during lunch if the north lot is busy.

Afternoon classes and races

Due to the limited amount of parking spaces, Parents are encouraged to enjoy the convenience of “drop and go” where appropriate for the children. Parents who would like to see your kids in action during the afternoon races can check for available parking spots in the designated (green) area after 2 PM. If there is a shortage of parking spaces at any time, please park on the shoulder of Fox Hill Rd.

Eastward Ho! will have parking lot attendants available to assist with traffic flow and direct CYC members to the designated (green) area. Please don’t hesitate to speak with them if you have any questions or need assistance.

As always, safety is paramount as we balance convenience and consideration for a shared parking resource with our friends at Eastward Ho!

Thank you for your cooperation as we begin a new exciting season at CYC!


Chatham Yacht Club | P.O. Box 531 | North Chatham, MA 02650

CYC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Your donations are tax deductible!

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