Chatham Yacht Club
Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921
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:
CYC's CAMPAIGN FOR THE NEXT CENTURY.
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
CAMPAIGN FOR THE NEXT CENTURY
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 insignificant. We 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
Wild Goose Tavern
at the Wayside Inn
Limited to the first 26 ladies
Cash payment at the end of the meal
Please RSVP to Kristen Zabbo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date
DANCE & KARAOKE PARTY
Sailing School Kids & Staff Only
Drop off 6PM - Pick Up 8:30 PM
VOLUNTEER AT CYC
CYC ONLY FUNCTIONS WITH YOUR HELPING HANDS!
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!
To learn more, please visit our Volunteer Page
CYC SEASON CLUB DATES
SAVE THESE DATES!
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
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.
TUESDAY SERIES I
Race held on Tuesdays, open to members of all ages (420s, Lasers, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)
TUESDAY SERIES II
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.
SAILING SCHOOL SERIES
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.
DS PRESIDENTS CUP
Specific weekend race regatta for daysailers.
JR PRESIDENTS CUP
The Junior Presidents Cup for Day Sailers is sailed the weekend after the regatta. Skippers for this event must be 18 or younger.
CYC SERIES RACES
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: http://evite.me/EgJ2vMsXDZ
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!
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 CathyE43@gmail.com.
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.
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
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.
CYC MENTORS NEEDED!
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.
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
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 email@example.com if you have one to sell or know anyone who does. Thanks! Sydney Cook
Opti For Sale, Excellent Condition
"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 CathyE43@gmail.com."
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.
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!Top
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!