Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2022





*Regatta Gear Pre-order Deadline is NOON, TODAY

July 21st

Spinsheet - July 21, 2022



If you are a sailor or your child participates in Sailing School,

YOU are a vital part of our future.

This campaign is crucial to maintain the spirit of CYC and our accessibility to all.

We are seeking club-wide participation. No donation amount is insignificant.

We are grateful for every level of support. All donation levels are confidential


Why do we need to raise the funds? 

CYC needs fleet upgrades - one of the pillars of support in the campaign

CYC’s sailboat and powerboat fleet are both in need of ongoing investment. The cost of upgrades to its 420 and Laser fleets has increased beyond original plans. In addition, CYC’s powerboats are aging and need to evolve to meet changing coaching and instruction needs of our competitive sailors.

The condition of our fleet directly impacts the quality of the sailing experience and education. 

Please see our Campaign page for more detailed information. 

Campaign for the Next Century Honor Roll

Donors (as of 7/19)


Bartlett, Nikki & Marshall

Bartlett, Steph & Chuck

Dart, Tracy & Dan

Burmeister, Gail & Paul

Coleman, Alison & Lisa Bosley

Coleman-Fuller, Natalie & Rob

DeSilva, Michelle & Peter

Doyle, Nancy

Fitzmaurice, Cindi & Fitz

Gassner-Maggioni, Cara & Jay

Kintz, Liz & Brad

The Koch Family

McClennen, Fran & ALan

McGauley, Patty & Greg

Peck, Penny & Schuyler

Rogers, Lyndy

Ronty, Alice & Paul

Rosenthal, Bonnie & Phil

The Ryan Family

Robbins, Maxine & Phil

Sheldrick, Karen

Sherer, Kathy & Frank

Shipey, Barb & Paul Lamoreux

Taylor, Cathy

Taylor, Emily

Terwilliger, Roxanna & Roy

Wesp, Heather & Bart

Winslow, Ginger & Ken

Wray, Chris & Betsy Konvalinka

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

How are we doing?

With approximately $220, 000 of our $350,000 goal raised thus far, we are 62% of our way there!

19% of the CYC membership has contributed thus far.

Donate what you can, every dollar makes an impact.

With your help, we can secure the future!



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


For Regatta Weekend Details





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


CYC’s annual Sailing School Picnic will take place this Friday July 22 at 5:30pm.   We will have two charcoal grills available for grilling and invite members to bring their own portable gas grills for use (the line can get long at those charcoal grills!).

Please bring your own food and beverages and we encourage you to bring salads, chips, and other items as well if you so desire.  Condiments, plates, napkins, and plastic utensils will be provided as will the always popular SMORES!

Sailing School instructors will be in attendance and ready to engage with students in some traditional CYC picnic games.  This is a family event and the weather looks warm but promising.  We look forward to seeing you at CYC on Friday!


School Picnic


July 22nd, 5:30 PM

Save the Date


Sailing School Kids & Staff Only

August 4th

Drop off 6PM - Pick Up 8:30 PM

Meet your Sailing School Staff on our Staff Bios Page:

Staff Bios

2022 CYC Sailing School Staff:

Program Director:
Assistant Program Director:

Ellen Fuller
Grace Gunsalus

420 Race Coach: 

Katelyn McGauley

Helmsman Class Director:

Helmsman Instructors:

Tucker Lamoreux

Ryan McGauley

Chad Bartlett

Opti Race Coach: 

Grace Gunsalus

Opti 2 Co-Directors:

Cody Lamoreux

Cailyn Murphy

Opti 2 Instructor: Chad Bartlett
Opti 1 Director: Grace Gunsalus 
Opti 1 Instructor:

Amelia Gassner

Sarah Lenox

 Beetle Cat  
Crew Class Co-Directors:

Schuyler Bartlett

Karina Lamoreux


Junior Instructors:

Catherine Dickson

Julia Scipione

Finlay Sullivan

Recreational Sailing Director: Margaret Dickson
Instructor:  Julia Szymanski


Margaret Dickson
Substitute Instructors

Brooke Bartlett

Sophie Dart

Max Wesp



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



The Regatta page is now live with all of the pertinent details:

CYC 2022 Regatta

To Register for the Regatta using a QR code:

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!


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


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!




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).



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


Optimist “Winner” (c. 2003), excellent condition. Gently and sparingly used and carefully stored in a dry basement. Includes not only hull, practice sails, spars, and blades, airbags, extra sail, and wind indicator, but also a nearly new set of racing blades and sail, in bag. Dolly and storage cover also included. Price: $2000, will consider reasonable offers, want this lovely boat to find a new, happy home.

If interested, contact Carolyn at


"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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