Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2023

July 21, 2023


From last Friday's Midsummer Luncheon at Eastward Ho! to Monday's Adult Sailing Picnic and the StoneHorse Opti regatta to pre-ordering CYC Regatta Gear and the 2023 Regatta Dinner announcement - it's been another busy week at CYC!

Don't forget TONIGHT's SAILING SCHOOL PICNIC at 5:30!  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!

If you have not had a chance to register or read the announcement.  Details are now LIVE for the 102nd annual CYC Regatta weekend.  The NOR and Registration links are live and RSVP's for the Commodore's Dinner Gala are requested by July 24th. 

CYC Regatta Information

Commodore's Dinner Information

Commodore's Dinner RSVP

MIDSUMMER LUNCHEON Thank you to Regina Bello and Courtney Bishop for pulling together a delightful and elegant luncheon at Eastward Ho!  for over 40 male and female CYC members.  From the floral centerpieces, printed place cards, candy treats and surprise giveaways, the luncheon was a huge success!  We are so appreciative of the donations from Kristin Zabbo and Laura Etre (Candy Manor), Becky & Brian Voekel (Mahi Gold), Heather Thorpe (Elin swag), Deb McLean (succulents), Amber Caggiano (Wine & Dunkin) Tracy Dart (Found Collection) , Thank you to the entire social committee and committee chairs Amber Caggiano and Jennifer Gilmartin for chairing this exciting group!  Further thanks to NIkki & Marshall Bartlett for serving as our official hosts of the event.  We can't wait until next year's line up!  Scroll below for event photos.


 We look forward to seeing you this evening at the Sailing School picnic!

 CYC Sailors have also sailed in a few regattas with specatcular results.  Congratulations!

Have you met your child's instructor?  Scroll below to see a list of this year's CYC sailing school staff. 



Blue Fleet (42 boats)

25 Emery Benson [Blue]

26 Lillian Stoddard [Blue]

34 Millie DiRocco [Blue]

40 Lucas Proia [Blue]

Red Fleet (27 boats)

9 Sam Bartlett [Red]

13 Jessica Scipione [Red]

15 Eli Gertsberg [Red]

Way to go!

Do you have a Sunfish?

First the good news, our Sunfish class is very popular! Now the bad news, we are looking for more boats!

Due to the high demand, we are seeking Sunfish that might be lent to the club for use this summer.  

If you happen to own a Sunfish or know someone who does, please consider lending it to the club for the summer. This would greatly help our Sunfish class!

Do you have any Sunfish parts? CYC is looking for donations of spare Sunfish parts.  Thank you for your help!

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, permits may be required.

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!


Ahoy Mateys! 

I have just registered my Beetle Cat, Kit Kat, for the 2023 Leo J. Telesmanick Beetle Cat Championship BEETLE CAT REGATTA to be held August 11-13, 2023 at Bass River Yacht Club (South Yarmouth, MA)!  Natalie Coleman Fuller will skipper and I will be her trusty (or maybe crusty?) crew! 

We would love to have CYC represented by more Beetles, as Bass River Yacht Club has moved the date of the championship to the weekend after our own CYC regatta to avoid a conflict for our Beetle Cat skippers! 

Remember just two years ago at CYC when we hosted over 70 Beetle Cats on our starting line at CYC?  The more the merrier! 

Keeper trophies will be given to the top three skippers in the following categories:  Overall, Junior (18 & under), Mens, Womens, Old Salts (50-69), and Ancient Mariners (70 and over) Divisions.  Please consider, as it is sure to be a great event!

For more information about this annual event and to register you, your crew and your Beetle Cat, please go to  TELESMANICK  or contact Cathy Taylor at


ADULT SAILING  What a glorious day on the bay!  The Adult Sailing class spent the afternoon sailing on the bay and made their way to Sipson Island for a picnic celebration.  Light wind hampered the ability to reach Hog Island, but there is always next year!  Thank you to all of the sailboat owners for joining us and to Gwen Shipley our ever ready leader!


The racing season is just getting underway at CYC and, like every year, we need people to volunteer to patrol the races on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to keep our sailors safe. If you have a power boat, can operate one of the CYC powerboats, or would just like to assist, please sign up to help patrol some of the races through the CYC volunteer website.

2023 Regatta Patrol times will be updated shortly on the volunteer website.

Six new beautiful Patrol flags have been added to the Patrol Flag bucket. The red bucket holding the Patrol flags is in the basement of the CYC Clubhouse, to the far right when facing the building. Please return the Patrol flags after each day.

As a friendly reminder, when patrolling, please try your best to stay well behind the fleet at the start, and please try to avoid creating a wake in front of the fleet at any time, including in the mooring fields as sailors are tying down their boats and awaiting a shuttle back to the dock.

To assure you, patrolling is straightforward and does not require experience.  Quite simply, we need to make sure all the boats that go out for a race return to shore.  If you have any questions or concerns about patrolling, please contact Mike Szymanski at any time (cell: 201-320-3270 or e-mail: or Marshall Bartlett  (617-548-0507



There are a few small yard work chores around the clubhouse that still need to be done. Anyone interested?


Are you handy or willing to learn?  Looking for a new title? CYC needs Fleet Captain's for the sailboat fleets who can help with minor repairs as needed. 

Please contact Bart Wesp @



July 21st: Sailing School Picnic (5:30 PM)

July 23rd : CYC Beach Day

July 29th : CYC Evening Sail & Raft-Up (6:00 PM)

August 3rd : CYC Sailing School Karaoke Night (5:30 PM)

August 4th : CYC Regatta Dinner & Gala

August 5th & 6th : CYC Regatta

August 13th : CYC Beach Day

August 18th : Last Hurrah Cocktails (6:00 PM)

August 19th Closing Meeting & Awards (3:00 PM)

August 20th: Clubhouse Closing

The CYC Social Committee is ecstatic about the 2023 season & all the wonderful, fun-filled events for our families. We rely on volunteers to make all these events happen, so please consider helping out! You can sign up for most of these events on the CYC website, but please contact us with any questions! Looking forward to seeing everyone and having another amazing summer with our CYC family!!

Jennifer Gilmartin ( &

Amber Caggiano (

Midsummer Luncheon Pics



We need your help.

Don’t’ miss out on the many CYC membership opportunities the first official week of sailing school and beyond! 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.

You can start by enrolling to volunteer HERE

A quick tutorial on Volunteer Scheduler Pro is available HERE

The mobile app is available on the app store.

Thank you to those who have volunteered this season already! 

Any volunteer questions or ideas can be directed to Alicia Downs at 917-623-3819 or Sarah Lipson 646-283-4209.


2023 CYC Regatta Gear

available for Pre-order!



The CYC clubhouse honor shop, featuring CYC accessories, will open the first day of sailing school, and will be open each day this summer during sailing school hours. We're excited to bring back CYC favorites, including the CYC line of Smathers & Branson accessories, in addition to new items: acrylic CYC car burgees, ramblers, sports bags, new water bottles, lunch totes, and more. As always, you can visit our online CYC shops yearound to shop for custom CYC apparel (including new CYC sweatpants and visors) at Eliza B and Team One Newport.


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 CYC website’s gear page.

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


Welcome aboard!

Regina & Bill Bello, Chatham and Monckton, MD

Parents of member Courtney Bishop and volunteered around CYC last season.

Brianna Bobola, North Truro

Brianna, enrolled in the adult sailing classes, is new to sailing and eager to learn!

Alicia & Mark Driscoll, South Chatham and White Plains, NY

Mark grew up sailing at CYC with his family and has recently moved back to the East Coast to from Los Angeles.

Jocelyn & Shawn Hemingway, Harwich and Ludlow, MA

Sawyer (11), previously took classes at PBCB and is now enrolled in the Opti Intermediate program.

Alex Maggioni, Chatham and Los Angeles, CA

One of the Maggioni siblings! Alex has been around CYC for many years and is participating in the adult sailing program.

Megan Meyer, Brewster and Oklahoma City, OK

A close friend of the Wesp family and new to sailing! Megan has enrolled in both sessions of adult sailing.

Henry Pott, Chatham and Concord, MA

Married with two teenage sons, Henry is an experienced sailor looking forward to meeting people who also enjoy sailing.

Emily & Warren Richmond, Acton MA

The Richmonds have 3 Children in sailing school- Lucy (12-Opti), Warren (10-Opti), Jane (8- crew) Young Warren had great experience sailing in CYC regatta last year!

Lindsay & Drew Rogers, Chatham and Medfield, MA

Tenley and Elizabeth are participating in the crew classes.

Jo & Michael Schreibman, Harwich

The Schreibmans have recently relocated here from Florida.

Michael plans to race Sunfish this season.

Bri Schreiner, Chatham

Bri is the daughter of Katy and Frank Sherer.

Remi (12) is enrolled in the Sunfish classes.

Laura & Bryan Semple, Chatham and Somerville, MA

Friends of the Bartletts, Bryan is a sailor and Laura looks forward to learning.

Lauren & Brian Simons, Chatham and Westport, CT

Andrew (10) and Brooke (8)  Lauren, Andrew and Brooke will be taking some private lessons at CYC this summer

Becky & Brian Voelkel, Chatham and Hingham, MA

Tierney (7), Matthew (5), Evelyn (3). The owners of Mahi Gold, daughter Tierney is enrolled in the crew class.

Courtney & Peter Wyman, Chatham and Pacific Palisades, CA

Son Henry (10) and daughter Caroline (8) are both in Crew class


Chatham Yacht Club Membership Committee is looking for individuals, couples, and families who would be interested in mentoring new families this summer! This is a fun way to get involved and help make our newest members feel welcome. If you can help, please email Thank you!

2023 CYC Sailing School Staff:

Program Director:

Schuyler Bartlett

420 Race Coach: 

Ryan McGauley

Helmsman Lead Instructor:

Helmsman Instructor:

Tucker Lamoreux

Chad Bartlett


Opti Race Co-Coaches &

Opti Advanced Instructors:

Cody Lamoreux

Cailyn Murphy

Opti Intermediate Lead Instructor:

Sarah Lenox

Opti Intermediate Instructor: Julia Scipione
Opti Beginner Lead Instructor: Amelia Gassner
Opti Beginner Instructor:

Amy Byler

 Beetle Cat  
Crew Class Lead Instructor:

Catherine Dickson

Crew Junior Instructors:

Brooke Bartlett


Sophie Dart

Finlay Sullivan

Max Wesp

Recreational Sailing Co-Leads: Coco Fitzmaurice

Julia Szymanski


Margaret Dickson
Substitute Instructors

Rosie Benson

Henry Bishop

Jamie Eslick

Maeve Hecht

Harrison Kintz

Kristen McLean

Jessica Scipione

Alex Wesp

Meet the CYC Staff

Weekly CYC Schedule at a glance 

Please see the Racing Page for more information on the 2023 CYC Series 


Trophy Engraving & Return

We are asking trophy holders to return them to the Clubhouse early this season so they can be displayed for everyone to see!

Reminder - If you won one of the CYC Awards or Season Series trophies last year, you are responsible for getting your name engraved onto the trophy.

East Coast Engraving in Hyannis closed permanently last week (!). The best option now seems to be CCI Engraving at 474 Station Ave, South Yarmouth - take old Exit 8 and go South - it will be in a shopping area on the left (across the parking lot from Marathon Sports). Their phone number is 508-398-4433. There is a one-time set-up charge of $25 for each trophy, but once it is in his system the same trophy can be engraved each year without that additional charge.

Thank you!         


New! Private and Semi-Private Rowing Lessons

Vintage Nautical Wood Boat Oars 3D model | CGTraderNew this summer! CYC sailor and junior instructor, Harrison Kintz, is offering private and semi-private rowing lessons for pre-sailors and young sailors (as well as sailor parents) on the club beach. The 45-minute lessons will introduce students to the basics of dinghy rowing—while building confidence around boats and the water. In addition to rowing instruction, lessons will teach students about the parts of a boat, rowboat safety, and simple knot tying. For more information, please contact Harrison Kintz at or text Harrison at 703-298-0818. Alternatively, feel free to contact CYC parent, Liz Kintz, at 703-258-9021 or

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!

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 Classifieds

 Purrrfect Arey's Cat!  
      This 1996 Arey's Cat

is in good condition for her age. She includes sail stops, anchor and line, wooden puddle, canvas sail bag and nylon sail bag. For more information or to schedule a viewing please call Arey's Pond Boat Yard at 508-255-0994.

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Own your very own Haven 12.5!  
       Great opportunity to own an apprentice built Haven cold molded 12.5.

Fully equipped and ready to sail. Had some extensive repair work done to it over the past few years. Located on Cape Cod. Please call Tony at 774-722-0012 for more details or to schedule a viewing.

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Winner Optimist Racer for Sale!  

Scott Cahaly

Cell: 917-447-4868

Winner Optimist Racer  $2800

  • Black & gold racings spars
  • Racing sail (North Sails) with bag
  • Racing boards with travel bags
  • Bailers
  • All lines
  • Mast lock
  • 3 air bags
  • Wind indicator
  • Boat cover
  • Travel dolly
  • Stored inside
  • Condition = Excellent 

AVAILABLE: Interested in a Windsurfer?

The Woodward family has one available and will gladly donate to a loving home.  Windsurfer is complete but without the sail.  Please contact Bill Woodward for more information. 

If you have a submission to include in an upcoming Spinsheet, please email Tracy Dart @  If you enjoy graphics, computers and want to get involved in the Spinsheet - we are looking for volunteers!

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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