Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2023

Save the Date!

Closing Meeting & Awards 

August 19th-3:00 PM

Clubhouse Closing

August 20th: (Morning, time TBD

August 12, 2023  Regatta Edition

A giant thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who put in countless hours to ensure we all enjoyed an epic regatta weekend.  What beautiful weather we enjoyed! (thank you Nikki Bartlett for holding off the bad weather for a few days).  

Without your help and cooperation, we simply would be unable to host this, the 102nd Chatham Yacht Club regatta.  One of the oldest regattas in the country - and certainly one of the very few that remains free to our participants. 

Please extend a massive thank you to our commodore Marshall Bartlett, and Ted Dickson, co-chairs of the Race Committee, and to Bart Wesp who is always on hand to extinguish the many emergency situations that can arise during these gatherings. 

Below please find a listing of the (over 100) volunteers who contributed to our success.  



Jenn Gilmartin

Amber Caggiano

Melissa Prioa

Courtney Bishop

Regina Bello

Jenna Benson

Deb McLean

Regina Winslow

Laure Etre

Allison Douglass

Kerry Cahaly

Allison Douglass

Nikki Bartlett


Rob Hurd

Mike Szymanski

Jay and Cara Gassner

Schuyler and Penny Peck

Sam Benson

Paul Burmeister

Gwen Shipley

Tracy and Dan Dart

John and Sue Maggioni

Julie and Neil Murphy

Rob Fuller

Phil Robbins

Alicia Downs

Sarah Lipson

Sue and Todd Lenox

Jeff, Alex, and Schuyler Ward

Shawn Hemingway


Catie O’Sullivan

Melise O’Sullivan

Cara Maggioni

Alex Maggioni

Ted Dickson

Melissa Dickson

Emily Dickson

Diane Moore Dodge

Carol Barrow

Bridget Dickson

Louise Dickson

Anna Marie Johansen

Michael Klepikov

Nancy Murphy

Angela Scipione

Karen Sheldrick

Nick Proia


Courtney Bishop

Regina Bello

Melissa Hubbell

Emily Richmond

Anna Robbins

Laura Semple

Heather Wesp

Courtney Wyman

Dianne and David Carter


Liz Kintz



Tracy Dart


Schuyler Bartlett 

Grace Gunsalus


Jenna Benson

Deb McLean


David Spring

One of the unique and popular aspects of our Regatta is the trophies. David Spring painted another beautiful watercolor which he printed, framed, and DONATED as trophies. We also use the image on our Thank You certificates for our volunteers


Jensie Shipley

Ann Carson

Karina Lamoreux


Bart Wesp


Ryan McGauley

Tucker Lamoreux

Chad Bartlettptimist

Cody Lamoreux

Cailyn Murphy

Sarah Lenox

Julia Scipione

Amelia Gassner

Amy Byler

Catherine Dickson

Brooke Bartlett

Sophie Dart

Finlay Sullivan

Max Wesp

Coco Fitzmaurice

Julia Szymanski

Rosie Benson

Henry Bishop

Jamie Eslick

Maeve Hecht

Harrison Kintz

Kristen McLean

Jessica Scipione

Alex Wesp


Shannon Barrett

Brianna Bobola

Ann Carson

David Carter

Natalie Coleman-Fuller

Allison Coleman

Tracy Dart

Amy Dow

Fiona Elwood

Sarah and Jason Eslick

Beth Goldstein

Margaret Graupe

Jocelyn Hemingway

Dina Howell

Liz Kintz

Charlie Lower

Elizabeth Luciano

Cara Maggioni

Katie McConnell

Julie Murphy

Lauren Nykvisgt

Katie Papdeas

Katie McConnell

Patty McGauley

Katie Papadeas

Melissa Prioa

Lindsay Rogers

Angela Scipione

Bri Schreiner

Kathryn Sherer

Jackie Szymanski

Cathy Taylor

Karen Taylor

Heather Wesp

Jonathan Winslow




1 Lucas Proia

2 Sam Bartlett

3 Roque Coelho

4 Lila Gurry (Stage Harbor YC)

5 Pierce Hynes (Wianno YC)


1 Talia Nadeau (Orleans YC)

2 Sawyer Hemingway

3 David Keeffe (Orleans YC)

4 Charlotte Whitcomb (Orleans YC)

5 Miriam Gertsberg


2 Sam Bartlett 

6 Theodore Zhivich (Wianno YC)

7 Eli Gertsberg 


5 Pierce Hynes (Wianno YC)

18 Rylen Saletta (PBCB)

22 Sam Elwood 


1 Lucas Proia

3 Roque Coelho 

4 Lila Gurry (Stage Harbor YC)


1 Ryan McGauley

Katelyn McGauley

2 Tommy Szymanski

Jack Murphy

3 Cailyn Murphy

Cody Lamoreux

4 Hank Bailey

Will Bailey

5 Tucker Lamoreux

Chad Bartlett


 1 Allison Coleman

Natalie Coleman-Fuller

2 Karen Taylor

Sue Maggioni

3 Jill Klein

Robin Adams
Julia De Nardis

4 Ann Carson

Claire Ketelaar
Alex Maggioni

5 Alice Ronty

Keith Wasley


1 Karina Lamoreux

2 Anne Sampson

3 Sam Benson

4 Jessica Scipione

5 Marty Rich


4 Jessica Scipione

6 Jude Luciano

Sam Bartlett and 

Eli Gertsberg


1 Harrison Kintz


1 Ted Dickson

Melissa Dickson

2 Marshall Bartlett

Brooke Bartlett

3 Elizabeth Luciano

Chris Luciano

Nicky Luciano

4 Tommy Szymanski

Izzie Maggioni

5 Steven Robbins

Calder Robbins


1 Ed Coburn

Nancy Graves (PBCB)

2 Wendy Weeks Frisch

Tracy McNally White (PBCB)

3 Naoto Inoue

Hilery Melcher Chapman Melcher (Arundel YC)


1 Matt Haas

Erin Gallagher PBCB

2 Neil Tomkinson

Priscilla Eastman PBCB

3 Andy Feit

Andy Kriegel

Kari Hoffman PBCB

4 Suzanne Leahy

Ali Hogue PBCB

5 Peter Kumiega

Phyllis Long PBCB

End-of-Season Reminder

Removing your boat from 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!


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 @


Trophy Engraving & Return


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!         




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 (



There are a few open spots for our remaining few days and social events.  

Please see the volunteer page on our website for instructions and links to sign up. 

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.


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


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

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 

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.                                                                                                             Top

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.

To view more details


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.

To view more details


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!

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software