Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921 


CYC is a nonprofit organization and needs your help to run the program, keep boats maintained and keep our membership and class prices low. Please help us reach our fundraising goals for this year! Click the Donate button below.


This week, Governor Baker’s office released the Reopening Advisory Board’s report with details on its four-phased strategy to reopen businesses and activities while continuing to fight COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. We support its cautious approach and would like to share with you an update with our measures to support CYC during this time.

In compliance with the guidance provided for phase one of the state plan, we are at this time prohibiting use of the CYC clubhouse and facilities. The clubhouse will be locked and the restrooms and basement storage unavailable. We ask for everyone’s patience as we work through this initial phase. It is our hope that the clubhouse might reopen on June 15 and a modified version of our sailing school will be able to start up on June 29th. We will be providing members with more updates as they become available. 

On June 13th, we will be hosting our first ever CYC VIRTUAL Opening Meeting via Zoom. More details will follow on how to login and participate for this important meeting. 

As you can imagine, there are many changes required to safely run a yacht club and a sailing program in the current environment. We will detail those changes in the Virtual Opening Meeting and through updates on the CYC web-site. 

For full details please check your email for a letter from the CYC COVID TASK FORCE dated 5/20.

Important Dates:

6/13 @ 10AM - CYC Virtual Opening Meeting

6/15 - Clubhouse PROJECTED Re-Opening

6/29 - Sailing School PROJECTED Start Date


Chatham Yacht Club (CYC) is dedicated to teaching sailing, promoting sailboat racing, and developing a community of sailors and their families. CYC is committed to the same principles that have guided it since its founding in 1921:

  • To provide sailing instruction to children, adolescents, and adults
  • To organize and sponsor racing experiences for all ages in the Pleasant Bay area of Cape Cod, MA
  • To foster its culture based on volunteerism, inclusion, and multi-generational involvement

CYC operates as a volunteer, non-profit organization that endeavors to foster a love of sailing and the creation of relationships and memories that last lifetimes.

Interested in becoming a CYC Member?

Contact Karen Taylor

Upcoming Events


As you know, it takes a village of volunteers to run a club like CYC

See our officers and committee members


Need Help renewing your membership?

    Click here to view a membership renewal step-by-step guide

    HOW TO Register for sailing school

    Once you have activated your Family With Children membership, you may register for sailing school (adult sailing classes are available to all active membership levels). Access sailing school registration from the Sailing School Menu above.

    Click here to view a sailing school registration step-by-step guide


    Our class registrations are now open and available. If you plan for your child to participate in sailing school this season, we ask you to please register your child(ren) but please delay sending payment for classes. (Note that you will need an active family membership to register for sailing school.) While our ideal situation is to run classes as usual, we will be making accommodations as required by state and local health agencies, and government regulations. These may impact our schedules and what we charge for our classes. Knowing who is planning on participating in sailing school will help us plan the potentially adjusted class offerings.

    Here's a quick overview of sailing school classes during the week:



    Wild Apricot now allows us to send email to 2 addresses associated with your account. This means that you can add your spouse's email address to the membership field called also send email communication to and both of you will receive spinsheet emails. 

    To update your profile and add information to this field, log into the CYC website, click on your username in the top right corner to bring up your profile. From there you can select edit profile to update information.

    Please note: this second email is linked to the primary account. Unsubscribe requests from either email address will unsubscribe both addresses! So, if your spouse no longer wants emails from CYC, please remove their address from the also send email communication to field.

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    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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