Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2017

Join Us!

Commodore's Cocktails

Friday, July 14th 6pm

Bring your preferred beverage and 

an appetizer to share

Spinsheet - July 11, 2017


What time do I pick up my child??

Monday, Tuesday and Friday classes run from 9:30 to 12. 

Wednesday and Thursday classes run from 9:30 to 1:30. 

In addition sailors can race the Junior race on Wednesday 

and the pick up for that is 3pm.

(Times are approximate as there are days when sailors 

may be busy de-rigging their boats)

Congratulations to all of our sailors who participated in the 

Stage Harbor Opti Regatta





July 14th: Commodore's Cocktails, 6:00pm

July 21st: Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

July 30th: CYC Beach Day

August 4th: Commodore's Buffet

August 11th: Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show, 12:00pm

August 13th: CYC Beach Day

August 18th: Last Hurrah Cocktails, 6:00pm

The CYC Social Committee is looking forward to another 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

Nikki Bartlett at



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 a great way to get to know old and new CYC members.

Thank you to those who have volunteered this season already!  We have some gaps for race refreshments and parent on duty coming up, so please sign up.  Specifically, we need help with race refreshments on Saturday, July 15 and Saturday, July 22. 


Thank you! Cindi and Deb 

Sailing School Families should sign up for at least ONE VOLUNTEER SLOT PER CHILD enrolled in Sailing School and at least ONE REGATTA DONATION PER CHILD in Sailing School. All other members should sign up for at least TWO VOLUNTEER SLOTS and donate at least ONE ITEM for the Regatta (see separate signups below; the more donations the better, thanks!). If you have a motorboat and are willing to serve as Race Patrol, please consider PATROL as your volunteer responsibility. If you have never patrolled before, don’t worry it is easy and there are plenty of folks to help guide you – just ask


QUESTIONS? contact: Cindi Fitzmaurice at email: 


July 4th All CYC Photo

Photo Courtesy of pilot Walter Kincaid



Please be on the lookout to welcome our newest members:

Courtney and Tim Ceurvels

Mary (7) - Crew Tue/Thurs

Maggie and Rick Charron

Matt (13) - Helmsman Racing

Leesa Khalid

Simran (14) Isabella (11) - Crew Wed/Fri

Amy and Bill Latham

Henry (10) - Crew Tue/Thur

Heather & Scott Macomber

Maddy – Beg Opti (11) Hannah (9) - Crew Wed/Fri

Kristin & Peter Olney

Olivia (13) - Seaman Rec, Beatrice (10) - Crew Tue/Thurs

Karen & John Parsons

Taylor (11) - Crew Tues/Thur

Niela and Sam Rahman

Ava (13) Omar (10) Sarah (8) - Crew Wed/Fri

Meghan & Jon Vickery

Caroline (9) Jack (7) - Crew Wed/Fri

Kristen & Richard Zabbo

Sam (11) Emelia (9) - Crew Wed/Fri


LADIES CLINIC - July 26th 

Stay tuned for details

Ladies Sunset Sail: This is a women's only class taught by women, for women. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! 

Typically this class is followed by social hang out time at the club after we are off of the water - Join us!  More details to come.


Online Directory!

This year we will not be publishing our traditional little green book containing the membership directory and information.  Instead, you can access member contact information through our members-only area of our new, user-friendly website.  If you have not done so, please make sure to update your personal contact information. As always PLEASE NOTE:  The Directory information is provided for CYC members’ convenience and NOT for business use or solicitations of any kind.

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 fleece 1/4 zips, burgees, blankets, water bottles, hats, duffle bags, polo shirts, coolers etc and "vintage" t-shirts.

Did you miss out? email your wish list to Suzanne Lenox

Payment via cash, checks, paypal and fingers crossed, credit card.



Opti Sailboat Available!

  Excellent condition includes new dolly and all accessories. $2000.00 or best offer or 413.567.1232


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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