Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921

SPINSHEET

Summer 2017

Spinsheet - July 19, 2017

SAILING SCHOOL 

SAILING SCHOOL PICNIC FRIDAY NIGHT

Join Sailing School Families for the annual picnic

5:30 PM

Bring your own entrée and beverage.

Grills, Sides, S'mores and smiles provided 

CYC GEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

                                                 BEACH TOWEL SPECIAL 4 for $50!

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Please note, Thursday, Friday and Saturday is big weekend for EastwardHo!  They host the annual Men's Toby Sanders Invitational. We ask that our members remember the guidelines for parking and safety.  Thank you! 

DON'T FORGET : 

TWO SATURDAY SERIES RACES THIS WEEKEND

1PM 

See you on the bay! 

MEET YOUR 2017 SAILING SCHOOL STAFF 

    

CYC SOCIAL

SAVE THESE DATES!


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 bartletthome@me.com.

 

REVISED RULES OF RACING

Every four years following the most recent summer Olympics, World Sailing and US Sailing revise the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) that will govern international sailing for the coming four years.  The new 2017 – 2020 Rules were released and went into effect at the start of this year.  Most of the changes are relatively minor and likely won’t impact Chatham Yacht Club races in any material way.  However, the interpretation of the changes can be useful to know for members that regularly race.  US Sailing has the following summary of the changes: http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/DARoot/Race%20Admin/Racing%20Rules/2017-2020%20RRS/Dave%20Perry%20significant%20changes%2017-20.pdf

Sailing World magazine has also been running a series of articles with a very useful overview of the most notable changes that we thought we would provide you: 

http://www.sailingworld.com/new-year-new-rules

http://www.sailingworld.com/when-mark-room-ends

http://www.sailingworld.com/three-rule-changes-for-2017

http://www.sailingworld.com/new-rules-for-penalties

One change that we would point out is to Rule 18.3 – Tacking in the Zone.  Under the prior Rules, a boat tacking in the “zone” (the three boat-length area surrounding a mark in which mark-room can apply) at a windward mark would not be entitled to mark-room from outside boats.  It would break the rule if it caused other boats to take action to avoid contact.  Under the revised Rules, Rule 18.3 now only applies at windward marks to be left to port, such as when Middle or Channel is the windward mark in CYC races.  However, the Rule no longer applies at windward marks to be left to starboard, such as when Head of the Bay is the windward mark in CYC races.  Consequently, a boat tacking in the zone at Head of the Bay (or other windward marks left to starboard) that establishes an inside overlap could now be entitled to mark-room.

 If you have questions on this Rule change or any others, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ted Dickson and Marshall Bartlett, Race Committee Chairs

GET YOUR GEAR ON!


PRE-ORDER YOUR REGATTA GEAR NOW!

Official 2017 Regatta Gear is available for pre-order at $20 per shirt until July 28th. Post July 28th,  $25 per shirt. Gear will be available to pick up from the clubhouse and during the Commodore's Regatta Buffet Dinner.

Don't forget to check out our  CYC GEAR  page for other great items!

 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  suzanne.lenox@gmail.co

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REGATTA WEEKEND IS COMING!

To learn more

REGATTA WEEKEND DETAILS

CYC 2017 NOR

 

VOLUNTEER CORNER

CYC ONLY FUNCTIONS WITH YOUR HELPING HANDS! 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 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 22. 

VOLUNTEER & SIGNUP

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

VOLUNTEER & SIGNUP

QUESTIONS? contact: Cindi Fitzmaurice at email: cfitzmaurice2008@gmail.com 

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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.


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.

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SAVE THE DATE! 

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.

Mid-day

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!

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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.

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Classifieds

Opti Sailboat Available! Excellent condition includes new dolly and all accessories. $2000.00 or best offer  mariedraymore@gmail.com or 413.567.1232

Opti Sailboat - 3 yrs old, lightly used  $2000.  Intereted?  Contact Larry's cell  617-462-8224 or llepard@ema2.com

Sunfish for sale - Very Good Condition  Contact Larry's cell  617-462-8224 or llepard@ema2.com for more details.

2011 Winner Optimist for sale  - Well maintained- full set of black Gold spars, blades and covers.  Brand new, never used sail.  Dolly and boat covers (2)  Practice sail available if needed. Questions : please contact Cindi Fitzmaurice cfitzmaurice2008@gmail.com or 617-775-4047

DaySailer DS#269 Casual Water available!  A first generation O'Day DS.  Ready to sail / race now.  REQUIRES NO WORK!  For more information Ann Carson 508-432-2844 or anncarson@comcast.net                                                                                                                                                                                          Top

Chatham Yacht Club | P.O. Box 531 | North Chatham, MA 02650

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