Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2017

Spinsheet - August 3, 2017


We have a tremendous turn out for the Commodore's Buffet tomorrow night.  If you have not RSVP'd and would like to join us, please contact Nikki Bartlett



Register Online                CYC 2017 NOR

And please remember to bring your own refillable water bottle to the regatta.


Please note these modifications to the
CYC Season Series Schedule:

The first Regatta race will count towards the July Saturday Series (sincle last week's races were cancelled)

                       The second and third Regatta Races will count towards the August Saturday Series 



Eastward Ho! Will assist us with parking during the duration of the regatta.  We are asking CYC members to try to carpool are park along the road so that we may provide parking for our guests.  Additionally, we would like to remind joint members that when attending CYC functions, they are asked to park in the CYC designated spaces.

As always, please STOP, LOOK and LISTEN when crossing in front of the 1st tee.  Saftey is our #1 priority.



Official 2017 Regatta Gear is available! Those who pre-ordered, gear will be available to pick up from the clubhouse and during the Commodore's Regatta Buffet Dinner.  Gear will also be available for purchase!


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.

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



Patrol Boats

SIGN UP HERE Contact : John Maggioni

Thank you to all who have volunteered. Patrol is doing well, however if you will be on the water and can help, Please volunteer in the Sign Up Genius or email John and Sue Maggioni at This is the best way to watch the races up close! No experience necessary…we’ll train!

Friday's buffet needs

Yes, I'll Help!  Contact: Nikki Bartlett

     We still need help with setting up and breaking down.

Saturday & Sunday Regatta Needs:

COUNT ON ME!  Contact Anna Robbins


In particular, we need volunteers to be on hand during the day! There are morning shifts for helping with coffee, bagels.  There are lunchtime shifts to help with waters / lemonades.  There are also much needed clean up / break down shifts for Sunday afternoon.

To the Rescue!   Contact Anna Robbins





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


Ladies don't forget to RSVP to this year's "Ladies Luncheon & Fashon Show!"  


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:

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:

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 

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


Opti Sailboat - 3 yrs old, lightly used  $2000.  Interested?  Contact Larry's cell  617-462-8224 or

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

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                                                                               Top

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