Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2017

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Saturday, June 30th


Spinsheet - June 24, 2018

Welcome, Welcome Everyone!

Sailing School Begins This Week!

I write this from my home in San Francisco as I prepare to head to Chatham later this week. Despite my distance, I know about many things that have already been done to make CYC welcome and inviting to all. Cathy Taylor planted flowers in the window boxes in front of the club. Meredith Dart, with the help of the sailing school staff, cleaned and organized the basement in preparation for member equipment. Caroline Edwards, also with staff help, organized and evaluated club owned dollies to help keep our outdoor space ship shape. Thank you for these welcoming touches.

I look forward to welcoming returning members back to the club, and to welcoming new members to the club for the first time. This year we’ve been able to accept 7 new members/families. They have joined for a variety of reasons. Some new members plan to join the races, others plan to join adult classes, and many have children who plan to join sailing school. It is our job as members to help everyone feel welcome as feeling welcome and included is what makes the CYC experience special. Please make an effort to connect with, include and welcome someone.

To our newcomers: Welcome!

To our returning members: Welcome Back!

To all: Welcome Aboard!

Happy Summer 2018!

Barb Shipley, Commodore



Sailing School begins this week! 

Medical Form Reminder - Please fill out the online medical form for your  child/children in sailing school. We’d like them ASAP so that we can get them printed, organized, and available in case of an emergency.

Medical Release Form

Please see the  Sailing School Overview page for detailed information on:

Parking and Drop-Off Guidelines

What to Bring to Sailing School

Pickup from Sailing School


This year, adult sailing classes will be offered on Thursdays, between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Classes will begin with a 15-minute chalk talk, then an hour or more sailing/teaching on Pleasant Bay, and ending with a skills wrap up in the clubhouse. Fees are $160 for 1-4 weeks or $240 for 5-8 weeks. You can sign up on line or contact Cathy Taylor at

Please see the Adult Sailing page for detailed information.

Getting your boat to 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, or in Round Cove.

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!



Opening Meeting: Saturday June 30 at 3:00

July 2nd: Sailing School Open House, 4:30pm

July 4th: Parade!  Race (2:00) Strawberry Shortcake Social (~3:00)

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

July 13th: Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

July 15th: CYC Beach Day

August 3rd: Commodore's Buffet

August 12th: CYC Beach Day

August 17th: 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! 


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





Please be on the lookout to welcome our newest members:

Kerry and Scott Cahaly. Both Tyler (age 10) and Sean(age 8) will be starting crew class this year.  The family lives in Portview Road in South Chatham and also Summit, NJ.

Jennifer and Mike Glimartin.  They have two boys ages 6 and 4 and the older son, Andrew, will be starting crew class.  They live on Vineyard Ave. in Chatham and also Medway, MA.

Bill and Alison Douglass.  Their older son, Roman (age 12) will be joining the Seaman Rec. class, and younger brother Pierson (age 6) may start next summer.  They are members of Eastward Ho! and live on Fox Hill Road in Chatham and also Hingham, MA.  Alison's sister, Claudia Williams, is also a new member this year and their father is John Scheffler, former golf pro at EH!CC. 

Claudia and Gavin Williams.  Their daughter, Lillian (age 7) will be starting crew class this year and Claudia may join the new adult sailing class.  They live year round on Leavitt Lane in Harwich Port. Claudia's sister Alison Douglass, is also a new member this year and their father is John Scheffler , former golf pro at EH!CC. 

Michael and Elizabeth Reilly.  Elizabeth is enrolled in the adult sailing classes and Michael is a lifelong sailor.  They own a Haven 12 1/2 day sailor which they plan to keep at CYC.  Members of Eastward Ho!, they live on Old Harbor Road in Chatham and also Bloomfield, CT.

Janet and Charlie Stuart.  Janet is going to take our new adult class on Thursday afternoon and their twin six-year olds, Travis and Caroline Stuart plan to start crew class next year.  They live on North Skyline Drive in Chatham and also Concord, MA. 

Cheryl Hoenemeyer.   Cheryl has been sailing her beetle cat for many years on Big and Little Pleasant Bay and wants to improve her racing skills by racing on Tuesdays. She lives year round on Monument Road in Orleans. 


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.


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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