Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2017

Spinsheet - July 8, 2018


CYC Sailing School Picnic  *  CYC Beach Day  *  TWO Junior Races

Thank you to everyone who helped to organize and walk in the July 4th Parade.  

Despite the heat, we had a blast!                    


  Protect Our Shoreline

New beach grass has been planted to preserve what remains of our beach. Please do not walk on or store boats on this fragile new grass!




5:30 PM

Bring the whole family along with your own entrée and beverage

Grills, S'mores and Smiles provided

                                               (Please be mindful of CYC parking)

The annual Sailing School Picnic is this  Friday! This is an opportunity for sailing school families to share an informal picnic dinner together at the club and for students to engage in a few sailing school-instructor led games while the burgers are cooking. Grills will be prepped and ready, and condiments, dinnerware, chips and drinks (iced tea and lemonade) will be available. S'more materials will also be at hand for dessert time. Please bring your "grillable" dinner and a salad or side to share.


CYC Beach Day Sunday, July 15

Meet at the Outer Beach around 11:00am for an informal day at the beach. Pack your lunches and families! We will be anchoring on the bay side across from the Fish Pier to the left of the remaining house. Look for the boats Spartina & Caicos. If you bring your boat, please fly a CYC burgee. You'll find us on the ocean side.

Don’t have a ride to the beach? Fitz has offered to help! You can reach him at (617-776-4071).                                                                             Top 

Finally, though we do have working charcoal grills, we are looking for 2-3 volunteers to bring a portable gas grill to supplement and accommodate, as the charcoal grills can be temperamental and the crowd size large! If you are willing and able to share your grill for the evening, please let us know by emailing the Sailing School Summer Coordinator, Carolyn Paczkowska, at, or call/text 978-317-6086.

We look forward to seeing families on Friday!

Please see the  Sailing School Overview page   for detailed information on:                                                          CYC GEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE

Parking and Drop-Off Guidelines                                                                                                                FOR PURCHASE AT THE PICNIC!

What to Bring to Sailing School

Pickup from Sailing School


Wednesday, July 11 there will be 2 Junior Races, to make up the missed race on the 4th of July.  The first begins at 14:00


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.



Pennant Preparation Party

Tuesday, July 17th 


We would love to see you at a pennant cutting and gluing, wine and cheese event at the club. It's a great opportunity to meet other new, recent and long standing members. Make new connections, get involved, learn more about the club and enjoy a glass of wine and beautiful scenery! (no experience necessary :)

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!


SAVE THESE DATES! - A busy week ahead

July 13th: Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

July 15th: CYC Beach Day

August 3rd: Commodore's Buffet

August 10th: Ladies Luncheon

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




The Patrol Squad is always looking for members to help us keep our sailors safe on the water. We need volunteers with motorboats on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, plus the Fourth of July and CYC Regatta weekend. Please visit the CYC Sign Up Genius or email Cara Maggioni ( or Sue Maggioni ( to let us know when you’re available. No experience is necessary!                                                                                                           Top



New items:

- We have a limited number of Yeti lowball ramblers and coldsters. If there is demand, I can place an order for other items but need to order soon. 

- We also have an official CYC regulation weight frisbee!

- We now have Nike Dry Fit hats just in case they get wet.

We will be selling gear on the following dates:

We accept credit cards, paypal invoices, apple/samsung/android pay 

and of course, cash!


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.




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. 


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

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