Chatham Yacht Club
Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921
Spinsheet - July 29, 2018
IMPORTANT REGATTA UPDATES
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REGATTA REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY AT 5PM
BUFFET REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY AT 5PM
WE CAN NOT RUN THE REGATTA WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS, WE ARE IN NEED OF CLUBHOUSE VOLUNTEERS AND FOOD DONATIONS DURING THE REGATTA SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE HELP
The Patrol Squad has room for more volunteers this weekend! Please visit the CYC Sign Up Genius or email Cara Maggioni (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sue Maggioni (email@example.com) to let us know when you’re available. No experience is necessary!
OPTI REGATTA RECAP
StoneHorse: On July 26th, the Opti Race Team traveled to Stone Horse Yacht Club. With a wall of fog on the water, the race committee decided to keep the sailors on land in the morning. This left the team with plenty of time to measure our mast takes, wet sand our hulls, and play games with kids from other yacht clubs!
When the fog lifted, our sailors dealt with light wind and choppy waves. We never see those conditions at Pleasant Bay, so it was a new and challenging experience for all. A special shoutout goes to Brooke and Alex for sailing in White Fleet on the champ line! With that being said, I was proud of the attitudes and determination CYC displayed at Stone Horse:
This week, our CYC Opti Race Team traveled to Osterville to compete in the Wianno Yacht Club Regatta. This is one of the most competitive opti regattas on the east coast, and there were 113 boats on the champ line! On the first day conditions were extremely tough, as nearly 50 boats retired the first day. Gusts were easily above 20 knots, and waves caused many nosedives throughout the day. On the second day challenging conditions continued but despite heavy wind and big waves, every CYC boat decided to sail. They got in three races on the second day and every sailor out there beat boats. They learned more about riding waves, downwind tactics, and especially perseverance in a difficult and scary situation.
Tommy, me, and Barb (the secret third opti race team coach) can’t explain how proud we am of all the kids for fighting through fear and tough races. The courses were extremely long, so every race was a battle. Seeing the grit and perseverance of our CYC sailors was a highlight of our summer.
420 REGATTA RECAP
6 sailors plus Connor and I sailed over to Martha’s Vineyard the following Sunday to get ready for Vineyard Haven, which started Monday. The first day we had light wind that shifted between NE and NW, making for tricky racing, before a steady sea breeze finally filled from the SW in the late afternoon. On the second day, we had strong wind all day, which caused a lot of excitement, including one of the 2 huge sailboats parked in the middle of the racecourse coming unanchored during a race. Fortunately, our sail back across to the Cape was less eventful, and we made it back to the Cape Sunday afternoon.
Congrats to Hank, Ellen, Izzy, Ryan, Jack, and Will on sailing a great regatta.
The Gill Cup went quite well despite some breakdowns. However, we jumped on these issues as quickly as possible and were able to get these boats back into tip top shape for the regatta. The performance that we saw from the two boats was incredible. The conditions were difficult with the frequently oscillating wind and the surprising pull of the current. In the mornings the wind was calmer but in the afternoons the wind would pick up and people would either be out on the traps or capsizing. The spinnaker flying was incredible with both parties making crazy gains on the downwind with the angles that they played and the fullness of their spinnakers. On the upwinds the CYC boats were some of the fastest and flattest out there. There was excellent trapping form and weight adjustment in both boats. There was also certain determination that was incredible. In the end Ellen Fuller and Izzy Maggioni ended up getting 2nd overall and Schuyler Bartlett and Grace Gunsalus, in their first 420 regatta ever, got 11th. Congratulations to all, you girls killed it out there and it was awesome to watch and coach you girls.
Outercape Invitational Regatta:
Next up on the regatta schedule was the Outer Cape Invitational, where Connor was joined by helmsman instructor Clayton to coach 8 sailors at Orleans Yacht Club. Congratulations to Sophie and Caitlin on racing their second regatta of the year! Also well done to Tucker, Cody, Matt, Colin, and Cailyn on finishing their first ever 420 regatta! It can be really tough to handle a boat that is much bigger than an opti on a crowded course, but all of you sailed amazingly.
Results are posted here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15495
Colin, Matt, Caitlin, and Sophie tied on points to finish an impressive 14th and 15th respectively. Cody and Tucker handled the breeze well to finish 7th. Cailyn and crew Ryan Goldstein tied for first, and had the same amount of firsts, seconds, thirds, and fourths as the other boat, but they ultimately lost the tiebreaker because the other boat won the last race of the day.
There are photos posted on the OYC Jr Sailing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oycjuniorsailing/
This past weekend some of us competed at the Falmouth 420 Regatta. Falmouth was not a Jr Regatta, which means that Connor, I, and even opti instructor Tommy could compete. Saturday, we sailed in patchy, wavy conditions with the wind building by the end of the day so we could be flat-wiring on the trap. Sunday was canceled because of strong winds and lightning in the forecast. Results are posted here: https://www.regattatoolbox.com/eventDetails?eventID=nbWb6QQ1BD
Check out these photos too: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmpoBGBF
A few of last week's photos from CYC's new Adult Sailing Class, thanks to Phil Robbins. Last week we held a series of three races in order to practice starts, upwind, reaching and downwind sailing. Ted Dickson did the chalk talk - all about racing at CYC - rules, starts, etc. It was a great week and now we look forward to the second half of the summer program! - Cathy Taylor
CYC hopes to offer this class again in 2019, so if learning to sail is on your 'bucket list', sign up early as the class fills up fast!"
Please see the Adult Sailing page for detailed information.
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Please help with the regatta!
Help is needed with the regatta weekend. There are volunteer opportunities and needs for both the buffet and in the clubhouse over regatta weekend.
To help with the clubhouse and food during the regatta, please contact Anna Robbins.
To help with the Commodore's Buffet, please contact Deb McLean.
Thank you to those who have volunteered this season already!
CYC ONLY FUNCTIONS WITH YOUR HELPING HANDS
SAVE THESE DATES!
August 3rd: Commodore's Buffet (RSVP by MONDAY)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!Top
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.
Chatham Yacht Club | P.O. Box 531 | North Chatham, MA 02650
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