Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2017

One of the unique and popular aspects of our Regatta is the trophies. David Spring painted another beautiful watercolor which he printed, framed, and DONATED as trophies. We also use the image on our Thank You certificates for our volunteers. 

Garland Kincaid and a team of volunteers made and provided the pennants to accompany the trophies.  

Once again, Suzanne Lenox designed beautiful Regatta shirts and Suzanne Cara Maggioni and Amy Middleton staffed the busy gear table.

Spinsheet - August 6, 2018


(and a whole lot more!  Please scroll through for information on CYC Beach Day, Awards & Trophies, Crew Class ...)

Oh what a weekend! We completed another successful Chatham Yacht Club Regatta this weekend with over 120 boats participating! People traveled from all over for the Regatta, including a group from Kennebunkport, ME and a Baybird sailor from California. As was mentioned at the awards ceremony, we also had a wide age range of sailors present, from age 8 (Sam Bartlett of CYC in Optimists) to age 89 (Chuck Winans of PBCB in Flying Scots).

The strong Southwest breeze on Saturday reinforced the legend that the CYC Regatta is always windy, while Sunday morning featured light to moderate Northwest winds and beautiful weather. The Race Committees for the Inner Line (Caroline Edwards and Curtis Villamizar – Co-Chairs, Tess Avery, and Angela Scipione), Middle Line (Elliott Lucil – Chair, Anna Marie Johansen, Martha Batchelder, and Walt and Garland Kincaid), and Outer Line (Nancy Richardson – Chair, Polly Dickson, Karen Sheldrick, Melise O'Sullivan, Karen Taylor, and Liz Lorin) did an amazing job.

As always, this amazing event is made possible because of CYC’s spirit of volunteerism. Jenna Benson, Megan Hecht, Deb McLean, Nikki Bartlett, and a large crew of volunteers organized a wonderful Friday night Commodore’s Buffet (including arranging perfect weather). On-shore during the Regatta, Anna Robbins once again oversaw a flawless operation in the Clubhouse providing refreshments and support at all hours. Close to 45 of you volunteered your time or brought food during the weekend. The Regatta truly would not happen without your help!

Special thanks also to Cara and Sue Maggioni for organizing close to 40 volunteers in over 15 patrol boats during the Regatta. Saturday’s races were only possible because of outstanding rescue work by our patrol boats assisting and towing capsized 420s, pulling masts out of the mud, helping sailors in distress, etc.

We once again used online registration and scoring through Regatta Network this year and almost every sailor did so before the weekend began, leaving only a few for manual entry on Saturday morning. Thanks to the leadership of Todd Lenox and Richard Blanchett, scoring once again happened flawlessly and efficiently.       

Perhaps most important to the success of the event was the work of Meredith Dart, Caroline Edwards, and all of the instructors. From organizing the flags and other Race Committee materials, to inflating and placing marks, to CYC clean-up, their behind-the-scenes work was outstanding.

Thanks to everyone for making this great event possible!

Marshall Bartlett and Ted Dickson

Editors note : The club also wishes to acknowledge Marshall Bartlett & Ted Dickson for overseeing the entire regatta.  Additionally  Commodore Barb Shipley continues to inspire with her leadership and dedication, from greeting attendees at the Commodore's Buffet to working the parking lot in the mornings.  Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Top


Please remember to return any CYC trophies in your possession. Awards are presented at the closing meeting on the 18th!

REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR TROPHIES ENGRAVED!  East Coast Trophy in Hyannis does a nice job and has a quick turn around.

CYC sailors did very well in the races, winning Opti Green (Finlay Sullivan), Opti Blue (Julia Scipione), Opti Red (Cody Lamoreux), Opti White (Brooke Bartlett), Sunfish (Blair Gatewood), Junior Sunfish (Karina Lamoreux and Mimoh Lee), 14-Foot Catboats (Jessica and Doug Scipione), Beetle Cats (Carolyn and Annemarie Paczkowska), 420s (Ellen Fuller and Connor Blanchet), and Lasers (Harris Padegs). CYC sailors also won most of the Sportsmanship Trophies including Trey Lapinski (Optis), Julia Szymanski and Sally Wray (Sunfish), and Amelia Gassner and Coco Fitzmaurice (420s).

The Regatta also hosted the SMSA Prosser-Ginn Cup which was revived and revised after seventeen years of dormancy. PBCB provided the Flying Scots for the event and five clubs competed in this SMSA Club Championship, including Chatham’s team of Natalie Coleman-Fuller, Allison Coleman, and Julia and Rob Fuller. Orleans Yacht Club won the Cup, but their boat was sailed by our own Ted Dickson (who has a racing membership at OYC), Meredith Dart, and Katie Dickson!

Missing from the CYC regatta were Jack Murphy and Tommy Szymanski - they participated in the C420 North American Championship held at New Bedford Community Sailing.  Of 173 boats, Jack & Tommy placed SECOND! Congratulations!   




August 10th: Ladies Luncheon

August 12th: CYC Beach Day

August 17th: Last Hurrah Cocktails, 6:00pm

Nikki Bartlett at

CYC Ladies Luncheon

Friday August 10th


Wequassett Outer Bar and Grille

Please rsvp to Kristen Berner by Thursday so we can reserve the correct numbers of tables:

All CYC Beach Day Sunday August 12

Meet at the Outer Beach around 11:00am for an informal day with CYC friends. Pack your lunches and families! We will be anchoring on the bay side near the flag pole to the left of the remaining house and gathering on the ocean side. Please fly a CYC Burgee on your boat, and look for other boats doing the same.                                                                   Top

We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate the Last Hurrah on the 17th - please email Nikki Bartlett if you can help!


Thursday August 16th & Friday August 17th is Pirate/ Character Day at Sailing School

Friday August 17th is the Sailing School Awards  for all classes.... starting at 12: 15pm.... everyone is welcome (families & sailors)

Help Grow our Crew Class

Our Crew Class is small this year. If you know anyone with children interested it trying out our sailing school have them contact Karen Taylor ( We are offering a discounted membership for those interested in testing the waters this year before jumping in next summer.


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.


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.


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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