Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921

SPINSHEET

Summer 2019

Spinsheet - July 8, 2019


THIS WEEK : 

Sailing School Picnic - CYC Beach Day

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

Despite the heat, we had a blast! 

See below for more details!

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SAILING SCHOOL PICNIC

THE CYC SAILING SCHOOL PICNIC 

FRIDAY, JULY 12

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)



CYC BEACH DAY


Beach Day Sunday, July 14th

Meet at the Outer Beach for an informal day at the beach. Pack your lunches and families! Specifics about when and where to meet to follow.



Our annual CYC Sailing School family picnic will take place this Friday, 7/12, at 5:30 pm.  CYC will provide three charcoal grills for cooking, as well as chips, condiments, lemonade, and s'more-making ingredients.  Please bring your favorite side, salad or appetizer to share as well as your grilling items of choice.  We ask that you "think green" and bring your own water bottles and reusable utensils and dishes if you can.  Finally, we invite you to bring your portable gas grill if you have one.  We've found that a couple of extra grills help to get folks fed in a timely fashion!  CYC staff will be in attendance to support s'more-making and organize some informal games.  We look forward to seeing you all at the club on Friday evening!

 If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Paczkowska at cpaczkow89@gmail.com 


     SAILING SCHOOL

       MEET YOUR SAILING SCHOOL STAFF! 

      To read their bios

2019 CYC Sailing School Staff:

Program Director:
Assistant Program Director:
Meredith Dart
Caroline Edwards
420 Race Coaches:  Connor Blanchet
Jack Murphy
Opti Race Coaches: 
Ellen Fuller
Tommy Szymanski
Crew: Caroline Edwards
Recreational Program:  Abby Lenox
Opti Advanced: Ellen Fuller

Opti Intermediate:  

Opti Beginner:

Izzy Maggioni

Ryan Goldstein

Helmsman: Tommy Szymanski
Laser: Calder Robbins

 
Instructors:  
Opti -
Grace Gunsalus (Opti Beginner)
Marni Clary (Opti Intermediate)
Calder Robbins (Opti Advanced)

Helmsman-

Clayton Kincaid

Junior Instructors:
Jack Lenox

Sophie Maggioni

Caitlin FitzMaurice

Schuyler Bartlett

Karina Lamoreux


Staff Bios



Substitute Instructors:

Hank Bailey

Will Bailey

Jack Szymanski

Colin Boland

Cody Lamoreux

Tucker Lamoreux

Cailyn Murphy

Ella Grainger


As always, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions at all about sailing school. I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

- Meredith Dart (Meredith.dart@gmail.com)

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

    RACING CORNER

4th of July Race Results

420

First Place: Natalie Coleman-Fuller and Allison Coleman

Second Place: Ryan & Katelyn McGauley

Third Place: Karen Taylor & Barb Shipley

Sunfish

First Place: George McHorney

Second Place: Brooke Bartlett & Max Wesp


14’ Catboats

First Place: Alice Ronty & Carol Blair

Beetle Cats

First Place: Anne Sampson & Cort Lucciano

Second Place: Calder & Steven Robbins

Third Place: Cary Ann Kane & Jeff Paddock


Optimists

First Place: Julia Scipione

Opti Green


First Place: Sam Bartlett

Second Place: Jessica Scipione

Third Place: Eli Gertsberg


ADULT SAILING

Our goal this week was for everyone to feel more comfortable in a sailboat. To this end, we practiced safety position, getting out of irons, and jibing. More advanced students practiced making landings as well. Next week we will split in to groups according to ability and interest. 

Sue Maggioni after a successful jibe!



URGENT CALL FOR PATROL HELP

The Patrol Squad is still 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 (caramaggioni@gmail.com) or Sue Maggioni (susanmaggioni@gmail.com) to let us know when you’re available. No experience is necessary!


CYC SOCIAL

SAVE THESE DATES!

July 12th: Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

July 14th: CYC Beach Day

July 26th : CYC Ladies Luncheon (details TBD)

August 2nd: Commodore's Buffet

August 11th: CYC Beach Day

August 16th: 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 bartletthome@me.com.


VOLUNTEER CORNER

CYC ONLY FUNCTIONS WITH YOUR HELPING HANDS! We need your help.

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! 

VOLUNTEER & SIGNUP

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

VOLUNTEER & SIGNUP

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CYC GEAR

GET YOUR GEAR ON!

 CYC fleece 1/4 zips, burgees, blankets, water bottles, hats, duffle bags, polo shirts, coolers etc and "vintage" t-shirts.

 SAILING SCHOOL SPECIAL : Towel, Waterbottle & Frisbee $25 

Did you miss out? email your wish list to Suzanne Lenox  suzanne.lenox@gmail.co

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

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CLASSIFIEDS

CYC OPTIMIST FOR "SAIL"


FOR MORE INFORMATION

CLASSIFIEDS

CLASSIC CAT BOAT FOR "SAIL"

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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.

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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.

Mid-day

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!

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