Chatham Yacht Club
Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921
Please note, Thursday, Friday and Saturday is big weekend for EastwardHo! They host the annual Men's Toby Sanders Invitational. We ask that our members remember the guidelines for parking and safety. Thank you! See the parking map below for any questions
Spinsheet - July 14, 2019
STOP - LOOK - WAIT
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. We have received reports that this is not consistent. Please remind yourself and your children of this critical safety issue.
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. Top
THANK YOU! Thank you to Carolyn Paczkowska and all CYC Instructors for hosting a terrific Sailing School Picnic!! It was a gorgeous evening filled with fun, classic tug of war and s'mores.
Parents, please check out our important reminders
Sailing School has had an awesome first 3 weeks of sailing. We have been given great wind and weather for sailing! Here are some highlights:
Crew Class: Crew class has been working on tying 8 knots and how to properly tack a boat. They have been practicing by going in front of the tiller and switching it behind their back. Its hard work but they are getting there!
Opti Beginners: Opti B is working on having more confidence while sailing an Opti by themselves. They are showing growth by being able to get around a bigger race course and rigging a boat almost by themselves YAY Opti Beginners!
Opti Intermediate: Opti I had a big week this week! They practiced tacking the boat forwards and even begin to roll tack the boat.
Opti Advanced: Opti Advanced has been racing all over the Cape including Stage Harbor and West Dennis Regattas. CYC has been had a great showing at both of these regattas as they were challenging conditions. Wish them luck as they head to Stone Horse on Monday!
Sunfish: The sunfish class has been making its way around the bay. They have been working on finding all the different permanent marks and understanding the point of sail they need to use to get to those marks.
Helmsman: The Helmsman class has been off the the races! They have been practicing capsize & recovery, learning how to fly a spinnaker, and the intricacies of roll tacking a 420.
420 Race Team: The 420 Race Team as been representing CYC at a bunch of regattas. They have been working on trapping with a spinnaker, team racing, and the keys to a good start! With them luck as some sailors sail across Buzzards Bay on their way to the Vineyard this week!
MEET YOUR 2019 SAILING SCHOOL STAFF To read their bios
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.email@example.com)
Please see the Sailing School Overview page for detailed information on:
1. Sailing school sails rain or shine so please send your child with appropriate clothing no matter the weather for that day. Temperatures change and kids get wet almost all the times so its best to carry extra clothes and a rain coat.
2. Make sure that CYC has a local contact number (grandparent, babysitter, family friend) for your child in case of a late pick up or emergency! Please email Meredith Dart at firstname.lastname@example.org with your local contact if you have not provided us one.
3. Below are the beginning and ending times for Sailing School. As a staff we try our best to begin and end classes on time but we are often at the mercy of the wind and weather. Additionally, children are being dropped off super early in the morning. As much as we love the enthusiasm, the staff have a lot of responsibilities we need to take care of in the morning therefore we can not attend to your child before class time. Therefore we ask that you do not send you child over the hill until 9:15. It is also important to send your child on time as it holds up the rest of the sailors and instruction to wait for latecomers.
Tuesday: 9:30- 12:00
Thursday: 9:30 -1:30-1:45
4. Tuesday Race, Wed Jr. Race & Saturday Races: If your child is planning on staying for the Tuesday Race, Wed Jr. Race or the Saturday Races please make sure you arrive to pick them but between 3:30 and 4:00. On Tuesdays & Saturdays there are only 1-2 staff members on duty. On those two days the staff are there to help facilitate the races, the club grounds, and boats therefore if your child is under 10 years of age please make sure they are under your or a designated caregiver's supervision.
CREW, OPTI & SUNFISH SAILORS
You are invited to an evening of
"Capture the Flag" and Ice Cream Sundaes
Monday, July 15
224 Scatteree Road, North Chatham
Hosted by the Sampson Tribe & Howell family
Another great week! Top
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 (email@example.com) or Sue Maggioni (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know when you’re available. No experience is necessary!
Active sailboat racing by members of all ages is one of the great traditions of the Chatham Yacht Club. Head-to-head racing against adults provides an objective measure by which young sailors can judge their racing ability and progress. It also fosters cross- generational friendships and mentoring, which, incidentally, can go both ways. All members are urged to participate in racing. Races are held weekly at CYC during the summer sailing season from late June to late August; please see the CYC weekly schedule for times. Information is also available on the CYC website.
TUESDAY SERIES I
Race held on Tuesdays, open to members of all ages (420s, Lasers, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)
TUESDAY SERIES II
Second race held on Tuesdays, following the first Tuesday race. Open to 420s, Lasers, Sunfish, and Optis, and for the Women’s Series in Beetles
Held during the second race on Tuesdays open to women skippers in Beetlecats.
SAILING SCHOOL SERIES
Races held on Wednesday for Monday/Wednesday sailing school students (420s, Beetle Cats, Optis)
Races held on Thursday for Tuesday / Thursday sailing school students (420s, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)
Races held on Wednesday following the Sailing School Races (skippers under age 16 in 420s, Lasers, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)
Open to members of all ages (Marshall 18s, Day Sailers, 420s, Lasers, Sunfish, Beetle Cats, Optis)
Additional classes with three or more boats may be added at the discretion of the Race Committee.
DS PRESIDENTS CUP
Specific weekend race regatta for daysailers.
JR PRESIDENTS CUP
The Junior Presidents Cup for Day Sailers is sailed the weekend after the regatta. Skippers for this event must be 18 or younger.
CYC SERIES RACES
References and includes Tuesday Series I, Tuesday Series II, Women’s Series and Saturday Series races.
Pennant Preparation Party
Monday, July 29th
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 :)
SAVE THESE DATES!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment via cash, checks, paypal and fingers crossed, credit card.
2019 REGATTA T PREVIEW - stay tuned for details and pre-order options!
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!
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
Can you help house a 15 year old CYC Sailor and Employee?
*Self-sufficient *Pays room & board *Can sing for his supper (plays a mean guitar)
*Reciprocal housing in Aspen!
Any and all weeks 7/16-7/22 7/23-7/29 7/30-8/4
Contact Bettina Slusar 312-493-5112 or email@example.com (New CYC members from Colorado) 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.
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
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!