Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921

Notice of Regatta:
The oldest and largest free regatta on Cape Cod
A Celebration of Sailing and Friendship on Pleasant Bay
AUGUST 3-4, 2019



The following classes of boat are expected to compete (other classes may be give starts if they have at least three boats):

Inner Line / Area C:     Optimist (Green, Red, White, and Blue fleets)

Middle Line / Area B:   420s, Lasers (Full, Radial, 4.7), Day Sailers, and PBCB/SMSA Flying Scots

Outer Line/ Area A :     Sunfish, Junior Sunfish (under 16), Baybirds, 14-foot Catboats, other Catboats, and Beetle Cats

Regatta Schedule:

Saturday, August 3rd

7:00 am Boat launching at Round Cove (trailer ramp) or Jackknife Harbor (from the beach) 420s, Optimists, Lasers and Sunfish should be launched at Jackknife Harbor and sailed or towed to CYC.  No boats may be carried or towed over the hill at CYC.

9:30 a.m.      Competitors Meeting
10:00 a.m.    Harbor Start
Races will be held in the morning and afternoon with a break on the CYC beach for lunch.

Sunday, August 4th

9:30 a.m.      Harbor start
Races will be held in the morning.  Trophies will be awarded in the early afternoon after

Venue: The racing area will be Pleasant Bay.  This bay is a protected body of water that is bordered by the towns of Orleans, Harwich, Brewster, and Chatham.

Mooring: Come prepared to moor your boat in front of the Club using your own anchor - make sure you have adequate anchor and line.  The new cut in Chatham’s North Beach has led to significantly higher tides in Pleasant Bay.  If you are leaving a boat on the beach at Jackknife Harbor or CYC (such as a 420, Sunfish, Laser, or Optimist), we strongly suggest that you secure it to an anchor or tie it to something on shore.

Food:  Bring your own lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Drinks and snacks will be provided by CYC members each afternoon after the races.

T-shirts:  Regatta T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Registration:  Competitors Registration is available through Regatta Network.  REGISTER ONLINE   

Please register online prior to the Regatta to aid our Race Committees. 

Coaches Registration :  All coaches are required to register through the CYC website.   REGISTER ONLINE

Please register online prior to the Regatta to aid our Race Committees. 

Directions to CYC:  Available on the CYC website:
Note: CYC is located on property leased from Eastward Ho! Country Club.  Please respect the rights of club members and golfers.  Eastward Ho! and CYC are located on Fox Hill Road in Chatham, MA.  There are a limited number of designated CYC parking spaces in the North Lot (the furthest lot – marked by the CYC sign).  When those are full, sailors should park along the north side of Fox Hill Road facing the proper direction.  When you are walking from the parking area to CYC, walk through the loading zone fences near the front of the first tee.  STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN, giving right of way to golfers teeing off.  Then follow the path over the hill to the right of the Eastward Ho! clubhouse.  Please also pause quietly for golfers putting on the 9th green to the right of the clubhouse.  On the way back over the hill from CYC, STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN again at the end of the fence.  NOTE: The use of cell phones is expressly prohibited on Eastward Ho! grounds and must either remain in your vehicle or be turned off while proceeding to CYC.  Cell phone use is permitted at CYC.

Questions?  Ted Dickson at 508-945-9475 or 704-661-3434

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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