Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921

SPINSHEET

Summer 2020

IF there needs to be a cancellation of sailing school morning classes due to weather or other unforseen circumstances.  We will do our best to make that call by 6:30 am.  Please check your email inbox and the CYC website for updated information. 

Please note - during races - the DOCK IS CLOSED with the exception of the dock committee.  

CYC CUSTOM FACEMASKS -

PRE-ORDER HERE!

Deadline 7/15  - Orders will be ready in approx 10 days or less

CYC is up and running.  Please check to see if you have a balance due on your account.   Memberships and Sailing School fees are now due.  Thank you!

Spinsheet - July 8, 2020


IMPORTANT SAILING SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS

Please note the following pick up times for Sailing School Classes:

Essentially, classes will end 30 minutes earlier due to a scheduling error.

Pick Up Times for 

8am classes: 11:00 am

8:30 am classes: 11:30 am

9am classes: 12 noon

Afternoon Race Schedule on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

have a slight class adjustment

horn starts noted below

Saturday Race Class Schedule:

Time noted is horn start time


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     SAILING SCHOOL

       

CYC is excited to be working with US Sailing this summer with their new application for sailing skill development called Skill Up. Everyone in Crew, Opti Beginner, Opti Intermediate, Opti Advanced, Sunfish and Helmsman were given a youth US Sailing Membership as part of your CYC class registration.

The parents should have received an email from US Sailing with your child's US Sailing number as well as requesting additional information. Please take the time to update your membership information. Your child will most likely receive stickers from US Sailing if they have your mailing address.

Skill Up is an App that you can download onto your phone. You can access what your child is learning by entering in their US Sailing Number. Please look at the following link with additional information.

https://www.ussailing.org/education/youth/youth-development/



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


CYC SOCIAL (-ly distant that is)

SAVE THESE DATES!

July 19th: CYC Beach Day

August TBD : Commodore's Flotilla*

August 9th: CYC Beach Day

The CYC Social Committee is exploring the idea of meeting on the waters of Pleasant Bay in lieu of the annual Commodore's Cocktail Party.  Stay tuned for more ideas and information.



CYC BEACH DAYS


Mark your calendars for these tentative dates:

CYC Beach Day Sunday, July 19th & August 9th

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


 DOCK COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

We have several days – notably Saturdays – when we are in need of people to volunteer to serve on the Dock Committee.  One idea we’ve had from the start of the summer is that families could volunteer to cover individual days, thereby removing the social distancing risk. 

If you have some concerns about not knowing how to specifically run the races, we could hold a brief Zoom training session in the coming week to get people comfortable.

If you and your family members do have an interest in volunteering as a Dock Committee unit even on a single Saturday, it would be a huge help.  

DOCK COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48ACAD2DA31-chatham

HOW CAN I HELP OUT?

VOLUNTEER CORNER

CYC ONLY FUNCTIONS WITH YOUR HELPING HANDS!

If you're wondering how to volunteer to help with some of the work at CYC here's a good place to start. 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! 

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

If you have a motorboat and can patrol the Saturday races sign-up here: -https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449ABA829A1F58-cycpatrol

PATROL VOLUNTEER & SIGNUP

If you enjoy yardwork or are even a little bit handy we need help maintaining the house & grounds. Sign-up here:

House & grounds signup https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449ABA829A1F58-cycgrounds

HOUSE & GROUNDS SIGNUP

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CYC GEAR

GET YOUR GEAR ON!

CYC CUSTOM FACEMASKS AVAILABLE


 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 Cara Maggioni caramaggioni@gmail.com

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

TO ORDER YOUR FACEMASK - CLICK ON THE SHOPPING IMAGE BELOW

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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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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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