Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2021



Meet at the CYC float on Shore Road (towards the back #47 of 59 in line) BY 9:30 am if not earlier(Parade begins at 9:30 -  This later joining time is due to weather concerns.  See below with traffic guidance) We will be in position by 8am for any early birds.   Wear your Sailing School T-Shirt!  (unless you prefer to wear a 'decade' sailing costume).  And comfortable walking shoes. Bring: Water bottle and anything needed for the weather. Decorate:  While waiting to begin the walk, we will decorate the floats and signs.

Pick up : Chatham Middle School on Crowell Road  All kids 8 and under need to be accompanied by an adult to walk in the parade.   All members, young and not so young, are invited to walk with us.  Come celebrate the centennial!

Mask Policy:  Parade entry participants and spectators are asked to follow COVID guidelines as issued by the  Centers for Disease Control.  Please also keep in mind that Chatham merchants may require
patrons to wear a mask while shopping in an individual store.

Parking & Shuttle: For entrants wishing to park at the Monomoy Regional Middle School, a shuttle bus will take you to Shore Road. This shuttle will run starting at 6:30am. The shuttle will run from the end of the parade back to the Monomoy Regional Middle School.

Please adhere to police instructions for entering & exiting the parade area.  Shore road closes at 6:30am and main street to shore road closes at 8:30. 

*We are keeping our eye on the weather and will send out any parade updates or changes by 8am or upon receipt of any town notifications. 


CYC Opening Meeting  - Saturday, July 3rd   Following the races   Approx 3:30

Off to the CYC Races! -  Saturday July 3 – 2:00pm: A single Series race followed by CYC Opening Meeting.  Please note that races start at 2:00pm on this one Saturday due to the Chatham July 4 Parade in the morning.  Also please note that all classes will start sequentially after 2:00pm with no second later start time.

Sunday July 4 – 1:00pm: CYC July 4 race.  Please note that all classes will start sequentially after 1:00pm with no second later start time.  This will be a trophy race and not count toward a Series.

Eastward Ho! is fully subscribed for their annual July 4th celebration. Only members with a confirmed reservation may park in the parking lot. If you wish to watch the fireworks from the CYC beach, you may walk over the hill but must park along the street or elsewhere. The Chatham police will be onsite to help with any parking questions. • Please do not park in areas on Fox Hill Road that have been roped off by our Greens Department or the Police for safety reasons. It is a very busy night!  There is no CYC parking available after 4:30 pm on July 4th.


 "What is the current mask policy?"

Fully vaccinated individuals will not need to wear a face covering or social distance at Chatham Yacht Club but may do so at their own discretion. Non-vaccinated individuals are required to continue wearing facemasks and distancing indoors. We have masks available at. the club if you need one. At this point, we are not requiring masks outdoors. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks indoors. Chatham Yacht Club staff will continue to follow established best practices with regard to hygiene and sanitation protocols. As such CYC will not be serving self-serve refreshments after the races.



"Then & Now"

Please upload and share any photos you may have on our new CYC100 photo sharing site. 

 We look forward to sharing the memories as we celebrate this incredible milestone.                                                                                             TOP


What a great first week!  We look forward to seeing everyone in the parade and along the parade route.


Getting your boat to CYC:

No boats or sailboards may be carried over the hill to be launched at CYC. Launching may take place at Jack Knife Harbor, the Town Landing on Crow's Pond, or in Round Cove.

Transportation of 420s and Optis over the hill for the purpose of attending regattas during the summer may occur ONLY before sunrise and after sunset per our lease with Eastward Ho!

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.


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!



The website has been updated, please see the Racing page for

2021 Sailing Instructions; Charts & Flags; Race Schedule

Race Schedule      Sailing Instructions      Charts & Flags

Weekly Race Schedule

Thankfully, we now have the flexibility to return to the traditional CYC racing schedule due to the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions.  Nevertheless, we received feedback at the end of last year that it would be ideal to retain some aspects of last season’s modified schedule, notably holding two races for each class each day.  Consequently, there are some modifications to this season’s schedule we wanted to highlight, notably on Saturdays.

Tuesdays: We will return to the traditional schedule.  Two races will be held with the first starting at 1:00pm.  The races will count towards two separate Series.

Wednesday: Sailing School races will return, starting at 12:30pm.  One Junior race will then begin at 2:00pm.

Thursday: Sailing School races will begin at 12:30pm.

Saturday: We are going to return to having all classes race on Saturdays but, to honor requests from last season, we will seek to hold two races for each fleetTo do so, we will need to break the classes into two groups and stagger the starting times for each:

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: 14-Foot Catboats, Beetle Cats, and Optimists will hold two races
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm: 420s, Lasers, and Sunfish will hold two races

The two races each Saturday will count towards a single Series for each class.  As a reminder, there will only be one race on Saturday July 3 and Saturday August 21 in advance of the Opening and Closing Meetings, respectively.  A graphic showing the schedule is included below and will be posted to the racing section of the CYC website.

Similar to last season, we ask you to bear with us as we introduce these modifications to the schedule.  There will surely be some bumps in the implementation but we will seek to get them resolved as smoothly as possible.


Saturday July 3 – 2:00pm: A single Series race followed by CYC Opening Meeting.  Please note that races start at 2:00pm on this one Saturday due to the Chatham July 4 Parade in the morning.  Also please note that all classes will start sequentially after 2:00pm with no second later start time.

Sunday July 4 – 1:00pm: CYC July 4 race.  Please note that all classes will start sequentially after 1:00pm with no second later start time.  This will be a trophy race and not count toward a Series.

Saturday July 31 – Sunday August 1: Leo J. Telesmanick Beetle Cat Centennial Regatta held at CYC.  No CYC races held on Saturday July 31.

Friday August 6: Baybird Open House.

Saturday August 7 – Sunday August 8: Chatham Yacht Club Centennial Regatta.

Saturday August 21 – 1:00pm: A single final Series race followed by CYC Closing Meeting and Award Ceremony.  Please note that all classes will start sequentially after 1:00pm with no second later start time.

We will provide subsequent updates and reminders on these events in advance of each.

Other Items

We will have the 2021 Series dates and 2021 Sailing Instructions posted to the racing section of the CYC website before the start of races next week.  In addition, US Sailing has issued the revised Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021 – 2024 and there are some notable updates, so be sure to check those changes. 

Reach out to us anytime with questions or concerns.  We look forward to a great 2021 Centennial season for Chatham Yacht Club!




Please be on the lookout to welcome our newest members:

Amy and Jim Dow

Summer Address: 24 Patuxet Trail, Chatham

 Winter City: Hingham, MA

Amy is the sister of current member Alison Douglass

Daughter in crew class: Ava (9) and younger brother Nicholas is almost 6.


Fiona and David Elwood

Summer Address:  11 Evelyn’s Drive, Harwich

Winter City: Boston, MA

Son for Beginner Opti: Sam(8) and younger brother Patrick is 5.


Jennifer and Jerry Kane

Summer Address: 71 Common’s Way, Brewster

Winter City:  Southborough, MA

Two children for Helmsman:  Aidan Elizabeth Kane (age 15) and Connor Patrick Kane (age 13).

Don McLinn and Harv Lester

Summer Address: 57 Pochet Road, Orleans

Winter City: Washington, DC

Lillian (11) and Alexander (10) for beginner class

Sarah and Daniel Lipson

Summer Address:  1233 Main Street #4, Chatham

Winter City: Alexandria, VA

Sarah will be in the Adult Sailing class. 

Daughter for Advanced crew:  Lucy (10) and older brother Luke (13)

Aimée and Todd Lubin

Summer Address:  177 Fox Hill Road, Chatham

Winter City, Los Angeles, CA

Aimée will be in the Adult Sailing class. 

Son for crew class: Duke (7) and older children Bowe (12) and Clementine (15)


Bill Perkins

Summer address: 57 Old Salt Works Road, Chatham. 

Winter City: Concord,MA

Bill owns a laser and may race. 


Katy and Frank Sherer

Summer Address: 14 Jeanette Drive, Chatham

Winter City:  Woodbury CT

Katy will be in the Adult Sailing class. 

Granddaughter in crew class:  Remi Schreiner (10)  Son in Helmsman class:  “M” Sherer(15)


We are also welcoming back these former CYC members:

Katie and Sam Goldman (Katie’s maiden name is Evans and she grew up sailing at CYC)

Summer Address: 87 Nantucket Drive, Chatham

Winter City: Pawtucket, RI

Daughter in crew class: Hattie (7)

Mitch and Julie Woodworth (Mitch grew up sailing at CYC)

Year Round:  9 Connecticut Ave, Harwich

Julie will be in the Adult Sailing class




July 3rd: Parade & OPENING MEETING following Saturday races, approx 3:30

July 4th:  Races

July 16th : TENTATIVE Commodore's Cocktails, 6:00pm

July 18th: TENTATIVE CYC Beach Day

July 23rd: TENTATIVE Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

July 31 - August 1st: Leo J. Telesmanick Championship Regatta

August 6th: Baybird Sail Parade

August 6th: CYC Commodore's Centennial Ball

August 7th-8th: CYC Centennial Regatta

August 15th: Downchannel Race / CYC Beach Day

August 20th: Last Hurrah Cocktails, 6:00pm

The CYC Social Committee is looking forward to a 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 there are other events you would like us to consider please contact

Kristen Zabbo and Laura Etre




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





 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

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




"Shark Finn"

Good condition Optimist-One-Design for sale, complete with new and gently used parts. Dolly included. $1800.

Available to view at 7 Fox Hill Road

Contact: Kate Sullivan or chat with Finlay at the boathouse! 

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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