Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921


Summer 2022

A giant thank you to Ellen, Grace and the entire Sailing School staff and students for their enthusiastic participation in the July 4th parade.

Thank you to the Barlett and Coleman families for driving their super stylish automobiles in the parade.

And a big shout out to all of the parents and members who came out to decorate and walk in the parade. 

Link to Parade Photos Below

We look forward to seeing you this evening at the Commodore's Cocktail gathering.

Spinsheet - July 8, 2022

Join Us!




Bring your own beverage and

an appetizer to share.

(adults only)



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 also a great way to get to know old and new CYC members.

Thank you to those who have volunteered this season already! 

Members with sailing school participants should sign up for at least one slot  per child (race day or social or house and grounds volunteer) per child enrolled in Sailing School and at least one Regatta donation per child in Sailing School.

Members with our Sailing School participants should sign up for at least two volunteers slots and at least one item for the Regatta.

Please see the separate signups below.  The more the better, THANK YOU!

Parent on Duty  Social Event   Race Day   Regatta Volunteers   House & Grounds

To learn more, please visit our Volunteer Page




Please be on the lookout to welcome our newest members:

New additions, welcome!

Eunice (“Oonie”) Chase

Year-round: 70 Rowland Dr North Chatham, MA 02650

Oonie is the sister of current member Beazie Chase

Kevin and Ann Johnson

Summer: 1 Little Cove Lane Orleans, MA 02653

Winter City: Morristown, New Jersey

Son Nick (age 18) is on the 420 race team

Isabel Kammerer

Summer: Renting locally

Winter City: Berlin, Germany

Isabel is taking adult sailing

Children: Mathilda (age 9) is joining the M/W crew class

Bernhard (age 5)

Courtney and Matthew Bishop

Summer Address: 48 Youngs Road, Chatham

Winter City: Parkton, MD

Son in Helmsman: Henry (15)

Diane and David Carter

Summer Address: 52 Shattuck Pl, Chatham

Winter City: Boston, MA

The Carters have ordered a brand new Arey’s 14-foot catboat which will be ready for the summer of 2023.

Julia and David Holloway

Year round address: 641 Crowell Road, North Chatham

Julia will be taking adult sailing lessons on Saturday mornings.

Melissa and Matthew Hubbell

Summer address: 26 Carolyn Dr, Chatham,

Winter City: Acton, MA

Two daughters for Sunfish Recreation class: Adah Elizabeth (13) and Annamarie (10)

Younger son Nolan (7)

Lauren and Jon Nykvist

Summer Address: 42 Patterson Road, West Chatham

Winter City: Dedham, MA

Daughter for W/F crew class: Lizzie (7)

Lauren is the cousin of current member Joanne Caggiano

Kathleen and Nick Papadeas

Summer Address: 47 Morning Glory Dr, Dennis

Winter City: Franklin, MA

Daughter for W/F crew class: Emily (10)

Nick will be in the Saturday Adult Sailing class

Belinda and Tony Roth

Summer address: 34 Wheeler Drive, Brewster

Winter City: Bryn Mayr, PA

Daughter for Helmsman: Ari (14)

Tony sailed at CYC as a camper at Camp Viking and has sailed his Baybird in many CYC regattas. Older daughter Cate (16) worked at PBCB last summer.

We are also welcoming back these former CYC members:

Amber and Andy Caggiano

Summer Address: 64 Ralph Street, Chatham

Winter City: Collierville, Tennessee

Daughter for M/Thur crew class: Charlotte (7)

Andy sailed at CYC as a child and his brother Greg is a current member.

Lisa Crounce and Carson Porter

Summer Address: 38 Medicine Bow, Chatham

Winter City: Oakland, CA

Lisa is taking the Saturday morning adult class

Lisa sailed at CYC as a child and has recently crewed for her cousin Carrie Spring in some CYC races. Her uncle David Spring is also a current member.

Diane and Mathew MacIver

Summer address: 1112 Queen Anne Road, Harwich

Winter City: Hingham, MA

Mat sailed at CYC as a child and his children (Annie and Greg) grew up at CYC as well. Mat plans to race his Sunfish

Regina and Jonathan Winslow

Summer address: 6 Ewing Drive, South Orleans

Winter City: Charlestown, MA

Son for Opti 2: Jack (11)

Daughter for Opti 1: Lilly (8)

Jonathan sailed at CYC as a child and his parents Ginger & Ken Winslow are current members.



The membership committee is looking for veteran CYC individuals and/or families who are willing to serve as mentors for new members this summer.  The goal of this program is to connect new members with veteran members who will reach out to them throughout the entire season and assist them in feeling comfortable with all aspects of CYC life. Being a CYC mentor is easy! You are asked to touch base with your mentees before social events, encouraging them to join in by making a plan to meet in the parking lot and “walk over the hill together”, explaining how our race schedule and regatta weekend works and/or helping them to find a way to volunteer and get involved that matches their talents.

If you are interested and would like more information, please reach out to Heather Wesp ( or 774-269-1788) or Kristen Berner ( or 954-257-1057).                                                 Top


And they are off!  Stage Harbor Yacht Club hosted the first regatta of our season.  Below are "before" and "after" photos of our opti sailors. 

Opti Green Fleet (24 boats)

Lucas Proia (5) Cort Luciano (14) Ellie Downs (17) Maret Downs (18) Summer Graupe (22) Lucy Lipson (24)

Opti Championship Fleet (19 boats)

Sam Bartlett (1) Brooke Bartlett (2) Eli Gertsberg (4) Jessica Scipione (5) Millie DiRocco (8) Emery Benson (16) Chase Berner (18)

Congratulations to all of our CYC sailors!

Link to View Parade Photos and Videos Below

2022 CYC Sailing School Staff:

Program Director:
Assistant Program Director:

Ellen Fuller
Grace Gunsalus

420 Race Coach: 

Katelyn McGauley

Helmsman Class Director:

Helmsman Instructors:

Tucker Lamoreux

Ryan McGauley

Chad Bartlett

Opti Race Coach: 

Grace Gunsalus

Opti 2 Co-Directors:

Cody Lamoreux

Cailyn Murphy

Opti 2 Instructor: Chad Bartlett
Opti 1 Director: Grace Gunsalus 
Opti 1 Instructor:

Amelia Gassner

Sarah Lenox

 Beetle Cat  
Crew Class Co-Directors:

Schuyler Bartlett

Karina Lamoreux


Junior Instructors:

Catherine Dickson

Julia Scipione

Finlay Sullivan

Recreational Sailing Director: Margaret Dickson
Instructor:  Julia Szymanski


Margaret Dickson
Substitute Instructors

Brooke Bartlett

Sophie Dart

Max Wesp


Weekly Race Schedule

We will continue to hold two races for each fleet on Saturdays - all classes start sequentially instead of breaking the fleets into two groups with staggered start times.

Tuesdays: We will continue with 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 start at 12:30pm. One Junior race will then begin at 2:00pm.

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

Saturday: All classes will continue to have two races on Saturdays but, to honor requests from last season, we will have all classes starting sequentially start at 1:00pm. 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 2 and Saturday August 20 in advance of the Opening and Closing Meetings, respectively.

For more information, please visit CYC RACING


"Missing from close of 2021 CYC sailing season - brand new Sunfish dolly. Probably taken in error from CYC beach area. Please check your Sunfish dollies to make sure you have your own. Ended up with a CYC 420 dolly and would like to have my Sunfish dolly back. No questions asked. Thank you. Please contact Cathy Taylor at"

Don't let the kids have all of the fun,



The Adult Sailing class will be offered to adult CYC members (21+ years of age) on Mondays from 2:00-4:30PM.  Classes will be held for 8 weeks (June 27-August 15).

This class will be taught, once again, by CYC volunteer adult members in loaned Beetle Cats, 14-foot Catboats, and Sunfish, where and when applicable. Classes will begin with a 20 minute “chalk talk”, and then approximately an hour and a half of sailing/teaching on Pleasant Bay, and ending with a skills wrap up in our CYC clubhouse.  With emphasis on safety and comfort, the focus will be on boat handling skills related to recreational sailing and/or racing in small boats. We will divide students as much as possible by needs and interests: skilled vs. beginners, recreational vs. competitive sailors…etc. As always, a CYC patrol boat will be out on the Bay for safety.  This year we will hope to help arrange child (and pet) care during Monday classes so please let Gwen Shipley  know if you would like to express interest. 

With working adults in mind, we are offering an alternate (or additional) section of this class on Saturday mornings. This class will be taught by our paid instructors. If this is something you would like to participate in, please register below.  People are welcome to sign up for either or both Mondays and Saturdays if they would like extra practice. 

Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.  This class is popular, and will be capped at 25 students this year, so register right away if you would like to be part of this experience. 

For more information, visit CYC Adult Sailing


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, Ryder's Cove or in Round Cove. (Please see the email of 6/14 detailing the NEW permit requirements for use of 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!



July 8th : Commodore's Cocktails, 6:00pm

July 17th: CYC Beach Day

July 22nd: Sailing School Picnic 5:30pm

August 5th: CYC Commodore's Buffet

August 6th-7th: CYC Regatta

August 14th: CYC Beach Day

August 19th: 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 you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

Kristen Zabbo and Laura Etre




For the full collection of CYC apparel—including classic polos, tech tees, tech polos, sweatshirts, fleeces, quarter zips, hats, visors, sandals as well as outdoor Patagonia and Helly Hansen apparel—be sure to visit the online CYC club stores (open year-round) at Team One Newport and Eliza B Leather Man. The direct links to these CYC club stores are available on the NEW CYC website’s gear page. 

During the sailing school season, you can find a curated collection of CYC accessories (e.g., notepads, car magnets, pens, and Smathers & Branson tumblers, key fobs, bottle openers, sunglass straps, and more) as well as a very limited inventory of apparel basics at the CYC clubhouse pop-up honor shop. The CYC honor shop is open each day during sailing school hours.


For any questions, feel free to reach CYC parent and gear volunteer Liz Kintz at                                                                                 Top

Parade Photos!


Pristine RIB for Sale 

Mercury RIB

2016 Mercury 260 Dynamic White Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), Hypalon, purchased in 2018, always stored dry on dolly, very clean. Lightly used.  See link above for full details.

"Selling because we moved boat from mooring to rack and no longer need it."

For more information, please contact Cindi Fitzmaurice

"Missing from close of 2021 CYC sailing season - brand new Sunfish dolly. Probably taken in error from CYC beach area. Please check your Sunfish dollies to make sure you have your own. Ended up with a CYC 420 dolly and would like to have my Sunfish dolly back. No questions asked. Thank you. Please contact Cathy Taylor at"

Opti For Sale, Excellent Condition

2018 Opti

"He grew too tall" 

2018 Opti for Sale .  See link above for full details. 

For more information, please contact Liz Kintz 


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!


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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