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, 2024

To use a QR code for registration :

Please read #6 on the Notice of Regatta for NEW shuttle and parking restrictions or see below

NOTE: Click below then scroll down to see registrants.

Current Registrants  


Optimist Fleet






14-Foot Cat boats

Beetle Cat



Regatta Schedule:


Saturday, August 3

7:00am Boat launching at Ryder’s 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

8:30am                   Optimist and 420 Competitors Meeting

9:00 am                  Optimist and 420 Harbor Start

12:00 pm                Optimists and 420s return to shore and derig

1:00pm                   Classic Boats and Lasers and Sunfish Competitors Meeting

1:15 pm                  Classic Boats and Lasers and Sunfish Harbor Start

4:30 pm                  Classic Boats and Lasers and Sunfish return to shore and derig

Sunday, August 4

8:00 am                   Classic Boats and Lasers and Sunfish Harbor Start

10:30 am                 Classic Boats and Lasers and Sunfish return to shore and derig

11:30 am                   Optimist and 420 Harbor Start

2:00 pm                   Optimist and 420 return to shore and derig

3:00 pm                   Awards Ceremony for all Classes


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.


  Competitors Registration is available through Clubspot


You must register online prior to August 2nd

 Regatta T-Shirts and other centennial memorabilia are available to order or purchase on site.

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


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NEW 2024 PARKING INFORMATION : There are NO parking spaces for available visiting teams, sailors, and parents in the Eastward Ho! parking lot.

Most CYC members and all visitors will park at Monomy Middle School (425 Crowell Rd, Chatham, MA 02633). There will be a 14-person shuttle that will be running between Monomoy Middle and CYC on Saturday and Sunday at the following times:
7:30AM - 9:30AM
11:30AM - 1:30PM

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Drivers can drop off sailors and equipment in the North parking lot at Eastward Ho! without parking.

People who violate the boat launching and parking regulations may be penalized during this regatta and banned from future CYC Regattas.

Access to CYC and Pleasant Bay takes a pedestrian over the hill and in front of the 1st Tee at EastwardHo! golf course.  It is imperative that anyone traveling by foot or by cart undertands and undertakes these safety measures:

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.  EVERYONE 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.

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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