Chatham Yacht Club

Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921 


CYC is a nonprofit organization and needs your help to run the program, keep boats maintained and keep our membership and class prices low. Please help us reach our fundraising goals for 2016! Click the Donate button below.

Welcome to CYC                                                   

The Chatham Yacht Club has been dedicated to the promotion of sailboat racing and the development of sailors since 1921. CYC provides sailing instruction to children, adolescents, and adults, and organizes racing experiences in the Pleasant Bay area of Cape Cod, MA. Chatham Yacht Club was founded on three principles that remain central to the Club today: 

  • To promote sailboat racing on Pleasant Bay
  • To teach sailing to young people
  • To encourage active volunteerism in service to the Club


Calling all applicants for Sailing School Program Director and Race Coach.

The deadline for applications has been moved up:

Program Director: September 15, 2016

Race Coach: TBD



CYC has openings in crew class for 2017.

If you know of a family with children who will be 6 or 7 next summer, who might like to learn to sail, encourage them to contact Karen Shipley at  Our age cut off has been 7 for a number of years, but we are taking 6 year olds as space permits.


Our sailing school staff has done a wonderful job this year! If you feel positive about the job these hard working young people have done for the last eight weeks, or if you want to give an extra thank you for your child's sailing school experience, please donate to the 
staff appreciation fund.  The club uses these funds to give bonuses to the teachers.   Thank you!  (Contribute Here)

Please make your contributions by September 30th so we may distribute in October.

Upcoming Events

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As you know, it takes a village of volunteers to run a club like CYC

See our officers and committee members



If you have gotten an email from CYC for the 2016 sailing season, please click the Login button at the top of the screen or click here to sign in

Things you need to know


The first thing to do when you login the first time is to take a bit of time to update your profile information by clicking on your name in the upper right hand corner of this screen to go to your profile. Click the EDIT PROFILE button to enter or correct any information. The import of all the member data was a big job and there could be mistakes or omissions that should be corrected right away. 

How to renew your membership

Once you sign in and update your profile information, make sure to upgrade your membership from our free Registered level to one of the paid levels. Paid memberships give you access to more resources on the CYC website and the Family with Children membership allows you to sign your kids up for sailing school. We have four membership levels:

  • Supporting (Inactive)
  • Individual
  • Family without Children
  • Family with Children

Click here to view a membership renewal step-by-step guide

HOW TO Register for sailing school

Once you have activated your Family With Children membership for 2016, you may register for sailing school (adult sailing classes are available to all active membership levels).

Click here to view a sailing school registration step-by-step guide

Here's a quick overview of sailing school classes during the week:

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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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