ALL MEMBER COCKTAIL PARTY COMMITTEE
Event Date: Saturday, July 1
Co-Chairs: Pam Cummings & Laurel Driscoll
Our Annual All-Member Cocktail Party is one of the highlights of the summer at SHYC. Many volunteers are needed to help with various needs the day of the event. Please email if you are interested in volunteering to help.


2017 SAILING SCHOOL AUCTION
Event Date: Saturday, July 1
Co-Chairs: Victoria Quake and Audrey Fenton
Support our Sailing School by being part of the Auction Committee, help is needed to:

  • Collect Items from Donors in the 2nd half of June
  • Set up Items on the day of the event
  • Clean up and Check out winners at the end of the Auction
Donate an Item

SUNDAY TEA COMMITTEE
Event Dates: June 25, July 2, August 13, August 20th
Co-Chairs: Lisa Edge and Christine Harvey 
Help keep this long-time SHYC tradition alive and well by helping to make or serve sandwiches and tea after Sunday Races when there are such races. This committee also provides and serves the cake for opening meeting and the clam chowder for the Annual Meeting. Please contact Lisa Edge to volunteer. 

 


4TH OF JULY FLOAT COMMITTEE
Event Dates: Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4
Co-Chairs: SHSS Staff & Families
Chatham’s Independence Day Parade is one of the oldest in the United States. It attracts over 20,000 spectators and showcases the pride of the community, its visitors and residents. We welcome parents and children to help plan and organize the SHYC float, and then help with decorating the float. The float decoration party will be held at the Club on July 3. If you would like to help, please contact Chris Beard 

 


THE 23rd ANNUAL SHYC OPTIMIST REGATTA
Event Date: Thursday, July 6
Co-Chairs-David Leary and Regina Skakin
Stage Harbor will be hosting its 23rd Annual Opti Regatta on July 6. We expect a maximum of 100 Opti sailors to participate in this year's event. We will need lots of help to make this year's regatta a successful one. Please considering volunteering for one or more of the opportunities listed below:

  • Breakfast
  • Snack (buying and helping hand out)
  • Cook Out (After Racing)
  • Parking/Registration
  • Race Patrol

The Opti regatta is always action packed, fun and full of memorable moments.

 

SPEAKER SERIES
Event dates: Tuesday, July 11 & Tuesday, August 8
Co-Chairs: Inga Walker & Ella Georgiades
Twice a summer, SHYC invites its members to hear from local experts about issues relating to our waters, from boating to marine ecology. No volunteers are needed at this time. 

 

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Event Dates: Friday, July 14 & Friday, August 18t
Co-Chairs: Lisa Lucy & Cary Keller
New in 2017! Family Fun Fridays will offer food & fun on Chief's Pier! Details coming...


 

CLAMBAKE ON CHIEF'S PIER
Event Date: July 22
Co-Chairs: Jessica King & Susan Gotschewski
Help will be needed setting up and checking in Members.


 

GILL REGATTA
Event Dates: July 24, 25, 26
Co-Chairs: David Leary and Regina Shakin
This will be the 2nd year that SHYC hosts the Gill Regatta, the Southern Mass Sailing Association Junior girls Championship for female sailors age 13-18 years old. The event covers 3 days of clinics and racing. Help is needed:

  • Breakfast (3 days)
  • Snacks & Off the Water Food
  • Parking/Registration
  • Housing (those willing to host)
  • Race Patrol
  • Others tbd

 

 

54th ANNUAL LUAU COMMITTEE
Event Date: Saturday July 29th 1100-1600 
Co-Chairs: John Forger & Dan Taylor 
All ages are welcome to this fun day at the beach. We provide transportation from SHYC or you can meet us at the beach opposite Stage Harbor Light. Just bring a beach chair and a bite to eat and we’ll provide the grill, sodas, water, music and lots of fun and games! If you are interested in volunteering to help with various needs the day of the Luau, please email us!

 


SENIOR LUNCHEON
Date: Wednesday, August 2 (rain date Thurs August 3)
Chair: Lynne Roe and Kathy Lewis
Our Annual Senior Luncheon is a real treat for our Honorary, Senior Members, and Family or Adult members who are 65+. Guests are served delicious home-cooked food while catching up with friends and enjoying the scenic views of Stage Harbor from the deck of the clubhouse. Please reach out to Lynne to help out with any of the following committee needs:

  • 2 committee members
  • Bakers

 

 


COMMODORE'S BALL COMMITTEE
Event Date: Saturday August 12
Co-Chairs: Matt and Debbie Evans
Our Annual Commodore's Ball is a fun night of music and dancing for all ages. If you are interested in volunteering to help with various needs the day before and day of the event, including set-up, check-in, and/or clean up, please contact The Evans.

 


PAST COMMODORES' TEA COMMITTEE
Event Date: Sunday, August 13
Chair: Matt Evans
This is a very special tea for members who have served as Commodores of SHYC over the years. If you are interested in helping with set-up or with making/serving sandwiches and tea at the event, please contact Matt Evans.

 

 


LUNCH @SHYC

Event Date: M, T, W, R through Sailing School 
Chair: Sonja Bartlett
The Lunch @ SHYC Committee is in charge of organizing the program where your sailor can stay at SHYC the whole day and eat lunch with his or her friends and enjoy activities while supervised by SHYC staff. Community service projects, arts and crafts and outdoor sports and games will also be offered during lunch. Offered only to sailors who participate in sailing school the same day. Please consider helping out for an afternoon, we are looking for parents who

  • would like to help out with an arts and crafts day
  • can drive motorboats to take kids on Shellfish excursions and/or Crescent Beach Picnics 

 

 


MERCHANDISE COMMITTEE
Event Dates: 6/25 - Opening Meeting 6/26 - Monday (1st day) 7/1 - Saturday (All Member Cocktail Party) 7/10 - Monday 7/24 - Monday (this happens to be Gill Regatta at SHYC! :) ) 8/7 - Monday 8/20 - Sunday (Closing Meeting), other dates TBA
Chairs: Denise Ritchie & Jeanne Krauss
Want to get to meet even more members of SHYC? Consider volunteering for merchandise sales on any (or all) of the above dates. Volunteers make this all possible! Please reach out!

 

 


RACE PATROL COMMITTEE
Event Dates: July 2, July 6th, August 12th and 13th
Chair: Regina Shakin
Volunteer as safety patrol during Sunday races or during the Opti Regatta. If you are interested in helping, please contact Drew Carlson.

RACE COMMITTEE
Event Dates: July 2, July 6th, August 12th and 13th
Co-Chairs: Regina Shakin and Kevin Cassidy 
Race Committee, appointed by the Commodore, oversees the Sunday races and helps set the race course, signals the start and finish of the races, mans the Committee Boat sets/removes racing buoys, and shadows the fleet to aid sailors as needed. If you are interested in helping, please email Regina.

 

BOAT MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE
Ongoing
Co-Chairs: Matt Evans, Tom King, Drew Carlson
SHSS has a large fleet of boats, including six new 420s. We need volunteers to lend the Stewards and others a hand in planning for their maintenance during the season and off-season storage. Please email if interested in helping out.

SAIL REPAIR COMMITTEE
Ongoing/as needed
Members: Sailing School Staff, with help from members 
From time to time during our busy season, the fleets’ sails are in need of repair. This team helps coordinate bringing sails to and picking them up them from the local sail maker in Brewster. If you would like to be on the call list for drivers, please email.

 


BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Ongoing
Co-Chairs: Tom King and Drew Carlson 
The Club property was purchased in 1938 and 2006, and we need volunteers to help us maintain it in top condition! Committee members work with the Stewards in helping keep our property ship shape during the season. No volunteers needed at this time

 


TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Sara Wilson and Sara Frye
Helping work on the website and electronic communications is a great way to get to know all about the club and sailing program. In particular, we are looking for people to help put together the directory in the spring and to electronically collect and organize photos over the summer season to help keep our website up to date. Join this committee and help us maintain this key area of our operations.