ALL MEMBER COCKTAIL PARTY COMMITTEE
Event Date: Saturday, July 7
Co-Chairs:
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.


SUNDAY TEA COMMITTEE
Event Dates: TBD
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: July 3 and 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 the Program Director

 


THE 23rd ANNUAL SHYC OPTIMIST REGATTA
Event Date: Thursday, July 5
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/Fun Fridays
Event dates: Friday, July 13  & Friday, August 3
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. The speaker events will be followed by a Fun Friday party. No volunteers are needed at this time. 

 

CLAMBAKE ON CHIEF'S PIER
Event Date: July 21
Co-Chairs: Jessica King & Susan Gotschewski
Help will be needed setting up and checking in Members.

 

54th ANNUAL LUAU COMMITTEE
Event Date: Saturday July 28th 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 1 (rain date Thurs August 2)
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 11
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 12
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
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: 
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: 
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.