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  • April 27, 2016 6:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy April from the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club!  With warmer weather arriving I hope you are all thinking about days out on the water in the wind and the waves. 

    News and Announcements

    Renew membership and register kids for Classes - Please visit the CYC website -www.cuttyhunkyachtclub.org - to login and renew your membership and register kids for the summer sailing classes.  YOU MUST BE RENEWED BY JUNE 1 TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 2016 DIRECTORY.

    Work weekend June 11-12 2016!  - Please consider a June trip to the island (even for the day) to help open up the club.  Lunch will be served and it’s a great way to see old friends, meet new ones, and help out the CYC.  Many hands make light work!  Please join the crew on Saturday June 11 if you can!  We need you help!

    60th Anniversary Capital Campaign - New dock!

    The 60th Anniversary Capital Campaign has been very successful.  We have received pledges for over 80% of our $250,000 goal but we need your help to reach the mark.  Celebrate 60 years of the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club with a contribution!   As part of our planned improvements we replaced four of the lasers last summer and are rebuilding the dock this spring.  Thank you to everybody who has contributed to this effort.  Three cheers!

    Instructors  - We have a great team of instructors onboard for the 2016 summer – Maddie Lynch, Hannah Lynch, and Carter Walker will be leading the crew with Ben Frothingham there for part of the summer.  We are still looking for a Third Instructor with experience as a junior to work some of the weeks.  Please contact John Kidder at cyckidder@gmail.com if you are interested.

    Messing about in boats… - We are looking to hire a part-time “boatswain” to perform maintenance and repair to the CYC sailboats and support powerboats. This person will be responsible for working with the CYC staff to identify and prioritize needed maintenance and repair of the boats in the N10, Laser, and 420 fleets.  Some experience with boat hardware and marine repair is necessary.  Hourly rate based on experience.

    If you are interested in any of these announcements or have any questions please contact John Kidder at cyckidder@gmail.com.

    2016 Schedule

    June 11-12       Work Weekend Commissioning

    June 20            First Week of Classes

    July 23             July CYC Party

    August 15        Last Week of Classes

    August 19        Decommissioning           

    August 20        August CYC Party



  • May 19, 2015 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spring 2015 Newsletter

    Happy May from the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club!  Now that the ice has departed from the harbor we can start thinking about the summer days ahead.  Here are some announcements:

    News and Announcements 

    Renew membership and register for classes - Please visit the new redesigned CYC website (www.cuttyhunkyachtclub.org) to renew your membership and register kids for the summer sailing classes. Thank you to Libby Garfield for getting this up and running and for coordinating our membership!  If you need a password to get logged in, please contact Libby at:  cuttyhunkyachtclub@gmail.com

    Work weekend June 13-14 2015!  - We would like to press you into service for the good of the club!  This is a great excuse to make a weekend or day trip to Cuttyhunk.  Lunch will be served to all the scrubbers, sweepers, lifters, painters, etc.  Along with commissioning the boats we have a lot of other projects that need attention.  Many hands make light work! Please join the crew on Saturday June 13 if you can!

    CYC third instructor  - We have a great team of instructors onboard for the 2015 summer – Maddie Lynch, Hannah Lynch, Sebastian Lucas, and Ben Frothingham.  We are still looking to fill one of the CYC third instructor position.  Third instructors typically have completed advanced sailing and some instructor experience, such as teaching sailing as a CYC junior instructor. We’re hoping to fill the position for nine weeks but we’ll also consider applicants who can work part of the season.

    Fleet maintenance technician -  We are looking to hire a fleet maintenance technician (10-15 hours per week) to perform regular maintenance and repair to the CYC sailboats and support powerboats. This person is responsible for working with the CYC instructors to identify and prioritize needed maintenance and repair of the boats in the N10, Laser, and 420 fleets.  Some experience with boat hardware and marine repair is necessary.  Expected tasks include repairing or replacing rigging and hardware, hull repairs, etc.  General facilities maintenance may also be included. Hourly rate based on experience.
     
    Lasers for sale
    The CYC will be replacing four of the Lasers this year!  To make room for these new boats we are offering up four of the used Lasers to be available for purchase for $500.  The boats will be equipped with rigging, spars, and a sail but will be sold as-is.  We need to make room for the new Lasers so these boats cannot be stored at the CYC and must be relocated once they are purchased.  Any boats that do not find a new home will be shipped off island so please let us know if you’re interested.

    If you are interested in any of these announcements or have any questions please contact John Kidder at cyckidder@gmail.com.


  • January 19, 2015 10:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Winter 2015 Newsletter

    Happy New Year from the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club!  I hope you’re staying warm this winter and looking forward to summer days.

    The 2014 season was very successful and I'd like to thank all the instructors for the wonderful job they did. This past summer Cathy Broderick concluded her tenure as Commodore and I want to offer a special thanks to her for the dedication, hardwork, and many important contributions she made over the years. 

    I also want to thank all the many people who help out the club in numerous ways.  The contribution by a large community of volunteers, with tasks both big and small, is what makes the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club successful.  For the past 60 years the CYC has introduced children to boats and taught them how to sail and enjoy the sea.  This wonderful part of our island community is made possible through the efforts of many people and every little bit helps.  Thank you all so much.

    News and Announcements 

    As the days slowly get longer and we begin to think about the days of summer, here are a few announcements and pieces of business.  If there are announcements that you would like to have included in the next newsletter, please send them to me at cyckidder@gmail.com

    Interested in being a CYC instructor? 
    If you are interested in being considered for a CYC sailing instructor position please complete a short summary (less than 500 words) summarizing your interest in being a CYC instructor and your sailing experience.  It is preferred if instructors are available between June 13 and August 22 2015.  You may submit the application via email to John Kidder, CYC Commodore at cyckidder@gmail.com.  If you have any questions, please email them to the same address.  Applications are due by Friday February 13 2015.

    Photo Contest!
    Do you have any great photos from the 2014 summer?  We're in the process of updating the website and could use some recent photos.  To encourage submissions we will be offering CYC Boutique prizes for the best submissions in three categories -Fun on the Water, Sailing Action, and Yacht Club Scenes.  Email submissions to cyckidder@gmail.com by February 20, 2015.  Thanks!

    2015 Schedule
    For those who may be starting to plan their summers, here are some dates:
    13-14 June - Commissioning Work Weekend
    22-26 June - First Week of Classes
    25 July - July CYC Party
    17-21 August - Last Week of Classes
    21 August - Decomissioning               
    22 August - August CYC Party
     
    That's it for now.  Three Cheers!
    John Kidder, CYC Commodore

Address: PO Box 188, Cuttyhunk, MA 02713

Email: commodore@cuttyhunkyachtclub.com

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