Happy Spring! We're getting close. If it's not a snowy winter, then it's a rainy spring. Time to play catch up, kick all of your preseason boat projects into high gear and sail into another great SHYC season.
The most notable change this season as you look towards the sailing docks is that they are all new! This is a big upgrade for us. We will have more space for maneuvering boats around, laying out sails and teaching our classes. This will also be a huge improvement when there are 100 visiting boats all over the place during the regatta. Thank you to John McKenna and all those involved for the great new layout.
We welcome back Patrick Dromey as he takes the helm as our new head instructor. We're happy to have him. He will be joined by 4 new instructors, all of which are US Sailing Level 1 certified. We look forward to welcoming our new team.
Separate from this packet, you'll find a SHYC Lesson Information Packet with all sailing lesson and schedule details. Below is a list of regattas happening around Mass Bay and Southern Mass Sailing. We will not be attending all of these as a team, but the dates are all there for those who would like to sail in some more events. We will go over more details at our sailing information night.
This year we will be trying a new approach to our Adult Sailing as well. In the past you were required to sign up for 8 lessons that would take place a couple of times a week for a few weeks. This year you will be able to sign up for smaller blocks of lessons. We hope this will make it more accessible to more people. The details are still being worked out so look for updates to come.
I'd like to thank Commodore Guard & the council, Maureen Ray, and the sailing committee for their continued support of our sailing program. See you all soon & please contact me with any questions that you may have.
Sailing Committee Chair
2019 Sailing Instructors
Patrick Dromey – Hull YC- BC High – Head Instructor
Sam Fox – Cohasset YC. – Cohasset HS
Maia Sandell - Cohasset YC – BB&N
Henry Thomas - Cohasset YC – Cohasset HS
Claire Taylor – Hull YC- Hingham HS
2019 Regatta Schedule
July 6-7 New Bedford Junior Regatta
July 8th Cohasset Yacht Club 420 Invitational
July 11-12 Hingham Bay Junior Regatta
July 11-13 Edgartown Junior Regatta
July 15-16 Vineyard Haven Junior Regatta
July 18-19 Hull YC Scorpion Bowl Junior Regatta
July 22-24 Gill Trophy Women's Double Handed Championship
Aug 3-4 DBMS Junior Olympic Regatta
August 5-6 Scituate Jr Regatta
Aug 13-14 Beverly YC Junior Olympic Regatta