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July 14, 2017

 


CALENDAR SPOTLIGHT:

Hope to see everyone at Hardings Beach parking lot tomorrow morning for our July Community Service Morning 0830-1000
Gloves, garbage bags and DONUTS will be waiting for you. Come help keep our beaches and ocean beautiful!


What's Ahead in Racing
July 17th: Stone Horse Opti Champ Regatta
July 20th: July Series Races

July 21st: Ladies Series
July 24-26: Gill Regatta @SHYC

Please consider helping SHYC host this event. We will need to house about 15 girls  - 2 to a home for Monday and Tuesday nights and we will need help with breakfast for 3 days Monday - Wednesday July 24-26. Contact Regina Shakin if you can assist!

Calling all adults: Want to learn to sail or need to brush up your skills? Drop in for the free adult sailing classes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons! No registration required.


Reminder: Our sailing school registration has added flexibility this year. You can add on individual weeks to any sailing school registration by emailing us!


Visit our website to see the interactive calendar, which can be viewed in full or by specific categories; the full summer calendar; and printable Session 1 and Session 2 calendars

A note about Directories and Profiles: Calendars and Directories were mailed to winter addresses in Mid-May, please contact Claire Hooper if there were any issues with your delivery. If you need to update your information, please fill out the contact info form here. Please note we use this information for the directory listings, so please do not change the contact names on your profiles (as in putting one spouse's name in two different profiles), each member of your family should have his or her first name listed in a unique profile.

A Great Season is Underway 
Regattas and Social Events Abound!


Congratulations to all our 420 Race Team Members (pictured below) and Opti Sailors who participated in the West Dennis Regatta! SHYC placed well across the board! Check out our Club race results here!

We had a phenomenal speaker event at First Light Boatworks on Tuesday! Special thanks to Drew Carlson for sharing his Corsair with us and to Richard Batchelder for sharing his knowledge.


So much more to look forward to in the coming week~ Fun Friday Tonight, Community Service at Harding's Beach Tomorrow morning, Stone Horse Opti Champ Regatta on Monday, Clambake next Saturday, and more...


Notes From Program Director Chris Beard: 
It is hard to believe we already are three weeks into our summer season at Stage Harbor Sailing School. I wanted to provide members, students and parents some general info about our season so far.

This year we have expanded our Wednesday shore school offering by incorporating a STEM class. STEM or (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) provides our Stage Harbor students with additional content beyond our performance and advancement qualifications component. This summer 4 of our Instructors completed US Sailing's STEM course and have been putting some great lessons together for our kids. So far this summer STEM has covered a variety of topics including weather patterns, boat making, and environmental awareness. Our instructors feel this class allows students to bolster their sailing knowledge as well as develop great relationships with other students and instructors. From the perspective of the Program Director I think STEM also places an emphasis on lessons and planning which is another area of our program we are focusing on this year.

As the summer progresses, I want to encourage parents to continue reaching out to me with feedback, questions or student-related concerns. We are always trying to improve our program! Feedback from parents helps us shape our program, and new classes, such as BICs and Adventure Sail, came about with the help of parent feedback.
 
Finally, I would also like to add a few requests. I am trying to improve instruction and so would request dropping off students a little earlier so that our classes can start on time at both 9:30 and 1:30. Don't forget to send kids with closed toed shoes, layers for cold days and sunscreen, even on foggy days!

 



Final call for Clam Bake RSVPs!

Please sign up via the website, or email us, TODAY  if you wish to attend. 

Saturday, July 22nd
6:30pm Cocktail Hour
BYOB
Dinner served promptly at 7:30pm
$43.00 per person
Adults only


From [email protected] Committee
This Week's Activities: Chatham Shellfish Excursions!

Attention Sailing School Students! Here is a hands-on experience you don’t want to miss. Part II of our ongoing experiential learning opportunity with Town Shellfish Department Scientists is THIS coming Monday (for Hermits and Seamen) and Tuesday (for Mates, Old Mates and Skippers) during [email protected] We will motor over to the Causeway Inner Harbor Shellfish flats to help the Town Shellfish team pull up young quahogs out of their incubation. It’s a lot of fun and we get a chance to really help the shellfish folks do their work. Just pack a lunch and drink. Pick up is 1:15 at the Sailing School Center. Accounts will automatically be charged $5. (And just as a reminder no lunches that have any peanut items- thank you!) Any questions? Email [email protected]
Join us- we always have a ball and always learn something new! ~Sonja Bartlett

 

Get Ready for the Luau

Games, face painting, 

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