June 22, 2016
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Sachem's Head Yacht Club - 2016

Junior Programs Newsletter - Welcome!

Welcome to the 2016 Programs!

All programs (sailing, tennis, swim) start on Thursday - June 23rd!

Class List & Times: posted on the SHYC Website, click here.

Visit the new club website at often for the most up to date info.

Sailing Class Reminders:

  • Morning classes start at 9AM, please arrive at 8:45
  • Afternoon classes start at 1PM, please arrive at 12:45
  • All sailors need lifejackets, closed-toed shoes, towel, and sunblock
  • Swim-Checks for all sailors will take place on the first or second day of classes - your sailors may wish to bring a dry change of clothing and a towel.
  • Bailers - send in your empty laundry detergent bottles so we can make bailers!

We NEED Parent of the Day Volunteers!!

Have you signed up yet?  We need all parents (and/or grandparents) with sailors to sign up for a 1/2 day slot per sailor in the program. 
Sign-up online - click here

Questions: Sarah Brown at 401-450-2424 or

SHYC JR Tennis Reminders:

Classes start on Thursday June 23rd.  

Don't forget about the new 2016 SHYC Tennis Clothing & Footwear Requirements - Players participating in the SHYC Junior Tennis program will need:

  • Tennis racket
  • Tennis sneakers with socks (no running shoes, crocs, tevas, sailing shoes, etc.)
  • T-shirts or sports shirts (no bathing suits)
  • Shorts or skirts with pockets that can hold a tennis ball (no bathing suits)
  • Water bottle, hat, visor, and/or sunglasses
Tennis Teams:  First practice is Monday June 27th, first match is Friday July 1st.  Tennis team shirts will be given out on Monday the 27th.  Please wear all whites (and your team shirt) to matches.

Kiley Russell,, 203-314-9328
Steve Godinson (head coach) at 203-215-6197

Rules, Trash, and Safety!

  • Please review the SHYC JR Program Rules with your kids before classes start.
  • Lunch & Trash:  Please make sure your kids are supervised during the lunch hour and clean-up after themselves at all times. 
  • Cell phones: Please remind your children that they are not to use their cell phones during lessons.  Cell phones must remain in their bags during classes.
  • Safety First!  Please remind your kids to be safe on land, on the water, and on their bikes!
  • Label Everything:  Please write names on everything - clothing & equipment

SHYC JR Swim Reminders:

Swim Classes meet Tues, Wed, Thurs at the times marked for 55min for 9yrs+ and 45min for 4-8yrs. Don't forget your googles!

Location change of June 23rd: For the first lessons on this Thurs - swimming will be at the D'albert pool.

Location of Lessons & Pools:

  • Tuesday: D'Albert 131 Uncas Point Road
  • Wed: Maguire 160 Uncas Point Road 
  • Thurs: Hyman/Forbes Cackell: 333 Old Sachems Head Road 

Questions: Catherine Greenman at, 917-346-9099

Are you on a SHYC RACE TEAM?

  • Make sure to attend the JR Race Team Kick-off on Tuesday June 28th, 6-7:30pm, required for all race team kids and parents (Green Team, Opti/Bic Team, and 420 Teams). Come get your team gear, and all the info you need for team-racing and travel regattas.
  • Wondering when the regattas are? SHYC Junior Sailing Race Team Calendar (View Calendar Link)
  • Questions: Contact the SHYC Race Teams Manager, Kerry Schutz at or 203-640-5676
New SHYC Perpetual JR Trophy Plaques
Make sure to check out the new trophies mounted in the entry area of the club.  The award winners from the past two years (2014 & 2015) are on the boards.  Remind your kids to work hard and strive to be selected as the recipients of a 2016 award. Award categories include: 
  • All-Star Coach's Award
  • Most Improved
  • Best Sportsmanship
  • Best Attitude
  • Most Enthusiastic
Did You Practice Your Sailing Knots this Winter!? 


  • Please check the LOST & FOUND box - did you lose your lifejacket last year, we might have it
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