News & Events


EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - YCCSC has been extended this invitation from the Freedom Boat Club at Fairwinds Marina

RSVP here for our annual Crab Feast on August 25th

First YCCSC Raft-Up of Summer 2018!
Eagle Cove
Saturday, May 26 - TODAY
Look for the Sundowner flying the Burgee and monitoring VHF Channel 72


Buy * Sell * Trade * Giveaway

Saturday, May 12

10 am-12 Noon

Deep Creek Upper Parking Lot

Bring all your spare parts, extra lines, life jackets, gauges, batteries, radios, GPS, foul weather gear, anchors, ladders, seats, speakers, fishing rods, nautical décor, paddles, fenders, sails, All Things Boating Related!

You are responsible for negotiating the sale/trade of your items and removing items at the end of the event

JUST WANT IT GONE? – Drop items off at the Giveaway Table at 9:45 am – Unclaimed items on the Giveaway table at the end of the event will be thrown away

Sock Burning 2018

posted Apr 3, 2018, 4:57 PM by Cape Yacht Club   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 4:58 PM ]

Lake Claire Bamboo Cleanup Sunday, March 18 - 10am-2pm

posted Mar 14, 2018, 11:37 AM by Cape Yacht Club   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 11:40 AM ]

Come down and help the Youth Sailing Program clear out the invasive Bamboo along the driveway to the Lake Claire Beach. This Sunday, March 18 from 10am to 2pm. Great way to work off the green beer.

Annual Red, White & Beer Party - March 9

posted Feb 26, 2018, 12:01 PM by Cape Yacht Club

Come out of hibernation and spend the evening with YCCSC tasting a variety of Wine, Beer, Specialty Cheeses, and Decadant Desserts. Learn about our 2018 season and how you can support our Youth Sailing Program

This is a casual event open to anyone, over 21, who enjoys fun people, promoting youth sailing and being on the water. 

Nautical Attire Encouraged!

7pm-10pm  at the CSC Clubhouse

Members may bring an Appetizer to share

$10 per couple (YCCSC & Youth Sailing Members)  -  $20 per couple (Non-Members)*

Please RSVP by 3/2 

 New Members are always welcome. Membership is $45 a year per family and boat ownership is NOT required.  *Discounted membership fee for new members who join at this event.  

You must be over 21 to attend this event

Jan 2018 Commodore's Corner

posted Jan 22, 2018, 10:36 AM by Cape Yacht Club   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

Happy New Year!

Even though there is ice on the River we are gearing up for the 2018 YCCSC boating season and Youth Sailing Program.  This translates to emails, meetings and paperwork being organized by a dedicated group of volunteers who make it all come together successfully.

Our proposed YCCSC Board members for 2018 are listed below, Officer Elections will be held March 9 at the Red, White & Beer season kick-off party.  Officer Nominations and Committee Volunteers are welcome and can be submitted to

Commodore:  Kelly Sloskey*

Rear Commodore: Mark Molesky*

Vice Commodore: James Bourne*

Treasurer: Ron Maltz*

Secretary: Lorrie Dameron*

Youth Sailing Chair: James Bourne

Registrar: Yvonne Gazelle

Communications: Mike Norton

Dinghy Racks Coordinator: Alan Rosner

Strawberry Festival YC/YS Booth: Trish Bisson

Friday Night Racing: Phil Ourisson

Ships Store: Diane Doyen/Dave Sloskey

Marketing: Melissa Hagan

Snack Cooler: Mary Rosner

Parent of the Day Coordinator: Pia Lord

Equipment: Joe McElwee, Dan Tobin, Don Jackson

Cruising Director: this could be you

Social Chair: or this could be you

 *Officers/Executive Committee

The Yacht Club would like to recognize and thank our out-going Board members;  Irenee McElwee 2017 Youth Sailing Chair, Rose Newman 2017 Vice Commodore, Rachel Preston 2016-17 Treasurer, John Bisson 2017  YC Secretary, David Sloskey 2017 YC Treasurer, James Bourne 2016-17 Dinghy Racks Coordinator.  The YC and especially our YS Program have benefited greatly from their time and talents.

Proposed 2018 Events:

Annual Red, White & Beer Tasting – Friday, March 9 - Coordinator: Jen Williams

                Elections for 2018 *Officers

Beach Bonfire Sock Burning – Saturday, April 14 (tentative)

Eagles Cove Memorial Day Raft-Up – Saturday, May 26

Friday Night Sailboat Races - May-September

Strawberry Festival YC/YS Booth – Saturday, June 2

Youth Sailing Program – June-August 

Youth Sailing Awards Banquet – Friday, August 17

Crab Feast/Cook-out – TBD – late August/early September

Event invitations will be emailed with details and also posted on and our Facebook page  in the coming months.

Enjoy your winter activities and I look forward to seeing you in March.

 “Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors”

 Kelly Sloskey

YCCSC Commodore 

Tentative 2018 Dates

posted Jan 20, 2018, 6:31 AM by Cape Yacht Club   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 5:32 PM ]

Happy New Year!  We've started planning for another great year on the water, and wanted to provide some dates for your planning.

Saturday, March 9th: Red, White and Beer Tasting/Board Election at Cape St. Claire Clubhouse - Invitation to follow for this over-21 event
Saturday, March 24th: Information Booth at the Cape Easter Egg Hunt (tentative-we need volunteers to organize!)
Saturday, April 14th: Sock Burning at Cape St. Claire Main Beach - Tentative date
Saturday, May 26th: Memorial Day Raft Up at Eagles Cove from 1pm to 6pm
Memorial Day-Late September: Friday Night Racing
Saturday, June 2nd: Yacht Club/Youth Sailing booth at the Strawberry Festival - SignupGenius to follow
June-August - Youth Sailing Program at Lake Claire Beach
Friday, August 17th: Youth Sailing Awards at Cape St. Claire Clubhouse at 7pm
Saturday, August 25th: Yacht Club social event (crab feast?/cookout?/Cantler's?) - Details to follow
Saturday, November 10th: Chili Cook-off/Sailing Awards from 4pm to 8pm - Location TBD for this over-21 event

Commodore’s Corner July 2017

posted Jul 24, 2017, 7:34 PM by Cape Yacht Club

Hope you got to spend some time out on the water over the weekend and had a fun 4th of July.

The Yacht Club Board members are very excited to debut a new Yacht Club/Youth Sailing Logo!  It is our hope that this design will make the YCCSC acronym more recognizable and bring all of our activities under one consistent banner. It will look pretty good on hats and shirts too!

The new design can be tailored to identify YC/YS specific activities and titles (Youth Sailing, Chili Cook-off Winner, Race Committee, Vice Commodore etc.) simply by trading out EST. 1970.  The longitude and latitude of the Magothy River was added to highlight the wide yellow line in the Burgee.  I recently learned from Jim Klemstine the wide yellow represents the shape of the Magothy.  I will keep you posted on when the new logo gear will be available for purchase.  Melissa Hagan has been invaluable in working up the final designs and getting our new logo print ready. Thank you so much Melissa!

You may have noticed the YCCSC website it having technical difficulties. Luckily the Youth Sailing web page is unaffected. We are currently unable to post anything new.  Any important YC information will be sent via email until the issue is resolved. We are looking into a new format that will better suit our needs as a club. It is my intention that the YCCSC web page will provide the most up-to-date information on Yacht Club activities and Youth Sailing information. You can also friend us on Facebook

Many thanks to Mike Norton for all the time and effort he has put in working the website issues.

Yacht Club Cape St. Claire is applying for Non-Profit status as a 501(c)(3).  James Bourne has put in countless hours and navigated through a frustrating process to get all the required paperwork together and submitted. We are extremely grateful for all he has done.  This designation will benefit our club and most importantly our Youth Sailing Program in the following:

·         Accept donations from the public

·         Exemption from federal and/or state corporate income taxes

·         Possible exemption from state sales and property taxes (varies by state)

·         Ability to apply for grants and other public or private allocations available only to IRS-recognized, 501(c)(3) organizations

·         Potentially higher thresholds before incurring federal and/or state unemployment tax liabilities

·         The public legitimacy of IRS recognition

·         Flexibility to grow our savings for future purchases of equipment (i.e. new boats)

·         Discounts on US Postal bulk-mail rates and other services


I cannot overstate what a lasting positive impact James’s work will have on our organization, especially the Youth Sailing Program.


If you have been down to Lake Claire Beach recently you will see that the 2017 Youth Sailing Program has begun.  The program continues to be successfully coordinated by a dedicated group of volunteers who put in many, many, many hours. Their dedication to the quality of the program and to the kids who return year after year is what makes this program so special. Congratulations to Irenee McEwee and everyone on the YS Committee for another outstanding job.


The Friday night races so far this season have had great conditions!  Lots of wind has made for some challenging courses. We are looking forward to the annual Youth Sailing night on Friday 7/14.  Sundowner will be the Committee Boat so make a plan to raft-up and cheer on our young sailor’s crewing on the “big” boats! A big Thank You to Phil Ourisson for doing everything that makes all the Friday night races possible.

Current Standings:

Freelancer – 20,  Tango – 17,  Ingenuity – 11,  Feather – 10,  Rhodes – 9,  Felicity – 8,  Pressure Drop – 7,  La Colchique – 3,  Flambeau – 2,  Pearson – 2


Mark Your Calendars:

Friday, July 21 – Youth Sailing Night – Friday night racers invite sailors from the Youth Sailing Program to crew on their boats for the race. Everyone is invited to raft-up with the Sundowner and watch the race.

Friday Night Race Raft-up – Come out any Friday night to watch the race and enjoy the sunset.  Text Dave at 443-790-6671 and he will get the word out if you are interested in getting people together

Impromtu Raft-Ups – Whether you are hanging out for a couple hours or looking to head down the Bay and spend the weekend you can always invite YC members to join in by texting Dave at 443-790-6671.

Saturday, August 12-13 - Crab Feast and Raft-up at Cantler’s Riverside Inn on Mill Creek. Come enjoy the day hanging out in the Creek and then head over for crabs in the evening.  We plan to spend the night, weather permitting. Details and sign-up information will be sent out via email. This event is open to current YC members only.

TBD Oct/Nov – Chili Cook-off and Sailing Awards – Hosted by Dara and Gregg Jones

May your anchor be tight, your cork be loose, your rum be spiced and your compass be true.

Kelly Sloskey


Friday Night Racing and Youth Sailing

posted Jul 24, 2017, 4:35 PM by Cape Yacht Club

This Friday, July 21st, Youth Sailing participants are invited to join the big boats for some fun and learning.  Interested participants should meet at the boat ramp docks at 5:30pm, and bring a life jacket.

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