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Club Boat Program

If you are a competent sailor, looking for a way to enjoy a spectacular day on the water with family and friends without owning a sailboat, then the PPYC’s Club Boat Program may be your answer.

If you are a current member of PPYC, you already are familiar with many of the benefits offered by PPYC:

  • Educational programs offered in person and online
  • A variety of social events
  • Participating in our racing regattas throughout the sailing season
  • Meeting other sailing enthusiasts

In addition to those benefits, the Club Boat Program can provide you a wonderful way to enjoy a fun day on the water as skipper on one of our club boats.

The Club Boat Program is a cooperative program of the PPYC that offers the advantage of using our club sailboats because you may not wish to become a boat owner. Our program allows you time to become more proficient on the water before you make that big purchase yourself!

The Club Boat program is not a rental program, and its success depends on the active participation of its members.  That includes following proper check-in and check-out procedures and participating in occasional “work days” for boat cleaning and light maintenance (which incidentally are a great way to learn more about how to care for a boat.) 



  • How can I become a member of the Club Boat Program?
    • Be a paid member (Full or Provisional Full) of PPYC in good standing.
    • Have completed the application process below.
    • Proved your sailing competency by passing the required on-the-water check ride with one of our qualified instructors.
    • Complete the items on the application process)
  • How much does it cost?
    • In addition to PPYC dues, there is an annual fee for membership in the Club Boat Program. Current rates for these fees can be found at this link: PPYC Fees.
    • Fees are reviewed each year in order to keep the program self-sustaining.
  • What are my responsibilities?
    • Following required check-out procedures before leaving the dock.
    • Following required check-in procedures after returning to the dock.
    • Participating in occasional work days for cleaning and minor non-technical maintenance.
  • What is the current boat inventory?
    • One Catalina 22 sloop. Tens of thousands of these boats are in service around the world. It’s a great boat for casual sailing.
    • One J22 sloop. The J22 is also a very popular boat.  It’s in the One Design category, and has features preferred by more experienced sailors.
    • The CBP boats are equipped with mainsails, a choice of foresails (jibs) for varying wind conditions and U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment.
  • When can I sail? 
    • Sailing these boats is allowed only during daylight hours with no overnight stays.
    • You are allowed to reserve the boats Mondays through Fridays for up to 2 times/week for 4 hours each or once/week for a day, plus one weekend day per month. 
    • Our boats are winterized and Percy Priest Lake is lowered for flood control in winter months, so reservations are not available from late November until late March.
  • Where can I sail?
    • The boats are docked at Hamilton Creek Marina on Percy Priest Lake.
    • To help ensure safety of the skipper and crew there are specific areas within which the CBP boats must be sailed.
  • How do I reserve a boat?
    • Reservations are made online.
  • How do I apply for membership in the Club Boat Program?
    • The first step is to complete the online form CBP Membership Application located on the Member Resources page.
    • Usually within 24-48 hours, a member of the CBP Administration Team will contact you to schedule your Check Ride.
    • Usually within 24-36 hours of successful completion of your Check Ride, a member of the CBP Administration Team will contact you to make payment arrangements. You should receive verification within 24-36 hours of receipt of your payment notice that you have been added to the CBP Member Roster. This change will be reflected in your Member Profile, and will result in 1) your being able to make Club Boat reservations using the  online reservation system, 2) your having access to any web site pages available only to CBP members, and 3) your receiving all future communications sent only to CBP members.

Percy Priest Yacht Club  .  PO Box 290485  .  Nashville, TN 37229