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For the most current PPYC-specific information about the Coronavirus situation, click here: 
Coronavirus Updates
To view a State Of Our Club message from our Commodore and Board, click here: State Of Our Club
For an overview of features added to our web site this year, click here: Our Web Site — What’s New

2021 Board Of Directors

Since conducting our Annual Members’ Meeting has become problematic because of the COVID-19 situation, we’d like to take care of one important item that would have been on the agenda — introduction of the 2021 Board of Directors elected by our members last month.

Our 2021 Commodore is Galen Freeman. Galen and his wife Carolyn were am
ong the 12 families who formed Percy Priest Yacht Club in 1970. He served as the first Treasurer, and Carolyn was the first Secretary. Annual dues were $12 per year, which included a weekly newsletter with race results. He says “Since we had handled that vast sum of money so well (and we basically paid for most of the mailing costs,) I was elected Vice Commodore the second year. Three weeks into my new office I became the third Commodore after the elected Commodore 'ran off' due to the extreme pressure of the office." Galen is very well known internationally and has an impressive resume that includes many prestigious awards. Click here for a more in-depth view of his deep experience in sailing and leadership he has provided to many organizations: Galen Freeman Experience Summary.

Our 2021 Vice Commodore is George Blue. George and his wife St Clair have been sailing for 10 years. George says he got "hooked" on sailing when a work buddy took him on a couple of Wednesday night races. After attending their first LATH in 2011, he and St. Clair joined the club and bought a CAT 22. They currently have a MacGregor 26 on Dock 2. George has been a LATH skipper since 2018, and has volunteered along with St. Clair assisting with Regatta registration and meals and Club cleanup days. He also has served on the Education Committee. George is recently retired from 25 years as a software consultant and project manager.

2020 members who are rotating off the Board or retiring are Fred Bartrom as Past Commodore, Craig Dooley as Racing Director, and Gary Pack as Sailing Director. We owe a debt of gratitude to each of these men for multiple years of service to our Club, including but certainly not limited to their service on our Board. They have all indicated that they will of course continue as active members, but look forward to participation and involvement in other ways. ...


Members who will remain on our Board are Scott Carter as Treasurer, Alicia Noble as Secretary, Charles Jones as Communications Director, Richard Lewis as Social Director, and Kathy Ware as Past Commodore. We are also grateful for Kathy’s service as Commodore in such a uniquely challenging year [the Racing Director and Sailing Director positions will be filled as soon as possible.] ...

2020 was arguably the most challenging year ever for members of our Board because we’ve never before actually been compelled to cancel most of the activities that are the lifeblood of our Club. We look forward to 2021 being at least a bit more “normal” as our main season approaches and becoming more and more so as the year progresses.


Upcoming Events And Other Items Of 


Upcoming Events
2020 is behind us. To enable you to include PPYC events and activities in your preliminary planning for 2021, we’ve added a 2021 Events Sneak Peek link to the Events Calendar on this Home page. It lists dates for all currently-scheduled events, including recurring ones.
We learned in mid December that new COVID-19 restrictions will make it impossible to conduct our Annual Meeting in person on January 9th as we had planned because the alternate location we had reserved for that date is no longer suitable as a venue. We are attempting to identify a suitable venue for an in-person meeting on a 2021 date as early in the year as possible in this highly restrictive environmentWe will send updated schedule and venue information as soon as possible in 2021, and will continue to keep the item on the Events Calendar current as we make decisions about the meeting.

Please check the special page we've added this year to keep you regularly and frequently updated on the overall status of the Coronavirus situation, including its impact on our Events schedule -- Coronavirus Updates.


PPYC Turns 50 in 2020!

The anniversary celebration event has been POSTPONED until a TBA date in Fall 2021. We wanted to do something this major right, but in the COVID-19 situation it simply wasn’t possible to do that this year.

2020 is Percy Priest Yacht Club’s 50th year!!! 
We’d like to thank all of you who loaned us photos, newspaper and magazine clippings, videos, documents, etc., to include in a digital collection commemorating the history of our club.

Richard "Hook" Lewis has led this project. Many thanks to him for helping us make the celebration event — regretfully postponed to next year because of COVID-19 restrictions — the meaningful experience we know it will be for our members! 

Got questions? Contact Richard at
 615.974.1894 or email him:


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2021 Regatta Schedule



Event Name

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March  27

Force Five Regatta


May 15

Galen Freeman Regatta


May 16

Galen Freeman Regatta


June 12

Two Events - Luau and Double-Double Regatta (Red Cup event)


September 11

Rookie Race


October 2-3

Octoberfest Regatta


October 16

Equalizer Regatta


October 17

Equalizer Regatta

November 6

Fall Off Regatta


December 5

Kamikaze Regatta



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