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Commodore's Corner

Good morning sailors!  We have submitted our final draft to Metro of how PPYC will conform to all COVID-19 guidelines and will await some hopeful news!

PPYC is sorry to hear the news that Nashville Sail Camp at Hamilton Creek Marina is cancelled this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of sailing is in our youth, and Laura Johnson and her team do such a good job in these camps. We look forward to next year. If you wish further information, please visit Laura’s website Leadership Academy.

I’ve been looking around at some really good sailing websites to help keep your sailing interests piqued, and there are many. Please check out US Sailing - The Starboard Portal – all kinds of interesting videos.  There is also a very neat website on Facebook called “Women Who Sail” with interesting photos and articles.

Hoping to see you soon!

Kathy Ware,Commodore

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As has turned out to be the case, all of our scheduled activities for 2020 so far have been cancelled. Those that remain on the Events Calendar with future dates are marked “CANCELLED” in the titles of those through July 15 and “TENTATIVE — Being Re-Evaluated Weekly" for those in July after July 15. It's beginning to look like there's light at the end of this tunnel, though, so stay tuned!
Please see the note Charles added in the Communications Corner section below about a special page we've added to keep you regularly and frequently updated on the overall status of the Coronavirus situation, including its impact on our Events schedule.             

In my last two Communications Corner articles, I’ve mentioned that after testing with several members — all providing very positive feedback — I’d be going "live" soon with a new way of matching Skippers needing Crew with sailors wanting to serve as Crew. Whitney Gutsgell and I put this new method together to replace the Forums-based method invoked by clicking on Crew Finder in the main menu [that feature has not been used for several years.] Well, “soon” was June 26th!

Members who choose to use this feature will complete a very brief form to make their need for Crew or their availability to serve as Crew known to others by adding their name and contact information to either the Crew Needed Directory or the Crew Available Directory. Being listed in either of these directories does not obligate them in any way. It simply indicates that when a Skipper is seeking Crew for a particular outing, he/she can access the Crew Available Directory to find people to contact, or when a sailor is looking for an opportunity to serve as Crew within a certain time period, he/she can access the Crew Needed Directory to find people to contact.

So here’s how to use it:
On the public Home page, click on Sail in the main menu and look for a new choice in the list of links that appear — Crew: Needed/Available. Clicking on that item will take you a page describing the system and guiding you through the things you will want to do [create or change an entry in either or both of the directories, or view either or both directories.] On the member Home page, the system can be accessed the same way it can from the public Home page, but the best way to access it is by clicking the Skipper/Crew Matchups tab in the main menu [this tab was formerly the Crew Finder tab.] Three sub-menu options will appear: About This Process [a page describing this feature and how to use it,] Skipper/Crew Matchups [the “Home” page for this new section,]  and Feedback and Suggestions [linked to an easy-to-complete form.]

Based on the feedback from those helping us test this new feature, I think it will be viewed positively by the membership. In any event, we’d like to know, so please do provide any feedback that would help us build on any initial success we may see.

Don’t forget -- check the Coronavirus Updates page regularly for the latest information on how that plan relates specifically to PPYC [link below.]

Please Note. We’ve added a special Coronavirus Updates page to the Member Resources section.  We will post the most current PPYC-specific information we have about the Coronavirus situation there. You can access it through the Member Resources Menu, by clicking the link in the top banner on this page, or by clicking here: Coronavirus Updates

Charles Jones, Communications Director

Thanks for reading this communication. We'll see you around.


PPYC Turns 50 in 2020!

December 3rd through 5th, Percy Priest Yacht Club will celebrate our 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!

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 this event the meaningful experience we know it will be for our members! 

More detail about this three-day time of celebration can be found by accessing this item on the Event Calendar [50th Anniversary Celebration.]

Got questions?  Contact Richard at
 615.974.1894 or email him:


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2020 Regatta Schedule



Event Name

Regatta Chair

March 28, 2020

Force Five Regatta


May 16, 2020

Galen Freeman Regatta


May 17, 2020

Galen Freeman Regatta


June 13, 2020

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


September 12, 2020

Rookie Race

Fred Bartrom

October 3, 2020

Octoberfest Regatta

Tom Ragsdale

October 17, 2020

Equalizer Regatta

James ODell

October 18, 2020

Equalizer Regatta

November 7, 2020

Fall Off Regatta

David Curtze

December 6, 2020

Kamikaze Regatta

James Odell


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