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Commodore's Corner
Fred Bartrom

The Oktoberfest Regatta is in the books. We faced a variety of sailing conditions which is the sauce that spices up a great weekend of sailing. We had wind speed from 0 to gusts into the high teens and a spectrum of temperatures from chilly to HOT. I enjoyed the weekend immensely! Many thanks to those who came out to race and volunteer. 

Coming up…

NOTE: It is important to preregister and volunteer as early as possible for our regattas. It takes a lot to put these together. Signing up early helps tremendously with the planning. If you are a racer, take your turn at helping out with Race committee.

Equalizer Regatta for One Design Cruisers, October 19th and 20thNotice of RaceRegister - Volunteer

We need some of you racers that are not sailing in the Equalizer to volunteer to help run the race.

Fall Off Regatta, November 2ndNotice of RaceRegister - Volunteer

Kamikaze Regatta, December 8th:  Notice of Race – RegisterVolunteer


Volunteer Corner Volunteers are the life blood of PPYC. So, we need you now to finish the year strong.  Did you know every member is required to give back through our volunteer program? Not only that, you will always learn something new because almost every volunteer slot comes with on the job training!




Equalizer Regatta

Volunteer Yourself

10 Open Slots – Food & Beverage, Race Comm. Chase Boats, Registration, etc.

Fall Off Regatta

Volunteer Yourself

9 Open Slots – Food & Beverage, Race Comm. Chase Boats, Registration, etc.

PPYC Christmas Dinner

Volunteer Yourself

14 Open Slots – Decorating, Food Prep, Cook, Setup, Grill Master etc.

Kamikaze Regatta

Volunteer Yourself

8 Open Slots – Food & Beverage, Race Comm. Chase Boat, Registration, etc.


Let’s go sailing!

Fred Bartrom


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): The PPYC Resource Center
A repository of class pictures and materials from our PPYC classes for your reference.  Information made available at instructor's permission.


Bareboating: Fun Experiences & Practical Considerations, 03.02.2019
Kurt and Nancy Berger gave us the inside scoop on chartering a boat without a skipper or crew.  The link above is to the PowerPoint slide deck presented in the class.

Galen Freeman One Design Race ResultsMay 18-19, 2019

Sailing Skills Course (PPYC U), June 8, 2019:
     Small Boat Trailering 
(PowerPoint slide show) by Bobby McCullough

PPYC Turns 50 in 2020!

In just a few months, Percy Priest Yacht Club will celebrate our 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!

We would like you to look through your photo albums, scrap books, newspaper and magazine clippings, videos, documents, or anything else you come across and share it with us.  We want to borrow these items to assemble into a digital collection commemorating the history of our club.

Richard "Hook" Lewis is leading this project and asks that you drop your items off in a sealed envelope or box with your name and phone number clearly marked on the outside.  We will return your items back to you as soon as we have made copies. 

Got questions?  Contact Richard at 615.974.1894 or email him:


Did you know PPYC was formed in 1970? That means we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2020!!  

For this very special milestone, we are now announcing a contest to develop PPYC 50th Anniversary logos and graphics that will be used on our website, newsletter and on items you can purchase from our Ship’s store.

If you are graphically inclined, please submit your designs by the end of October, 2019! 

Here is what is needed (submit one, several or all categories).

1. Graphic that could be used on the back of a tee shirt.

2. Rectangular logo like we use on letterhead.



3. Burgee logo like we use on trophies.



To see examples of our current logos, log into the PPYC website as a member and then click on the “PPYC Documents” menu. Select “Logo Samples” from the list.

1. Win one category and choose an item from the Ship’s store with the anniversary logo for $50 or less.

2. Win in two or more categories and choose an item from the Ship’s store for $100 or less.


We request all submissions be in the committee’s hands by the end of October, 2019.  You will be able to send your entries via email to Kathy Ware, Vice Commodore. 
Good luck to everyone!!

Rookie Race Prep Course had a full house of participants!

Communications Corner
Sheila Armstrong


Written while getting ready to go to the family farm in Williamson County tomorrow to cut up and move a tree that is blocking one of the roads on the property.  Once that's out of the way, then do some hunting!


I volunteered for the Oktoberfest Regatta last Saturday and Sunday.  I helped on the Committee Boat both days.  Saturday was just plain hot -- so hot I jumped in the lake, fully clothed, just to cool off!

But then came Sunday, and what a difference a day makes -- cloudy and breezy day with the promise of rain that kept everything pleasant.

I took over 100 pictures and have built a photo album of the best photos for you to enjoy (see link below).  Here are some of the pictures from the Regatta...

To see more pictures from the Oktoberfest Regatta, click below:

2019 Oktoberfest Regatta in Pictures

Want to keep racing?  Here's the year's remaining regatta lineup:

     Sat & Sun, 10/19 & 10/20:  Equalizer Regatta
     Sat, 11/2:  Fall Off Regatta
     Sun, 12/8:  Kamikaze Regatta

There is a lot coming down the pike this fall. Come join us.  Maybe we assemble a few "ladies only" crews to compete. 

Not so sure you are ready to race in a regatta?  Then come help us get the regattas up and running by VOLUNTEERING.  I am talking registering racers, riding the committee boat, riding on the chase boats, helping get the food ready...there is a whole other world that goes on around these races.  There's a place for everyone on race day...and you thought the only sport going on in the fall was football!

Time to sign off for this week. Until I see you again, be
good to one another.

Take care,


Learn to Sail

Percy Priest Yacht Club offers many learn to sail opportunities, including Learning at the Helm (LATH), and our Basic Keelboat Class.

Find out more about the numerous racing events at PPYC, including Regattas, Wednesday Night Racing and other Club Races. 
About Us

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Learn more about the activities taking place at PPYC, including our Event Calendar

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What is PPYC?

Percy Priest Yacht Club (PPYC) is a club of sailing enthusiasts who enjoy spending time together in racing and social events. The main purposes of PPYC are to promote the sport of sailing, enhance boat handling skills and safety on the water, and promote fellowship and association among its members.


Learn more about the benefits of membership, how to join, and find a membership application.


Racing at PPYC is an exciting time to get out on the water, enjoy friendly competition with your fellow sailors, and the best way to improve your sailing skills.

Learning at the Helm (Lath)

“Learning at the Helm” (LATH) is a program sponsored by Percy Priest Yacht Club, meeting principally out of Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina. This group of sailors meets every Tuesday night, April through September.