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The Christmas Party is Saturday, December 7, and the traditional Kamikaze Regatta is the next day, Sunday, December 8.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Online Registration ends, Thursday, December 5
Or now famous* Kamikaze Regatta will be held on Sunday, December 8. The Notice of Race and Online Registration are available. Register online by Thursday, December 5 to save $10 on the entry fee.
*Sailing World Magazine did a short article about our Kamikaze Regatta in the just released November-December 2013 issue.
Special Membership Meeting to Amend the PPYC Constitution
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Please return your proxy!
All Active members should have recently received a notice in the mail of a special meeting of the membership to be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina. The purpose of the meeting is to amend the PPYC Constitution by adding one additional officer to the board and to rename some of the other director positions. See the meeting notice for details. No other business will be conducted at the special meeting.
A proxy was included with the meeting notice. We are asking all members to return the proxy. The purpose of the proxy is to establish a quorum and to enter your vote on the proposed amendment. Please indicate your vote, print your name, sign and date it, and return the proxy by December 10, 2013 so your vote can be counted.
Fall Off Regatta
Twenty-one boats participated in the Fall Off Regatta on Saturday, November 2. The race results are posted.
The Oktoberfest Regatta was held on October 5 & 6. The Music City Catalina Cup, a Catalina 22 one-design regatta, was held on October 12 & 13. The Equalizer Regatta for One-Design Cruisers was October 19 & 20 and the Fall Off Regatta was Saturday, November 2. The Kamikaze Regatta, our last regatta of the year, will be Sunday, December 8. Be sure to register in advance to save $10 and help us plan the regattas.
Even if you're not sailing in a regatta, you can still be a part of the action. Several volunteers are needed for each regatta. From being part of a race committee team to helping with the Saturday night cookouts, there is always a need for several good volunteers. Please contact the appropriate regatta chair listed on the Regattas Page if you are interested in helping.
Sailing Education at PPYC
Learning at the Helm (LATH)
PPYC Learning at the Helm (LATH) is intended for those new to sailing. The LATH group meets every Tuesday night, March through September. LATH is open to adults (minimum 18 years old) interested in learning how to sail. For more information, check out the LATH page.
Basic Sailing Course
For members who have already participated in LATH or who have some prior sailing experience, PPYC offers an introduction to sailing in a brief, practical, step-by-step course. The Basic Sailing Course starts in mid-April and continues through September. The course consists of six classes. For more information, check out the Sailing Education page.
PPYC announces the "Mentoring Program." This program will pair Basic Sailing Course graduates with a skilled skipper for a confidence-building sailing experience. It will last 4-6 sessions with 2-4 other sailors. There are many in the club who have completed the Basic Sailing Course but have not yet moved into the Club Boat Program. The Mentoring Program is your ticket to feeling well prepared to take the check ride so that you can participate in the Club Boat Program. More information is available on the Sailing Education page.
Club Boat Program
PPYC's Club Boat Program for members has five boats. An O'Day 23 and Catalina 22 are available to Ensign level members. In addition to the O'Day 23 and Catalina 22, a Northstar 500 and an S2 7.3 are available to Pilot level members (Pilot level requires a higher level of qualification). We also have an O'Day Day Sailer available to any Active level member at no extra cost above regular club dues. Visit the Club Boat Program page for more information.
Percy Priest Yacht Club
PO Box 290485
Nashville TN 37229-0485
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