Learning at the Helm (LATH) is an introduction to sailing open to anyone 18 and older, who is interested in learning about sailing. We meet on the deck at Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina at 5:00 pm every Tuesday, April through September. The goal of LATH is to share our passion for the sport and promote sailing as a family activity within Percy Priest Yacht Club. Qualified LATH skippers will give a basic introduction to sailboats and an on-the-water introduction to sailing each week. Besides giving newcomers a great way to try out a new sport, we have a great time on the lake. Our fun-filled evenings give everyone a chance to participate.
We welcome potential members to come out up to two visits to give sailing aIf you like sailing, we request that you join the club to continue participating in LATH for the rest of the season and to take full advantage of other sailing education programs.
Because space is limited and spots can't be guaranteed, we encourage you to register in advance each week by going to the event page for the appropriate date and clicking on the Register Now button. Anyone participating in the LATH program for the first time must sign a Waiver and Release Agreement that will cover you for the season.
LATH is a rain or shine event, although we never set sail in thunder, lightning or severe wind. When sailing isn't possible due to conditions, a Chalk Talk (classroom style) lesson is conducted on the clubhouse deck. Check the weather prior to heading to the lake and make the decision to attend accordingly.
Please feel free to contact the Sailing Director, Sailing@ppyc.org, if you have any questions. We look forward to you joining us and hope you are quickly bitten by the sailing bug!