Team Racing Regatta
Vangaurd 15 Fleet 77
Harbor Island Yacht Club cordially invites you and your crew to
attend The Arnold Nye Team Racing Regatta, November 10 & 11,
2012 on Old Hickory Lake in Old Hickory, TN.
Saturday November 10, 2012
08:30: Registration, Coffee and Donuts
10:00: Skippers’ Meeting
11:00: Warning Signal For First Race
Sunday November 11, 2012
10:00: Warning Signal For First Race
15:00: Trophy Presentation
NOV 10 & 11 2012
On the Harbor Island Yacht Club patio
deck following two days of grueling team racing, with sailors milling around for trophy presentation,
Rodney Beason caught me tired and off guard. He asked me to write about the Arnold Nye Regatta. Betty
Caldwell recalls that Irene Bryan first suggested the idea. Shortly after Arnold's death in 1973 while
Jack was Commodore, Betty and Jack were talking with the Bryans, considering what the club might do in
his memory. Irene's experience with team events in golf competition gave her the idea. Ross and the
Caldwell's all approved.
A team regatta which would draw together sailors with future potential, sailors of present skill and
sailors of salty dog experience was a natural. It has been a popular series over the past twenty-five
years building friendships and the camaraderie Irene hoped for.
Many members of the club cherish fond memories of Arnold. As an architect, he designed numerous
buildings in Nashville and elsewhere. These include a number of homes, four on Harbor Island. He was a
cosmopolitan New Englander with a love of racing and especially race organization. He was the first
"permanent" race committee chairman, greatly improving the quality of race management. His personal
trademark was to wear shorts in the coldest weather, the badge of a truly weatherproof seaman. Arnold
loved to paint, especially water colors. He had a flair for rapid sketching and painting. His land and
seascapes hang in the club and in many homes.