Commodore's Scuttlebutt June 1, 2018



 June  / 1 / 2018    


Summer Sailcamp begins At HIYC


Keep a watchful eye out for our campers if you are at our club weekdays in June



Lots of Campers, Staff and Parents...  each week with closing ceremonies on Friday evenings



Reminder: Safety regulations require that

electricity be shut off to all docks  during the week days during camp in June. 








Cheeseburger in Paradise......GREAT SUCCESS




Thanks Social Committee Chair Beth Marshall & Cindy Lovelace.... and TOO MANY other volunteers to list


          Over 100 in attendance !!!!


Fantastic band from "Lower Broadway " 


Beth & John, the food and drink you prepared was amazing.


Cindy.. once again your production/logistic skills turned HIYC into our own tropical paradise





Next Big Social Event... 4th of July at HIYC- by Sr. Governor Brian Smokler and volunteers




(Schedule Change  LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND RAFT UP- rescheduled for the Fall of 2018)






HIYC and Lightning Fleet 262 will host the 2018 Mississippi Valley Lightning District Championships June 9-10.  We expect Lightnings from the other fleets in our district (Memphis and Saint Louis and Decatur, IL) to compete with our own for the right to participate in the North American Championships in San Diego.  Matt Burridge of Saint Louis won NA’s when they were last held in San Diego and is vying to return.  Another second generation Lightning sailor from Memphis, Crit Currie, will be bringing his back  team to “Old Trickery Lake”.  And perpetual MVLD runner-up William Hofmeister will be sailing for better than second again.  Iain Montgomery will be serving as Principal Race Officer and would welcome help on the race committee—a great opportunity to see some of the best sailors in the region manage a challenging race course.


 by Bruce Richards -






Jim Doran- Race Committee


"Hooray.......last week we finally got the weather to run a big boat regatta"



NEXT big boat RACE 


YAZOO Summer Regatta

June 16, 2018




 Yazoo brewery will provide a keg and goodies, so come out, enjoy a low key, pursuit start race and stay for munchies and beer. It was great fun last year


The Regatta registration fee for this race is FREE. To pre-register, go online to  > Racing > SummerRace and pre-register at bottom of WEB site





 Jim Doran at 615-972-2619 or send email to: 





Want to reserve the Club Catalina 22 ? 




HIYC has a new volunteer 


 Catalina Club Boat Admiral - Tim Parshall


Old Hickory, Tn


Call Tim for details on reserving the boat for an afternoon sail and check out the information on the HIYC website 


Many thanks to member Jim Winton, former Club Boat Admiral, who recently moved out of our area.





 we need your help !


Dear Fellow Sailors,

HIYC and Y-Flyer Fleet 62 are hosting the 2018 Y-Flyer National     Championship Regatta this Summer, July 9-13.  The event is expected to bring between 25-35 Y-Flyers with their skippers and crew from around the country to our club. 

Ray Marley and Anthony Passafiume are chairing the regatta, and are asking their HIYC family for a little assistance in hosting the best regatta possible. has been created as a resource for information, registration, and volunteer sign up. 

It really does take a community to successfully host a regatta of this caliber and we are asking you to take a look at the volunteer registration part of the website to offer your time and skill. 

If you have and questions or comments, please reach out to Ray Marley at 615-944-3585 or


All the best,

Ray Marley

Y-Flyer 2606







Questions about your HIYC  Dues


Contact Kim at Tailored Business

615-883-7811 ext.13








Caught ..... doing good again

The true spirit of HIYC surfaced yesterday. A boat from our mooring field broke loose and ended up on the shoreline. Emails, phone calls, and texts went out across our community....... and as you would expect .. volunteers retrevied the boat from the muddy shoreline and it is at the dock for the owners to check for damage and return it to the mooring field.... Well Done !



And as I wrote earlier.... the many volunteers who made our annual Cheeseburger in Paradise a grand success.... thanks for showing up.. doing GOOD 




Looking Ahead …. 

     HIYC Sail Camp all month
    5 Board Meeting
    23 Quarterly Meeting
     Low Country Boil & Raft-up      POSTPONED TILL THE FALL
Make plans to spend July the 4th at HIYC 
kids activities
boat parade
hanging with friends and guests
dinner cookout
  Its not too late to register for 2018 Sail Camp
 HIYC member discounts available 
 Go to HIYC Website 
Member on Call for Club Emergencies in June
Joe Ballard 615-473-2278




  Friendship and Support,


       Gene Lovelace

       2018 Commodore