Commodore's Scuttlebutt June 8, 2018



 June  / 8  / 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.   It is also home to a past Master’s Championship team member (Hof) and to a past Womens’ Championship skipper (Mandy). 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


8:00 am: Registration, Coffee and Donuts
9:00 am: Skippers’ Meeting
10:25 am: Warning Signal for Race
6:30pm: Dinner.


 SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2018
8:00 am: Coffee and Donuts
9:25 am: Warning Signal for Race
3:00 pm: Trophy Presentation



Caught ..... doing good again-   WoW

You may be aware that our aging clubhouse has been plagued with major water leaks recently .

(we will be replacing major sections of the plumbing in the next few months )

Last weekend we were required to call plumbers to our club TWO TIMES ...

A 3rd  time on Sunday Bob Carlton and Joe Ballard battled knee deep mud and muck under the clubhouse to make another major repair...


Thanks to these mud warriors for your service and contribution.  



Summer Sailcamp 

off to a GREAT START 


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. 








Jim Doran- Race Committee


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: 




 Reserve the Club Catalina 22 

  Club Boat Admiral - Tim Parshall



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






 we STILL 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










Looking Ahead …. 

     HIYC Sail Camp all month
    23 Quarterly Meeting 1300 hrs
     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
Member on Call for Club Emergencies in June
Randall Butler 




  Friendship and Support,


       Gene Lovelace

       2018 Commodore