Commodore's Scuttlebutt March 8, 2019

Spring forward this weekend!

The Snow Ball was great! 

Ashley put on an extraordinary evening with help from Terrie, Debbie, Ray, Lori, Bill, Mandy, Pam, Steve, Maribeth, Paul, Dana, Jan, Aaron, and Melissa. It is very nice to have so many pitch in.

Hey guys, we are so exited to be kick off our 2019 season. Welcome Fleet Captain Clint Webb. We are looking forward to helping grow the sport of sailing in the Nashville area, and want YOU to be a part of our mission. This season, we want to help the the largest One Design Racing Fleet in Middle Tennessee get out there: grow our fleet, educate our members, and win more regattas, while growing the love / safety / and education of our sport. Join us at Harbor Island Yacht Club for a fun night of tacos, meeting the board and other fleet members, getting registered, collecting team apparel, and even a build-your-own-mini-boat race!

Mingle at 5pm (Taco Bar & non-alcoholic beverages); Meeting at 6pm.

BRING: appetizer or dessert to share. and BYOB.
Checkbook if you do not want to pay via paypal.

DUES: Please pay via Paypal or bring checkbook.

GAME: Fan Regatta! You have one hour to build your boat, we will put it on the water table with a fan and see who wins!
The Sea Scouts have been in contact with the TWRA and they have an opening for the morning of March 9th to conduct our annual Safe Boating class.  Note that the class is open to all and is free. Show up at the clubhouse around 08:00 Taking  the test requires a type 500 permit which is $10 and can be purchased anyplace that sells hunting and fishing licenses. 
The Cully Cobb 50K Regatta will take place on Saturday March 16th. Pre-Register online at . Thank your race committee chair, Jim Doran for stepping up as the PRO for this event. He couldn't find a volunteer to do it.
Please send your proof of insurance and boat registration to your dock Admiral before the next board meeting on March 12th if you have not already done so.
Friday evening March 15th
Chris DiCroce is an Amazon bestselling author, sailor, and online educator. He has been featured in Sail Magazine, The Waterway Guide, Spinsheet Magazine, and various other magazines and podcasts. He spent 6 years cruising various parts of the U.S. and the Western Caribbean with his wife and dog, and 2 years traveling through Guatemala and Mexico. To learn more about Chris and his travels, visit .
The title of Chris's talk will be
You Gotta Go To Know: How a one year sailing sabbatical turned into a 7 year journey of transformation and discovery.

After 11 years working an unfulfilling job that was affecting my health, I sold my house and almost everything in it to move aboard my 35 foot sailboat for what was to be a one-year escape. A year to decide what the next phase of life would look like. That one year turned into almost seven years of sailing, which took us down the entire east coast to Cuba, Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. 

The Journey transitioned into something we never expected. We discovered that living simply allowed us to live a life full of experiences and adventures. We developed skills that enabled us to keep working while living in places we never dreamed of. 

We learned that life rarely goes as planned, and that's perfectly OK. In fact, sometimes life's little surprises reveal a dream you never knew you had. 
I want to share this experience with people. I want to inspire them to go after their dreams, no matter what they look like. I truly believe you gotta go to know. 
I'm excited for the opportunity to speak at HIYC, the place where it all began.
Spring Clean-up Day and Quarterly Meeting March 23rd.
Come on out to the club early and be ready to work.  A BBQ lunch from Famous Dave's will be generously provided by the Nashville Sailing Foundation with a brief quarterly meeting immediately following lunch.

The following message is from NSF
Following lunch and business of the quarterly meeting, the Nashville Sailing Foundation, organized over 15 years ago, will commemorate the 30+ year anniversary of our kid’s sail camp.  While organized to promote the cause of teaching kids to sail, the result has had far reaching personal values beyond sailing. The HIYC quarterly meeting is a proper occasion for the early organizers to share their histories and for NSF to share with HIYC membership why the kid’s sail camp is important to HIYC, it’s members and to the Nashville community.  The speakers will provide brief reminiscing and several of the NSF Board members will be available for personal one-on-one conversations.  We believe it is important that the HIYC membership appreciate not just the labor-and-love of past contributors, but also the upward trajectory we believe this youth sail camp should sustain in parallel with the growth of Nashville and the corresponding dramatic positive influence on HIYC.  In addition, this is our opportunity to thank you, the membership of HIYC, for your past, current and future support for the sail camps, to explain how your resources are used and perhaps forecast what is next.
O.L. Shultz Regatta benefitting Alive Hospice at Harbor Island Yacht Club
Registration Now Open : APRIL 13-14 OPEN Weekend
                                                            APRIL 27-28 CRUISER Weekend

Benefit Breakfasts provided with your registration by a local sponsor
• Memorial Burgee Service by our Sea Scouts each race weekend
Special Celebration of Sailing Events on Saturday nights April 13 & 27
• National & HIYC Hospice Regatta T- shirts and logo wear (coming soon)
• Special Nashville themed Silent Auction items

Go on Line today at:
O L Shultz Open Regatta Weekend - April 13-14

O L Shultz Cruiser Regatta Weekend - April 27-28

2019 O.L. Shultz Regatta Steering Committee
Marc Fortune- Chairman
Bruce Richards / Ray Marley
David & Carolyn Brandon
Dan & Debbie Haskell
Gene & Cindy Lovelace
John & Beth Marshall
Jim & Jessica McCann
Nelson & Mary Miller
Steve & Pam Vague