Commodore's Scuttlebutt October 9, 2020

HIYC Activities October 10 - October 16
Vanguard 15 Regional Regatta 
As boats have already begun to arrive at Harbor Island, we welcome sailors from our region this weekend who will compete in what was originally planned to be a National Championship but do to Covid-19 has become a Regional Championship.

Racing is planned for Saturday and Sunday but it promises to be a wet and possibly gusty weekend as Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall near Lake Charles Louisiana later today. As it reaches Tennessee it will have degraded to a Tropical Depression however the expectation is that we will get a significant amount of rainfall.

Thanks to our members who have offered to assist with this event!
"Dang" wins the Commonwealth Cup Regatta

Congratulations to Skipper Clint Webb and his crew which included HIYC members Anthony Passafiume and Andrew Boguszewski for taking first place in the PHRF Spinnaker Division in the 15th annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta held by the Commonwealth Yacht Club in Kentucky.

 Upcoming Events

October 9-11          HIYC hosts the Vanguard 15 Regional Championship
October 13             Meeting of the Officers and Governors 7:00 PM
October 24 -25       McDougal Open Regatta
November 7            Arnold Nye Regatta

Finishing strong!
As the days get shorter and the end of Daylight Savings Time approaches, it is important to remember that we have two and a half months left in this year. This week we will begin the training for our newly elected Treasurer, Secretary and Junior Governor by inviting them to attend our remaining board meetings.

We have a lot of racing left on our schedule with the McDougall Open, the Arnold Nye, the Beesley 50K and the Flotsam Jetsam regattas still to come!

We have several small work projects planned for the lower level of the Club House that we will be recruiting help for.

Nashville Sailing Foundation is busy working on Plans for the HIYC Sail Camp 2021
Speaking of NSF, Paul Latour and Marc Fortune recently offered us one of their launches which is in excellent condition and will be a significant upgrade for our mooring fleet or our one design racing program.

I have confidence that 2021 will be a great year at HIYC and that the remaining days of 2020 will set the stage for good things to come!


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