Percy Priest Yacht Club (PPYC) is a club of sailing enthusiasts who enjoy spending time together in racing and social events. The main purposes of PPYC are to promote the sport of sailing, enhance boat handling skills and safety on the water, and promote fellowship and association among its members. Not all of our members own a boat, many prefer to sail as crew with others. But all of our members share a love of sailing and we welcome all those who are similarly interested in sailing to join us.
PPYC sails on J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN, a Corp of Engineers lake only 15 minutes from downtown. We are primarily based at Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina in Hamilton Creek Park, but some of our members utilize other marinas on the lake. Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina is a facility of Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation Department. Because no private development is allowed on the shores of Percy Priest Lake, PPYC does not own a clubhouse. We instead utilize the clubhouse at Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina for meetings and social events.
PPYC sponsors six regattas annually, plus mid-week club races during the sailing season. We also sponsor a Basic Sailing Course for members and a Learning at the Helm (LATH) program for those new to sailing. The LATH group meets on Tuesday evenings from late March through September for adults age 18 and older who want to learn about sailing (LATH participants are expected to join the club after the first few sessions if they want to continue participating).
Many yacht clubs around the U.S. allow guests that are members of other yacht clubs to use their facilities. Because PPYC is a recognized yacht club and a member of Yachting Clubs of America, our active members are granted access to many of these clubs.
Our dues are very reasonable and our members are very friendly. We welcome any who want to learn about sailing, participate in casual or racing sailing, and share some good times both on and off the water. We invite you to join us!
Percy Priest Yacht Club PO BOX 290485 NASHVILLE TN 37229-0485