Your online guide to sailing activites in and around Louisville, Kentucky

Invitational Regattas

The Louisville sailing community supports many regattas that invite sailors from other regional sailing areas to compete with Louisville's own, as well as providing opportunities for local sailing clubs to to race with each other. While some are one-design events, others are mixed-fleet regattas with proceeds going to benefit organizations like the Sailing for a Cure Foundation , or the River Cities Community Sailing Program .

Below are just a few of the many regattas that take place throughout the summer. To find out more about one-design regatta's hosted by local sailing clubs just check the calendar pages for the Louisville Sailing Club and Derby City Sailing Club .

State Games


July 22, 2017

Mark your calendar for the Kentucky Bluegrass States games. This year the sailing portion is being held at the Louisville Sailing Club . Classes for Laser, Sunfish, Thistle, Highlander, and open centerboard are planned. Camping is allowed on the club grounds or housing is available with local fleet members.

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Fleur de Lis

September 15 - 17, 2017 

You can raise more than a sail to fight the #1 killer disease... cancer. The Sailing for a Cure Foundation , in cooperation with the Derby City Sailing Club , invite you to join the many sailors who have teamed up to make the future brighter for the thousands of families facing the everyday challenges of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma.

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Captain's Quarters

October 6 - 8, 2017 

The Captain's Quarters Regatta serves as a fund raiser for the River Cities Community Sailing Program . Its proceeds go toward providing scholarships for at-risk children, keeping fees reasonable and the purchase of new equipment to help the program grow. We would like to invite you to continue your support of the Program by participating in the Captain's Quarters Regatta.

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Cow Bell 

Currently unscheduled 

The Cow Bell Invitational Regatta brings together the entire Sail Louisville community, whether sailing keelboats, dinghy's or boardboats, for one day of competitive racing followed by a cookout that can't be beat. Get to know your fellow sailors both upriver or downriver, whichever the case may be, by attending the one-for-all event.

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