A look at our history and purpose, our present
emphasis and activities.
THE LOUISVILLE SAILING CLUB was established in 1955, and its riverfront properties were purchased at this same time. Charter members numbered seventeen persons, most of whom were formerly members of Louisville Turners.
Their purpose in founding the club is described in the Articles of Incorporation
- to promote sailing in all its branches for its members
- to provide a meeting place and other facilities for club members and their boats
- to foster a spirit of good fellowship among the members
Through the years the foremost sailing interest of the majority of active members has been directed to the racing of centerboard sailboats of various one-design classes. Thus the major activities of the club center around the races scheduled every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, June through October. Race results are compiled for the season for a presentation of trophies at the annual awards banquet in November. Annual invitational one-design regattas are sponsored by the several club fleets. Most of the social activities of the club are focused on these same events along with celebrating the national holidays. Sailing lessons and instructions in the rules of sailboat racing are occasionally conducted by club members.
Since both racing and fellowship are more easily achieved among members who belong to one-design classes. priority consideration is given to new applicants who have boats belonging to one of the already established fleets. There are no launching facilities for keelboats or catamarans.
From the beginning club membership has consisted mostly of families, and the minimal membership dues are made possible because each member contributes manual labor towards the maintenance and improvements of club properties. Likewise, dry docking fees are among the lowest on the river and vary according to the OAL and OAW of the individual boat. You are welcome to submit a membership application for review.
We invite you to take a look at our location map and come visit on the weekend during the months of June through October. Members will be there to greet you usually during race activities between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 pm EST.