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June 02, 2016

Sail Louisville Saturday's begins this weekend. The mission is to promote the different types of sailing in Louisville by organizing events for all sailing clubs.

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This Week's Schedule

Saturday -
Sail Louisville Saturday's begins this weekend. The mission is to promote the different types of sailing in Louisville by organizing events for all sailing clubs. A friendly race starts off the day with 3 fleets and finishes with a cook out at the Louisville Sailing Club.

Fleets: Keel Boat Jam, Keel Boat Spinnaker, Dinghy

Times:
11:30am - Skippers Meeting at Limestone Bay (If you want to crew or need crew, find Ben)
1:00pm - Starting Horn at Louisville Sailing Club (This is a reverse start. Slow boats first)
5:00pm - Cook Out at LSC (bring your own food and beverages)

All boats are welcome from all clubs. To register your boat for the series, please e-mail to Ben Fussenegger and you will be ready to sail.

Sunday - 11:00 Laser Racing, 2:15 Highlander Racing

Tuesday - 6:00 PM Sunfish Racing

Thursday - 6:00 PM - Family Sailing. Bring the kids, the family or friends and spend a relaxing evening on the water.


Upcoming Events

June 18 - Sunfish ‘Sailstice’ Race (evening race time)
June 25 - 1pm Joint Sail with Derby City Sailing Club
July 4 (Mon) - Styrofoam Cup Around the Island Race and Social
July 16 - Joint Sail with DCSC
July 23 - Bluegrass State Games
July 30 - Commodore’s Social


Race Committee Training

Keith Kenitzer will be a doing a training session for anyone interested on Race Committee Duties. He has just completed the US Sailing Club Race Officer Certification course and would like to share his experience with our members. The training will take place Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 pm at the club.


Dock Cleanup

Thanks to all that helped on the Memorial Day clean up. After 5 1/2 hours the dock is ready for your boat. Special thanks to our tractor Operator Stuart Ulferts. "Let's go sailing!"


Memorial Day Dinner

After a long day of cleaning the dock, and no wind for sailing, a good group gather for great food. All were glad that the sailing season would be starting the following night. Thanks for Keli Ulferts an others for coordinating all the good food.


River Cities Community Sailing Program

As most of our club member know by now, the Louisville Sailing Club is hosting the River Cities Community Sailing Program (RCCSP). The program has lost several long-time adult class instructors this past year. If you could volunteer in the adult program please contact George Lucas.


Docking Assignments

This years docking assignments are posted on the window at the clubhouse. Please make sure your boat is in the proper place and use the tied downs to ensure the safety of your boat and the boats around you.

According to LSC's policy, a docking space is assigned to a member and that space will remain theirs through successive years. Once a space becomes available, the dock chair will assign the open space to the member with the most club seniority on the waiting list.

For those with small craft, a request for a spot on the lower level will not guarantee a spot on the sea wall. When there are to many request for lower parking for these boats, they will be assigned to a spot along the hill side of the lower level.

Five spots along the sea wall have been left vacant for launching boats that are stored top side and those assigned to a spot along the hill side of the lower level. It is also possible to launch from the ramp near the down river hoist. The dock chair is also working on creating an additional launch next to the committee boat.

If you have any questions about docking, contact the Dock Chair, David Bauer.


Boat Identification

It is time to put those stickers on your boat, trailer and mast. Please have them installed by July 1st. The stickers go at the foot of the mass or near the goose neck. One should go on the trailer next to the hitch. Identify the boat by placing a sticker at the starboard bow under the water deflector.


Weather Station

The Louisville Sailing Club weather station is now back in operation. It can be accessed from the following links.

LSC Weatherlink Page 

WeatherLink.com

iPhone App

Android App 


Life Jacket

Wear a life jacket. It may seem obvious, but the Centers for Disease Control notes that more than 90% of drowning fatality victims didn’t wear a life jacket.


Clubhouse Reservations

To reserve the club house, contact Lisa Hart.