Louisville Sailing Club


Louisville Sailing Club
Big Fun In Small Boat Sailing!

Current Conditions

June 27, 2013

Coming soon! The July 4th  Race for the Styrofoam Cup around Twelve Mile Island.

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The “Styrofoam Cup” around the island race is open to all sailors. All classes of boats have the same start. Everyone that participates will receive a Styrofoam Cup personally engraved by Pat Passafiume.  Burgers and chip will be on the menu at the conclusion of the race.

Sunfish Rally

You don’t know until you get there. Saturday morning’s prediction of the Ohio River current and wind prediction of about five MPH made it seem like a day that would not be fit for sailing the Sunfish Rally.

Upon arriving at the club, the current was there as well as winds blowing at eight to twelve MPH.  These conditions lasted all day. Thirteen Sunfish made their way to the starting line for a great day of racing.  The participants were well matched with all racers finishing within a couple of minutes from the winner of the races. The guys from River City Sailing Community did an incredible job challenging some of the long time sailors on the course.  Two hour on the river and seven races later, most of the sailors endured to the end.  Even though no medals were to be awarded, of those sailors that endured to the end, Cliff Vatter finished first, Jim Wilhelm finished second, and Barry Sander from Bowling Green finished third. 

Thanks to all who came and made it a great day.  A big thanks to Ray and Grace Kleinhelter who did a fantastic job running the races, and David Bauer for helping launch and retrieve boat on the dock.

Here is the week’s schedule at LSC

2013 LSC Calendar

Racing This Weekend – Attention Fleet Captains - If your fleet cancels racing this weekend, please call the race committee and inform them.

Thursday, 6:00 Sunfish Racing

Saturday, 2:15 Thistle Racing

Sunday, 11:00 Lasers Racing

Sunday, 2:15 Highlanders Racing

Thursday, July 4th 1:00 Race for the Styrofoam Cup around Twelve Mile Island

(No Sunfish 6:00 PM racing)

Club Duty

Crew Duties

Saturday – Sunday June (6/29 - 6/30)

Jun 29-30, 

Fleet Racing -

 Neal Deaves, 


David Bauer, 


William Dick


Saturday – Sunday July (7/6-7/7)

Jul 6-7, 

Fleet Racing -

 Pat Passafiume, 


Charlie Bohn, 


Jason Schindler


Club Crew Duties are posted on the club house window, on the link above, and with the scoring sheets.

If you are unable to serve on the date assigned, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. If you exchanged dates with someone, please notify the Crew Captain and also please notify Keith Kenitzer

Upcoming Dates

Bridge Construction: Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel on the east end of Louisville is scheduled for the afternoons of Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28. Blasting will occur near the intersection of US 42 and KY 841 at approximately 2:00 p.m. on both days. Prior to each blast, traffic within these areas must be stopped for five to 20 minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on KY 841 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and US 42, and on US 42 betweenWolf Pen Branch Road and Bridgepointe Boulevard.

Beachland Beach Road will be closed to all traffic Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16 for road maintenance.  Any access to the club will be foot traffic only. There may be some preparation on the preceding Friday.

Club Maintenance

Thanks to Tim Allen for painting the exterior of the club house. It looks great!

Thanks to Jim McBee for getting the Committee Boat running and in the water.

Thanks to Jim McBee and Jim Wilhelm for installing the mooring rails and bumper boards on the new pilings.

When securing the Committee Boat do not untie the lines. Use the Carabiner Hooks that are attached to the mooring rings.

The grass is getting tall around a number of boats parked in the middle of the field. Please move them so that our lawn care service can mow in that area. There is room for a number of boats along the fence on the down river side of the club. There are also many slots around the rest of the perimeter of the property.

If you see litter please put it in it place. It is our club. We need to keep the club looking good.

2013 Club Directories

The 2013 Club Directories are in the club house on the ground floor.  Be sure to pick up your copy.  Thanks to Fanny Timmer for putting it together and Tim Allen for printing it. 

Member Reservations for Club

The club is available for private functions at no cost to club members.  In order to reserve the club for an event, contact Lisa Hart for reservations and guidelines.  Scheduled Functions:

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner – Mark Darrow, Friday, July 12th