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2017 Senior National Championship and Challenger Regatta
July 19 - July 22
Notice of Race
Welcome to Louisville!
The Louisville Sailing Club invites you to the 2017 Y-Flyer National Championship Regatta. Located on Kentucky’s north coast, with a majestic suspension bridge to the west and rolling hills across the bay, standing on the deck one could believe they are enjoying the view from the St. Francis Yacht Club. Well one would need to work really hard to believe that, yet the current, and bridge make it feel bay like when a strong southerly kicks in. In reality, it’s just the Ohio River and Louisville winds can prove challenging like all other inland venues.
The Louisville Sailing Club still offers a great venue for the Y-Flyer Nationals. Having previously hosted the Internationals with success. Located in a metro area, the club is close to hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores. The race venue is immediately in front of the club, no long sails or tows out to the course, easy shore access between racing, and great viewing from shore. Two one-ton hoists offer easy ramp free launching. The club offers camping on site, or very close hotel options. Louisville offers many other attractions while not on the water, from the close by Kentucky Bourbon Trail, to horse racing history, as well as many nationally rated eating venues in many eclectic neighborhoods.
The Louisville Sailing Club is looking forward to hosting this event and is excited to share Louisville’s southern charm with the Y-Flyer class.
The 2017 Y-Flyer National Championship Regatta will provide competition regardless of your experience level. On Monday and Tuesday, juniors will compete followed by the seniors on Wednesday through Friday. Once again, the National Challenger Fleet Series will be held in conjunction with the Senior National Championship Regatta. The Challenger Fleet Series provides excellent competition for skippers who are newer to Y- Flyer racing.
–Angel Passafiume Crowe and Pat Passafiume, Regatta Chairs
Traveling to Louisville
The Louisville Sailing Club is located in Prospect, Kentucky on the Ohio River.
Good news and bad news for those of you traveling from the north. The good news is the two new bridges from Indiana to Kentucky are now open. The bad news is there are tolls on the bridges. Please see RiverLink for more information about the tolls.
The following is a list of Louisville attractions. For more information on these and other area attractions, visit GoToLouisville.
Please don’t let a lack of crew keep you from attending this great event. LSC is home to many great sailors and we can arrange for crew. If you need crew, please contact Pat Passafiume at (502) 594-5491.
Boat Parking and Launching
Ample boat parking is available at LSC. Please be respectful of the parking areas and make sure your trash is placed in appropriate containers.
At LSC, all boats are launched using hoists. We are short on dock space so you will need to be prepared to launch and go. The hoists will be attended to make this process as efficient as possible.
Y-Flyer National t-shirts are offered for sale with pre-registration. The shirts are $20.00 each and will be available when you arrive. To guarantee t-shirts, orders must be received by July 3, 2017. A few extra shirts will be available at the regatta on a first-come, first-serve basis.