2023 Force 5 Regatta
September 2nd and 3rd 2023
Hosted by Louisville Sailing Club
What a Great Labor Day Weekend!!
Visitors began arriving Friday and setting up their tents for a GREAT weekend of camping, sailing, food and fun.
The CCCC club across the river provided music and fireworks for entertainment Friday and Saturday night.
Upon arrival guests were presented with a swag bag containing "Looeyville" momentos and a T-shirt providing tips about sailing on the Ohio River.
Commodore Dan French spent Saturday morning registering the 15 boats that arrived to participate in the regatta.
Louisville Sailing Club's "Social Diva" Stephanie French, who organized the shore side festivities, prepared box lunches before the Race Committee meeting at noon. Neal Deaves, Regatta Race Chair, review the course that was to be sailed which included a gate which sailors could choose which route to return to the finish line.
Saturday provided winds from zero to ten miles per hour out of the Southwest. The Race Committee anchored in the middle of the river was able to start five races during the afternoon. Upon return the dock the sailors cooled down with drinks awaiting dinner.
The sailors had light winds on Sunday morning and were able to sail two races.
The Top 3 Winners were presented with none other than Kentucky bourbon:
1st Place: Anthony Passafiume
2nd Place: Pat Passafiume
3rd Place: Doug Kinzer
Be the next to add your name to this list!
|Sailor||Boat Name||Sail Number||Home|
|Brian Hampton||Monkeybutt||47||South Carolina|
|Chris Zofchak||Key Lime Pie||7901||Ohio|
|Scott Clark||Dancing Virginia||569||South Carolina|
|Keith Schrecengost||4||South Carolina|
|Alex Bolan||TBD||South Carolina|
|Tom Willie||Obsidian||1977||North Carolina|
|Brian Price||26||North Carolina|
|Sandi Price||Gretta||27||North Carolina|
|Tony Bolan||Silly Cybin||101||South Carolina|
|Daniel Neff||8000||South Carolina|
|Ronnie Ashmore||68||South Carolina|
|Paul Harder||Gale||4685||South Carolina|
|Ted Sollers||Natty Light||919||Ohio|
|Bob Cullen||You Dirty Rat||3099||Connecticut|
|Chris Zitelli||Touch of Gray||420||Kentucky|
|Ben Gibson||TBD||South Carolina|
|Eric Seymour||Scarlett||86||South Carolina|
|Deborah Burnett||Knot Telling||84||South Carolina|
Saturday Oct 8, 2022
Hosted by LaSalle Mariners Yacht Club 2640 Front Rd LaSalle Ontario and Force 5 Fleet 115
Notice of Race
Eligibility: This regatta is open to Force 5 class dinghies and other small sailing dinghies.
Rules: This event will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2021-2024
Course Area: We will be using the Detroit River between the LaSalle shoreline and Fighting Island, and Grassy Island and Turkey Island. Course lengths will be approximately 2 Nm. Course sheets will be available at registration.
Registration and Entry: Will be from 10:30 - 11:00 at the Tiki bar - north of club house. We ask that you sign the attached entry form and submit it at registration. Extra entry forms will be available. There is no entry fee.
Sailing Instructions: SIs will be available at registration.
Skippers Meeting: Will be at 11:00 at the Tiki Bar.
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