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Bluegrass State Games

An Invitation To Sail:

Mark your calendar for the Bluegrass States Games. The sailing portion is being held at the Louisville Sailing Club. Camping is allowed on the club grounds or housing is available with local fleet members.

Event Date:

Saturday, July 23, 2016


The Louisville Sailing Club
Camping is available on the club grounds.
Volunteers to help with this event are welcomed.


ENTRY FEE: $25/boat

ON-SITE FEE: $30/boat

July 22, 2015 - Register Online

July 18, 2015

Download Registration Form, Print, and Mail to:
Bluegrass State Games
P.O. Box 1463
Lexington, KY 40588

Fleets Represented:

00209 Laser
00229 Flying Scotts
00239 Thistles
00249 Highlander
00259 Sunfish
00269 Other (Handicap)
47363 S-2 7.9
47364 Pearson 26s


Registration: 9am - 11am

Skippers Meeting: 11am

Race #1: Warning signal at 12pm

Race #2: Immediately following Race #1

Race #3: Immediately following Race #2


Medals will be given in all classes for first, second and third.

Residency Requirement:

Skipper must be a Kentucky resident for at least 30 days.

  • All skippers must check-in between 9 am and 11 am on Saturday.
  • Only boats registered prior to 11 am on Saturday will be eligible for participation.
  • Regatta will be governed by the 2005-2011 Racing Rules of Sailing, the Prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, by These Sailing Instructions, and any duly posted amendments thereto. In the event of conflict, These Sailing Instructions shall govern. This regatta is designated Category A.
  • Racing and scoring shall be within the designated fleets listed above. The race committee may designate multiple handicap fleets as necessary.
  • Notices will be posted at the registration area. It shall be the responsibility of each participant to check for posted changes. Any changes in the sailing instructions will be posted prior to 11 am on Saturday.
  • The courses shall be a Modified Olympic Course or Windward/Leeward.
  • The Low-Point Scoring System ( RRS , rule A2) will be used. Each fleet will be scored separately even though two or more fleets may be included in one start. The handicap fleet(s) will be scored under the Portsmouth system. A minimum of one race constitutes the regatta and all races will be scored.
  • Medals will be awarded to the top three yachts in each fleet.
  • All yachts shall have all legally required safety equipment on board.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to decide whether to continue racing, to wear a life jacket, and to otherwise provide for their own personal safety.
  • The race committee may postpone or cancel a race in progress if weather conditions are unsatisfactory.
  • Camping is available at the club, but call or email Sport Chair in advance.

More Information:

For more information check out the Bluegrass State Games website. For local information email Sport Commissioner Cliff Vatter or call 502-558-8723 (cell).

Race Results

2015 BGSG Results 

Racing canceled due to river conditons. 

2014 BGSG Results


  1. David Bauer - GOLD
  2. Cliff Vatter - SILVER
  3. Pat Passeume - BRONZE


  1. Barry Sanders - GOLD
  2. Syd Ordog - SILVER
  3. Zach Elkins - BRONZE

2013 BGSG Results


  1. John Bright - GOLD
  2. Pat Passafiume - SILVER
  3. Cliff Vatter - BRONZE


  1. Sid Ordog - GOLD
  2. Jim Wilhelm - SILVER
  3. Gina Kleinhelter - BRONZE

2012 BGSG Results  


  1. Ben Fussenegger - GOLD
  2. Mickey Greg - SILVER
  3. David Hobbs - BRONZE


  1. Lisa Hart - GOLD
  2. Brent Deaves - SILVER
  3. John Parker - BRONZE


  1. Pat Passafiume - GOLD
  2. Joe Burch - SILVER
  3. Cliff Vatter - BRONZE


  1. Gina Kleinhelter - GOLD
  2. Barry Sanders - SILVER
  3. J. McCabe - BRONZE

2011 BGSG Results


  1. Mickey Greg - GOLD
  2. Al Wolczyk - SILVER
  3. Mike Parrino - BRONZE


  1. Lisa Hart - GOLD
  2. Brad Kocian - SILVER
  3. Paul Terrien - BRONZE


  1. Gina Kleinhelter - GOLD
  2. Barry Sanders - SILVER
  3. Eugene Cox - BRONZE


  1. Pat Passisfume - GOLD
  2. David Bader - SILVER
  3. Joe Burch - BRONZE

2010 BGSG Results


  1. Gina Kleinhelter, Prospect - GOLD
  2. Jim Wilhelm, Louisville - SILVER
  3. Cliff Vatter, Prospect - BRONZE


  1. Joe Burch, Oldham - GOLD
  2. Ray Kleinhelter, Prospect - SILVER
  3. Cliff Vatter, Prospect - BRONZE

Monohull/Handicap Fleet

  1. Lisa Hart, Louisville - GOLD
  2. Christine Taylor, Prospect - SILVER

Hobie Cat Fleet

  1. Fred Moore, Bardstown - GOLD 
  2. Kurtis Hord, Louisville - SILVER 

2009 BGSG Results

Sunfish Fleet

  1. Gina Kleinhelter - GOLD
  2. Jim Wilheim - SILVER
  3. Barry Sanders - BRONZE

Laser Fleet

  1. Joe Burch - GOLD
  2. Pat Passafiume - SILVER
  3. Cliff Vatter - BRONZE

Highlander Fleet

  1. Brent Deaves - GOLD
  2. Chris Bollinger - SILVER
  3. Robert Deaves - BRONZE

2008 BGSG Results

Sunfish Fleet

  1. Gina Kleinhelter, Prospect  - GOLD
  2. James Wilhelm, Louisville  - SILVER
  3. Barry Sanders, Bowling Green  - BRONZE

Laser Fleet

  1. Zachary Kleinhelter, Prospect  - GOLD
  2. Joe Burch, Crestwood  - SILVER
  3. Robin Henry, Goshen  - BRONZE

Other/Handicap Fleet

  1. Matt Palsha, Crestwood  - GOLD
  2. Dale Sturm, Mt. Vernon  - SILVER
  3. Bill Timmer, Louisville  - BRONZE

Contact Us

To receive additional information on the Bluegrass State Games complete the form below to contact the Regatta Commissioner.  

NOTE: This is a request for infomation only and is NOT the official registration form. You must complete an official form either before or on-site with registration fee to be eligible for racing.

  • Bluegrass State Games Inquiry
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