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2017 Y-Flyer
National Championship Regatta

American Y-Flyer Yacht Racing Association
National Championship Regatta
July 17 – 21, 2017

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 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


2017 Y-Flyer
National Championship Regatta

American Y-Flyer Yacht Racing Association
National Championship Regatta
July 17 – 21, 2017

You may pre-register by July 4, 2017, without sending a check, then pay upon arrival. Late registration after July 4, 2017 is an additional $25.

Junior Skippers, Senior Skippers, Challenger Skippers, and all crew may join AYFSA at registration.

US Sailing member discount is -$5 (member number required).

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Two lunches for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (additional lunches $5)
  • Tuesday Welcome Aboard Dinner (additional dinners $10)
  • Friday Awards Banquet (additional banquets ($20)
  • Breakfast Wednesday through Friday (additional breakfasts $2)
  • Beverages will be provided all week


2017 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.

  • Y-Flyer Registration Form
  • Boat Info
  • T-Shirts (must be received by July 3, 2017)
  • Additional Comments
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If you prefer you can download the NOR and mail your registration form along with a check payable to Louisville Sailing Club to:

Angel Passafiume Crowe
1465 Grouse Court
Shelbyville, KY 40065

More Info

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 for more information about the tolls.

Louisville Attractions. The following is a list of Louisville attractions. For more information on these and other area attractions, visit

  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Kentucky Kingdom
  • Frazier History Museum
  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • Churchill Downs
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Horseshoe Southern Indiana
  • Mega Cavern
  • Belle of Louisville
  • Muhammad Ali Center
  • Kentucky Science Center
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park
  • Big Four Bridge
  • Louisville Slugger Field

Area Restaurants.

  • Captain’s Quarters
  • Los Aztecas Mexican
  • The Blackstone Grille
  • King Fish
  • Cunningham’s Creekside
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market
  • J Harrod’s Restaurant
  • Cast Iron Steakhouse
  • Stoney River

Crew. 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 (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.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact:

Angel Passafiume Crowe 
(502) 442-6131 

Pat Passafiume 
(502) 594-5491 


General Invitation

Notice of Race (NOR)