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Old 25-05-2011, 20:26   #1
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Hello From Kentucky !

I love my home state, but sometimes I feel I was born in the wrong place. I love, love, love the water! I enjoy boating, flyfishing and boatbuilding. I'm 18, and currently am breaking before college whilst owning a small landscaping business. I am excited about stumbling upon this forum, and am looking forward to getting to know some of you guys (and gals), and learning what i can about sailing!

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Old 25-05-2011, 20:31   #2
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Re: Hello From Kentucky!

Welcome to the forum Jake!

I am living in Missouri and I sail on the local lakes. Not quite the cruising life, but it is sailing.
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Old 25-05-2011, 21:13   #3
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Re: Hello From Kentucky!

Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum Kake

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Old 25-05-2011, 22:53   #4
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Re: Hello From Kentucky!

I had my second sailboat in Kentucky on Cave Run lake and the Green River Reservoir. There is plenty of sailing to do in Kentucky.
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Re: Hello From Kentucky !

Aloha and welcome aboard!
If only there was an ocean shoreline near Lexington. Wow, what a combination.
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I lived in Louisville for two years while my wife finished school...it is a great place to live, but the ohio river and the cold winters weren't working for me. I'm back in Florida now where it's warm.
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Re: Hello From Kentucky !

Hi Jake,
We recently started sailing....now busy 3 days per week with classes and races. We're in Louisville, there's an active club on the River. If you're nearby let us know, we introduce you around!
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Old 18-06-2011, 06:47   #8
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Re: Hello From Kentucky !

Thanks everybody!

What are some of the best places in Kentucky to sail?

Can anyone recommend any place to get classes/instruction?


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Re: Hello From Kentucky !

Hello and welcome to CF!

The best, most active is on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. They are two huge lakes right next to each other in the Western side of the state. In the Grand Rivers area, on the North end of both lakes, there are several very nice marinas and at least one of those offers lessons.

Lighthouse Landing - Grand Rivers, KY

Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina, Grand Rivers, KY

Over on the East side there is Cave Run Lake which has a nice little marina and a small flotilla of sailboats.

Cave Run Marinas

There are other gorgeous lakes but none have much of a sailing community. In fact, it could be down right dangerous on some of the other lakes due to stinkpotters and the weekend warriors who operate them. Lake Laurel might be an exception. It is one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen with crystal clear water, few visitors and its location in the mountains.

Laurel River Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Welcome to Cruisers forum from another Kentuckian. I'm ready to rent my house and go sailing for a while. What part of the Bluegrass do you call home?

I've sailed Cave Run while on my catamaran and didn't enjoy it at all. Because of the mountains/hills surrounding it the wind seemed to blow in circles. You can certainly learn a lot about tacking and jibing there but that's about it.
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Re: Hello From Kentucky !

Surveyor- Thanks for your post, I'll be sure to look into it. Looking for simple lessons for beginners.



Bill- Lexington actually. I've heard Cave Run is decent, but also how you described it. However, since I have little to no experience sailing, would this be a good place to at least start?
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Yep, it would be a real good place. It's real close to Lexington and pretty open. The winds are more stable sometimes. I was giving the worst case scenario. I live near Ashland about 90 minutes east of you and make it to Lex about 4 times a year to watch some basketball and drink a little.

Go to the Cave Run Sailing Association website and post that you will crew. Should be some free rides there and some knowledge as well. The few times I've been there the folks were real friendly and even let me sail their boats while they sailed my NACRA 5.8 catamaran. We just swapped out boats for several hours.
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