Winter  (Virtual) Seminar Series

“Sail Trim and Tuning” with Greg Fisher
Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020 7 PM
Greg is one of the most accomplished competitors in U.S. sailing history, having captured
21 North American or National Championships in seven different classes including the
Lightning, Thistle and Flying Scot over the course of his expansive professional sailing career.

“Sewing for Sailing” with Lyn Lewis
Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 7 PM
Lyn and her husband Rich are long-time CRSA members and former live-aboards on their
bluewater boat ‘Fellowship” in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, which they sailed from Anacortes, WA. Lyn
has done everything from sail repair to designing and sewing sun awnings.

“Boat Selection, Maintenance, and Budgeting” with Marc Crutcher
Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021 7 PM
Marc is the owner of Unbridled Sailing, based out of Louisville, KY, a full service stop for
sailing needs, including: sails, rigging, instruction, and project management.

“All About Sails” with Joey Waters
Wednesday Mar. 10, 2021 7 PM
Owner of Waters Sails, Joey Waters, Sailmaker has 45 years of sailing experience including being a member of the Citadel Sailing Team, and multiple national and mid-winters championships in the
Y-Flyer, Catalina 22, Capri 22, and Raider Sports and JY 15.

Information for connecting virtually with the Winter Series will be publicized
prior to each event. Free to all sailors of good standing.


CRSA Movie Night IS ON!

featuring CAPTAIN RON

Covid Safe Outdoor Event – Join Us for the Laughs

When:   October 15, 2020 Thursday  1830, Movie 1900

Who:  Members and Non-members are welcome!

Where: Lee & Molly Sutherland’s

              590 Seattle Dr

              Lexington, KY 40503

Cost: Free

NOTES:  Please bring an hors d’oeuvre, BYOB, mask, and seat. The club will provide water, tea and sodas (Coke products)





CANCELLED CRSA Spring Social – Sunday, April 19, 2020  

 CRSA 2020 Spring Social is Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 at

Al & Ruth Lawton’s  3236 Tates Creek Road, Lexington KY 40502     

Bring an appetizer to share AND  bring a friend or potential new sailor! (BYOB)  

Don’t forget! The silent & live auction at the Spring Social supports the CRSA Youth Sailing Academy.  Introducing new people, especially young people to sailing is so important!

Please bring any new or “gently used” items* to the social for the auction OR contact Molly Sutherland at if you can or would like to donate your items prior to the event.

*items do not need to be sailing or nautical in nature.



The Club will be auctioning off the Naming Rights for the club’s newly acquired boat in the fleet – Rhoads 22!

All proceeds will go to support the CRSA Youth Sailing Academy

This is your chance to:

  • Honor a loved one
  • Recognize a past club member
  • Showcase your funny or “punny” talents

You do not need to be present to win – you are welcome to submit a bid prior to the event – please contact Molly Sutherland @ for more information.


1.  The boat will be used by families -offensive names will not be allowed.

2.  The name must be approved by the CRSA club

Your contribution is tax deductible.

Link to website for more information


POSTPONED    Movie Night: JOIN in the laughs as we watch “Captain Ron”

When: Monday, March 23, 2020 – Beginning at 1800 Captain Ron at 1830

Who:  Members and Non-members are welcome!

Where:  Lee & Molly Sutherland’s

590 Seattle Dr

Lexington, KY 40503


NOTES:  Please bring an hor d’oeuvre and BYOB. The club will provide water, tea and sodas (Coke products)

            REGISTER HERE



Trip Tales  –  February 20, 2020 –  Cruising the Greek Isles 

Presented by Dan Geiger (2019 Cruise Director) and Merritt Wade (2020 Cruise Director)


When: Thursday 2/20/20, 1800 – 2000

Who:  Members and Non-members are welcome!

Where:   Elkhorn Tavern, 1200 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Food & Fun:   Greek Feast Buffet at $17/per person (please register below) or you may order from their menu

  • 1800   Social hour , drinks and dinner
  • 1845    Presentation followed by Q & A
  • 1945    Club Announcements & Raffle Drawing (Split-the-pot raffle to benefit CRSA Youth Sailing Academy

→    For planning purposes, please register/prepay for the buffet by February 12

For further info:  Molly Sutherland

Join the Fun!

per our presenters:  

Please join the CRSA at The Elkhorn Tavern, 1200 Manchester Street, Lexington, Thursday, February 20 at 1800 hours for a mildly exciting presentation of the May 2019 CRSA cruise in the Greek Islands.  2019 Cruise Director Dan Geiger and 2020 Cruise Director Merritt Wade will discuss their experiences in Greece accompanied by a slide show.

Don’t miss learning about this adventure in a foreign land and perhaps be motivated to join the next CRSA cruise.




January 30, 2020  Trip-Tales

Sailing the BVIs with the Askrens: Chartering Boats in Paradise

The British Virgin Islands have long served as a boating mecca for sailors from around the world.  Over the years, many CRSAers have been drawn to the turquoise waters, white sand beaches and near-perfect trade winds of the Caribbean.

Valerie and Ben Askren will provide a colorful travelogue, complete with slides, maps and travel advice.  CRSA members may share their expertise and experiences of sailing in the paradise known as the BVIs.

Please plan to join in

Thursday, January 30, 2020

1800 Drinks and Food orders

1845  Presentation followed by Q&A

Rooster’s – 124 Marketplace Drive, Lexington, KY  40503

For further info:  Molly Sutherland, 



CRSA “Island Theme” Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

SATURDAY, NOV 9, 2019     1800 – 2200



Celebrate the 2019 Sailing Season at the CRSA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Live Music Concert, Sailing Talk, Good Food, New Officers, Awards, & Fun

 Business Casual Attire with Island Flair

Music and Dancing  by DJ Rice & The Paying Dues Band

Buffet Menu: 

  • Grilled Rib Eye with Cabernet Demi-Glaze
  • Chicken Breast with Sage, Prosciutto and Wine Sauce
  • Grilled Salmon with Bearnaise Sauce
  • Salad, Rolls, Fruit Plate
  • Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Zucchini,
  • Tomato Rosemary, Baby Carrots with Orange Glaze
  • Coffee/Tea/Soft Drinks, Cake Dessert

$48.00 / Ticket      

Register On-Line at – Events 


Contact Graeme through email at

2019 Summer Solstice Overnight Raft-Up – 06/22/19

Enjoy the Longest Day On the Water – All Night Long.  THE SUMMER SOLSTICE.

After the club races, in the mooring field, Join us to an overnight raft-up based at the clubs’ pontoon boat.

Bring a side dish to pass, club will provide the meat, (likely burgers and dogs) soda, water, utensils, plates and napkins.

Breakfast served the following morning.

Please come, eat and enjoy the longest day of the year, and stay over night. Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:00 PM thru Sunday, June 23, 2019


Spring Social – March 24, 2019

Spring New and Current Member Social Gathering

Don’t miss it, on Sunday, March 24th, hosted by the Lawtons!

Al and Ruth Lawton home
Location: 3236 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington
Time: 15:00 to 18:00
Bring: BYOB, and a dish to pass
Club to furnish: Soda, water

Silent and live auctions, bring your old or new sailing “stuff” to donate for auctions.  All proceeds go to youth sailing. Bring your stuff and leave with someone else’s sailing  items.

This is a great chance to meet other members, to talk about sailing adventures and to learn more about the club. Don’t miss it!  Come and get in the mood for sailing.


1-31-19: Trip tales, Bob Woods Circumnavigation

Where: Roosters Wings: Lexington (859) 271-9464 124 Marketplace Dr Lexington, Kentucky 40503

When: Thursday 1/31/19, 6pm to 9pm

Food: Order off of menu, we have our own room.

The days are getting longer, yes hard to believe, but believe. Come one, come all, let’s talk boating, sailing and start making plans for warmer weather.


↓ 2018 Socials ↓

Full Moon Raft-up/Overnight Cruise

Come and join us.

When: Saturday and Sunday  9/22, 23/18 There will be a full moon.

What: Cruise, sail, race until 5pm, then raft up for happy hour and appetizers.
Enjoy the evening, stay overnight rafted up or break apart and anchor out.
Or head back to the marina.

Bring: An appetizer to share, evening meal, and breakfast. Knowledge of the
universe to share.

Where: Cave Run Lake, exact location to be determined.  Call my cell for location or VHF channel 67

Contact: Graeme Wilson,, cell 859.533.3884
Questions: call, email or text. Let me know if you plan on coming.

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Cave Run Sailing Association


Summer Solstice Slumber Sail

Come and join us on June 23rd and 24th

We will be rafting up after the races with the pontoon boat

Bring a dish to share, the club will provide the meat, soda, plates and utensils.

Where: Cave Run lake, mooring field Ball #27

Starts: After the races

Dinner @ 6pm, and Breakfast @ 8am

Come join us for sailing and a scavenger hunt.  Bring your kayak or board to use for the scavenger hunt.

Please RSVP to or 859.533.3884, call or text

Social Activities

Come join us for fun social and fund raising events throughout the year: Trip Tales, Spring New Member Socials, Summer Sailabrations on the lake, Charity Regatta, and an Annual Banquet.

2ND CRSA Social/Trip Tales


Just a friendly reminder, Thursday March 1st will be our second Trip Tales! If you haven’t yet, please click the link below to register. We look forward to seeing you there. If you missed the first one it was well attended, over 30 members and the presentation by Jim Dinger was awesome. So don’t miss this one, it will be just as awesome.

Where: Roosters Wings: Lexington (859) 271-9464

124 Marketplace Dr
Lexington, Kentucky 40503

We have a room.  Order of off the menu.

When: March 1st Thursday, 6-9pm

Trip tale: Dan Geiger will review last years club trip to the San Juan Islands.  Will prove to be very interesting. You may want to sign up for this years trip.

Food: Order from the menu

Social: Let’s talk about what we have been doing this winter and our plans for this summer.

Sign up: Please sign up by clicking here or on the website under “Events”, as Roosters needs to schedule help based on how many will attend.

 Thank you,

Cave Run Sailing Association


Cave Run Sailing Association
P.O. Box 256
Lexington, KY 40588