COMMODORE’S COMMENTS – March 2019

With the approach of the next sailing season, and after the dry sail expansions that were done over the winter, our Grounds Chair has been taking inventory of boats on the hard for the winter. Max Friedauer and Lisa Aspery have been coordinating their efforts to see that all boats on the grounds are known to the club and have … Read More

Used Sails…Monkey Business?

First of all, thanks to HSC members who donated their used sails at Docks-out last year. At that event, Windmill Fleet 60 collected sails to donate to Sails For Sustenance, a non-profit organization that repurposes sails for use by fishermen in Haiti. And, we also collected old sails for use at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Yes, the Columbus Zoo! … Read More

St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for Excellence in Race Management

The Mentor Harbor Yachting Club (Mentor, Ohio) was awarded the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for excellence in race management. The trophy is awarded by the Race Management Committee based on feedback from the participants as well as self-evaluation by the organizers, including the Principal Race Officer and Chief Judge. The 2018 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida … Read More

Hoover Junior Sailors at C420 Mid Winters

The 2019 C420 Midwinters took place at the US Sailing Center Martin County (USSCMC) near Jensen Beach Florida, February 16-18. In early December 2018, the USSCMC also hosted US Sailing Junior Olympics for C420 teams.  Both regattas were well-run, attracted top sailors and should be on the radar of  C420 racers looking for wintertime warm weather sailing. Former Leatherlips sailor … Read More

Racing Report

Your fleet racing representatives agreed to a few changes to the HSC Racing Rules for 2019, including: reducing the restricted area around the starting line from 25 yards to 50 feet (requires math!), specifying use of the Interlake class flag for the third start, replacing pursuit race skippers meetings with the posting of start times and selected wind range by … Read More

House Report

The clubhouse is getting new floors in the kitchen, hallway and bathrooms!  We will be removing all the tile and are having a vinyl chip epoxy type flooring installed. Work to remove the tile and prep the areas for the install will begin soon. The flooring install will begin the week of March 11th while the clubhouse is still on … Read More

The Frostbite Journal!

Journal Entry: Feb. 26 Saturday’s therapy session was delightful!  While the forecast was suggesting rain, we didn’t encounter any precipitation till well after beer o’clock.   We were also anticipating that the breeze would build during the afternoon as the big winds were supposed to reach us that evening.  That really didn’t happen, so we enjoyed a 50 degree day and … Read More

Weather Watch: Weather We Like It or Not!

One or the Columbus TV meteorologists mentioned that our Ohio weather has been like a soap opera recently.  Punxutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania weather groundhog, came out of his burrow on February 2 and did not see his shadow, so he predicted an early spring.  Jamie Jones said that we are in the middle of a La Nina (the cold Pacific … Read More

Scot Spot

Flying Scot holiday party held January 26, 2019.  It was wonderful to see all of the participants at Elery and Marsha Block’s house on January 26. In attendance was Ellery and Marsha Block, Steph Bahr ,Dave Stetson and guest John Chrystal,Dave and Carla Smith, Ben Blee and Gretchen Curtis, Dave Lonsdale,Marty Sweterlitsch Patrick and Anne Aubourg,Sandy and Dan Phalen. We … Read More