Thistle – a Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

GREAT LAKES INTER-DISTRICTS RESULTS

A total of 47 boats registered for this event. Races were held at Cleveland Yacht Club, the site of the 2020 75th Anniversary Thistle Nationals.  On Saturday, June 29, there was good wind at the start of the regatta, but it lightened up as the day wore on. Sunday was described as “light and lumpy”.

INDEPENDENCE SERIES (4TH OF JULY) RESULTS:

  1. Team Miller
  2. Team Clyde
  3. Team Lavender
  4. Team Church
  5. Team Schworm
  6. Team McBride 

THISTLE NATIONALS, SANDPOINT IDAHO, July 21-26

We have 4 boats from our fleet (Lavender, McBride, Hubble, and Fisher) attending the thistle nationals in Sandpoint ID.   A long drive to what is a reportedly beautiful place to sail.  We should have some interesting stories in next month’s Leadline.

UPCOMING AUGUST EVENTS

  • August 4, Sunday Racing
  • August 7, Wednesday Night Racing
  • August 10, Saturday, Hoover Junior Regatta
  • August 14, Wednesday, PURSUIT RACE (Thistles have Race Committee)
  • August 17, Saturday, Past Commodores’ Roast
  • August 18, Sunday Races
  • August 21, Wednesday Night Racing
  • August 25, Sunday Races
  • August 28, Wednesday Night Racing

A PARTIAL FALL REGATTA LIST INCLUDES

  • September 7-8, Old Goat Regatta, Lake Lanier, Atlanta Georgia
  • September 7-8, Blow Hard Regatta, Cowan Lake, Ohio
  • October 12-13, Oyster Roast, Severn Sailing Association, Annapolis, Maryland
  • October 19, Last Splash, Fall Finale Hoover Thistle Regatta

RESERVOIR WATCH

We had to shove the rafts out, because the lake level has dropped about a foot.  The water is warm as a bathtub, and I don’t believe anyone has run aground yet.  It’s time to do capsize drills and scrub our bottoms! Let the games begin–now is the time for the frisbees and soaker guns and general summer mayhem! SEE YOU ON THE WATER (OR IN IT)!