Commodore’s Comments – September 2019

Marty SweiterlichCommodore Comments, Leadline

Fall has arrived and with it some of the best sailing of the year. Steady winds, sunshine ( hopefully) with moderate temperatures and beautiful fall colors showing up on the lakeshore.  At least this is my ideal Fall sailing experience. I am always a little sad this year as the season winds down, we put our boats away and pull … Read More

Frostbite News

Steve LavenderHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

S.A.i.L. Participants, A summer therapy session was just what we needed!  Seven participants came out to enjoy a Saturday afternoon on the pond at the beginning of the Labor Day weekend.   Mark White, our therapy manager, did an excellent job of managing the session and keeping the course lined up with a less than cooperative northeast breeze that ranged between … Read More

Reservoir Watch

Ann JonesHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

The lake is still warm, but the water level is going down. Team Clyde dragged the centerboard near the west shore on August 18. About the only place where you don’t have to watch for the brown bottom will soon be the area just northeast of the club. A good rule of thumb to watch the slope of the land … Read More

Weather Watch

Ann JonesLeadline, Leadline Club News

IS PERMAFROST REALLY PERMANENT??? by Ann Jones The internet is a very scary place! I was browsing it drowsily when I was startled wide awake by the following story titled, “Alaska is a Ticking Time Bomb and Scientists Must Prepare as It Sets to Explode”, by Taylor Brown, updated in September 2019. That article explained that Alaska’s permafrost (which covers … Read More

Interlake Interludes

Jeff JonesFleet News, Leadline

Hello fellow Interlakers, It was a wonderful year and I was glad to fill the role of fleet captain. The racing was consistent all year and the social activities were nicely attended. Thanks to all of the wonderful hosts and volunteers for running these events. We truly cannot do them without your support. We are looking to continue this trend … Read More

Thistle – A Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

KILE KING IS OUR NEWEST FLEET MEMBER. Kile acquired Caitlynn Seymour’s wood Thistle recently. Welcome to the Fun Fleet, Kile! THISTLE NATIONALS were raced at Sandpoint, Idaho on July 21-26. Sixty-six (66) boats competed, with 33 in the Championship Division and 33 in the Commodores’ Division. On Monday, two very windy races were completed. Tuesday saw the completion of the … Read More