Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

I think we’d all agree it was a different kind of experience this summer as we maintained our social distance ashore, tried out some different regatta formats, and passed up on our favorite social gatherings such as the Island Party, the Past Commodores Steak Roast, and our Wednesday night burgers and beer.    

It is hard to believe that 2/3rds of the sailing season has already gone by.   The sail instruction program has finished up for the year, Wednesday night racing is over, and the Labor Day series is nearly upon us.   This means we’re only about 8 weeks away from pulling the docks.  So don’t miss out on some of the nicest sailing of the year as we enjoy pleasant autumn temperatures, fall colors around the reservoir, and typically a bit more breeze than we have in August.    Whether you’re out for a sail or participating in Sunday races, you’ll likely see many of your fellow HSC members enjoying the final days of the 2020 sailing season as we try to “Sail Through the Sunny Side” of life (See below).

Sail Through the Sunny Side

(Based on Keep on the Sunny Side by the Whites

Well, there’s a dark and a Covid side of life
There’s a bright and a sunny side too
But if you meet with the Covid and strife
The sunny side should stay in your view

Let’s sail on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
Sail through the sunny side of life
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way
If we sail through the sunny side of life

Oh, the storm and its fury broke today
Taking away one of sailing days this year
Clouds and storms will in time pass away
And we’ll sail again and perhaps drink a beer

Let’s sail on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
Sail through the sunny side of life
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way
If we sail through the sunny side of life

Let us sail with a song of hope each day
Though the weather be cloudy or fair
Let us go race our worries away
It helps us, avoid feeling despair

Let’s sail on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
Sail through the sunny side of life
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way
If we sail through the sunny side of life
If we sail through the sunny side of life