Interlake Interlude

Jeff TyndallFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Farewell to Wednesday Night Racing

Editor’s NoteWednesday evening racing is over for our 2020 sailing season.  It was so much fun this year.  Every Wednesday forecast seemed to be light and variable, but every Wednesday night’s weather brought perfect winds.  Wednesday nights also brought out the pleasure sailors too, who take advantage of having safety boats in the water.  Kim Tyndall helps us sail into the sunset for now with her rendition of Summer Nights from Grease.  Jeff and Kim Tyndall are featured in this photo.

Summer Sailing
Sung to the tune of Summer Nights from Grease

Summer sailing, had me a blast.
Summer sailing, the season went fast.
Met a virus, that made us cra-zee
Learned all about social diss-tancing.
Summer days drifting away
To, uh oh, those Co–vid nights.

Tell me more, tell me more
Did you still get to race?
Tell me more, tell me more—
Yeah, just not face-to-face.

After wondering if the season’s a bust
Down came word, we got the thumbs up!
Races were set—some sailors cheered,
Too bad there was no after-racing beer!
Summer fun, something’s begun.
But, uh oh, those Co–vid nights.

Tell me more, tell me more
Like did you wear a mask?
Tell me more, tell me more—
Like you even need ask??

Virus or not, the season went on.
Fouls were committed, races were won.
Once on the water, all’s right with the world.
Pandemic returned when we went back to shore.
Summer days, weird times in play.
But, uh oh, those Co–vid nights.

Tell me more, tell me more
Are you still feeling well?
Tell me more, tell me more—
Sure, when I’m at the helm!

Soon it gets colder, that’s where it ends
Corona continues, and we’ll miss our friends.
But hearty sailors will keep things afloat,
Corona or not, we still love our boats!
Summer dreams ripped at the seams,
But, oh, those suuuummmmer saaaailllls! (high voice)