2021 HSC Board of Governors

Jay HulingHoover Sailing Club, Member Announcements

On November 1, 2020, the following were elected to serve as the 2021 Hoover Sailing Club Board of Governors. Officers 2021 Board Commodore Charlie Vasulka Vice Commodore Chad Headlee Rear Commodore Dave Smith Membership Secretary Lisa Aspery Secretary Sarah Lynn Treasurer Mark White Fleet Captain Appointed by Commodore Past Commodore Steve Lavender Committee Chairs House Chad Headlee Grounds Ted Thomas … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The docks are out, the season is done,Unless you’re frostbiting, where the season has just begun.It was an interesting year to say the least,As we continued to sail despite the Covid beast.A beast, may or may not be how you think of it,But no matter what you call it, we are all tired of this *hit.It has chewed up our … Read More

2020 HSC Fleet Racing Season Wrapup

Tom FeeFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline, News

Hoover’s 2020 racing season was a great success despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Governor lifted the ban on events like softball, baseball, and sporting events, like sailing, so we were off to the races.  We lost 10 weeks of sailing because of the Pandemic in April and May. There were a few boats racing on Memorial Day and on the … Read More

Scot Spot

Marty SweiterlichFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The 2020 sailing season is over and I am hopeful it is NOT repeated. I hope you got out sailing on your Scot this past season. It was one of the safest activities you could do with the breeze blowing past and the Sect in particular allowing for social distancing between skipper and crew. If you piled the family pod … Read More

Scow Scoop

Mark WhiteFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

MC’s Have Record Year in 2020 Our MC fleet at HSC had a very strong 2020 season, with 92% of the MC sailors getting out to race (at least once)!  This actually means that participation was up in 2020.  We still sailed 73 races this season, the same as during the 2019 season, even with our late start this year. … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Matt FisherFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The Hoover Thistle Fleet 126 held the Hoover PLAID/Last Splash Regatta on October 17th.   (PLAID = Please Leave Appropriate Interpersonal Distance) 24 boats attended the one-day regatta in crisp conditions with a great breeze out of the SW blowing 7-12.  The Hoover Thistle Fleet actually held 3 one-day regattas this year with great success.    We appreciate the outstanding RC work … Read More

180 Degree Award

Jeff ClarkHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Nathan Ward’s (the winner) recollections:  It was Labor Day and I wanted to take a few friends sailing in my Thistle—there was an approaching storm but I thought we had an hour or two of wild wind before the storm arrived and my crew, who had never been sailing before, all agreed we should go out.  After reaching back and forth across … Read More

2020 Sportsmanship Awards

Stephanie HeadleeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Sportswoman Award The HSC Sportswoman Award is presented annually to a woman who shows outstanding service to the club and the sport of one-design sailboat racing.  She should show true sportsmanship both on and off the water.  Past recipients decide who receives this award each year.  Last year’s recipient Stephanie Headlee presented the award. While 2020 has been crazy, to … Read More

2020 Rippel Award

Dave AlvaradoHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, News, Youth Sailing

This year our junior sailors were faced with a less then perfect situation; this is an understatement. That said, they handled it perfectly, also an understatement. At the beginning of the year our sailors did not know if they would have a season at all, everyone took it all in stride. From virtual practices to not being able to travel … Read More