Commodore’s Comments

Charlie VasulkaCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

2021 is here and 2020 is left for the history books. The 2020 Board of Governors did a fabulous job leading the organization through a tumultuous year. They navigated us through months of unknown and ever-changing requirements and restrictions, and we were still able to sail and gather in a responsible manner as well as teach hundreds of future sailors … Read More

Important Grounds News

Ted ThomasHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Member Announcements

New & Improved Gate Thanks to the HSC Planning and Projects committee for the new gate.  The gate has been relocated 10 feet back to allow for a longer space to pull into and the best part is that this baby is so easy to slide…it’s a one finger effort!  Really! So, please open and close it gently and cautiously. … Read More

2021 T-shirt Design Contest

Dave SmithHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Member Announcements

We’re looking for a new design for our HSC 2021 t-shirts, that will be available for sale to all members.  Would you like to submit a design?  We’re having a contest and would love to see your idea(s).  You may submit no more than two designs.  Your custom design can be created using any software or method. Please submit your … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

OH, NO—Not Again!This is the story of the almost unbelievable sequence of events that led up to my mast almost falling down on the last Sunday of racing last fall. Thistles have a “forestay tension lever” that we push down to tighten our boat rigs. That lever is attached inside our bows by four screws. For some reason, my forestay … Read More

Scow Scoop

Matt FisherFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The MC class has been able to keep some regattas going during these crazy COVID times. The class is strong and growing and for the most part, singlehanded, so there are fewer people at regattas. At Lake Eustis Sailing Club, in Eustis, Florida this past January 29, 30, and 31, the requirements of masking, social distancing, and no social events were … Read More

Scot Spot

Marty SweiterlichFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

It has been a long hard 12 months but some of the brightest spots of the last year for me were the days I spent out on the water in Helga. Against all odds we had a sailing season last year. Hard to believe but we are just weeks away for launching the docks and our boats will soon follow.  … Read More

Putting Some Youth in Your Race Committee

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, Youth Sailing

Check out this great article that Jamie Jones wrote for US Sailing, and also to be published in the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt.  He outlines his efforts over the past few years to get youth sailors involved in running races, not just sailing in them.  Jamie’s program really gives kids an appreciation for sailboat racing from the other side.   Traditionally, youth … Read More

Looking Back over the Years

Mark WhiteLeadline, Leadline Club News

Circa 1969 mooring

Lisa K asked me to write an article reflecting on some of the more interesting developments in sailing from my 50 years of racing boats at HSC. The photo above was provided by Jay Huling. This is an HSC sunset circa 1969 when members’ boats were moored. The Cunningham There was a time when you had to either crank your … Read More

Learn to Sail

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, News

2021 Learn to Sail season has officially kicked off with our enrollment forms having gone “live” on our website on January 15. In five short weeks, we’ve already seen tremendous returns with early sign ups over 300% from normal! That doesn’t mean we’re going to be overrun with kids and adults this summer, we’re still capping enrollment numbers at a … Read More

2021 Junior Race Team

Nate IrelandHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, Youth Sailing

Hello all, I am Nate Ireland, the new Junior Racing Team (JRT) Chair for 2021. I’m taking over for Scott Savage, who did an admirable job implementing a Covid plan while maneuvering our JRT through a difficult year. The 2020 team was not able to compete in a typical traveling season, but was resourceful enough to have a successful experience … Read More