Commodore’s Comments

Charlie VasulkaCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Spring is finally here. We have had our first 60° day, 70° day, and even our first 80° day! The docks are in, the grounds are ready, and it is time to go sailing.

The Docks Committee once again put our docks in efficiently and they look great. Peter Rothman and his committee members have done a great job replacing barrels and boards. Now it is up to all of us to keep them looking great by making sure the goose string is in place and any goose poo is swept off the dock with the new deck brushes when we see it. I want to send out a special thanks to Don Bacharowski, last year’s Docks Chairman, for his countless hours building new A-frames for the mooring dock.

The Grounds Committee has the property looking great and the west dry sail lot looks even better, since it was refurbished after Docks In. The plan put into place by last year’s Grounds Chairman was implemented and the gravel looks better than it has in recent memory. Thank you, Jeff Jones. Committee members have been preparing the playground by repairing and updating the equipment. Ted Thomas has worked through many drafts of how to accommodate all of our boats and trailers. Let’s help him out by getting our boats and trailers to their assigned spots for the sailing season.

I want to thank all of the committees and club members for your hard work to open the club up for the sailing season. The clubhouse and kitchen are open and ready for our enjoyment. Check out the new tables inside. They look great.  Would you like to take home one of the old ones? Click here to see them: http://hooversailingclub.com/2021/04/28/the-clubhouse-kitchen-are-open/

The young and young at heart are already sailing, with the High School sailors already out learning, practicing and racing. The laser sailors are out racing one another since they don’t seem to understand it’s cold in the evenings in April.

It is great to see masts going up and boats getting ready to sail. We should have many pleasant days in April and May to cruise the reservoir.

See you on the water! Check out the Docks In photo album below.


HSC Member Directories

The directories are available for pickup in the club kitchen through Memorial Day weekend.  Please grab yours as soon as possible.

One update–we didn’t have the current commodore of the OSU Sailing Club at the time of publication.  Here is the correct listing (found on page 9 of the directory).
Ohio State University Sailing Club—Commodore Avery Lawrence / averylasersailing@gmail.com / 513/473-9690