Interlake Interlude

Don BacharowskiFleet News, Leadline

It has been such a wonderful year so far!  While we had a lot of sailing last year, the lack burgers & keg beer on Wednesday nights always left me longing.  Fun fact—you are not required to sail to join in mingling with an absolutely great group of people following racing.  All members are always welcome you to stop by & say Hello.  These nights also offer a great chance to get out on the water with family or friends even if you don’t race.  There are a plethora of boats on the water and a nice energy about the clubhouse.  Wednesday, June 16 Jeff Tyndall won the third pursuit race of the season and represented the Interlake fleet well. 

George Fisher Memorial Regatta

We have had all kinds of wind this year and regattas are in full swing for all fleets.  Our own Interlake regatta, the George Fisher Memorial Regatta, was a tremendous success due to the outstanding leadership of Jeff Clark.  Jeff organized the event, bringing in a wonderful group of Interlake volunteers who came together to support an amazing event, complete with proper socialization after the regatta.  Mark White impressed with colorful certificate awards given to the 5 top finishers. In addition Mark collaborated with Jeff Clark to create very special coffee mugs that includes a Jeff Clark original haiku in memory of George (George’s nickname was Gray Fox) ~

in the wake of The Gray Fox
a thousand friends

Fifteen boats participated with Steve Aspery sailing away with the victory.  I declared a personal victory for not swimming, as the wind which started a little light, built and filled in and was blowing pretty hard by the end of the day. Steve Lavender and the race committee did an outstanding job keeping 4 windward leeward courses and made great adjustments in just about every race and kept fleet safety #1 priority.  Congrats to the top 5 and all who came out to race:

  1. Steve Aspery
  2. Jeff Clark
  3. Scott Savage
  4. Nate Ireland
  5. Jeff Jones

Welcome New Interlake Members

We have a few new members I would like to welcome!  We look forward to seeing them at the club and becoming friends.  

  • Tim Allen and Janet Grimm / Interlake 1155. 
  • Gunnar and Jennifer Gode and son Beylen / Interlake 1426. 
  • Ed and Eriu Spengeman with Ben & Emma / TBD

Gain More Experience

If you would like to gain more experience skippering and build your confidence allowing you to get out on the water more often, please reach out to me. We can partner you with a few skippers that are interested in teaching those that are less experienced.  They have also expressed their willingness to crew for you and possibly alternate a few times through the year.  We want to help build confidence on the tiller with an experienced sailor onboard that is familiar with the rules and how to safely handle the boat.  

Check out the club wide training this Saturday, June 26!

Thank you HSC

I would like to extend a Thank You to Hoover Sailing Club for saving over 6,600 plastic water bottles with installation of the water filtration system drinking fountain in the clubhouse.  As we all so greatly appreciate Mother Earth & her beauty, this is an important feature our club.  

August 13 Interlake Sunset/Moonlight Cruise

Please remember to reserve August 13th for the Interlake Sunset/Moonlight sail.  Our phenomenal social team is placing together a magical evening that will be sure to please.  I will begin requesting RSVPs as the date approaches.

Race Committee Duty

One final note, it is important that you reach out to the Principal Race Officer for your race committee assignment if you are having some sort of conflict and cannot make it.  If you have any issues please send an email to this list and see if you can swap with anyone.  Sometimes last minute things happen, but please at lease let the PRO know so they can prepare accordingly.

Upcoming Interlake regattas

Indian Lake
July 10, 2021 all-day
Indian Lake YC
246 Chase Avenue
Russells Point, OH 43348

Lorain 1 Design
July 10, 2021 all-day
Lorain Sailing YC
108 Alabama Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052

National Championship
July 14 – 17, 2021 all-day
Sandusky Sailing Club
814 E Water St. Sandusky
OH 44870

Hot to Trot
August 21, 2021 all-day
Portage YC
8900 Dexter Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169

Great North Regatta
August 27 – 28, 2021 all-day
Grand Traverse YC
13653 South West-Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684