Commodore’s Comments

Charlie VasulkaCommodore Comments, Leadline

Can you believe July is in the past and we only have three months of sailing before the docks come out? It is great to see boats out sailing virtually every time I drive over the Smothers Road bridge. The club is a busy and active place these days and you are all doing a great job keeping things looking … Read More

Fleet Racing Report

Tom FeeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

We are coming up to the final Pursuit Race on Wednesday, August 18th. Once we have four Pursuit races completed we will tally the scores a drop the worst finish of the 4. I haven’t considered all of the people that may have sailed different boats but it looks like the leaders are currently as follows.  1 Steve Lavender/Thistle2 Mark White/Interlake3 Jeff … Read More


Ted ThomasLeadline, Leadline Club News

As we move past the peak of the season . . . fall is forthcoming.  The grounds team of 30+ volunteers has been busy keeping grounds clean, orderly, and as clear of weeds as possible . . . when it is not raining.  Plans are being made for a fall painting of the flagpole, minor repairs to the Caley bridge, … Read More

Interlake Interlude

Matt FisherFleet News, Leadline

The Interlake Nationals Regatta was this past July 14-17 at Sandusky Sailing Club.  The Interlake was actually designed for the chop in Sandusky Bay and the Sandusky fleet is fleet #1.  There was a great turnout with 36 boats competing in the event that promised strong wind and tough competition.   Measuring was simple and the hospitality at SSC was fantastic.    … Read More

Scow Scoop

Mark WhiteFleet News, Leadline

The MC Scow 50th National Championship was held July 25-27 at Clear Lake Yacht Club in Iowa.  I’ve put together a summary below with input from Richard Blake, Matt Fisher, Mike Keenan and Ted Keller, who attended.   Shortest summary: Day one, no breeze, no racing.  Day two, no breeze and rain, one sad race in 3-5, big storm, 20-30 mph … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Matt FisherFleet News, Leadline

The 2021 Thistle Nationals was a well-run, first-class, outstanding event.  Fred Hunger lead a team of Betsy and John Yingling, John Lovett, and many many volunteers that made it a well-organized, week-long regatta.  For at least 4 evenings there was a great dinner served to 400 people.   The PRO, Matt Bounds, is a nationally recognized US Sailing race official and … Read More

Milling Around

Tim BachmannFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Windmill: Back on the Water Windmill Fleet 60 sailors, Simon and Jacob Pennells as well as Tim and Nathan Bachman, competed in this year’s Sam Meyers Memorial Regatta at Pymatuning Sailing Club in Andover, Ohio. Ten Windmill boats, representing fleets from Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, sailed in the two-day regatta, July 10th & 11th. Three races were completed on Saturday, … Read More

Past Commodores’ Steak Roast

Joyce LohnerLeadline, Member Announcements

Saturday, August 285:30 pm – Social Hour6:30 pm – Dinner MenuSteak – $21.00Chicken – $15.00 Please join us for our annual Past Commodores Roast. Enjoy some delicious food and celebrate some of the people who have led our organization over the years. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 24 to  (Joyce Lohner) Indicate your choice of steak or chicken Make … Read More