High School Sailing—Off to the Races!

Jamie JonesLeadline, Leadline Club News, Youth Sailing

From the time we started putting the fleet together mid-March to now, many of our High School Sailors have already sailed more hours this spring than many of us will sail all year long, and we’re just getting started! Our intrepid group of sailors from 15 schools across Central Ohio has put in the time, competed in 3 events and … 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

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

Fall High School Sailing

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

High School Sailing is one of the normal things we have been able to do this fall, with some limitations… We’ve hosted 4 events at the lake so far this fall, all socially distanced with masks on while on shore of course! We’ve invited our new friends from Leatherlips’ HS programming over to join us and we’re having a blast … Read More

Fall High School Sailing

Jamie JonesLeadline, Youth Sailing

The leaves will start turning, the kids are heading back to school (sort of) and football is in the air…wait, never mind. Well, all of that means that our High School Sailing program will be kicking off with kids from 19 local school districts joining us for another season of fun on and off the water. Even with our COVID-19 … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Maeve Ginty

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Youth Sailing

This senior spotlight features one of our stellar Westerville North HS crew. Maeve started sailing with us during the Spring 2018 season and immediately joined forces with Nadia Reynolds to become a team to be reckoned with in Ohio! Her first regatta was States, where she finished 3rd! Fast forward two years and 13 top-two finishes later and her trophy … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Ally Hoeft

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Youth Sailing

Ally started with us in the fall of 2018, and honestly, I’m not sure how she found us. She’d never taken any classes with us, she just showed up to the open house in the fall and started sailing with us! And boy am I glad she did…in her 2 short years with us, she’s only missed a handful of … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Cam McVay

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Youth Sailing

Cam McVay is one of the founding members of the Central Ohio High School Sailing Association.  Cam started his sailing career in our Learn to Sail program several years before HS Sailing was a thing. Once we figured out how to do it, Cam was one of the first to sign up, rarely missing practices, becoming one of the go-to … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Nadia Reynolds

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Youth Sailing

Nadia Reynolds really needs no introduction…she’s a founding member of Central Ohio High School Sailing Association (COHSSA) starting her career with us the very first day we put this thing together in the fall of 2015. She’s been the leader of Westerville North HS sailing team ever since; training, recruiting, and being their #1 cheerleader since day one. I can … Read More