Thistle—A Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Leadline

OFF TO THE RACES   The Hoover Thistle Fleet and the Leatherlips Thistle Fleet raced indoor go-karts on Tuesday evening, December 10, and a great time was had by all. There were no “serious” collisions and no black flags, according to Fleet Captain Mike McBride, who organized the event.  PARTY!  We held our Thistle Fleet #126 party Saturday, January 25. The … Read More

Reservoir Watch

Ann JonesHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

The lake is still warm, but the water level is going down. Team Clyde dragged the centerboard near the west shore on August 18. About the only place where you don’t have to watch for the brown bottom will soon be the area just northeast of the club. A good rule of thumb to watch the slope of the land … Read More

Weather Watch

Ann JonesLeadline, Leadline Club News

IS PERMAFROST REALLY PERMANENT??? by Ann Jones The internet is a very scary place! I was browsing it drowsily when I was startled wide awake by the following story titled, “Alaska is a Ticking Time Bomb and Scientists Must Prepare as It Sets to Explode”, by Taylor Brown, updated in September 2019. That article explained that Alaska’s permafrost (which covers … Read More

Thistle – A Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

KILE KING IS OUR NEWEST FLEET MEMBER. Kile acquired Caitlynn Seymour’s wood Thistle recently. Welcome to the Fun Fleet, Kile! THISTLE NATIONALS were raced at Sandpoint, Idaho on July 21-26. Sixty-six (66) boats competed, with 33 in the Championship Division and 33 in the Commodores’ Division. On Monday, two very windy races were completed. Tuesday saw the completion of the … Read More

Thistle – a Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

GREAT LAKES INTER-DISTRICTS RESULTS A total of 47 boats registered for this event. Races were held at Cleveland Yacht Club, the site of the 2020 75th Anniversary Thistle Nationals.  On Saturday, June 29, there was good wind at the start of the regatta, but it lightened up as the day wore on. Sunday was described as “light and lumpy”. INDEPENDENCE … Read More

Thistle – a Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Leadline

June Pursuit Race Results Our June 19 Pursuit Race plan encountered a slight problem. The weather looked a little “iffy”, but the race committee promised  the lightest wind category. Clyde and I launched his boat and journeyed out to the race course with the hope that the “iffy” would hold off for an hour. No such luck! Several fleets had … Read More

Weather Watch: Weather We Like It or Not!

Ann JonesLeadline, Leadline Club News

One or the Columbus TV meteorologists mentioned that our Ohio weather has been like a soap opera recently.  Punxutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania weather groundhog, came out of his burrow on February 2 and did not see his shadow, so he predicted an early spring.  Jamie Jones said that we are in the middle of a La Nina (the cold Pacific … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

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–Ann Jones HEARTY THANKS TO STEVE LAVENDER, our outgoing Thistle Fleet Captain for his many fine years of service. Steve is HSC Vice Commodore, and he will now be in charge of helping the Club become greener and more energy efficient. AND A HEARTY WELCOME TO MIKE McBRIDE, our new Thistle Fleet Captain.  Mike is a well-known past President of … Read More