Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

As we start the 10th month of the year,The end of the sailing season is drawing near.When you’re reading this, there will only be a few more weeks to sail,That is, if you’re receiving this leadline via email.If you’re reading a hard copy leadline, I would guessThat what remains of your sailing season is even less.So, I really want to … Read More

COVID-19 Club Updates

Steve LavenderMember Announcements, News

Update October 2020 The clubhouse is still ONLY open for access to the kitchen and bathrooms and no more than 10 people inside. See more details below. On Sunday, October 11, the club is hosting a socially distant 2020 Awards Presentation on the clubhouse patio and front lawn at 4:30 pm for members. Individual cans of beer and pop will … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

I think we’d all agree it was a different kind of experience this summer as we maintained our social distance ashore, tried out some different regatta formats, and passed up on our favorite social gatherings such as the Island Party, the Past Commodores Steak Roast, and our Wednesday night burgers and beer.     It is hard to believe that 2/3rds … Read More

S.A.i.L. Therapy Sessions

Steve LavenderFleet News, Leadline

Editor’s Note:  Steve Lavender is not only the HSC Commodore, but he is also the chief therapist for our Laser sailors. S.A.i.L. stands for Sail-Aholics in Lasers.  I think that name tells it all.  Any owner of a Laser is invited to race each week.  Volunteers are sought to be the race committee.  Each week Steve writes a summary, reports … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

As we approach the end of JuneWe’ve started singing a different tune.Even though Covid is still hanging aroundWe’ve started to come out and hear the starting horn sound. It’s been great to come out and see our friends on the starting lineEnjoying our sport helps us feel closer to fine.We’ve already had our first club championship pursuit race of the … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Leadline

While it is tempting to quote Paul Simon and start singing “Slip sliding away” as it feels like our lives are doing right now, we are fortunate that at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic we have a special place we can go where we can get out of the house and be socially distant.  Yes, I am thinking about … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Leadline

We can clearly see with our 2020 vision, that sailing at HSC is off to a good start.  We had 9 sailors participate in the New Years Day laser frostbiting event.   As of the time that this article is published, I am happy to see that there are only 8 more weeks till our regular sailing season begins, not that … Read More

Frostbite News

Steve LavenderHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

S.A.i.L. Participants, A summer therapy session was just what we needed!  Seven participants came out to enjoy a Saturday afternoon on the pond at the beginning of the Labor Day weekend.   Mark White, our therapy manager, did an excellent job of managing the session and keeping the course lined up with a less than cooperative northeast breeze that ranged between … Read More

The Frostbite Journal!

Steve LavenderLeadline, Leadline Club News

Journal Entry: Feb. 26 Saturday’s therapy session was delightful!  While the forecast was suggesting rain, we didn’t encounter any precipitation till well after beer o’clock.   We were also anticipating that the breeze would build during the afternoon as the big winds were supposed to reach us that evening.  That really didn’t happen, so we enjoyed a 50 degree day and … Read More