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

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

Scow Scoop

Matt FisherFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The MC class has been able to keep some regattas going during these crazy COVID times. The class is strong and growing and for the most part, singlehanded, so there are fewer people at regattas. At Lake Eustis Sailing Club, in Eustis, Florida this past January 29, 30, and 31, the requirements of masking, social distancing, and no social events were … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Matt FisherFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The Hoover Thistle Fleet 126 held the Hoover PLAID/Last Splash Regatta on October 17th.   (PLAID = Please Leave Appropriate Interpersonal Distance) 24 boats attended the one-day regatta in crisp conditions with a great breeze out of the SW blowing 7-12.  The Hoover Thistle Fleet actually held 3 one-day regattas this year with great success.    We appreciate the outstanding RC work … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Matt FisherFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

COVID-19 is creating challenges in every part of our lives.  Everything looks different, but everything must look different to make sure we see the other side of this pandemic as soon as possible.  Fortunately, as sailors, we have an element of social distancing engrained in the on-course action.  With the creative leadership of Fleet Captain Mike McBride and Commodore Steve … Read More