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

Open Letter to Hoover Sailing Club Commodore and Board of Governors

Jeff TyndallHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Member Announcements

Since the onset of Covid-19 in March, our lives have been turned upside down.  “Maintain six feet between you and another person, be sure to wear your mask and, of course, wash your hands.”  I think all of us are tired of guidance and instruction.  One of the bright spots of my year has been the outstanding leadership and management … Read More

Event-full! Race Committee Report

Tom FeeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

The 3rd and final Pursuit race for 2020 was held in August. There were over 30 boats on the starting line.  Steve Lavender is our 2020 Club Champion.  The Labor Day Series concluded on a windy Monday. Steady winds were less than 15 mph but there were definitely some higher gusts. Race committee was well staffed and did a great job. There were … Read More

Scow Scoop

Mark WhiteFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Cowtown Regattaby Clark Wade The 2020 Cowtown Regatta, re-scheduled from May, happened on a sunny September 19 afternoon at Hoover Sailing Club.  Instead of 2 days of sailing, dinner, awards, and beer… we had 1 day of sailing and none of the above; nor entry fee.  Twenty-five sailors showed up Saturday morning; rigged, launched, and sailed 6 back-to-back races with 1 … Read More

Thistle—A Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

HSC LABOR DAY SERIES RESULTS:  Congratulations to all who participated! Bill Miller Mike McBride/Kimberly Pasley Steve Lavender HARVEST MOON RESULTS: This regatta was raced at Atwood on September 19 and 20, the same weekend as the Cowan Regatta. Chris Diffley was the only Hoover skipper listed, but he represented us well on the first day of the regatta. A total … Read More

Milling Around

Tim BachmannFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The mud beneath the footbridge from the Clubhouse is peppered with pieces of shale and fallen wood. That strange, thin oily stream with multi-colors is almost dry now. Squirrels have been busy collecting hickory nuts and scattering husks along the south bank of Windmill Cove. As I zigzag through the riprap and onto the boat rafts, two mallards, huddled under … 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

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

Interlake Interlude

Jeff TyndallFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Farewell to Wednesday Night Racing Editor’s Note:  Wednesday evening racing is over for our 2020 sailing season.  It was so much fun this year.  Every Wednesday forecast seemed to be light and variable, but every Wednesday night’s weather brought perfect winds.  Wednesday nights also brought out the pleasure sailors too, who take advantage of having safety boats in the water.  … Read More