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

New Saftey Boats

Chris FogelHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Care & Feeding of Our Boston Whalers As a result of the City of Columbus’ decision to limit the horsepower of our Safety boats to 25 or less, we have replaced our two RIBs with two additional 13-foot Boston Whalers.  Our original Whaler was built in 1970 and although used roughly by the club, it has proved to be both … Read More

Taking Care of Our Clubhouse

Chad HeadleeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

It has been great to see so many people enjoying the club, the sailing and the sunsets!  Everyone has been doing a great job with social distancing and wearing masks inside the house.  Please take advantage of the orange buckets containing paper towels, sanitizer and disinfectant for all members to use. (Rainbow Photo above is from June 2018) Our cleaning … Read More

HSC Sailors are in Pursuit

Tom FeeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

We are back in the racing business on both Sundays & Wednesdays. Most of the early regattas were cancelled, all of them due to the pandemic. Once we opened the clubhouse both Thistles and Interlakes ran 1-day regattas with great success. Thistles are running another 1-day regatta on Saturday, July 18th. Lasers plan to run a 1-day event on Saturday, August 1.  And MCs … Read More

Interlake Interludes

Steve AsperyFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

What a great day! On Saturday June 20, 26 Interlakes enjoyed a day of relative normalcy with a great day of racing and socializing…distantly of course. Hoover’s Interlake Fleet 24 stepped up to the challenges of hosting an event while respecting the need to follow the rules and restrictions of our times. We held a one-day George Fisher Memorial Regatta … Read More

Scow Scoop

Lisa KreischerFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

How to Right an MC Scow As members, we all are asked to serve on Race Committee and occasionally when the wind hits just right (or wrong) we may have to help a sailor who has capsized.  It’s a normal part of sailing.   Here are some basic guidelines followed by a video on the specific specific details on righting … Read More

Hail From the Rail

Tom HubbellFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

“Who Are Those Guys?” Remember the scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when they look at each other and ask, “Who are those guys?”  This was a frequent question in the parking lot, clarified somewhat as sail numbers appeared.  Masked citizens driving familiar vehicles and all towing identical 17-foot canvas-covered boats distantly speckled the parking lot at Hoover … Read More

Junior Race Team Update

Scott SavageFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Youth Sailing

As we wrap up our second week of sailing we have had some exciting things to report. First, this past Wednesday evening the JRT teams fielded 4 Interlake crews a 420 and an Opti and raced in the Club Pursuit series event. Our kids represented well and the positive feedback from club members was fantastic. More big news for the … Read More

GoSailing App Connects Sailors

Mark GallagherHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Are you looking for crew?  Would you like to try sailing on a different boat?  The free Go Sailing app enables skippers and crew to find each other with the tap of an icon.  Skippers post brief details about their planned sail including location, leisure/race, public/private/club, desired sailing skills, date and time.  Private sails only are seen by sailors that … Read More

COVID-19 Club Updates

Steve LavenderMember Announcements, News

Update July 1, 2020 Given the rise in Covid cases and the governor’s request to limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people through the holiday weekend, we’re doing the prudent thing and we are canceling the 4th of July picnic that was planned for Saturday evening.    The holiday series RACING/SAILING will go on as planned, with racing on both Saturday and … Read More