Commodore’s Comments

Charlie VasulkaCommodore Comments, Leadline, Leadline Club News

The club is up and running and things are beginning to return to normal. Many of our fleets have already had successful regattas as well as High School Sailing. We’ve begun to socialize after Wednesday night racing at the clubhouse. We are seeing great turnout for racing on both Wednesday and Sunday. I would like to thank all the fleet … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Charlie VasulkaCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Spring is finally here. We have had our first 60° day, 70° day, and even our first 80° day! The docks are in, the grounds are ready, and it is time to go sailing. The Docks Committee once again put our docks in efficiently and they look great. Peter Rothman and his committee members have done a great job replacing … Read More

Commodore’s Comments

Charlie VasulkaCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

2021 is here and 2020 is left for the history books. The 2020 Board of Governors did a fabulous job leading the organization through a tumultuous year. They navigated us through months of unknown and ever-changing requirements and restrictions, and we were still able to sail and gather in a responsible manner as well as teach hundreds of future sailors … Read More

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Steve LavenderCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The docks are out, the season is done,Unless you’re frostbiting, where the season has just begun.It was an interesting year to say the least,As we continued to sail despite the Covid beast.A beast, may or may not be how you think of it,But no matter what you call it, we are all tired of this *hit.It has chewed up our … Read More

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

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

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

Commodore’s Comments – September 2019

Marty SweiterlichCommodore Comments, Leadline

Fall has arrived and with it some of the best sailing of the year. Steady winds, sunshine ( hopefully) with moderate temperatures and beautiful fall colors showing up on the lakeshore.  At least this is my ideal Fall sailing experience. I am always a little sad this year as the season winds down, we put our boats away and pull … Read More