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

Commodore’s Comments – July 2019

Marty SweiterlichCommodore Comments, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Angel on Our Shoulders A regatta is always an adventure but some are more challenging than others both on and off the water. Team Helga went to Deep Creek Maryland in July for the 2019 Sandy Douglas memorial Regatta where 30 to 40 boats in 4 fleets participated. Saturday evening we were mid fleet in the Silver Fleet with a potential for hardware … Read More

Commodore’s Comments June 2019

Marty SweiterlichCommodore Comments, Leadline

Some of our sailors have noticed that the water on Hoover is not only unusually high but also showing some algae bloom. For those who may be concerned I have been advised by experts that algae usually does not produce a toxic mix. There are literally hundreds of types of algae in Ohio but only two of them can produce … Read More