Scot Spot

Marty SweiterlichFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

The 2021 Flying Scot Buckeye Regatta came off with out a hitch . . . unfortunately without much wind either, at least on Saturday. But our 13 competitors were here for the fun. They stayed out for 2 painful Saturday races that the Windmill fleet Race Committee worked diligently to set up. Sunday wind was better so we got a … Read More

Interlake Interlude

Don BacharowskiFleet News, Leadline

It has been such a wonderful year so far!  While we had a lot of sailing last year, the lack burgers & keg beer on Wednesday nights always left me longing.  Fun fact—you are not required to sail to join in mingling with an absolutely great group of people following racing.  All members are always welcome you to stop by … Read More

Scow Scoop

Ted KellerFleet News, Leadline

The first weekend in May means it’s time for the annual Cowtown Classic Regatta hosted by Hoover Sailing Club. 2021 marks the 25th year of the regatta and Hoover Sailing Club did its best to host a fun event in our current COVID-world. With the clubhouse closed, the model is ‘bring-your-own-everything, and let’s-meet-up-and-sail.’ Despite the closures, Mark White and his … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Tom HubbellFleet News, Leadline

Hoover Sailing Club Thistle Fleet 126Bothersome Appropriate Distance (BAD) RegattaSaturday May 8, 2021 Fifteen Thistles showed up to race the no-frills, BAD Regatta organized by Fleet Captain Mike McBride.  COVID-19 precautions were the order of the day.  The cold front passed by the night before and a barely-fifty degree clear day with a north to northwest breeze started the day.  … Read More

Milling Around

Craig TovellFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Windmill Fleet #60 is off to a liberating post-COVID sailing season. In the past after the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield, we host the longest running Windmill regatta of 52 years, the Midwestern Championship. But, a new Presque Isle Dinghy One Design regatta kicked off the season at Erie Yacht Club (Pennsylvania) as tune-up for the 2021 Windmill Nationals on August … Read More

Scot Spot

Marty SweiterlichFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Our Buckeye Regatta is on for May 15-16, 2021. Based on feedback from the FSSA district we are expecting 6 or more off the lake boats. Deep Creek Sailing Association alone is hoping to bring 4. Sandy Phalen is chairing the event and Dan Carpenter is our Registrar. We need ALL Flying Scot Fleet 37 members, racers and cruisers, to … Read More

Interlake Interlude

Don BacharowskiFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

I’m Don Bacharowski and I’m the Fleet Captain for Interlake Fleet 24 this 2021 season.  I welcome your ideas and help this sailing season.  Contact me at donbach@insight.rr.com. Thankfully, Covid didn’t keep us from sailing last summer. I saw many Interlakes on the reservoir last summer both cruising and racing.  As for those who raced, thanks to Jamie Jones, we’re … Read More

Laser Therapy All Winter Long

Lisa KreischerFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Just a quick shout out to Past Commodore Steve Lavender (Thistle 3893/Laser) for leading weekly therapy sessions all winter long for members of a group of sailors who just can’t get enough sailing during the regular season.  (In the rest of the sailing world it’s called frostbiting.)  The merry band of sailors call themselves Sail-Aholics in Lasers, S.A.i.L.  for short.  … Read More

Scow Scoop

Ted KellerFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

MC Midwinters were held at Lake Eustis, FL March 12-14. Hoover MC fleet #54 sailors Clark Wade, Richard Blake, Mike Keenan and I made the trip south.  Hoover alum Surge Vanderhorst and his son Jack were also in attendance. To give a quick snapshot of the health of the MC class, there were 85 boats registered, representing 18 states.  The … Read More

A Hail from the Rail

Ann JonesFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

THE SEASON KICK-OFF Fleet Captain Mike McBride wrote that on Sunday, April 11, “Despite the dire weather prediction, 2 Thistles came down to the Club and set up their masts. 4 Thistles competed in racing. How is this possible? We competed in Lasers! It was 50 degrees and blowing 15-20 from the south. We were the only boats on the … Read More