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

Fleet Racing Report

Tom FeeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

May 19, 2021 Pursuit Race #1 Eighteen boats started the first Pursuit Race of the season. As the hour continued the breeze didn’t. Here are the results for those who kept going.  Following is the story of how the race was won, written by the winner, Bob McNitt. 1 Thistle 3891 Bob McNitt2 Thistle 3893 Steve Lavender3 Thistle 3990 Stuart … Read More

Clubhouse & Grounds Update

Ted ThomasHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

These unused, unidentified, and unwanted kayaks need a happy home. Make your best offer to Ted Thomas at by July 12. Ted ThomasGrounds chair Please Clean the Kitchen Hoover Sailing Club DOES NOT have hired kitchen help.  This is why we are each responsible for cleaning up after ourselves when we use the kitchen and picnic tables. After you … Read More

The Grounds Look Great

Ted ThomasHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

A hearty thanks to all who took part in the spring cleanup of the club grounds.  About 40% of the grounds committee had a role, and we were well aided by 6 or so young people from OSU sailing team.  The rafts folks did a bang-up job of site cleanup.  A lot of labor has gone into cleaning out the … Read More

The Clubhouse & Kitchen are Open!

Chad HeadleeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Thanks to the Social Committee’s efforts on Docks In day. The cupboards and appliances have been cleaned and sanitized. The contents of the cupboards and drawers have been washed and placed back into the designated kitchen cabinets and drawers. After consultation with members that are professional health workers, the kitchen and the contents pose little risk of spreading Covid-19. That … Read More

High School Sailing—Off to the Races!

Jamie JonesLeadline, Leadline Club News, Youth Sailing

From the time we started putting the fleet together mid-March to now, many of our High School Sailors have already sailed more hours this spring than many of us will sail all year long, and we’re just getting started! Our intrepid group of sailors from 15 schools across Central Ohio has put in the time, competed in 3 events and … Read More

Putting Some Youth in Your Race Committee

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, Youth Sailing

Check out this great article that Jamie Jones wrote for US Sailing, and also to be published in the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt.  He outlines his efforts over the past few years to get youth sailors involved in running races, not just sailing in them.  Jamie’s program really gives kids an appreciation for sailboat racing from the other side.   Traditionally, youth … Read More

Looking Back over the Years

Mark WhiteLeadline, Leadline Club News

Circa 1969 mooring

Lisa K asked me to write an article reflecting on some of the more interesting developments in sailing from my 50 years of racing boats at HSC. The photo above was provided by Jay Huling. This is an HSC sunset circa 1969 when members’ boats were moored. The Cunningham There was a time when you had to either crank your … Read More