180 Degree Award

Jeff ClarkHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Nathan Ward’s (the winner) recollections:  It was Labor Day and I wanted to take a few friends sailing in my Thistle—there was an approaching storm but I thought we had an hour or two of wild wind before the storm arrived and my crew, who had never been sailing before, all agreed we should go out.  After reaching back and forth across … Read More

2020 Sportsmanship Awards

Stephanie HeadleeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

Sportswoman Award The HSC Sportswoman Award is presented annually to a woman who shows outstanding service to the club and the sport of one-design sailboat racing.  She should show true sportsmanship both on and off the water.  Past recipients decide who receives this award each year.  Last year’s recipient Stephanie Headlee presented the award. While 2020 has been crazy, to … Read More

2020 Rippel Award

Dave AlvaradoHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, News, Youth Sailing

This year our junior sailors were faced with a less then perfect situation; this is an understatement. That said, they handled it perfectly, also an understatement. At the beginning of the year our sailors did not know if they would have a season at all, everyone took it all in stride. From virtual practices to not being able to travel … Read More

Event-full! Race Committee Report

Tom FeeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

The 3rd and final Pursuit race for 2020 was held in August. There were over 30 boats on the starting line.  Steve Lavender is our 2020 Club Champion.  The Labor Day Series concluded on a windy Monday. Steady winds were less than 15 mph but there were definitely some higher gusts. Race committee was well staffed and did a great job. There were … Read More

Fall High School Sailing

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

High School Sailing is one of the normal things we have been able to do this fall, with some limitations… We’ve hosted 4 events at the lake so far this fall, all socially distanced with masks on while on shore of course! We’ve invited our new friends from Leatherlips’ HS programming over to join us and we’re having a blast … 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

GoSailing App Connects Sailors

Mark WolfHoover 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