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

2021 Junior Race Team

Nate IrelandHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News, Youth Sailing

Hello all, I am Nate Ireland, the new Junior Racing Team (JRT) Chair for 2021. I’m taking over for Scott Savage, who did an admirable job implementing a Covid plan while maneuvering our JRT through a difficult year. The 2020 team was not able to compete in a typical traveling season, but was resourceful enough to have a successful experience … 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

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

HSC Junior Race Team

Scott SavageLeadline, Youth Sailing

It was a different kind of year for the Hoover Junior Race team this year as you can imagine. In lieu of our extensive regatta travels we branched out into becoming more diverse sailors. We were able to practice two nights a week and sail in the club Wednesday club races for the first time. We traveled to Leatherlips for … Read More

Fall High School Sailing

Jamie JonesLeadline, Youth Sailing

The leaves will start turning, the kids are heading back to school (sort of) and football is in the air…wait, never mind. Well, all of that means that our High School Sailing program will be kicking off with kids from 19 local school districts joining us for another season of fun on and off the water. Even with our COVID-19 … Read More

Junior Race Team Update

Scott SavageFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Youth Sailing

As we wrap up our second week of sailing we have had some exciting things to report. First, this past Wednesday evening the JRT teams fielded 4 Interlake crews a 420 and an Opti and raced in the Club Pursuit series event. Our kids represented well and the positive feedback from club members was fantastic. More big news for the … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Ally Hoeft

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Youth Sailing

Ally started with us in the fall of 2018, and honestly, I’m not sure how she found us. She’d never taken any classes with us, she just showed up to the open house in the fall and started sailing with us! And boy am I glad she did…in her 2 short years with us, she’s only missed a handful of … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Maeve Ginty

Jamie JonesHoover Sailing Club, Youth Sailing

This senior spotlight features one of our stellar Westerville North HS crew. Maeve started sailing with us during the Spring 2018 season and immediately joined forces with Nadia Reynolds to become a team to be reckoned with in Ohio! Her first regatta was States, where she finished 3rd! Fast forward two years and 13 top-two finishes later and her trophy … Read More