The Hoover Sailing Club strives to keep One-Design sailing fun and affordable for its members. If you have questions, contact the club Membership Secretary, who will be happy to discuss them with you. Or you can visit HSC during our club racing and talk to some of our members. We race on Sunday afternoons from April through October and Wednesday evenings May through August.
Hoover Sailing Club is a volunteer-run club that promotes the sport of sailing, with an emphasis on One Design class boats. There are five types of membership open to new members:
- Active Membership – the applicant must own or acquire a boat belonging to one of the club’s seven active fleets.
- Young Adult – similar to active membership (must own a fleet boat) with most of the privileges and responsibilities, but discounted for persons age 19 to 28.
- Extended Visitation – a one-year membership renewable on a space-available basis for people who own a one-design open-cockpit monohull sailboat less than 21 feet long. The boat must have an active class association.
- Associate Membership – a temporary membership, renewable for two years, to enable the applicant to become familiar with the club. Associate members enjoy some of the privileges and obligations of full membership, but may not launch or store a boat on club grounds.
- Junior Sailing – Family has at least one child age 7 to 18 who has committed to sail as part of the HSC junior sailing team, or is a member of another club’s junior sailing team and wants to practice with HSC’s team.
If you have questions about membership, just email the Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What boats can you sail at HSC? You need to own one of our seven One Design class sailboats, or a non-fleet boat as described below.
The 5O5 is a double-handed boat that incorporates a light weight, high performance hull design with a powerful sail plan and one trapeze.
The Flying Scot sits shallow in water and has a flat, tapered shape in the stern. Scots can hold up to 8 adults, but are raced with a crew of two or three and can be single-handed.
The Highlander is a larger, comfortable boat that is both fast and stable, suitable for daysailing and racing.
The Interlake is a popular choice for both racing and daysailing. Fleet 24 is the largest Interlake fleet, and its members participate actively at Hoover, as well as at regattas at other clubs.
The MC Scow is a small, flat bottomed-boat with a single sail that can skip along the top of the water on a plane at high speeds. It is usually single-handed and offers a fast and stable ride.
The Thistle is a high performance one-design racing sailboat that is generally sailed with a three person crew. The sail plan consists of a main, jib, and spinnaker. The boat planes easily in 10-12 knots of breeze yet will also glide effortlessly in light air.
The Windmill is a shorter, 2-person racing dinghy with a narrow, hard-chined planing hull that provides high performance. Being a non-trapeze, non-spinnaker boat makes the Windmill accessible to a wide range of sailing skills.
The boat must be a one-design open cockpit mono-hull of a type other than one of the 'active' fleets at HSC. It must be less than 21 feet in length and may not have a fixed keel.