Practices & Regattas
High School Practices and Regattas
All sailors are expected to rig (set up) and derig (take down) boats for practice. Sailing teams focus on team racing, strategic and tactical training, and physical fitness. Drills performed at practice will foster experience to properly prepare a sailor for regattas. Many practices will include mini-races to offer sailors opportunity to try, fail and ultimately succeed at racing.
Spring season: April 2 – May 9, 2019.
Fall season: Aug. 22 – Oct. 24, 2019.
Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
Beginning HS Sailing Training Camp: Week of July 8.
In this week long training camp, we’ll focus on boathandling, basic rules of the road, fitness, proper sailing conditioning and short course race tactics.
Pre-season HS Sailing Clinic: Week of August 5.
This week long clinic is limited to the first 30 sailors that sign up. The coaching staff will be onsite this week to evaluate the sailors and start pairing up teams for the fall 2019 season.
Hoover Sailing Club also offers opportunities for students to join their Junior Race Team.
Head Coach: Jamie Jones
Coach Jones has coached youth, high school and collegiate sailors for over 25 years. He’s currently the Program Director of Hoover Sailing Club’s Learn to Sail program, the Head Racing Coach for the Denison University Sailing Team and the Head Coach of the Central Ohio High School Sailing Association, comprising 11 local Central Ohio High Schools. In 2017, Jamie was recognized by US Sailing as its Outstanding Organizational Leader. Jamie was STEM Instructor Certified through US Sailing’s Reach program in 2014. He’s currently serving US Sailing as the Regional Training Coordinator for our area, as the Junior Championship Chair. He sits on the Community Sailing Committee providing guidance to all Learn to Sail programs in the Midwest. In 2017, Jamie was appointed a voting board position as Area Director, MISSA East for HS Sailing. He’s an accomplished sailor and races competitively with his family and kids.
Assistant Coach: Dave Alvarado
Our Head Race Team coach also fills in as our Assistant High School coach. Dave has been coaching young sailors off and on for the past 14 years. He’s a US Sailing Level 2 Certified instructor, past Junior National Champion in the Interlake Sailing Class and a former high school and collegiate sailor.
High School Sailing
Central Ohio has the fastest growing sailing program in the country. 7th-12th grade students are eligible to join or form a team to train and compete in HSC club owned two-person sailboats during the fall and spring.
Not into racing? Not to fear–let’s just sail. While we have a very active racing program, many of our members
just enjoy spending time on the water at their leisure. Our club’s location on Hoover reservoir offers a three
mile stretch between the bridges that is perfect for enjoying a leisurely sail with minimal motorboat traffic. As
a club member, you can sail when you want to sail. The clubhouse and grounds are a great place to bring
your family and friends for a picnic after a day cruising the lake. The porch offers amazing sunset views over
the lake. A great way to end your day.
Social events are scheduled throughout the season. These fun events are the perfect forum to find like-