Congratulations to the Wisconsin Sailing Team - who represents the Hoofer Sailing Club in the MSCA and ICSA - for hosting the very successful Fall Fury Regatta this past weekend, the very first collegiate regatta run our of our new Tong Family Marina. Our very own Wisco teams took 2nd and 3rd! Congratulations to The University of Notre Dame for the victory!
Attention all sailors, it's time to commemorate a historic summer season with an All-Fleets Race! To celebrate the club's 80th birthday and the completion of the brand new Tong Family Marina, we will be hosting an All-Fleets Race on Friday, September 20th, 2019.
Don't miss out on the action during our last big event of the 2019 season. We hope everyone can come celebrate. Are you a new member and don't have a rating on a boat yet, come down anyways, there will definitely be spots on some of the larger boats to grab a ride on - the more the merrier!
After the All-Fleets Race, we will be having our weekly Friday Night Social. If you can't make it down for the race, make sure to swing by for free food and ice cream!
Alongside the 2019-2020 Board of Captains, our new Commodore, Charlie Kutschenreuter, began his 1-year term on On September 1st. Charlie is an undergraduate in Civil Engineering and alumnus of the Wisco Sailing Team. In addition to his countless accomplishments on the water, he has served as the sailing club's treasurer for 2016-2017 and as the sailing team co-captain in 2017-2018. He will be taking his years of experience to lead this year's Board of Captains (BOC).
Joining Charlie will be a diverse group of students and community members who will help run, organize and guide the club over the next 12 months. Noah Janssen, a MAcc, graduate student will be serving as Rear Commodore and building off his experience as the sailing team's practice captain. Familiar faces will be returning, including Whitney Johnson and Peter Killien as the Heavy Keelboat Captains. Greg Stroupe, our dedicated Tech Fleet Captain from the last term will transition to be our Sloop Fleet Captain. For a complete list of the new BOC, click here.
Over the next few months, we will be highlighting your BOC members in weekly posts, so make sure to check back over the fall and winter months!
Join us on Saturday, August 24th, for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun! Dress in your favorite pirate attire and meet us on the lake front for music, food, and an on the water scavenger hunt. Beware though, with so many pirates in the same harbor, a water battle is sure to break out!
2019 Commodore's Cup is finally here and we cannot be more excited!
Sign-up now online at https://lessons.hoofersailing.org/event/70635, Or stop into the Outdoor UW office in the Memorial Union Terrace.
Tonight we hold the opening ceremonies. Come join the fun as our previous Commodore passes the ceremonial torch and receives their traditional send off.
We are happy to announce our new Summer 2019 Head of Instruction, former Commodore, Mills Botham.
Mills had this to say about his new position in the club:
"I am deeply honored to accept the Head of Instruction Position for Summer 2019. The Hoofer Sailing Club has been my home for more than half my life; I'm overjoyed to be able to continue to serve the Club in this new capacity, and to get to be a part of this incredibly exciting period in our history. I have high hopes for a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing all of you around the lakefront!"
Update (September 2019) - The Board of Captains have hired Mills to be our club's permanent HOI.
Hey everyone! We have been getting a lot of questions about the current progress of the pier construction and we are super excited to let you all know that we finally have an approved update to send you all. Don't let the tone of the update fool you. While the language may be dry, we are excited for the splash these new piers will make when they are open next summer!!!
Hey Hoofers! Come join Isabel Rojas-Viada and your fellow Hoofers in sparking a dialouge about big mountain climbing. She will be showing photos and telling stories of her climbing experiences on Aconcagua - the highest summit in South America! Bring your most adventurous self!
This year we have gotten a new advisor to help oversee all that is going on at SnS. A familiar face if you have ever made your way into Fontana Sports on Henry St. and State St. Meet Adam Remus, our new advisor and mentor to help guide us through this 2018-2019 school year.
The Wisconsin Union team held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the future Tong Family Marina Sept. 15 along the Memorial Union lakefront, marking the beginning of the replacement of a 40-year-old pier system used by the Union’s Wisconsin Hoofers and Outdoor UW. The donor-funded, new pier system will enhance safety, increase boat storage efficiency, allow for the creation of a new park, and provide more on-land space for programming. The new pier system is expected to debut in summer 2019.