Windmill Cove Revisited

Kathy BachmanFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Yes, it is that time of year when Windmillers spring into action to ready Windmill Cove for the 2021 sailing season. With watertight drums, restored decking and tightened straps, the rejuvenated rafts are at the ready for their aqueous duty.  One by one, they are carefully positioned into the Cove adjacent to the metal access stairs; then fastidiously bolted together to provide a floating harbor for our small flotilla of Windmills. Atop the rafts, wooden cradles beckon boats back for another sailing season on Hoover Reservoir.

Thanks to Windmill sailors and volunteers, Ed Prebihalo, Doug Boyer, Tyler Harris, Randy Piersall, Ed Yingling, Craig Tovell, Peter Rothman and Tim Bachman (the ever-present but never-seen photographer) for their teamwork. And kudos to HSC members and volunteers for their hard work on shore and on water during this year’s Docks In.

It’s great to be back on the water!