Milling Around

Tim BachmannFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

Windmill: Back on the Water

Windmill Fleet 60 sailors, Simon and Jacob Pennells as well as Tim and Nathan Bachman, competed in this year’s Sam Meyers Memorial Regatta at Pymatuning Sailing Club in Andover, Ohio. Ten Windmill boats, representing fleets from Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, sailed in the two-day regatta, July 10th & 11th. Three races were completed on Saturday, with moderate, spotty winds. Due to an incoming weather front, Sunday races were canceled.

Pat and Janet Huntley dominated the day with two first place finishes. Team Simon posted a sixth-place finish with Team Bachman finishing in 2nd place. Team Simon found themselves with no air for several minutes in the last race. At the start of the second race, Team Bachman began in last place at the start line but managed to nudge out all but one boat, finishing second place by only inches in front of two other boats.

2021 Midwestern Regatta at HSC

Time to get organized for this year’s Windmill Midwestern Regatta. Usually, our regatta is held the first weekend in June after Memorial Day. Due to a conflict with a Windmill regatta in Erie, PA, our  Midwestern regatta will be held on September 25th and 26th.

As the longest-running Windmill regatta, competitors for the Midwesterns will include sailors from Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Illinois and Ohio.

2021 Lobster Fest

We all enjoyed getting together for our annual 4th of July Lobster Fest.  Old friends joined us and a great time was had by all.  See the photos below.