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, … Read More
The mud beneath the footbridge from the Clubhouse is peppered with pieces of shale and fallen wood. That strange, thin oily stream with multi-colors is almost dry now. Squirrels have been busy collecting hickory nuts and scattering husks along the south bank of Windmill Cove. As I zigzag through the riprap and onto the boat rafts, two mallards, huddled under … Read More
Here we are in the Spring of 2020 when most of the population is in some degree of isolation either self-imposed or mandated. Socially distance -physically- by an unseen virus that threatens our lives and way of life. The funny thing about isolation is that while the intention is to separate people, it actually tends to draw people together, to … Read More
So, why do we love sailing
Windmills? The reasons are as varied as the sailors in Windmill Fleet 60.
For some Windmill sailors it
really IS love, as in the case of Mike and Dixie Mickelson, who have been
sailing together for decades. They love that the Windmill is small, inexpensive
and spirited… and it doesn’t need a third crew.
First of all, thanks to HSC members who donated their used sails at Docks-out last year. At that event, Windmill Fleet 60 collected sails to donate to Sails For Sustenance, a non-profit organization that repurposes sails for use by fishermen in Haiti. And, we also collected old sails for use at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Yes, the Columbus Zoo! … Read More