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Sarasota Sailing Squadron
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2019 International Windmill Championship
Will be held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Va on July 25-28, 2019.
NOR and Registration info is available on the EVENTS PAGE.

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June 1-2, 2019 =>
Midwestern Championship, Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH
June 14, 2019 => Rock Hall Down River Race, Rock Hall YC, Maryland
June 15-16, 2019 => Rock Hall One Design, Rock Hall YC, Maryland
June 22-23, 2019 => Miles River Invitational, Miles River Yacht Club, Miles River, MD

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1978 Midwesterns Revisited (by Craig Tovell) - Windmill Wonder Years

File Photo: 2009 Southerns (DIYC)

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The Windmill is a 15 1/2 foot, 2-person racing dinghy designed by boat-builder Clark Mills in 1953. Having designed the Optimist Pram in 1947, Clark saw a need for a 2-person high performance dingy that can be inexpensively constructed by amateur builders. The class has since evolved with the times to allow fiberglass construction and aluminum spars, yet both wooden and fiberglass Windmills remain equally competitive. The Windmill is a born racer. Its narrow, hard-chined planing hull provides high performance. Being a non-trapeze, non-spinnaker boat makes the Windmill accessible to a wide range of sailing skills.

Contact the class officers for more informaion.
Length Overall 15' 6"
Length Waterline (LWL) 13' 8"
Beam 4' 9"
Sail Area 119 sq. ft.
Draft - Board Down 4' 2" / Board Up 6"
Mast Height 20' 3"
Minimum Hull Weight 198 lbs
Portsmouth Ratings:
89.7     Light air 92.3    Medium 91.4     Heavy 86.4

The Windmill Class is a National Association of Owners and Builders of the Windmill One-Design Sailboat. Clark Mills designed the Windmill to be a challenging and exciting boat for teens to sail when they graduated from his Opti design. Today the Windmill Class brings families together from across the country to enjoy the thrill of friendly rivalry on the water and camaraderie ashore.

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