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Tred Avon YC Invitational Regatta
Oxford Maryland
April 28
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2018 Windmill Midwinter Championship Regatta
Sarasota Sailing Squadron
March 16 - 18
(results not in yet)

We are planning a Raffle of the NEW Johansen Windmill Hull # 5708 at the Nationals. (you do not need to be present to win) Tickets are $100 each. Click Here for details and entry form.

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March 10-11, 2018 =>
Bradenton Windmill Invitational Regatta, Bradenton YC, Bradenton, Florida
March 16-18, 2018 => Windmill Midwinter Championship, Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Sarasota, Florida

Windmills FOR SALE!
There are several very good boats available as well as some that need some love.
Check the listings in the FOR SALE section.

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

  New Fiberglass Windmills are available!  
 Read the letter from Ethan
 Here is a Price Sheet for the new boat.
 And a Parts List.
  Pictures are in the Photos section: New Johannsen Windmill!! 5700

File Photo: 2009 Southerns (DIYC)

working the starting sequence
working the starting sequence

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.

The Jouster newsletter.
The class newsletter - The Jouster - is published quarterly. To receive The Jouster via an email link, sign up on the "Jouster" link in the menu bar above.

The Windmill Class utilizes Yahoo Groups for our communications.
You can go directly to the WINDMILL Group page by clicking here: Windmill Class Yahoo Group
The Windmill Class is also on Facebook using the name Clark Mills
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