Header Photo: Wooden Windmill at NSHOF Wooden Boat Gathering
There were only three dinghies at the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Wooden Boat Gathering. One of them was this iconic Clark Mill's design, the Windmill (and winner in the small boat division), whose skipper had driven all the way from Kansas City for the event. (For those of you reading Eawigoagin from outside the U.S., Kansas City is almost smack-dab in the middle of the U.S and a good three day drive from the coasts). His well-restored Windmill was of a batch of at least 20 that were built around Kansas City during the 1960's. I didn't catch up with this fellow but Earwigoagin gives him a big TOH for his determination to attend what turned out to be a short drift-fest around Annapolis Harbor. (Usually when someone drives this distance to Annapolis, they have another agenda; that of visiting Washington DC for the sights - although granted, Annapolis does have its charm as well.)
Bald but my eyebrows are growing at a prolific rate. Sailed Windmills and Y-Flyers in the 1960's. Founded Miami University (OH) sailing team. Sailed International 14's and Lasers in the 1970's. Sailed International Canoes in the 1980's to mid 1990's. Sailed Classic Moths since 2002. Enjoy boatbuilding though I'm very, very slow at it (the Internet doesn't help matters). Name in real life: Rod Mincher
After choosing this username (Tweezer is the name of my Classic Moth), further research on the Internet turned up that Tweezerman is a corporate name for a line of pedicure products. Let me emphasize that I do not work for, nor endorse these products.