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Port Captain Introductions: Rob & Kelly Hillman

Authored by Cindy Badley
June 9, 2022

Newly appointed Port Captains Rob Hillman and his wife Kelly took up sailing as a retirement adventure. Prior to 2016, Rob’s only sailing experience was on a 17-foot pocket cruiser, while Kelly had previously owned a Columbia 39. In 2015, their lives changed when the couple traveled to Ft. Lauderdale to complete three American Sailing Association Courses to become certified in Bareboat Cruising. Soon after, they purchased a 40-foot sloop and began a steep learning curve enjoying the cruising lifestyle. Over the last six years, the couple has lived their summers on S.V. Windshadow cruising Georgian Bay, Lake Huron’s North Channel, Lake Huron and two seasons on Lake Superior, visiting Isle Royal twice, the Minnesota north shore and a couple of months in the Apostle Islands. Their  favorite and home port is on a mooring in Lake Huron’s Presque Isle Harbor, Mich. (H-70) harbor. Be sure to stop by and give them a warm welcome aboard!