Sailing Hall Of Fame to Exhibit Windalier at US
Sailboat Show in Annapolis
MD – In cooperation with the Associated
Marine Institutes (AMI), the National Hall of
Fame will have the classic Sparkman & Stephens
58 foot yawl Windalier on display at the 2007
U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis , October 4-6.
Designed along the above-water
lines of a larger Bolero and the underwater lines
of Finisterre, Windalier was built in Germany
in 1962 by the famed Abeking & Rasmussen yard.
She was built of double-planked mahogany over
cedar, bronze-screwed to laminated oak frames
and is strapped with bronze diagonals and extensive
bronze fabrications in the way of the centerboard
trunks, floors, engine bed and mast step. The
64,000-pound full keel draws 5 feet 10 inches
and has bronze for and aft centerboards. The main
board lowers to 11 feet.
AMI has accepted vessel donations
since 1969 to help fund community based programs
of 54 schools for troubled youths in eight states
and a functional boatyard .
Information on the National
Sailing Hall of Fame will be on board. We will
be located on the north side of Ego Alley.