National Sailing Hall Of Fame to Exhibit Windalier at US Sailboat Show in Annapolis

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.


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