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windalier LOA: 58'
Class/Type: Custom Yawl
Abeking & Rassmussen
Sparkman & Stevens
Launch Date: 1962
Skipper: Thad Bench

WINDALIER is a classic yawl, a Sparkman & Stevens Design #1615 built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany. She is framed in white oak, double planked with mahogany over cedar and uses silicon bronze screws and bronze diagonals for fasteners, with extensive bronze diagonals and fabrications in the way of centerboard trunks, floors, engine bed and mast step. The 64,000-pound full keel draws 5 feet 10 inches and has bronze fore and aft centerboards. The main board lowers to 11 feet.

Windalier Recently she was completely upgraded, including a taller carbon fiber mast and spars, and powered winches. 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.

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nightshade LOA: 36.5'
Class/Type: Custom Ketch
Builder: Capt. Hardy
L. Francis Herreshoff
Launch Date: 1973
Skipper: Donald Shea

For more information on NIGHTSHADE email don @ shea.cc


Trout LOA: 22.7'
Class/Type: Star
Builder: Tom Gahs
Francis Sweisguth
Launch Date: 1968
Skipper: Tom Gahs

The Star Class was first designed and developed in 1911. This class continues to be built and raced today. TROUT is a wooden Star class boat built by the owner, Tom Gahs (talkgahs @ comcast.net).

To learn more about the STAR Class visit: www.starclass.org


Stradivarius-2012 LOA: 14'
Class/Type: International 14
Builder: McCutcheon
Bruce Kirby
Launch Date:
Tom Price / Douglas Loup (owner)

This is a double-handed racing dinghy that originated in England in the early part of the 20th century. It is one of the first true international racing dinghy classes.

To learn more about this class of boat visit: www.international14.org .


pride 2-fullsail LOA: 96' on deck, 157' sparred length
Class/Type: Topsail Schooner
G. Peter Boudreau
Thomas Gillmer
Launch Date: April 30, 1988
Captains: Jan Miles, Jamie Trost

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

As the Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland and the Port of Baltimore, Pride II represents the business, tourism, and educational interests of the state with unmistakable flair and panache.

Pride II at NSHOF - Photo by Sue Steinbrook Currently the PRIDE II is actively partnered with NSHOF to educate young people about the War of 1812 and US maritime history, offer unique sailing and educational opportunities to Wounded Warriors and the general public.

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Class/Type: Yawl
Henry B. Nevins yard, City Island
Sparkman & Stephens
Launch Date: 1938
Owner/Skipper: Trevor Fetter

BLACK WATCH, ex EDLU II, ex TABOR BOY, is S&S design number 218.  The design contract is dated 1938 for Rudy Schaefer of the Schaefer beer family.

The boat was delivered by the Henry B. Nevins yard, City Island the same year.  She measures 68’ x 48’ x 14’ 7” x 9’ 3”.


silentmaid LOA: 33'
Class/Type: Replica Wooden Catboat
John Brady
Independence Seaport Museum
Francis Sweisguth
Launch Date: 1938
Owner/Skipper: Peter Kellogg

maid-interior SILENT MAID is a reproduction of the original SILENT MAID, a racing catboat designed by Francis Sweisguth and built by Morton Johnson of Bay Head, New Jersey in 1924.

For more info on SILENT MAID and how she was built, visit http://seaportmuseum.blogspot.com .


MUSTANG-atanchor LOA: 83'
Class/Type: Maxi
Southern Ocean Shipyard
Camper & Nicholson
Launch Date: 1987

MUSTANG-sailing A vintage Whitbread Ocean Race yacht , MUSTANG has been around the world six times. A rare combination of a Maxi ocean racing hull, first class fitting and traditional teak interior by Camper & Nicholson. MUSTANG's performance is outstanding in light air and exhilarating in a breeze.

She visits NSHOF to assist with our STEM Learning Math & Science through Sailing program for high school students.

For pictures and more information click here.

The following article appeared on the front page of the October 25, 2008 edition of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis:

Capital Front Page - Oct. 25, 2008 Headline: Sailing Hall of Fame concepts praised

Published October 25, 2008

Initial concepts of the planned National Sailing Hall of Fame museum drew rave reviews during a city Historic Preservation Commission meeting Thursday night.

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The National Sailing Hall of Fame and U.S. Sailing announce the launch of a new component to the Hall of Fame's website - www.nshof.org - an online Sailing Resource Locator. The link - Find Sailing Resources In Your State - is at the top of each page of the website, and is accessible from anywhere. It is being launched in conjunction with the opening of the new Disney sailing film "Morning Light."

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ATTENTION: Anyone Going to the U.S. Sailboat Show - Two beautiful and historic Yachts - ELF and WINDALIER - will be on display at the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Sailing Center during the U.S. Sailboat Show, this Thursday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 13. The Sailing Center is located at the end of the docks on the North side of Ego Alley, adjacent to the U.S. Naval Academy seawall. (Please note: During the Boat Shows, the Sailing Center docks are only accessible to Boat Show attendees).

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