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SUMMER WIND

Certification

USCG Certification

Uninspected Passenger Vessel (Subchapter C)

Story

The schooner Summer Wind is owned and operated by American Sailing Tours in Baltimore, MD during the months of April through October. Based on Tom Colvin’s Gazelle, she is Junk-rigged and carries 6 passengers and 2 or 3 crew for daysails and private charters. She sails in Baltimore up to 6 times each day and charters to the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay. Education programs for the public include a History Sail on the maritime history of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. The intern program includes live-aboard positions covering seamanship, helmsmanship, navigation and ship maintenance.

Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Baltimore, MD
Sparred Length: 48
LOD: 42
LWL: 38
Draft: 5
Beam: 12
Rig height: 50
Freeboard: 3
Sail Area: 385
Hull: Steel

Facts

Program Type: Maritime History
Normal cruising waters: Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay (summer), Key West, FL (winter)
Season: April through October
Built: 1979
Crew: 2
Contact: Captain Tom Kirwan, Owner
E-mail: tom@AmericanSailingTours.com
Website: http://americansailingtours.com/
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