Naval Academy schooner to at­tend Down­rig­ging Week­end

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AN­NAPO­LIS — The United States Naval Academy will make its first for­mal ap­pear­ance at the Sul­tana Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion’s Down­rig­ging Week­end Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Fes­ti­val with a visit by the Naval Academy’s schooner Sum­mer­wind. Sum­mer­wind will ar­rive in Ch­ester­town on Fri­day, Oct. 28, and her Mid­ship­men crew will host free deck tours for vis­i­tors to Down­rig­ging Week­end on Satur­day, Oct. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ch­ester­town Ma­rina.

Sum­mer­wind was built in 1929 for a Wall Street banker who re­port­edly lost the ves­sel in the great stock mar­ket crash shor tly af­ter she was launched. In World War II, Sum­mer­wind served as a sub hunter off the New Eng­land coast, but mostly she has been em­ployed as a pri­vate cruising and rac­ing yacht in the New Eng­land area. In the 1980s Sum­mer­wind voy­aged to Europe and was op­er­ated as a char­ter boat in the Mediter­ranean. In 2006 Sum­mer­wind re­turned to the United States where she un­der­went a com­plete restora­tion and was ul­ti­mately do­nated to the United States Naval Academy Sail­ing Foun­da­tion where she is used to pro­vide on-the-wa­ter train­ing for Mid­ship­men.

Sum­mer­wind’s ap­pear­ance at Down­rig­ging Week­end is oc­cur­ring un­der the aus­pices of the United States Naval Academy Sail­ing Cen­ter, and with the par­tic­u­lar help of Ch­ester­town’s own John Wright, the Cen­ter’s Van­der­star chair.

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