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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Windy

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 2, 2016

We’re featuring our fleet of vessels that you can see, hear, and touch when they come to your host city this summer as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2016 Race Series.



Where you’ll find the ship
Chicago, IL. This summer she will be at Pepsi® Tall Ships® Chicago 2016; Tall Ship Festival (Green Bay) presented Nicolet National Bank

Fun Facts
Windy is the first certified four-masted traditional sailing vessel built in the U.S.A. since 1921.

Her Backstory
Windy was built by Detyens Shipyard, Inc. of Charleston SC. A custom design, she was conceived by Captain Robert Marthai, longtime sailor and traveler, also became a maritime adventurer, maritime historian, designer and shipbuilder. From the beginning, her mission was intended to bring Tall Ship sailing to the public, for enjoyment, personal and spiritual growth, and self-discovery. In the years since coming to Navy Pier, Windy saw many thousands of students, Girl Scout, Boy Scouts, youth groups, families and other guests across her decks for educational cruises, daysailing, festivals, religious, corporate, and private celebrations. Since 2008, Tall Ship Windy is now the pride and joy of husband-and-wife owner/management team Captain Bruce Randall and Karen Randall. Windy provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience an authentic tall ship and crew while sailing in a safe and protected waterway.

Who Sails
Children, adults and seniors


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