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Windy
Flag: USA
Rig: Gaff topsail schooner, 4-masted
Homeport: Chicago, IL
Normal Cruising Waters: Great Lakes
Sparred Length: 148′
Hull: Steel

Built as a modern interpretation of the last days of commercial sail, Windy is true to traditional function while using modern materials and safety features. In 1996 it became the first 4-masted commercial sailing vessel built since 1921. There are many modern features on the Windy that are not found on older tall ships such as hot showers, private bunks, a great cabin, furling topsails, a bowthruster, shoal draft, and wing keel. This ship’s mission was to bring tall ship sailing to the public, for enjoyment, personal and spiritual growth, and self-discovery. Windy offers hands-on sailing experiences to the public as well as private charters.