Summerwind, our 1929 John G. Alden Schooner, was put to work this summer with a trip to Bristol, R.I. In company with 4 Navy 44s and their Midshipmen crews Summerwind and her 16 Midshipmen trained in the Cheseapeake for a couple weeks before beginning the trip down the Bay and up the East Coast. The five boats were hosted by the Herreshoff Marine Museum and the Bristol Yacht Club. Halsey Herreshoff took a personal interest in showing the Midshipmen the best Bristol had to offer with a fascinating tour of the family museum as well as a sail onboard a couple of his classic boats (the NY40 was a special experience). The crew of Summerwind returned the favor, giving Halsey a lift down to Newport, under sail in 15 knots of perfect Narragansett bay breese.