The Schooner Summerwind was launched as the Queen Tyi in 1929 from the yard of C.A. Morse (now Lyman-Morse) of Thomaston,Maine. Designed by the John G. Alden Company of Boston Massachusetts, considered by many to be one of the top design firms of this type of craft, she was built for a Wall Street banker who lost the vessel in the Market Crash of 1929. Renamed Sea Gypsy, she was to become a well-known schooner yacht, racing, and cruising the water of New England and serving her country during World War II as part of the Coastal Picket Patrol with her designation CGR-1989. Purchased in Spain in 2006 she was transported to Palm Beach Florida where a massive restoration was undertaken. Almost entirely replanked; every structural element was evaluated and either restored or replaced and her engineering systems redesigned. Her sailing rig was again updated, this time to make her a champion racer on the extremely popular classic racing circuit. The efforts of the tremendous two year undertaking were rewarded when she took first place in her class at the 2009 Newport Bucket. Renamed Summerwind, she is a classic vessel in new condition ready to embark upon a championship career.