September 6, 2012

Singing & Sailing into the Sunset

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Maureen and Jim sailing on a private cruise on the Schooner Woodwind

Maureen and Jim sailing on a private cruise on the Schooner Woodwind

Woke up to the sound of rain. So much rain, that no one signed up for the first sail today.  By the second sail, 3:00-5:00, we had 2 lovely people sign up. They had a private cruise (for $72)!  We had perfect wind and made it under the Bay Bridge and back. Maureen and Jim both commented that they loved going under the bridge than going on the bridge.

Jim also spotted the log adrift that the USCG kept chatting about on the radio. We gave them an updated position as it floated into safer water.

Austin Ellis sings aboard the Schooner Woodwind

Austin Ellis sings aboard the Schooner Woodwind for their Thursday Night Local Music Sunset Sail

On our sunset sail, we had my friend, singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Austin Ellis perform aboard. He sang all original music in his soulful, sultry voice. The guests were all captivated by his music.

We were sailing at about 10 knots the entire cruise. The boat was heeling over nicely, even some splashes over the bow! A crowd of around 21 people were aboard to sail with us on quite possibly the best cruise of the summer!

Sailing into the Sunset with local music aboard the Woodwind

Sailing into the Sunset with local music aboard the Woodwind

Austin’s music was the perfect accompaniment as the sun was setting over the Annapolis city’s skyline.  Check out more of his music: http://austinellismusic.com/fr_home.cfm

More Pics from the cruise, click here.

Captain Jennifer

About Captain Jennifer

Sailing has been a vital part of Jen's life since she was 5. Racing and cruising with her family filled her summers until she started teaching kids to sail. Her sophomore year in college, she sailed the Caribbean on a 125-ft schooner for credit in science, literature, and history. She now was addicted to schooner sailing. 3 years later, her family built the Woodwind. At 26, she became a captain.

One Response to Singing & Sailing into the Sunset

  1. EllieCarroll September 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Oh my gosh,how beautiful.Ibet you had a wonderful day.A big boat all to yourselves.Good for you.Will see you next week.I’ll be down Tuesday or Wednesday.Miss you guys.

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