June 9, 2013

A little wind, a lot of fun

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"This is how you steer the Schooner Woodwind".

“This is how you steer the Schooner Woodwind”.

Today was one of those days, when the wind didn’t really want to say hello to the Schooner Woodwind. We had a great team building program with multi girl scout programs within the MD/VA/DC region.

The girls had a lot of fun enjoying their time aboard a 74-foot Schooner!  We had them sailing the boat, raising sails, and giving commands. They were tacking the sails, looking for the wind and watching for crab pots.

Girl Scouts at the helm of the Woodwind

Girl Scouts at the helm of the Woodwind

The wind was barely there, but we made the best of it.

For the Wine in the Wind, “Kissed by the Tuscan Sun” we did not have much wind at all. We ended up motoring to the Thomas Point Lighthouse. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Most folks loved that we were able to create our own wind by using the motor while they were enjoying their Sangiovese, Chiantis, and more.

One of the favorite food pairings was a Chainti Reserva with a prosciutto wrapped dried fig stuffed with Gorgonzola Cheese.

Three friends celebrating a birthday on the Schooner Woodwind!

Three friends celebrating a birthday on the Schooner Woodwind!

As soon as we got back to land, I had to jump off for an interview about the sailing community in Annapolis. QVC, the shopping channel, wanted to interview me for a LIVE broadcast from the Fleet Reserve Club intermingled with the selling of Clark Shoes over the TV.

Sharon, from QVC (Shopping Channel) interviewing Captain Jen about the sailing community in Annapolis. This aired LIVE at 5:40 pm on QVC .

Sharon, from QVC (Shopping Channel) interviewing Captain Jen about the sailing community in Annapolis. This aired LIVE at 5:40 pm on QVC .

Here’s some pics of the interview that only lasted 2 short minutes. They asked me about the sailing community, what my favorite thing about sailing was, and one or two more quick questions.

 

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.
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