Easterlies can either bring rain and nasty weather or dry light air (sometimes almost no wind) sailing. Saturday was neither. The wind was light, but strong enough to provide us with nice sailing and comfortably cool temperature. It also allowed us to head toward Thomas Point Lighthouse. On the first three trips we were able to get close enough to see the shape and some basic details. The evening sail brought a strengthening breeze and we made it all the way out. Gina took the helm with confidence as we passed by the lighthouse.
When I asked about her sailing experience she replied that she is the sales and marketing assistant for the quality boat manufacturer, Beneteau. She not only knows how to sail, she also knows about boat sales. She will represent her company at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this fall. This will be Woodwind’s twentieth year sailing from the show.
Young Chase took the helm and held Woodwind on course. He was accompanied by his brother, Grant, and his Mom and Dad, Stacey and Craig.
Abby and her friend Elaine also joined us both sporting injured feet. I had to ask if they had kicked each other. They laughed and said no. Although both women are from Maryland now, Abby was originally from England and she was familiar with the River Severn which divides England from Wales and from which our Severn River was named.
Mike and Keisha’s motivation to sail on Woodwind was to get a jump start on their upcoming lessons at Annapolis Sailing School. That should provide them with a skill which they can share and enjoy their entire lives and you never know where that can lead.
At the end of the day we were treated to a beautiful sunset.