September 15, 2013

Schooner Adventurer, reprise, Sailing Capital, Great Sailing

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This Sunday we had cool, comfortable temperatures.  Autumn sailing has arrived with the wind from the South, 12 to 18 knots!

Adventurer with a bone in her teeth!

Adventurer with a bone in her teeth!

 

Adventurer shows her stern.

Adventurer shows her stern.

As we head into the harbor we see an old friend, Mark Faulstick, on board his 1928 classic schooner, Adventurer.  Some of you may remember my post from August 22 (http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2013/08/hey-woodwind-is-leaving-without-me/) showing some details of the vessel’s construction. Well, here we have a chance to see her fly by with a “bone in her teeth!”

 

Talking about old friends, Bill and Chris, from Severna Park, join us for our 3 PM sail.  They remember when Woodwind did not have a sister!  Chris confidently takes the helm.  They have been with us numerous times and Chris knows how to control Woodwind as we fly at 10 knots.

Chris confidently sails Woodwind at 10 knots!

Chris confidently sails Woodwind at 10 knots!

We are fortunate to catch a J 22 regatta and watch a crowded mark rounding with the Annapolis Capital in the background.  Here are some details to observe as the vessels round the mark.  They have to drop their colorful spinnakers, raise their jib and prepare for the upwind mark.  On a windy day like today, its kind of like changing from long pants to shorts while running around a busy traffic circle here in Annapolis, with everyone in town watching!

Crowded mark rounding!

Crowded mark rounding!

 

The Sailing Capital

The Sailing Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelia and Neil join us for a sail.  They have had several boats of their own.  Amelia wants to make sure that her infant, Oliver starts training early.

Amelia and Oliver.

Amelia and Oliver.

Rook, a crew member who has been with us for over 10 years, enjoys teaching our guests “the ropes”, or is he just “handing them a line?!”

Rook explains some sailing details to our guests.

Rook explains some sailing details to our guests.

The dusk melds into a shimmering sunset as we head back in.

What a great day!

What a great day!

Captain Ken

About Captain Ken

How do you answer the question, What do I want to do when I grow up? For me, it was, ask the question what do I love to do that I can share with others and make it a career? I taught instrumental music to elementary students for 25 years. When that was no longer an option due to budget cuts, I asked the question again? This time the answer was, with the help of my family, Schooner Woodwind.
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