Author Archive | Captain Ken

J 80 fleet races to the downwind mark.  The sunset is starting to build its colors.

Interesting People and Thursday Night Racing

Woodwind was chartered by the Chesapeake Outdoor Group (COG).  This group is a very positive force helping the Anne Arundel and Chesapeake Bay community.  Their activities are wide ranging and we were pleased to have them on board.  For more information follow this link:  What is fun and fascinating for me is to meet such […]

Captain Jen waves hello!

Commercial traffic to Baltimore

More cargo is carried by ship then by any other means.  That has always been true, especially for the Chesapeake area.  The Chesapeake Bay’s 4000 miles of  coastline has made Virginia and Maryland economic power houses.  Until the invention of the automobile, the water was the road.  You do not want to get in the […]

Look at the spectacular sunset glowing over the Academy like hot coals!

Families, Sunsets, Young sailors

One of the reasons I enjoy what I do is because I get to share with others why sailing is so cool.  Nina and her extended family came sailing for the first time.  It took a little coaxing, but I was able to get Nina at the helm.  This was her first time sailing and […]

Crew member Billy tells our helmsman, "Steer the boat right there."

John Hopkins

We took out a group from John Hopkins, in Baltimore.  You can see form the pictures that the weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.  Thank you Jeffrey Salmore for sending me the great photos.  I had fun coming up with captions.  I hope you all enjoy.             […]

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Viva La France!

Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) was a good enough excuse to taste French wines,  tasty food and sing La Marseillaise. Thank you Charlotte for the photos!  

Woodwind sails buy, hoping the Germania Nova will "come out and play".

Study in Contrasts

Woodwind, at 20 years old, is no longer a teenager.  She is usually mature enough to handle the sight of seeing other schooners larger than her.  But when the recently built Germania Nova came into the harbor, flaunting her 196 feet of gleaming varnish, paint and towering rig, Woodwind gasped.  In fact, everyone on board, […]

Wooden Thistle

“And away they all flew like the down of a Thistle.”

As we headed out into the bay this Saturday we were fortunate to catch a regatta of Thistles.  These small sloops are fast, especially in the fresh breeze we had that day. Hence the title, “And away they all flew like the down of a Thistle.” What is even more interesting is that they have been […]

"The Rockets Red Glare, Bombs Bursting In Air"

“Oh, say can you see….”

This Fourth was spectacular!  We left the dock at 6:30 PM and, with a fresh breeze, headed for the Bay Bridges. The first Bridge was completed in 1952.  The second Bridge was completed in 1973.  Our crew member, Charlotte, uniquely captured the Bridges posing dramatically in a setting sun. In fact, all the photos are […]

Sailing, Chesapeake, Woodwind, sailing, cruises

Dramatic sky and Thomas Point Light

We did the impossible!  Our guests had a chance to taste wonderful beer, see Thomas Point Light, see a rainbow and sail in near perfect conditions. Thomas Point Light is probably the most famous light house on the Chesapeake Bay.  It was completed in 1875 and is the only screw pile light house still on station. This view […]

Young Keegan takes command.

Sunday Cruises and what really BIG is!

The wind blew from the South West today.  It was an easy beam reach as we headed out across the bay.  The Kermizian, Hadfield and Renda families introduced themselves to me in the cockpit for our 1:30 cruise.  Many of them came from New Jersey on a family outing.  They were a delight to have […]

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