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Woodwind sails by just before the sun sets.

September 28, 2013

Sweet Racing and Sunsets

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What a beautiful Saturday! When I saw how much wind was out there, I knew we could make it to see the J70 North American Championships being held in the middle of the Bay. This was my goal for the day. I wanted show guests a starting line with 90 boats on it, but had …
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September 22, 2013

Annapolis Classic Boat Regatta

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Annapolis is such a fun place to sail out of.  Today we were able to watch classic wooden boats race in the harbor.  This race was set up by Captain Rick Carrion.  Rick is the captain and owner of the oldest race boat in the USA.  Elf was built in 1888 and has been painstakingly …
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The Easport Oyster Boys

September 19, 2013

Good Dogs, Good Hats and Good Boats……!!

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Thursday nights are always our live local music nights and tonight we have Kevin and Tom from the Eastport Oyster Boys aboard with us. What a great time and they have such a  loyal local following that the boat was full.(You guys rock!!) Tonight is also the full harvest moon rising. Our day started off …
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September 18, 2013

What’s Up? The Moon and Sunset

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As Bugs Bunny said, “Eh, What’s up Doc?”  In this case it was “What’s Up Magazine”, the moon and sunset.  The moon-rise occurred just prior to sunset and both made an impressive sight for our guests from “What’s Up Magazine”. There creative publications keep us informed on what’s happening locally in a way that really …
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AAA Winner Carol Ann at the wheel of the Schooner Woodwind

September 16, 2013

Award Winning Monday…..

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And that is exactly what Carol Ann Baltzer did. She was the AAA winner of a trip for 2 and drinks aboard the Schooner Woodwind. Traveling all the way down from NY to come out and sail with us today. And it was a perfect day for sailing with 12-15 knots of breeze and a …
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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!   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 …
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Sheila from customer service sporting her custom Heavy Seas earrings!!

September 10, 2013

Great Breeze along with Heavy Seas…

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No not the bay, the beer. Tuesday is always beer tasting  and this month we are featuring Heavy Seas Beers. We had 3 excellent sails today with a nice SE breeze that took us down to the Bay Bridge and back a couple of times today. Our 1st trip we had a group join us …
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Sailing into Annapolis for Sunset

September 9, 2013

Oh what a beautiful Sunset

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Two blogs today for me! Our sunset sail was really nice. We had a family celebration of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bull. They brought aboard a tiny 3 month old, who was quite adorable (and a life-jacket). She wouldn’t give up the wheel. We had a great sunset with Woodwind sailing past the …
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Cliff sailing the Woodwind to Cantler's Crab House

September 9, 2013

The Best Charter Guests EVER

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This may sound like a challenge to all of the other private charter groups  that have sailed on the boat, and all the ones that are upcoming, but it is not a challenge. It is a reflection of how nice people can be to their fellow employees, our crew and waitstaff at the restaurant they …
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Drew Baker talks about Old Westminster Wine

September 8, 2013

Wine and the Wind

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We had two cruises today and they were total opposites of each other. The first cruise was a girl scout cruise of mostly teen aged girls. They learned about sailing, navigation and the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Each girl would go to all three stations where the crew would engage them in fun discussions and show …
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