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May 28, 2013

Cruising for chicks!

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Coming off a busy Memorial Day weekend, my crew-mates Don, Kevin, and I welcomed today’s lighter breeze on Woodwind.  After leaving the harbor with some guests, we decided to head around the Eastport peninsula to check on some of the osprey.  We cruised past George and Martha, the ospreys that reside on the Horn Point shoal marker. …

As the sunsets behind Schooner Woodwind another Monday is History

May 27, 2013

Monday is History….

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Another great day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay is History. Every Monday we have a guest visitor from Historic Annapolis that joins us for our sunset sail. Thank you to Author/photographer Roger Miller who joined us this week.Roger spoke about several historical sights in Annapolis that should be a must see for everyone while …

Woodwind II blasting along in the breeze!!

May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend……

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What a great weekend for sailing. We even got and extra day to play.  I had the day off on Saturday but the winds were blowing in the 20′s all day. I raced the Annapolis to St. Michael’s  race and our race boat hit 16 knots a few times on the way there. So I …

Sailing fast on Sunset Sail

May 25, 2013

One Sail, Two Sail, Three Sail, Four

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Winds were “honking” when I woke up. It’s going to be a terrific day for sailing, I thought. I even wrote this on Woodwind’s Facebook page while trying to find a pic of the Woodwind healing nicely to add to the post. When I arrived to the dock, the tide was down 2 feet from …

May 24, 2013

Would you say ‘Ah’ or ‘Ew’ ?

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Went for a sail with Captain Ken and some other friends today. They made my day with this critter!

May 23, 2013

Hannah and the Roadside Show

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The title is somewhat misleading.  During our 1:30 cruise we had Hannah and her guests.  In the evening we had the duo, Roadside Show sing for our guests. Hannah worked for us several years ago and just recently got married to Abraham.  She and her extended family joined us sailing this Wednesday.  In the photo is …

Getting ready for the start of the Wednesday Night Race. On the starting line just before the start.

May 22, 2013

Over 55 miles in one day

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What a day!  The wind started blowing from the SE at 10-15 and increased to over 22 knots by the 4:00 sail. We were lucky enough to have a 4.5 hour private charter for a day outing on the bay. We put just under 40 miles on the boat in just this cruise. We sailed …

Thomas Point Lighthouse

May 21, 2013

Lighthouse Cruise on the Bay

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The cruise we had today was the re-named Blue Angels Cruise.  After the Blue Angels were canceled due to sequestration, we had many people signed up for this cruise. We changed the theme to a Lighthouse Cruise and asked them what they wanted to do, and many wanted to stay on the cruise. So, we …

The Hannon Family aboard the Schooner Woodwind

May 20, 2013

It Didn’t Rain…..

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And it turned into a wonderful sailing day. I think the forecast scared everyone away. But it didn’t stop the Hannon family from Manassas. It turned into a private cruise. They were all gathered to celebrate Tim’s graduation from Virginia Tech. What a great way to spend the morning. We sailed out into the bay …

May 18, 2013

Boatspotting: Elf Classic Yacht Regatta and the Ocean Research Project’s R/V Ault

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The Woodwind crew, like most mariners, spend a lot of time on and around the water.  Actively and inactively, we engage in “boatspotting”, which I akin to the trainspotting hobby of railroad enthusiasts.  We geek out over boats and recognize them by their lines, sail plan, and routes.  This is a casual game of familiarity. …

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