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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 …
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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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May 16, 2013

Beer Tasting and traditional craft

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What could be better than sailing on Schooner Woodwind on a beautiful evening?  The answer for some would be, great sailing with a delicious beer from Flying Dog Brewery.  That’s why we had Ben, one of the brew-masters from Flying Dog join us. That’s Ben in the foreground with the gray hat.  Behind him to …
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Captain Corbin steering the Schooner Woodwind

May 13, 2013

30+…..

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So there we were getting ready to do maintenance on the boat because we had no people signed up when up walked Bob and his brother Jim.” I’d Rather Be Sailing”, I think I’ve seen that bumper sticker somewhere. Well that was our attitude and off we went with just the 2 brothers. The winds …
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Sunset on the Annapolis Skyline

May 13, 2013

Remembering what makes Annapolis special

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You’ve heard people say, “I never explore what’s in my own backyard”. Tonight, we took out many local, downtown businesses through the Annapolis Business Association and Bricks and Clicks organization for them to explore their own backyard. We had about 30 people join us for a two hour sunset sail to the Bay Bridge and …
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Mother's Day on the Woodwind

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day….

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What a great way to spend the day. Bring your mom out for sailing and a nice brunch to boot. That is what everyone did yesterday. We had awesome sailing all day with winds from 15 to gusts of 30 knots. We sailed with only a reefed main and jib all day but the sailing …
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Going through the buffet line on the Schooner Woodwind II for Mother's Day Brunch.

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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What a terrific Mother’s Day. The wind was howling and the sky was absolutely clear. Terrific day for sailing! Having Mother’s Day Brunch? Maybe the conditions were not ideal due to the high winds, but all of the guests had a terrific time and raved about the food. The salmon and beef were amazing, were …
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Tony Lucca singing on the Schooner Woodwind

May 11, 2013

Tony Lucca sings and sails- May 10 & 11

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It has been over two and a half years that we have had Tony Lucca sing and perform on the Schooner Woodwind. A lot has happened since then, like he became the finalist on “The Voice” representing team Adam.  He also has a new CD coming out in June or July. Then he will get …
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May 10, 2013

Woodwind Greets the Pride of Baltimore II

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This Friday, as Woodwind sailed back from her evening cruise,the crew spotted The Pride of Baltimore II.  We retrieved our 10 gauge signal cannon and bore down on the Pride.  Crew, Andy Barton waited until the perfect moment and fired.         Firing a cannon (with blanks) is a traditional way to welcome ships into …
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May 7, 2013

Class Trip

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The Senior Class of the People’s Baptist Academy of McDonough, Georgia sailed aboard the Woodwind today.  The rain laid down for these fine folks, allowing for some great sailing in an easterly 8 – 12 kts.   They are spending the week visiting Canbridge, Annapolis, and Washington DC.  After visiting the Naval Academy, they hit Chick …
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