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Sunset on the Bay

August 18, 2012

Boats of the Bay and What a Day!!

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WOW! What a day we had sailing today. It was like fall sailing. A nice cool breeze blowing at 10-12 knots from the North. The boat was sailing well and the people flocked out to enjoy this wonderful day we were given. The boat was loaded down all day with frequent sailors coming out to …
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Lightning over Greenbury Point

August 17, 2012

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Today we gave Woodwind a workout.  She ran gracefully in the southerly that increased over the day.  By the evening we had 19kts of wind, fantastic!  After docking, while we were putting the boat to sleep for the night, we witnessed the start of an incredible light show well to the north.  This was brought …
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Dominic and Michael skippering the Schooner Woodwind

August 15, 2012

Enjoying the Day

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That is exactly what Dominic and Michael are doing. They are visiting from Munich, Germany and came out for the day on the Woodwind. It  was a pleasure to meet you guys and they did a great job steering the boat. We also had a great couple out from Guatemala in Central America. They were …
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August 14, 2012

International Day

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We had a bunch of fun guests today from different parts of the world. We had the Murray family from Ireland. What a cute family!! Alyssa and Natalie to a turn at the wheel and did a great job. Go get ‘em girls!! Mary Ellen and Ray were out celebrating their 36th anniversary, congratulations you …
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Sailing to a Crabfeast at Cantler's Crab House on the Schooner Woodwind

August 14, 2012

Crabs, Beer, & Sailboat Racing (that’s what Annapolis does)

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Quoting a line from Wedding Crashers to make it appropriate here… but it’s so true! We sailed to a crab-feast, the guests had plenty of beer, and then 2 Maryland Breweries battled it out on the racecourse to see who would take home the Brewer’s Cup. All in a day’s work. The day started with …
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August 13, 2012

Light Air Monday….

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We did 4 sails today. The winds were light most of the day but we ended up getting some breeze for the sunset sail. We spent most of our time trying to get out of the Severn river. On our 1st sail we ended up with 16 passengers and had a very nice, slow and …
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Wine in the Wind, Woodwind in a glass!

August 12, 2012

Wine in the Wind

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Today was all about wine. “Wine in the Wind” is the name of our wine tasting cruises aboard the Schooner Woodwind. The region for this month’s tasting was Down Under Wines, New Zealand and Australia. Howard Dinkel from Bacchus Distributing was aboard to educate us about wines from this region and to explain about the …
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Pottsville, PA in the house...um, BOAT.

August 12, 2012

Light

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All day, we had parties of 5+ folks sailing with their family or friends.  While boarding and underway, I asked some of these groups, “Are you all celebrating something?”  It made me happy to see the shrugs and smiles, and hear some excellent responses: “Nah, just a Sunday.”  “Hanging out with the family.”  “Um, summer?”  …
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August 11, 2012

No cobwebs here!

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We all need days like this!  A strong breeze like this helps focus my mind away from the mundane.

Schooner Woodwind sailing fast in Annapolis

August 11, 2012

Great wind for 2 sails

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We had a terrific day today with 2 great, windy cruises. We hit over 10 knots. The guests aboard both of our cruises really appreciated that we really sailed. And sailed fast. The boat was healing nicely over and everyone felt the excitement of a wonderful sail. We had a lot of sailors aboard and …
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