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October 13, 2012

Lighthouses of the Chesapeake…

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Only a couple of times during the year do we venture out on our Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Tour. And today was one of those days. Our goal is to try and get to at least 3 of our closest lighthouses. The wind was not in our favor but the weather was. Almost non-existent(the wind) we …
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Woodwind crossing the start line

October 11, 2012

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Watch…..

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And their off. We sailed out to the start line to send of the Woodwind for The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. We circled the starting area watching all the boats arriving from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore where they all did the parade of sail the day before. I think there might have been …
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From atop the mainmast of Woodwind II at the Boat Show

October 8, 2012

Boat Show Wrap “Up”

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“Up” was the key word word of the day. At the start of the day we had a small issue with our lazy-jack system on the mast. So my day started with a ride up the foremast. Found a snarled and broken block, made a temporary repair and came back down the mast. But of …
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Fred and Jody Krazeise at the helm of Woodwind

October 7, 2012

Cold Weather Sailing

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It was a cold, drizzly day by the 9 am. As we got the boat ready, we hoped for wonderful people that had a sense of adventure and enthusiasm. Our first cruise was a 25th Anniversary celebration! Fred and Jody Krazeise were the couple, and they made a weekend of the anniversary for their friends. …
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US Sailboat Show in Annapolis obstructs the city skyline!

October 4, 2012

Show Boating at Boat Show

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The annual US Sailboat Show is here. The town is transformed, the skyline obstructed by sailboat masts, and everyone talks about sailing. This is one of my favorite times of year! We sail from the sailboat show on dock E2 on an hour and a half sail up to four times daily. In between sails, …
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Golden glow of the sun as we sailed out of the Severn River.

September 30, 2012

Sunday Funday

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Today is the last day at the Annapolis Marriott until October 17, since the US Sailboat Show set-up starts later this evening. The Sailboat Show runs from October 4-8, click here for more info on how to sail with us then. Today was a stunningly beautiful day. We had great winds, although very flukey for …
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Deanna Dove aboard The Schooner Woodwind

September 27, 2012

Songs of the Chesapeake….

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This was our last Music Thursday of the season. But that did not stop us from enjoying 3 great sails today. Starting out it looked as if we weren’t going to have much wind, but as we came out of the harbor the wind picked up as we headed for the bay. The number of …
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Flying Dog's new Atlantic Lager

September 25, 2012

Dogtoberfest….And Flying Dogs

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Our last beer tasting of the season. Flying Dog Brewery is our sponsor this evening and we will be tasting 3 of their wonderful beers. Ben Wiser from the brewery will be Flying Dog’s representative aboard the Woodwind this evening. Always fun and entertaining it is a pleasure to have Ben aboard. And what a …
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Lauren at the wheel of Schooner Woodwind

September 24, 2012

History Mondays are History….

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  We had 3 great sails today. The winds were a little fluky in the river in the morning but by the last 2 sails it had settled down to a steady direction from the north and the sailing was fantastic. We had fun people out all day. The group sizes are getting a little …
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1888 Sailing Vessel "Elf" sailing with all of her sails up

September 23, 2012

Girl Scouts sailing with Wooden Sailing Yachts

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Our first cruise was a Junior Girl Scout Program where we teach the girls how to sail the boat and work as a team on the Schooner Woodwind. The first lesson for them to learn was how to communicate. Picture all the girls learning the commands and nautical terms for sailing. We had them split …
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