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September 20, 2012

Music on the water (two Woodwinds, mandolin, violin, guitar and voice)

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Woodwind was aptly named.  Made of wood and driven by the wind.  The musical side of the name is also inescapable.  Clarinet, oboe, bassoon, to name a few.  Guitar, mandolin, and violin may not be the wind part, but they are wood.  Add voice and you add wind.  So tonight, Thursday, we have those very …
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Sailing with lots of wind under the US Naval Academy Bridge

September 18, 2012

Wild & Windy

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The forecasts for today was a small craft advisory in the morning, then a gale warning for the afternoon, and then strong storms near 5:00. We had a 12:30-5:00 team building program where the clients learn how to sail the schooner and then race against their other team. With these wind conditions, Mike (the other …
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Small Craft Warning aboard the Schooner Woodwind

September 17, 2012

Small Craft Advisory?

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The only sail that we had today was a private event for the Heavy Seas Brewery! It was a sunset sail with full dinner and dessert. Sounds perfect… add in a Small Craft Advisory into the weather, and this makes it even more fun. As Hugh (owner of brewery) boarded the Woodwind, we joked how …
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William as John Sands on History Monday

September 17, 2012

History Mondays are Winding down

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  Only one more History Monday to go for the season.  Tonight we had William from Historic Annapolis out with us and everyone thouroughly enjoyed his portrayal of John Sands. Thank you William. Besides William’s wonderful performance we also had wonderful sailing. The breezes were blowing between 12-15 knots and the boat was roaring along. …
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Sunrise In Annapolis Aboard Schooner Woodwind

September 15, 2012

Saturday’s Sails….B&B Sunrise

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We had a great day of sailing today. The winds were steady in the 12 to 15 knot range and we had a 4.5 hour  charter. We sailed down to Thomas Point Light and then most of the way to Bloody Point Light then all the way back up the bay to home. What a …
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Jim and Michele at the Wheel of Schooner Woodwind

September 15, 2012

Another Great Day of Sailing…..

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And the wind came up for the end of the week just great. We had 3 excellent sails today. On our 1st sail we had a couple that actually grew up with one of the brother s that owns the company in Albany,NY. where the Woodwinds were built. Michele and Jim had a great time …
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Schooner Woodwind and Martha White meet in Annapolis

September 12, 2012

It’s Schooner Season

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I hope this fall sailing pattern is setting in. We have had some  glorious sailing days in the past 5 days. Today was no different, we had winds just topping 10 knots and beautiful blue, crisp skies. The first trip filled up quick for a mid-week lunch-time cruise. A local association treated their employees to …
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Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, sailing cruises in Annapolis, Schooner Woodwind

September 11, 2012

Sandbagger? “What are you talking about?”

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We had an unusual combination of circumstances to make today’s cruise special and hopefully this will result in a unique blog.  The most important part of the blog is that one of our guests, Luc Lapointe, is an excellent photographer and was kind enough to share his talent with us.  Thank you Luc. I have a …
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Happy Anniversary !!

September 10, 2012

Can You Say Fall Sailing….WOW

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We had the most incredible day of sailing yesterday. Everyone who came out with us was treated to one of the better days of sailing we’ve had in a long time. The temperatures felt like a nice fall day. Cool, crisp and really clear. The visibility was fantastic up and down the bay all day. …
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Peace from Japan aboard the Schooner Woodwind

September 9, 2012

International Sailors

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Yesterday, an awesome cold front moved across the Chesapeake.  The temperature dropped 25 degrees in 30 minutes!  This brought some very mild and comfortable conditions today.  The air had the crisp smell and feel of the autumn season. Aboard the boat today we had a girl from Tokyo!  She was a former exchange student visiting …
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