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Woody, the grasshopper, goes for a ride on Schooner Woodwind

July 19, 2012

Friends and Mascots

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We always get the most wonderful people that sail on the Woodwinds! On our 11:00 sail, we only had 7 guests aboard. But they felt like friends immediately.  Dave was celebrating his birthday with his grandparents (almost 21st birthday) and he had a blast learning all about sailing. He was hooked into the love and …
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July 18, 2012

Thank you Mother Nature

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Today was a very interesting day on the Woodwind. We had a team building for the first 2 cruises and then 2 public sails afterwards. One of those public cruises was the Wednesday Night Race. Thank you Mother Nature for 15 knots of wind from the SW! We had a good teambuilding with a company …
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Sailing to Cantler's to enjoy a Maryland Crabfeast

July 17, 2012

Feeling Crabby

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We only had one sail today, a round trip private cruise to Cantler’s Crab House. This is my first cruise to Cantler’s on Woodwind this season so I was excited for it. The wind was blowing beautifully, 10 knots, from the NW as we gybed our way out of the Severn with about 35 guests. …
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July 16, 2012

Light and Shifty

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We spent all day with winds coming from the West North West. In shore it was hot but as soon as you got out on the Bay a bit the winds picked up and the sailing was good. We saw several car carriers heading up into the port of Baltimore, so if you were waiting …
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Sandy Point Lighthouse from Woodwind II

July 15, 2012

Lighthouse Cruise

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Woodwind II kicked the day off with a Lighthouse Cruise!  We were joined by lecturer Meg Govan of the Annapolis Maritime Museum.  After departing the Marriott Dock in light airs, we set our main, jib and staysail- and motorsailed to the mouth of the Severn River.  Meg talked about the lighthouse that used to mark …
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Schooner Woodwind squall

July 14, 2012

Saturdays Squall

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Even with the threat of rain it did not stop everyone from flocking out t o the boat on Saturday. There were lots of celebrations going on rain or shine. Every trip we did was sold out all day…. On our 1st sail we had a group of girl scouts out and a groom with …
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Making 10kts of boat speed on Woodwind II

July 14, 2012

10kts of Boat Speed!

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This was one of our favorite part of the day. Okay, there was a rainbow too:)    

It's My Lucky Day

July 13, 2012

“It’s My Lucky Day”

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We have had every type of special event happen on the Woodwind. We’ve had weddings, proposals,receptions,birthdays,anniversaries, and all other types of fun events. But today we had something new happen. Emilio and his family were visiting from Mexico City, Mexico and during our trip he lost one of his teeth. I think this might be …
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July 12, 2012

Light Wind Day

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It was a very light wind day. Our 1st trip was traded to Woodwind so we ended up doing maintenance on Woodwind II till our 1330 charter. We had a group of 18 and headed out to the bay. There were big ships anchored everywhere, the osprey chicks were coming out of their nests, it …
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Them Eastport Oyster Boys jammin' on the Chesapeake Bay

July 12, 2012

Sailing with Them Eastport Oyster Boys

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  Thursday Sunset!!  This is becoming one of my favorite times to sail.  After departing the harbor, we buzzed the start line of the J boat races. Also, this evening we were stoked to have Kevin and Tom of Them Eastport Oyster Boys aboard!  They played some awesome songs, covering a variety of genres.   …
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