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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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Wedding aboard the Schooner Woodwind II

September 8, 2012

Wedding, Winds & Wetness

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What a day! The day started out with the wedding of Stephanie Mafrici and Frank Cook. This couple sailed with me earlier in the season to see about having their wedding aboard. By the time we got back to shore the wedding was planned.   They wanted the ceremony to be on the Woodwind, while …
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Woodwind sailing cruises Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Chesapeake

September 8, 2012

FAST Sailing, Some science, Lots of excitement

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The wind was blowing 18 to 25 knots from the South.  This is a windy day with a little bit of chop to produce spray enough to occasionally douse the guests forward.  With the sun and warm temperatures, the spray is refreshing.  We are flying through the water and at one point hit 11 plus …
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September 7, 2012

Smiles, LARGE Freighter, Sunset

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Was today perfect sailing conditions?  Taneka thought so. She is in first grade and her smile is the best answer to the question.  We had 15+ knots from the South with sunny skies. We have just passed under the Bay Bridge, thinking, “10 knots is really fast.”  Crew member Jocelyn clears her throat and says, …
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Sailing into the Sunset with local music aboard the Woodwind

September 6, 2012

Singing & Sailing into the Sunset

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Woke up to the sound of rain. So much rain, that no one signed up for the first sail today.  By the second sail, 3:00-5:00, we had 2 lovely people sign up. They had a private cruise (for $72)!  We had perfect wind and made it under the Bay Bridge and back. Maureen and Jim …
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Playing with Woodwind

September 5, 2012

Don’t Waste the Wind

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Today, the breeze was blasting out of the SSW, just under 20kts at times!  The conditions were perfect: warm sun, cool breeze, and flat water.  Still, we had very few people aboard.  If you are reading this, I advise you to take the kids out of school, call in sick to work, and leave the …
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Sailing Woodwind Alongside a Trimaran at the Mouth of the Severn River

September 4, 2012

The problem with a fast boat…

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  Everyone want to race ya We had some fun with this trimaran, while heading into the Severn River this evening.

Schooner Woodwind on the Bay

September 2, 2012

More Wind Please….

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I think almost every time you mention the word Regatta the winds head the other way. At least that is what I am blaming the lack of wind on. Thisweekend is the Annapolis Race Week Regatta and I feel for all those people out there drifting around with out any wind. Hope fully today will …
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