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Woodwind Sailing under the Bay Bridge

September 7, 2013

Pictures tell 1000 words

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Beautiful day of sailing! The day started with a successful team-building program for a local company in the morning. They learned how to sail around buoys and navigate safely in the Bay, while using great communication. On our second sail, we took out another private charter for a regional office outing. The wind picked up …
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Clear skies equals great sunset!!

September 6, 2013

Sail On….

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What a nice day to be on the water. The winds were from the NE at 8-10 knots and the temperature was in the low 70′s. Beautiful! We had some great conditions and great people. Tom and his wife Pat were up from Phoenix and were enjoying the cool weather. They both love sailing and …
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Another pretty sunset over Annapolis

September 5, 2013

Magical, Musical Cruise

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Pretty lucky weather we are having here in Maryland. We have had cool, dry conditions for the past 3-4 days and it has been gorgeous. We started the day with a private charter that had enough breeze to get under the Bay Bridge and back… well sort of. The wind died and changed direction a …
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Sailing the Woodwind

September 2, 2013

Seeing over the Steering Wheel

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For Woodwind, we only had two sails today. A 3:00 and a sunset sail at 5:30. Both were public cruises. On the first sail there was a nice size birthday party, and on the sunset sail we had a Air Force retirement party of about 20 people. If course there were other guests aboard, these …
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Claudia having fun sailing

August 29, 2013

20 Years Ago…

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It is so amazing to me that my family started Woodwind twenty years ago. Every so often I am reminded of how long ago it was, although sometimes it seems like yesterday. Read on and you’ll see where I am going with this. Thursday’s sails were incredible. The first sail, now at 12:30, we sailed …
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August 25, 2013

Cool Temperature (for August) and a Vivid Sunset

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Shirley and Malcolm were originally from England.  I was able to capture the moment showing Woodwind II sailing by our stern as Shirley took the helm. Emmanuel brought his friend Dominique for a sail.  Both friends originally knew each other in their native country, France.  Emmanuel now lives here in New Jersey with his son …
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Wines on the Woodwind!!

August 25, 2013

Stranded on an Island

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This was the theme for our August Wine in the Wind trip.Featuring wines from New Zealand, Australia and Sardinia!! And the foods that were paired with the wines Fantastico!! Apple chicken curry salad cups w/ macadamia nuts, New Zealand Lamb and mint Meatball skewers, Australian BBQ Prawns and Sardinian Fennel, chick pea and pecorino salad …
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Mark shows his son Nate how to sail the Schooner Woodwind. A new crew-member in the making.

August 24, 2013

Spectacular Saturday

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Winds 10-15 knots from the North East, temps in the high 70s, a couple of clouds in the sky and tons of boats on the Chesapeake were the ingredients of a spectacular Saturday. The first sail started with an exuberant bachelorette  party for Colby with 11 of her friends. Other folks shared this cool sail …
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Woodwind sailing into the sunset

August 22, 2013

Another great day on the water…..

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What a great day for sailing. Then again I have never seen a bad day for sailing. Any day on the water is a good day. The winds started off a little light in the morning as did the crowds. But as the day progressed the winds picked up and the number of passengers increased. …
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August 22, 2013

Hey, Woodwind is Leaving Without Me!

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Sometimes, when no one is looking, I escape!  This is the schooner Adventurer, which is owned by Mark Faulstick from Norwalk, Connecticut (my home state).  She was designed and built by the famous designer, John Alden, in 1928.  She has been a highly successful racer in the Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in class B (Woodwind …
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