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August 21, 2012

When Schooners Meet

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Today was a great, very light day. The wind started out very light on our first cruise with just 5 people. It was overcast and cool, and as much as we tried to sail, there was not enough wind. We took them up Back Creek. They really enjoyed it. We had a family from England …
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Sunset on Schooner Woodwind

August 21, 2012

Brewsday Evening Sail….

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It started out as a very light wind day today but increased as the day wore on. We were supposed to match race against the other boat on our 1st sail but the wind did not cooperate. On the 2nd sail the wind filled in nicely and we had a great sail as we did …
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August 19, 2012

Cool August, Surprise!

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I always think of August as the HOT month.  I was certainly wrong on Sunday.  It was a delightfully cool day, even with a brief, light period of  ”liquid” sunshine. In the cockpit we had a group from Mexico and Peru.  Most had never sailed before.  I always enjoy explaining to visitors, especially from places …
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Sunset on the Bay

August 18, 2012

Boats of the Bay and What a Day!!

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WOW! What a day we had sailing today. It was like fall sailing. A nice cool breeze blowing at 10-12 knots from the North. The boat was sailing well and the people flocked out to enjoy this wonderful day we were given. The boat was loaded down all day with frequent sailors coming out to …
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Lightning over Greenbury Point

August 17, 2012

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Today we gave Woodwind a workout.  She ran gracefully in the southerly that increased over the day.  By the evening we had 19kts of wind, fantastic!  After docking, while we were putting the boat to sleep for the night, we witnessed the start of an incredible light show well to the north.  This was brought …
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Dominic and Michael skippering the Schooner Woodwind

August 15, 2012

Enjoying the Day

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That is exactly what Dominic and Michael are doing. They are visiting from Munich, Germany and came out for the day on the Woodwind. It  was a pleasure to meet you guys and they did a great job steering the boat. We also had a great couple out from Guatemala in Central America. They were …
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August 14, 2012

International Day

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We had a bunch of fun guests today from different parts of the world. We had the Murray family from Ireland. What a cute family!! Alyssa and Natalie to a turn at the wheel and did a great job. Go get ‘em girls!! Mary Ellen and Ray were out celebrating their 36th anniversary, congratulations you …
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Sailing to a Crabfeast at Cantler's Crab House on the Schooner Woodwind

August 14, 2012

Crabs, Beer, & Sailboat Racing (that’s what Annapolis does)

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Quoting a line from Wedding Crashers to make it appropriate here… but it’s so true! We sailed to a crab-feast, the guests had plenty of beer, and then 2 Maryland Breweries battled it out on the racecourse to see who would take home the Brewer’s Cup. All in a day’s work. The day started with …
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August 13, 2012

Light Air Monday….

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We did 4 sails today. The winds were light most of the day but we ended up getting some breeze for the sunset sail. We spent most of our time trying to get out of the Severn river. On our 1st sail we ended up with 16 passengers and had a very nice, slow and …
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Wine in the Wind, Woodwind in a glass!

August 12, 2012

Wine in the Wind

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Today was all about wine. “Wine in the Wind” is the name of our wine tasting cruises aboard the Schooner Woodwind. The region for this month’s tasting was Down Under Wines, New Zealand and Australia. Howard Dinkel from Bacchus Distributing was aboard to educate us about wines from this region and to explain about the …
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