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The Roadside Show Band playing on the Schooner Woodwind II

July 5, 2012

Foot Stompin’ Music

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What a hot day!!  The breezes were playing peek-a-boo with us. We had a delightful sail on our 11:00 sail with a cool breeze from the Bay. On the 2nd and 3rd cruise, the breeze was less consistent, but we found a way to keep cool with the 5th sail aboard. The D-Sail (diesel). By …
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Moon rising above anchored fleet for Annapolis fireworks

July 4, 2012

Independence Day

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We started the sail with virtually no wind, so I decided to motor to Thomas Point Lighthouse. As we get close, the wind picked up and were able to sail back to Annapolis. We anchored with great visibility of the fireworks and of the city skyline.  All I kept thinking of was how lucky I …
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Sailing into the sunset on Woodwind

July 1, 2012

A Hot Breezy Day

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It was a scorcher… on land. Out on the water we had a nice breeze for 3 of the 4 sails. The first sail was the battle of the land breeze with the sea breeze. We had good breeze, until we sailed in the convergence zone where there was none. This is always fascinating to …
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Schooner Woodwind saililng upwind

June 30, 2012

Steering Lesson

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It was hot at the dock as we left for our 1:30 cruise.  The freshening breeze and the water cooled us down as we tacked out of the harbor.  One of our guests, Matt, asked how the rudder turned the boat.  I replied, “Come on up and take the helm and you will feel and …
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Naval Academy Sunset from Schooner Woodwind

June 30, 2012

Out in the Breeze

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We had 4 great sails today, and being out on the bay was the place to be today. With the heat inshore it paid to be out in the breeze and sailing. We had breeze on all our sails except the last 30 minutes of our 4:00 sail. We had a lot of fun groups …
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June 28, 2012

South By Southwest….

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We had a great day for sailing today and had a nice south west breeze. This enabled us to get close to the Thomas Point Lighthouse on one of our cruises today. You can definitely tell summer is here though on the water. It is nice when that sea breeze finally fills in from the …
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Scaffolding work being done on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

June 28, 2012

Men at Work

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We had a busy day with private charters. We had a company do a shmooze cruise with clients that they wanted to say thanks for all the business that they give them. I like the word shmooze cruise. They chartered the boat for 4 1/2 hours, and we got to Thomas Point Light, under the …
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Wednesday Night Racing on the Schooner Woodwind

June 27, 2012

Windy, Windy Day

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What a terrific day we had on the water today!! The  first sail we had a girl scout cruise along with some other public guests. They were treated to some fantastic sailing. We started with all 4 sails, and had to lower the fisherman before we tacked as we made it under the Bay Bridge. …
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Drawing from a guest on the Schooner Woodwind

June 26, 2012

Let’s Go Sailing

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Today’s blog was inspired by this great couple that came out sailing today. They had just been out with us last week and purchased a couple of our spectacular Woodwind Koozies (free beer every time you  you come back). So in the morning they looked over and saw the koozies and said ” Let’s  go …
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Hiking out on the Woodwind with J-World Sailing Instructors

June 26, 2012

Sailing School takes over Woodwind

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Tonight, we sailed with one of my favorite groups of the season… J-Word Sailing School. All season, we sail around each other telling our guests about their sailing school and what maneuver they are teaching their students at that moment. It may be a man overboard drill, how to hove-to, or just how to sail …
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