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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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June 25, 2012

Windy Monday

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Boy did we ever have winds. Every sail we did today we started with a certain amount of sails up and ended up taking some down as the wind strength picked up all day. Our first charter was a team building exercise and we ended up having to drop the Fisherman sail and finish the …
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Moth Sailboat flying/sailing through the water

June 24, 2012

Boat Designs

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The NE breeze took Woodwind II to Thomas Point Lighthouse today.   Along the way we came across some amazing small boats, a Moth and a gaff rigged schooner.  There’s a boat out there for everyone, different styles serving different purposes!

Sailing with the Roaming Gnome

June 23, 2012

There’s no place like gnome

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A beautiful Saturday filled with wind seemed like a fairy tale. But that is what we had for the 11:00 sail! We sailed straight across the Chesapeake Bay. Cool breezes with low humidity was a wonderful way to start the day! The low humidity was with us all day. The breezes slowed down as the …
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Sunset off of Woodwind's stern.

June 22, 2012

Beautiful Sunset

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We had a great day sailing Thursday and beat the heat by staying on the water all day. The breezes were light but we were able to avoid using the dreaded 5th sail, the D-Sail (our trusty diesel). Our 1st and 3rd sails had about 20 people apiece, our 2nd sail had one couple from …
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Sailing on Woodwind with cool breezes

June 22, 2012

Cool Breeze, please.

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After several days of hot and humid airs, we rode the leading edge of the cold front this evening!  Aahhhhhhhhhh, so refreshing.

June 22, 2012

Cleaning up the Bay

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It was a strange day on the water. All sails except the first sail had virtually no breeze for a part of the cruise. And then all within the same cruise, the wind picked up and we were going 7.5 knots and the boat is healed over. Most of this was due to small clouds …
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Helm

June 21, 2012

Balance

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Much gratitude to all that prayed for wind or sacrificed a mosquito to their favorite deity.    We got the sea breeze we were hoping for this evening!!  The southerly shift supplemented the second sunset of the summer season B) We had some fun folks aboard our charter on Woodwind II.  They enjoyed cool summery cocktails and munched …
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Crane Vessel transiting the Chesapeake Bay

June 20, 2012

Holy Cranes

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The heat is on!!  Wow, what a hot day yesterday… but we had a nice breeze on the boat. Our first cruise of the day was a Girl Scout Troop from VA. They were juniors learning our Sailing & Navigation program. After the cruise they were going to do the Geocaching Adventure Trail that we …
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June 19, 2012

Cow Nose Rays & More

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A very light air day we had today. We were able to sail on all of our sails even though we didn’t venture very far into the Chesapeake Bay.  But the flat water did help for viewing of the wildlife on the Chesapeake. We saw our first baby osprey head above the Red #4 Day …
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