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May 27, 2012

Sunny Skies

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Today was a delightful day on the water.  We had sunny skies and a building southerly.  The Brownies, on the first trip, were well behaved and attentive and enthusiastic.   The rest of the passengers were with me in the cockpit.  This worked out well, providing these passengers a chance to steer and for me to …
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USS Gettysburg visits Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

May 26, 2012

USS Gettysburg

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With great breeze and awesome seas  we had 4 wonderful sails today. The boat was completely booked all day . We sailed out and around the USS Gettysburg, down to the bay bridge and back. On our evening sail we had several midshipmen that are graduating Tuesday along with their families. We had lots of volunteer …
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May 25, 2012

Schooner Games

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It was a busy day in Annapolis today, Memorial weekend and Commissioning week.  Woodwind II sailed with several Midshipmen due to graduate this Tuesday.  Many congratulations to them, what an accomplishment!  We took them and their families for a great view of the Navy Cruiser Gettysburg, anchored off of Annapolis. The crew kept busy today …
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May 25, 2012

Beautiful Day

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We did 4 sails today with the wind starting out light in the morning on our first sail to blowing 10-12 knots for our sunset. This made for and exciting sail. During the day we did not sail to far away for the fear of having to start the motor to get home. But on …
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May 24, 2012

Weather forecasters, totally wrong!

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Much to our enjoyment, the weather forecasts proved inaccurate today.   Hooray for sunshine and 15+ knots of southerly flow!   After sailing the paint off Woodwind II all day, we beam reached into the sunset over the Naval Academy- a blissful end to an big day of sailing.   As the sky warmed into some pink …
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May 23, 2012

Wednesday Night Racing, 5-23-12

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Winds were light, 5-10 from East. Nearby thunderstorm forced Annapolis Yacht Club to cancel racing at 6:00pm, we waited until 6:35, and the radar looked all good. Woodwind was skippered by Jen, and Woodwind II by Captain Ken. Woodwind II had a private charter with 46 people, Woodwind was the public with 22 passengers. See …
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May 22, 2012

Ghosting Mahogany

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Woodwind II celebrated the sunset ghosting through Weems Creek.  I was thankful for the idyllic presence of two great blue herons.  They took the edge off the sight of the algae bloom that has cursed Spa Creek lately.  If you live in the Chesapeake watershed, please do your part.  Save the Bay.

May 22, 2012

Sun Dog

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Wwhhhhhhooooeeeee, there was a lot of athletic activity around Annapolis today!  The morning preparations aboard Woodwind  were accompanied by rock’n’roll tunes floating over Ego Alley from the Triathalon celebration.  That got us stoked for the forecasted southerlies and the day’s high pressure.  After getting underway, we were able to catch some of the racing action …
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May 22, 2012

Heavy Seas

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Sunset sail with Heavy Seas Brewery.  SSE 25kts, Woodwind II making 10kts of boat speed!

May 18, 2012

Ship Spotting!

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Well, spring is in full swing on the bay!  This time of year reminds me how fortunate we are to be able to live and sail on the Chesapeake.  It makes me proud to meet people and see cruisers and visiting ships that choose to visit Annapolis.  We’ve really got something special here!  I love …
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