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HMS Bounty sails into Annapolis

Welcome HMS Bounty

I love a good cold front.  Today’s brought a steady 20+knots for most of the day.  We enjoyed meeting the HMS Bounty on her approach to her anchorage in the harbor.  Check out this photo of them furling sail on the hook.  Still, the highlight was hitting hull speed of 10kts with our fisherman topsail […]

Nice day on the water

All our sails today were outstanding. We started out with small amounts of people and wind and both increased as the day went on. From 6 guests and 5 knots of breeze to 30 guests and 15 knots of breeze in the evening. On our 1st sail we had a gentleman who had just completed […]

Sailing on the Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis, MD

More new guests everyday!

Today’s sails were nice. We started out in very light wind having to motor back from our first sail to a building breeze that led to a great sunset. We had great groups all day. On one of our trips we had a family reunion that came out to celebrate the life their father. All […]

Sunrise over Annapolis Harbor from Schooner Woodwind Boat & Breakfast

Sleeping on a Boat

On June 9, we had four great sails with great people and very flukey winds. On our 4:00 sail, we were sailing with a Sea Breeze in the Chesapeake Bay, meanwhile the other Woodwind, with Captain Ken (Woodwind II), was sailing in a breeze blowing down the Severn River. Truly amazing wind conditions out there. […]

Schooner Woodwind II sailing into the sunset

WOW! What a sunset!

Today, the Schooner Woodwind was sailing on 2 private charters. The 2 charters could not be more different, one had 8 people with a fruit platter while the other maxed out the boat with 48 people and TONS of food. The first sail was just delightful, 6-10 knots from the East. This group was a […]

Schooner Woodwind sailing into the West River on a 7-hour private cruise!

Extending our Cruising Area

Today we had a 7 hour charter with a private company.  The weather was cool and we were able to sail to the West River.  The light air turned to a delightful close hauled and close reach on a strengthening breeze.  It was so much fun to watch our group meet our challenge to take […]

Sailing on the Schooner Woodwind, photo taken from Woodwind II

Photo Shoot

The sailing today was pleasant. We did 4 sails in very light winds. On our 1st sail I found ourselves to far away and the current was running hard so I needed a little assistance from our trusty diesel to get us home on time. the rest of the day with the light winds we […]

Sailing the Schooner Woodwind at sunset!

Music + Sunset

Singer/songwriter Ken Wenzel’s music complemented one of the best sunsets of the season thus far.

Annapolis Sunset as we sailed into the harbor!

Wednesday Night Racing

The light and variable breeze that we had all day strengthened to a cool 10-15 knots from the SW providing the Wednesday Night Racing fleet with a beautiful evening.  Both Woodwinds were privately chartered by one company so the competition aboard was strong.  Jen and I on both Woodwinds carefully set our strategies for a […]

Sail plan of the Schooner Woodwind

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What’s up dog?!  Ben from the Flying Dog brewery, yo. The local gourmet market that paid for 70% of the tickets partied with us through sunset.  Most of them resisted the urge to witness the Venus transit across the sun while it was still high in the sky.  Ben was not to be out done […]

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