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Schooner Woodwind II sailing into the sunset

June 9, 2012

WOW! What a sunset!

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

June 8, 2012

Extending our Cruising Area

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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 …
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Sailing on the Schooner Woodwind, photo taken from Woodwind II

June 8, 2012

Photo Shoot

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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 …
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Sailing the Schooner Woodwind at sunset!

June 7, 2012

Music + Sunset

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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!

June 6, 2012

Wednesday Night Racing

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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 …
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Sail plan of the Schooner Woodwind

June 5, 2012

Uwhpdahg

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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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Wednesday Night Racing in Annapolis aboard Woodwind II

June 3, 2012

We’re always racing!

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The light breeze was a challenge for our crew to keep the Woodwind II moving.  Our guests were a private charter from a fairly large corporation and they were happy to be on the water and socialize.  Ahead of us, Woodwind ghosted on a parallel course.  The proximity of the vessels invited the leader of …
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Sailing to Thomas Point Lighthouse on the Woodwind

June 3, 2012

To Thomas Point and Beyond!

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What amazing day on the water! Winds were blowing around 15 knots from the West– perfect for possibly making Thomas Point Lighthouse. Our first cruise which was nearly a sell out,  was cool, sunny and breezy. All 4 sails were hoisted as we headed down the Bay. We arrived to Thomas Point Lighthouse quickly, averaging …
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June 3, 2012

Another Great Day at Office

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Another great day at the office. 3 spectacular sails. With the winds blowing from the west we were able to sail down toward Thomas Point Lighthouse and back. On our 2nd sail we had a private party for a big 29th(wink,wink) birthday celebration!! On the sunset sail we had another birthday girl celebrating with a …
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June 2, 2012

Wind Brisk, Sun Great

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The wind was brisk the sun was great and the sailing was fantastic. We did 4 sails today and each one was a little different. On the 1st we only flew 3 sails and made out to the bay bridge and back, the wind was great. On the 2nd we had a group of girl …
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