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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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Ospreys in Annapolis, taken from Schooner Woodwind

June 2, 2012

Chick Watch 2012

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No, it’s not what you’re thinking.  Although the spring weather does bring many attractive people to Annapolis, we’ve been looking out for newborn osprey!  We’ve been keeping tabs on some of the osprey homes in Annapolis’ harbor, on the Severn, and Back Creek.  Many of these awesome nests are built upon day marks, pilings, and …
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June 1, 2012

Great Breeze

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We had some great winds for sailing today. On our 11:00 sail we had a a bunch of girls from a private school do one of our girl scout programs, and they all did well and had fun sailing. Our 4:00 sail was action packed. We double reefed the mainsail and put on the storm …
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May 31, 2012

Another great day at the office

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Any day on the water is a good day. We did 4 really nice sails today. We started small and the numbers built all day. On our 2nd sail a huge freighter was anchoring out in the bay and we were able to get close enough to see the anchor going down and the pilot …
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Wednesday Night Racing in Annapolis aboard Woodwind

May 30, 2012

Wednesday Night Racing

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Winds were very light, less than 6 knots for the start. Woodwind was Captain Jen and Woodwind II was Captain Ken. About 12 guests on each vessel. We barely finished the race, and AYC finished their racers in the Severn, too. Great sunset! Captain Ken wins aboard Woodwind II! See the recap of the race …
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May 27, 2012

It’s On Like Donkey Kong…

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What a way to kick off the summer!  Memorial Sunday 2012.  Much love and celebration for our friends and family that gave their lives.  Be free!! Today, Annapolis was a hive of bees and the weather was the slingshot!  This town was jumping.  Ego Alley surpassed it’s reputation as the busiest intersection within the city …
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May 27, 2012

Graduation time of year

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We sailed  the 1:30 sail with 47 pax. The winds were from the south at 8-10 knots. We put up all 4 sails and headed out to the bay and then down to the bay bridge. We made it fairly close before we reached the mid point of the sail and had to turn back. …
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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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