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August 22, 2013

Hey, Woodwind is Leaving Without Me!

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Sometimes, when no one is looking, I escape!  This is the schooner Adventurer, which is owned by Mark Faulstick from Norwalk, Connecticut (my home state).  She was designed and built by the famous designer, John Alden, in 1928.  She has been a highly successful racer in the Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in class B (Woodwind …
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Photo by Charlotte Faracai of the Thursday Night J Boat Races

August 22, 2013

The Perfect Photo Cruise

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Today we had the perfect night for learning how to take amazing photos on the water. Roger Miller hosted a Photography Workshop aboard the Woodwind. It was fun, as the captain, watching a group of 25 people rotate around to catch the perfect picture. I also had fun trying to place the boat in the …
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August 21, 2013

Sam’s Last Day and a Variety of Vessels

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Sam is going back to college (Virginia Tech).  He will be missed.  All crew know how to sail before being hired.  We teach them how to adapt that knowledge to our vessel and the details of the business.  We have watched him grow from a newbie to a valuable crew member.  Here you can see …
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Beer tasting on the Schooner Woodwind with Flying Dog Brewery

August 20, 2013

It doesn’t get any better than this……

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How could it. Sailing on the Schooner Woodwind and Flying dog Beer. Every Tuesday for the month of August is Flying Dog Beer tasting night on the Schooner Woodwind. Tonights line-up included their Woody Creek White, Old Scratch Amber lager and Snake Dog IPA. Ben Wiser from the Flying Dog Brewery was on hand to …
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What a sky!!

August 19, 2013

Not Just any Monday…..

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Monday started out with a forecast of rain, no wind and not too many passengers signed up. But that all changed! It didn’t rain all day, the wind picked up and blew 10 knots most of the day and everyone figured this out and came sailing with us. Our 1st sail of the day took …
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August 17, 2013

An Unusual Easterly

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Easterlies can either bring rain and nasty weather or dry light air  (sometimes almost no wind) sailing.  Saturday was neither.  The wind was light, but strong enough to provide us with nice sailing and comfortably cool temperature.  It also allowed us to head toward Thomas Point Lighthouse.  On the first three trips we were able …
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August 14, 2013

Wednesday Night Racing with Blu

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Thomas Point Lighthouse

August 13, 2013

Thomas Point Lighthouse and back……

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Breeze on! We had a wonderful 1st sail with only 4 people all the way down to Thomas Point Lighthouse and back. The wind was blowing 15-18 knots from the NW and it made it an easy sail . Everyone got involved in raising the sails and steering the boat. The crowds were light, I …
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Sunset over Annapolis

August 12, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Oysters…..and Sailing!

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History Monday is always a lot of fun. And this Monday proved to be the same. New fact: Did you know Chesapeake is Algonquin for “shellfish bay” ? The winds were very light to start the day off, but picked up a little as the day wore on and we were able to ghost around …
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Schooner Woodwind II

August 10, 2013

Light but Fun…..

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Saturday was a great day to be on the water. Actually I don’t think I’ve ever found a day that isn’t better once you get out on a boat. Wind or not. And that’s the way it was today. We did a lot of motoring but saw a lot of great areas and had some …
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