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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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Workboat on the Severn River

May 17, 2012

Workboats

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Several participants in this weekend’s Classic Boat Regatta have arrived to Annapolis.  Today, we oogled the Elf and Martha White.  Annapolis Harbor is also hosting the pretty Schooner Sultana, hailing from Chesterrown.  But, I was drawn to the beatific beauty of this Buyboat Myrtle Virginia, check her out…

May 16, 2012

Wednesday Night Racing, 5-16-12

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Winds were blowing from the south, at 12-15. Gorgeous night! Ken on Woodwind, Jen on Woodwind II. A very pretty night to be out on the water. The amount of race boats are increasing and there are up to around 100 sail boats that are participating in the Wednesday Night Races. For Race Recap and …
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May 12, 2012

USCG Cutter

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We met the USCG Cutter James Renkin as they were entering the Severn River today.  Later, we caught up with them alongside the Naval Academy, and watched them change some buoys!  They pulled the old navigation aids, and replaced them with clean buoys with fresh paint.  Let’s hope the seagulls show a little respect for …
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May 9, 2012

Wednesday Night Race, 5-9-12

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Winds were very light at the start, very gray conditions. But guests were excited, and we had fun out there! Captain Ken was on Woodwind and Captain Jen was on Woodwind II. The end of the race became very exciting when a very small rain cloud gave us some really nice breezes and amazing clouds. …
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May 6, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

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The Woodwind crew welcomed frequent sailor Michelle back aboard for her first sail of the season.  We made way in dying southeasterly breeze toward the northern fleet of the NOOD regatta…just in time for the abandonment after 1 race today.  Hurray for diesel engines and lively crew of guests.  First time sailor Brinn was aboard …
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May 4, 2012

We are the Champions!

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What a fun day on the water! It started with a private charter on both boats with a private school’s choir.  They chartered both boats for a crew race. This is where we race the boats for the enjoyment of the passengers.  They were quite competitive with the students and chaperones all getting “crew” shirts …
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