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Ship Spotting!

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 […]

Workboat on the Severn River


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…

Wednesday Night Racing, 5-16-12

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 […]

USCG Cutter

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 […]

Wednesday Night Race, 5-9-12

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. […]

Sweet Sixteen

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 […]

We are the Champions!

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 […]

Matchrace and Mandolins!

The NOOD Regatta starts today!  I spent yesterday evening catching up with friends that are in town for the races.  Yesterday’s sailing aboard Woodwind II let us witness many crews practicing for this weekend’s competition. We also had the opportunity to match race the Woodwind crew with our friends from the Cromwell & Moring law […]

Wednesday Night Racing

Winds were 10 knots, from the North. Light crowd aboard, terrific people! Great night for sailing. Captain Jen on Woodwind, Ken on Woodwind II. Pretty, gray day but there was wind and it was pretty exciting. We were right in the thick of all the action. Read all about the race including the race recap […]

Liquid Sunshine

S 5kts, Drizzle The Annapolis Spring Boat Show brought some interesting folks aboard Woodwind today. Charlotte, an exchange student from France, took the helm and held a steady course across the bay.  We also had a fresh water sailing couple from Lake Erie, trying to take care of their 2 foot itch. They are looking […]

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