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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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May 3, 2012

Matchrace and Mandolins!

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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 …
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May 2, 2012

Wednesday Night Racing

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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 …
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April 28, 2012

Liquid Sunshine

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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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April 25, 2012

Wednesday Night Race

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First Wednesday Night Race of the year! Winds blowing 10 knots, with very variable conditions. Thanks to Elizabeth Frenaye, Rich Trevelyan and all of the other passengers for their photos! Captain Ken on Woodwind, Captain Jen on Woodwind II. Gorgeous night! Great pictures! Click here to see the race photos and recap on our Facebook …
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April 22, 2012

Cold Front

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The Woodwind crew got a taste of spring today. Naw, we didn’t have the warm southerlies that are the hopes and dreams of Chesapeake sailors…we fully welcomed the rainy season on the bay with an escalating NNE breeze! The first trip featured 10 Texans, fresh off a Saturday Quiet Waters wedding, into a Sunday Stormy …
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April 21, 2012

First Day of Sailing!

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Our first day of sailing went well. The weather was perfect with partly sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. The wind was 12 to 18 knots from the south. It was nice to see the boats filled to near capacity with friendly happy sailors. Sumner and his wife (is it Sandra?) and Susan Helbert joined us. …
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April 16, 2012

Schooner Woodwind starts sailing April 21!

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It will be so wonderful to be out on the water again.

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