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Joe at the wheel of the Schooner Woodwind

August 8, 2013

Fun day of sailing……

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Thursday was a great day for sailing. The temperature was down and the winds were up . We sailed under the Bay Bridges 3 out of 4 of our trips. We had some great folks out today as well. On our 1st trip of the day Joe came out with his grandfather and helped me …
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August 6, 2013

Grey skies, who cares!

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Most people think the perfect day is blue skies and bright sunshine.  While that is great for business, please take it from me, come sailing with us on a cloudy but windy day and there is magic.  Ask these happy people.   Not only did our guests have a dramatic sky, but also, with less …
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August 2, 2013

Relaxed Sail

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This was a pleasant day on the Bay.  As you can see by the photos, everyone is relaxed and enjoying the moment. Frequent sailor Jay and his grandson, Drew, joined us and they brought Drew’s cousin Andrew.  Drew took the helm.  Very nice to see how well Drew was able to handle Woodwind II with …
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August 1, 2013

Interesting People and Thursday Night Racing

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Woodwind was chartered by the Chesapeake Outdoor Group (COG).  This group is a very positive force helping the Anne Arundel and Chesapeake Bay community.  Their activities are wide ranging and we were pleased to have them on board.  For more information follow this link: http://www.chesapeakeoutdoor.org.  What is fun and fascinating for me is to meet such …
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Makayla at the wheel of the 74' Schooner Woodwind

July 29, 2013

What a great story…..

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  Hello, I have sailed on Woodwind on numerous occasions. I brought my young (14 yrs.) niece to to enjoy her first sail on Tuesday, July 16th. We were on the 11 a.m. 2 -hour Public Cruise. She LOVED it. She volunteered to raise the sails and she got the opportunity to take the wheel. …
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After the sunset, the skies above the Chesapeake Bay Bridge turned into Cotton Candy.

July 28, 2013

Local Everything aboard the Woodwind II

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I wish I had my better camera aboard! So, if you were on this cruise, seeing this post, please send me some pics. Many of my pics came out blurry. Local Everything…. what does that mean? To me, it means getting as much things locally sourced as you can and presenting it all on a …
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Millie sailing Woodwind II while "racing" Woodwind back into the harbor.

July 27, 2013

All Smiles on Woodwind II

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Temperatures were in the low 80s, winds were blowing around 15 knots all day, and interesting clouds kept the sun from shining directly on us. We had four really fun sails, and we were able to sail to the Bay Bridge and back on 2 cruises. The other 2 sails we sailed completely across the …
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ntroducing Alex and Sara Patterson

July 26, 2013

She said yes…And they said I do!!

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What a day we had today on the Woodwind II. Not only was the weather spectacular and the winds great, but we had a wedding proposal on one of our sails and a wedding on another. I looked down from the steering wheel just in time to see Michael Casson slide down to one knee …
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Is this fun or what. At the helm of Schooner Woodwind

July 25, 2013

Camp Mclean…..

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What a fun day. We had a great group of kids out today from Camp Mclean in Virginia. They had a ball. Everyone that wanted a turn driving the boat came back and steered. Our crew Chris brought out a handful of lines and got a bunch of the kids interested in knot tying. And …
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July 24, 2013

Commercial traffic to Baltimore

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More cargo is carried by ship then by any other means.  That has always been true, especially for the Chesapeake area.  The Chesapeake Bay’s 4000 miles of  coastline has made Virginia and Maryland economic power houses.  Until the invention of the automobile, the water was the road.  You do not want to get in the …
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