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May 8, 2014

Lazy Hazy Day…….

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It started out as a very lazy day and ended up a very hazy day. The winds were supposed to be light in the morning and it surprised us and picked up to 12 knots. We were able to sail out to one of the coal carriers anchored in the Bay waiting to head up …


May 7, 2014

The Start of a Race means everything

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It was an exciting start to the Wednesday Night race this week. We just finished our rules seminar with J World Sailing School, so we ready to practice using the rules. See all the photos on our Facebook page.

May 3, 2014

Pleasant Living

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Living aboard is a lifestyle that is relatively common around the temperate mid-Atlantic coast.  In Annapolis, there are folks that weekend on boats, some stay for a season, some for a lifetime.  It’s a good place to be, the Land of Pleasant Living is what my favorite beer proclaims!  I always look forward to staying …

May 1, 2014

May Day!

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Please don’t misunderstand, there was no emergency today.  May 1, commonly referred to as May Day, is the traditional spring holiday.  Sure, around Annapolis, the tradition of burning socks on the spring equinox is more popularly celebrated.  Still, May Day is a fine reason to grab a friend for a beer and a sail.   After …

Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis sailing cruise

April 27, 2014

Cocktail Cruise up the Severn

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What do you do when the wind gusts up to 30 knots and you have food and cocktails to serve?  Not only that, but many of our guests are dressed up for an elegant cruise with a gentle breeze.  Thank goodness for the Severn River and the adaptable schooner rig.  ”Folks, the sun is shining, …

April 26, 2014

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Weekend

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This weekend is the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.  This event has been growing bigger every year, and attracts a variety of sailors.  It’s a great opportunity to pick up some fresh gear, shop for new rigging, buy the boat of your dreams, or just kick the tires.     Woodwind and Woodwind II are sailing out …

First day of sailing on Woodwind

April 20, 2014

Thumbs Up to Opening Weekend

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The day has finally arrived! The boat is shiny and beautiful, fresh out of winter maintenance work and it is time to actually sail! Even though, the first day of sailing was yesterday… it was my first day of sailing today. We had great winds around 15 knots and sailed almost to Thomas Point Lighthouse …

April 19, 2014

Opening Day

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Baseball, rockish, and Chesapeake sailing season.  There’s always a sense of urgency, longing, anticipation, and burning for opening days.  Okay, maybe burning is going too far.  Regardless, Woodwind sailed twice today, and scratched the itch.  Woodwind II came out to play in the mid afternoon.                 To celebrate, we …

April 18, 2014

This Must Be The Place

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  Hooray!  Today, Woodwind landed in her slip at the Marriott Dock on Spa Creek!  All the while, I had the Talking Heads song “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” running through my head  Securing lines at the mouth of Ego Alley gave me a sense of restoration and content.  The boat and her …

Woodwind sails by just before the sun sets.

September 28, 2013

Sweet Racing and Sunsets

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What a beautiful Saturday! When I saw how much wind was out there, I knew we could make it to see the J70 North American Championships being held in the middle of the Bay. This was my goal for the day. I wanted show guests a starting line with 90 boats on it, but had …

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