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Waking up aboard the Woodwind. The view from the Boat & Breakfast!

May 18, 2014

Good Morning Annapolis Harbor

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As the Captain of the Boat & Breakfast this weekend. I was delighted by the sky just after sunrise. I love waking up and seeing this view!  None of the guests were awake at the time, and it was a perfect moment to relax.

May 17, 2014

Dreams Come True

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Today was an exciting day!  The winds were beautiful and the temperature was mild. On every cruise other than the first one & sunset sail, we had a bachelorette party.  On the 1:30, we had two groups. On the 4:00, we had another one.  We made sure that the bride to be got a turn …
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May 13, 2014

What’s a YP anyway?

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YP stands for Yard Patrol.  The midshipmen cruise these vessels near the YARD (it’s not  a campus).  These steel hulled vessels we saw were less than 2 years old.  The Navy is gradually replacing their aging fleet of 40+ year old, wooden hulled vessels.  Here we can see a MOB (man overboard) drill in progress. …
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Yes... look at that ring and smile!!

May 12, 2014

An Eventful Day……

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Capt. Andy’s first day……! We had a wild and wooly day. About every type of wind condition we could see, we did. It went from  a lazy light wind day to having to drop sails in front of and approaching storm. Good job Andy! We had birthdays. Jane brought her mom from PA down to …
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May 11, 2014

Boat and Breakfast

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Hosting the Boat and Breakfast gives me a chance to meet some of our guests in a more relaxed setting.  This Saturday I met Chris and Brad who live near the Severn River in Virginia.  This Severn River is part of Mobjack Bay just North of Norfolk.  There they keep their classic sailing Catalina 30. …
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Capt. Ben at the helm of Woodwind II

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 …
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Racing

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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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