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July 21, 2013

Perspective

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  Charlotte, Don, and I started the day by inspecting Woodwind II’s mainmast.  We frequently perform inspections as a matter of maintenance to preserve the safety, performance, and aesthetic of our schooners.  While gathering tools and materials for the inspection, we saw Woodwind sailing into Back Creek, where we were docked.  I grabbed the boat’s camera, went …
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July 21, 2013

Families, Sunsets, Young sailors

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One of the reasons I enjoy what I do is because I get to share with others why sailing is so cool.  Nina and her extended family came sailing for the first time.  It took a little coaxing, but I was able to get Nina at the helm.  This was her first time sailing and …
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July 20, 2013

John Hopkins

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We took out a group from John Hopkins, in Baltimore.  You can see form the pictures that the weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.  Thank you Jeffrey Salmore for sending me the great photos.  I had fun coming up with captions.  I hope you all enjoy.             …
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July 19, 2013

Short tacking Ego Alley

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  Our boats live at the mouth of Ego Alley, one of the busier intersections in town.  We see it all go down: cruisers making a dinghy run for ice cream cones, fishermen triumphantly returning for cold beers, backflips off of moored boats, stand up paddling with a dog, runabouts styling and profiling in their summer mating …
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July 18, 2013

“It’s so much Nicer on the Bay”

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Everyone was amazed what a nice breeze could feel like on a hot summer day on the Chesapeake Bay. We had a great private, corporate event on the first cruise. They loved the relaxing sail, and were anticipating the amazing crabs at Cantler’s Crab House. The second cruise was terrific, especially when four year old …
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Jack Sherwood and Captain Jen

July 17, 2013

Heat Wave on the Woodwind

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It has been hot these past days! There was a little wind today which made us have a nice day. Our first cruise was a corporate team event where High’s Convenience Stores chartered both Woodwinds for a Crew Match Race. We got our teams ready on the fisherman sail winches and our other stations. There …
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Dillon at the wheel of Woodwind

July 15, 2013

Sailing Adventure….

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Monday morning we had a group of kids from one of the Anne Arundel County adventure camps join us. They were a lot of fun. everyone that wanted to get a turn at the wheel got a chance to be the skipper of our 74′ schooner. You should have seen the smiles. Chris broke out …
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July 14, 2013

Viva La France!

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Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) was a good enough excuse to taste French wines,  tasty food and sing La Marseillaise. Thank you Charlotte for the photos!  

Ashley and all her friends

July 13, 2013

Brides and Birthdays…..

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Bridal parties all day onSchooner Woodwind     Today was a day of brides and birthdays.We had several bachelorette parties join us sailing today. And we several people out celebrating their birthdays. Happy birthday to everyone and pre-congratulations to all of our brides to be. You all helped in setting and unofficial record for champagne …
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The Renninger Family

July 12, 2013

Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain….

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  And it did. All day. And all night. But we did have some adventurous souls that wanted to sail and it so happens that we love sailing!! We ended up not going out on our 1st sail of the day and on the 2nd we had 2 people. Denise and John. It was Denise’s …
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