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

Good Morning Annapolis Harbor

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.

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Dreams Come True

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 […]

What’s a YP anyway?

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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An Eventful Day……

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 […]

Great breakfast after spending the night on Woodwind.

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.  There are 3 Severn Rivers.  The second, of course, forms Annapolis Harbor and the last is actually The River Severn, […]

Great breakfast after spending the night on Woodwind.

Boat and Breakfast

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. […]

Capt. Ben at the helm of Woodwind II

Lazy Hazy Day…….

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 […]

Racing

The Start of a Race means everything

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.

Sunset over the Statehouse

Pleasant Living

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 […]

Cruising back to the Marriott Dock

May Day!

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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