Schooner Woodwind http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com Annapolis Sailing Cruises Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:13:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 straight ahead! http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/straight-ahead/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=straight-ahead http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/straight-ahead/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:58:20 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9114 photo taken during the Sunset cruise of sept. 12 2014

Photo by Luc Lapointe of Chateauguay, Quebec

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Today on the Bay….. http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/today-on-the-bay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=today-on-the-bay http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/today-on-the-bay/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:31:55 +0000 Captain Mickey http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9111 J80 North Americans

J80 North Americans

We were lucky on our 1st sail today to time our arrival near the leeward mark just right to see both of the downwind legs in the J80 North American Championships.

Look at all the fun spinnakers coming down wind to the mark with the bay bridge in view behind the fleet.

More downwind J80 action...

More downwind J80 action…

Got right up next to this big guy and waved to some of the crew that were painting the cranes.

 

Sugar ship waiting to head to Baltimore

Sugar ship waiting to head to Baltimore

Some of our summer crews cousins visited us today while in town seeing family. It was a pleasure to meet you and I know we will see you again because you bought the koozie.

I guess we could call you Capt. Ron...Haha

I guess we could call you Capt. Ron…Haha

One of the guests taking a pic of another great sunset in Annapolis!!

It never gets old. My favorite part of the day

It never gets old. My favorite part of the day

 

 

 

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Mayor on the Water http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/mayor-on-the-water/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mayor-on-the-water http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/mayor-on-the-water/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:39:19 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9070 Mayor of Mommoth in New Jersey, His wife, and local businesswoman
meet and enjoy the great learning of the chesapeake and views.

Photo by Graciela Blackstone of Annapolis, Maryland

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Just breezin on the woodwind http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/just-breezin-on-the-woodwind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=just-breezin-on-the-woodwind http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/just-breezin-on-the-woodwind/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:38:20 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9073 Just breezing on the Woodwin during the wonderful and informative wine tasting. So comfortable, and cool………

Photo by Sinaloa Hobson of Bowie, Maryland

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Summer Sunset on the Severn http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/summer-sunset-on-the-severn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=summer-sunset-on-the-severn http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/summer-sunset-on-the-severn/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:37:38 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9076 A beautiful sunset captured behind the Woodwind II. This was the final Wednesday schooner race of the season with our boat, the Woodwind, as the winner!

Photo by Samantha Tingle of Warrenton, Virginia

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At the helm! http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/at-the-helm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=at-the-helm http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/at-the-helm/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:36:52 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9079 Steering the Woodwind after our big victory!

Photo by Samantha Tingle of Warrenton, Virginia

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enjoying the cruise http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/enjoying-the-cruise/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enjoying-the-cruise http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/enjoying-the-cruise/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:36:10 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9082 my girlfriend Natasha and I enjoying a sunset sail in june.

Photo by gerald misere of centreville, virginia

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Sunset on the harbor http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/sunset-on-the-harbor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sunset-on-the-harbor http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/09/sunset-on-the-harbor/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:43:18 +0000 Green Mountain 1 http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9049 Celebrated my 49th birthday aboard the Woodwind II with my mother and daughters on 08.27.14. Came in 2nd place, met some great people and witnessed this gorgeous sunset.

Photo by Stephanie Joyce of Odenton, Maryland

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Stacey’s First Sail, Dramatic Sky http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/08/staceys-first-sail-dramatic-sky/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=staceys-first-sail-dramatic-sky http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/08/staceys-first-sail-dramatic-sky/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:25:52 +0000 Captain Ken http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9088 IMG_20140831_143012370

Stacey concentrates on the distant shore, keeping Woodwind on course. Nice going, Stacey!

Sunday, the southwest wind  blew between 15 to 20 knots, producing ideal sailing conditions.  We tacked out of the harbor and then eased our course and toward the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  Stacey had never sailed before, but she enjoyed the experience so much that she asked to take the helm a second time.  Later in the cruise she was given the opportunity which so changed her outlook that she has decided to take sailing lessons.

We sailed under the Bay Bridge and then turned around and headed back.  Woodwind II had also taken the same course but turned before us.  She had a charter with food on board and Captain Andy wisely opted not to carry full sail, so that the passengers could eat their food (instead of wearing the food), where as we pressed on with all available canvas.  Slowly we gained on them until they were just ahead and to our leeward as we turned for Annapolis Harbor.

We slowly catch up to Woodwind.

The last sail of the day started the same as the first three: Great sailing with both vessels racing to the Bridge. However, we notice the sky darkening and the cloud patterns change from puffy to menacing.  Both Captain Andy and I both decide to shorten sail and head back.  As the photo below illustrates, it looks as if Mother Nature decides to point a cloudy finger directly at Woodwind II’s rig.

The threatening cloud points directly at Woodwind under jib and main.

The threatening cloud points directly at Woodwind II under jib and main.

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History Monday and More…… http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/08/history-monday-and-more/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=history-monday-and-more http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2014/08/history-monday-and-more/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:45:01 +0000 Captain Mickey http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/?p=9036 What a great day on the water we had today.

We had lots of fun families join us and we put them right to work.

Wyatt and Caroline helping dad with the stay sail

Wyatt and Caroline helping dad with the stay sail

And they did a great job. After helping with the sails they came back to the wheel and helped me steer the boat as well. Thank you guys for doing a wonderful job!!!

Wyatt and Caroline on the helm of the Schooner Woodwind

Wyatt and Caroline on the helm of the Schooner Woodwind

History Monday is always fascinating, and tonight proved to be no different. Dave Gendell,co-founder of Spinsheet Magazine came aboard and spoke about The Legends and Lore of Annapolis. What great stories. Thank you Dave.

Co-founder of spinsheet magazine Dave Gendell

Co-founder of spinsheet magazine Dave Gendell

We had a special treat tonight as one of our guests was Mrs. Carol Patterson of the community of Bay Ridge, Annapolis. Mrs. Patterson is the co-author of a book on the history of the community of Bay Ridge and she got up a gave everyone  a 5 minute spiel on some of the events that took place back in time in this wonderful community.

Thank you carol it was a pleasure to meet you and have you on board.

Author Carol Patterson speaking on the history of Bay Ridge

Author Carol Patterson speaking on the history of Bay Ridge

I can not resist posting sunset pictures. We get so many, but it never gets old. Enjoy…..

Another beautiful sunset over Annapolis

Another beautiful sunset over Annapolis

 

 

 

 

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