Captain Ken

About Captain Ken

How do you answer the question, What do I want to do when I grow up? For me, it was, ask the question what do I love to do that I can share with others and make it a career? I taught instrumental music to elementary students for 25 years. When that was no longer an option due to budget cuts, I asked the question again? This time the answer was, with the help of my family, Schooner Woodwind.
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September 22, 2013

Annapolis Classic Boat Regatta

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Annapolis is such a fun place to sail out of.  Today we were able to watch classic wooden boats race in the harbor.  This race was set up by Captain Rick Carrion.  Rick is the captain and owner of the oldest race boat in the USA.  Elf was built in 1888 and has been painstakingly …
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September 18, 2013

What’s Up? The Moon and Sunset

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As Bugs Bunny said, “Eh, What’s up Doc?”  In this case it was “What’s Up Magazine”, the moon and sunset.  The moon-rise occurred just prior to sunset and both made an impressive sight for our guests from “What’s Up Magazine”. There creative publications keep us informed on what’s happening locally in a way that really …
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September 15, 2013

Schooner Adventurer, reprise, Sailing Capital, Great Sailing

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This Sunday we had cool, comfortable temperatures.  Autumn sailing has arrived with the wind from the South, 12 to 18 knots!   As we head into the harbor we see an old friend, Mark Faulstick, on board his 1928 classic schooner, Adventurer.  Some of you may remember my post from August 22 (http://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/2013/08/hey-woodwind-is-leaving-without-me/) showing some details …
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August 25, 2013

Cool Temperature (for August) and a Vivid Sunset

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Shirley and Malcolm were originally from England.  I was able to capture the moment showing Woodwind II sailing by our stern as Shirley took the helm. Emmanuel brought his friend Dominique for a sail.  Both friends originally knew each other in their native country, France.  Emmanuel now lives here in New Jersey with his son …
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August 22, 2013

Hey, Woodwind is Leaving Without Me!

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Sometimes, when no one is looking, I escape!  This is the schooner Adventurer, which is owned by Mark Faulstick from Norwalk, Connecticut (my home state).  She was designed and built by the famous designer, John Alden, in 1928.  She has been a highly successful racer in the Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in class B (Woodwind …
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August 21, 2013

Sam’s Last Day and a Variety of Vessels

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Sam is going back to college (Virginia Tech).  He will be missed.  All crew know how to sail before being hired.  We teach them how to adapt that knowledge to our vessel and the details of the business.  We have watched him grow from a newbie to a valuable crew member.  Here you can see …
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August 17, 2013

An Unusual Easterly

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Easterlies can either bring rain and nasty weather or dry light air  (sometimes almost no wind) sailing.  Saturday was neither.  The wind was light, but strong enough to provide us with nice sailing and comfortably cool temperature.  It also allowed us to head toward Thomas Point Lighthouse.  On the first three trips we were able …
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August 6, 2013

Grey skies, who cares!

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Most people think the perfect day is blue skies and bright sunshine.  While that is great for business, please take it from me, come sailing with us on a cloudy but windy day and there is magic.  Ask these happy people.   Not only did our guests have a dramatic sky, but also, with less …
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August 2, 2013

Relaxed Sail

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This was a pleasant day on the Bay.  As you can see by the photos, everyone is relaxed and enjoying the moment. Frequent sailor Jay and his grandson, Drew, joined us and they brought Drew’s cousin Andrew.  Drew took the helm.  Very nice to see how well Drew was able to handle Woodwind II with …
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August 1, 2013

Interesting People and Thursday Night Racing

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Woodwind was chartered by the Chesapeake Outdoor Group (COG).  This group is a very positive force helping the Anne Arundel and Chesapeake Bay community.  Their activities are wide ranging and we were pleased to have them on board.  For more information follow this link: http://www.chesapeakeoutdoor.org.  What is fun and fascinating for me is to meet such …
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