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What a Great Weekend…..

Any one who came sailing with us this weekend sure got lucky. We had some of the best weather of the month so far. Saturday and Sunday we were just about full on all our trips. The winds were a little light on Sat., but on Sunday the winds were blowing 12-15 knots and we […]

Best tip ever!


Woodwind II felt good today in the steady SSE 15-17kts.  It was a true autumn paradise on the Chesapeake today.  This time of year has always been my favorite time on the bay. We had a family of 6 aboard this afternoon.  As they were boarding, I asked if they were celebrating anything.  A lady […]

Captain Leanne on her birthday steering the Schooner Woodwind

Brunch at the Bridge…

After being almost non-existent all day yesterday the wind decided to show up in force today. Good. We love to sail! Today was our Champagne Brunch sail and it was going to be great. Everyone was eager with anticipation. Even the crew was excited about being out in the windy conditions. As we loaded all […]

Thomas Point Light

Lighthouses of the Chesapeake…

Only a couple of times during the year do we venture out on our Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Tour. And today was one of those days. Our goal is to try and get to at least 3 of our closest lighthouses. The wind was not in our favor but the weather was. Almost non-existent(the wind) we […]

Woodwind crossing the start line

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Watch…..

And their off. We sailed out to the start line to send of the Woodwind for The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. We circled the starting area watching all the boats arriving from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore where they all did the parade of sail the day before. I think there might have been […]

From atop the mainmast of Woodwind II at the Boat Show

Boat Show Wrap “Up”

“Up” was the key word word of the day. At the start of the day we had a small issue with our lazy-jack system on the mast. So my day started with a ride up the foremast. Found a snarled and broken block, made a temporary repair and came back down the mast. But of […]

Fred and Jody Krazeise at the helm of Woodwind

Cold Weather Sailing

It was a cold, drizzly day by the 9 am. As we got the boat ready, we hoped for wonderful people that had a sense of adventure and enthusiasm. Our first cruise was a 25th Anniversary celebration! Fred and Jody Krazeise were the couple, and they made a weekend of the anniversary for their friends. […]

US Sailboat Show in Annapolis obstructs the city skyline!

Show Boating at Boat Show

The annual US Sailboat Show is here. The town is transformed, the skyline obstructed by sailboat masts, and everyone talks about sailing. This is one of my favorite times of year! We sail from the sailboat show on dock E2 on an hour and a half sail up to four times daily. In between sails, […]

Golden glow of the sun as we sailed out of the Severn River.

Sunday Funday

Today is the last day at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel until October 17, since the US Sailboat Show set-up starts later this evening. The Sailboat Show runs from October 4-8, click here for more info on how to sail with us then. Today was a stunningly beautiful day. We had great winds, although very flukey […]

Deanna Dove aboard The Schooner Woodwind

Songs of the Chesapeake….

This was our last Music Thursday of the season. But that did not stop us from enjoying 3 great sails today. Starting out it looked as if we weren’t going to have much wind, but as we came out of the harbor the wind picked up as we headed for the bay. The number of […]

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