Schooners Woodwind have a busy summer planned and it kicks off now

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

all annapolis 300 season startsHappy April from the Woodwinds! The boats are in the water and are almost ready to start sailing! Opening day is today and the whole team is excited to have everyone come sailing with them. Check out the History and Music Sunset Sails where the crew makes history fun and the musicians are amazing. They have already sold out for our Blue Angels practice and show day sails…but fear not, there are other fun sailing adventures for everyone throughout the sailing season. Wondering what to do for Mom and Dad for their special days and another year in a restaurant does not sound fun….Take them sailing on the Specialty Brunch Sails. Come sail away!

 May 2016 

May 3:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Port City Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

May 4:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  5:30pm-7:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 5:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Enjoy music performed by local musicians, Ships’ Company, during a two hour sunset cruise under full sail. Ships’ Company is a living history organization dedicated to the preservation of the American maritime heritage. They interpret many aspects of maritime life between 1775 and 1865. For more than a decade, the Ships’ Company Chanteymen have shared sea salts’ songs with tens of thousands, all over the East Coast. Aside from being scurvy-free, they portray the musical part of nautical life in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of their songs originally set a pace to keep ship crews rowing in time or doing rhythmic chores such as turning a capstan. Some just filled long hours or lonely nights at sea. Simple and direct, wild and spirited, salty and rough as a North Atlantic gale, they were a reflection of the sailors themselves. The practice of voicing rhythmic sounds while working may be as old as mankind and probably is intrinsic to human nature.” Since early sailors spent years away from home, first-time listeners should not be surprised that many tunes mention fair maidens, home, and “other” entertainments.

With rollicking tunes and sing-along choruses, it’s also fun. www.shipscompany.org Check our website for music line up. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 5:30pm and returns at 7:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 8:  Mother’s Day Brunch Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot, Schooner WoodwindThis wonderful three-hour brunch cruise includes one free Bloody Mary or Mimosa and delicious food: homemade scones, quiche Lorraine squares, baked citrus salmon with hearty bread, grilled flank steak, fresh fruit salad, orange juice and homemade biscotti. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 10am, returning at 1pm. Tickets are $88/adult and $48/child under 12 yrs., maximum 40 guests.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

May 10:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Port City Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

May 11:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  6:25pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.   www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 12:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Enjoy music performed by local musician, Ships’ Company, during a two hour sunset cruise under full sail. Ships’ Company is a living history organization dedicated to the preservation of the American maritime heritage. They interpret many aspects of maritime life between 1775 and 1865. For more than a decade, the Ships’ Company Chanteymen have shared sea salts’ songs with tens of thousands, all over the East Coast. Aside from being scurvy-free, they portray the musical part of nautical life in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of their songs originally set a pace to keep ship crews rowing in time or doing rhythmic chores such as turning a capstan. Some just filled long hours or lonely nights at sea. Simple and direct, wild and spirited, salty and rough as a North Atlantic gale, they were a reflection of the sailors themselves. The practice of voicing rhythmic sounds while working may be as old as mankind and probably is intrinsic to human nature.” Since early sailors spent years away from home, first-time listeners should not be surprised that many tunes mention fair maidens, home, and “other” entertainments.

With rollicking tunes and sing-along choruses, it’s also fun. www.shipscompany.org Check our website for music line up. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.   www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837  

May 14:  Schooner Woodwind starts sailing 4 times a day-7 days a weekHelp raise the sails, steer the boat or just sit back and relax aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. Sail times through Labor Day weekend are 11:00-1:00, 1:30-3:30, 4:00-6:00 and a sunset sail from 6:30-8:30. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837  

May 15:  Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sail by as many as 3 different lighthouses while learning about their history, importance, and present day condition from a guest lecturer from the Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 11:30am, returning at 3:30pm and includes a box lunch, soft drinks and snacks. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Tickets are $89/adult and $56/child under 12 yrs. with a children’s lunch, maximum 35 guests. 

www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

May 16:  “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: with Janet Wilimans speaking on the Mysteries & Secrets Along the Severn. Enjoy a historically guided 2 hour sunset sailing cruise. Travel up the Severn River from Greenbury Pt. to Manressa. Discover the past’s secrets and mysteries of this ancient river. Learn of its changing landscapes from a colonial sailing port to the birth of military aviation. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

May 17:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Port City Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack.

www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

May 18:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  6:25pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 19:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Enjoy music performed by local musicians, Roadside Show, during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind.  The Roadside is a blue’s influenced, roots-rock acoustic band that features music from the turn of the century to modern day hits. Bringing over 40-years of musical experience together, The Roadside is the latest musical venture for Robert Nolan and Randy Lusk. Both are transplants to Maryland, having lived and jammed in Alaska, New Orleans, Northern and Southern California and Colorado they bring their diverse influences together to provide some toe-tapping tunes and sweet harmonies that are sure to delight! www.facebook.com/theroadsideband  Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.   www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837  

May 23:  “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: with Tom Guay speaking on Tales and Tunes of the Golden Age of Annapolis. Enjoy a historically guided 2 hour sunset sailing cruise.   You will enjoy tunes and tales of life during the Golden Age of Annapolis; the balls, the theater, the songs, the social season, which abruptly ended, forever, with the burning of the Peggy Stewart in 1774.  Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase. www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

May 24: Blue Angels Practice Cruise: Watch the Blue Angels practice their aero-acrobatics during this special cruise. Depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 11:00am and return at 3:30pm. Advanced ticket purchase required, includes box lunch, soda, and snacks; $93 per person, $56 per child w/child’s lunch. Maximum 40 guests.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

May 24:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Port City Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are $44 adults, $27 children under 12 yrs.   www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

May 25: Blue Angels Show Cruise: Watch the Blue Angels perform their aero-acrobatics during this special cruise. Depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 11:00am and return at 3:30pm. Advanced ticket purchase required, includes box lunch, soda, and snacks; $93 per person, $56 per child w/child’s lunch. Maximum 40 guests.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

May 25:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  6:25pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $44 adults, $27 children under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 26:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Enjoy music performed by Don Shappelle during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind.  Don Shappelle sings and writes many songs about the Chesapeake Bay, it’s people, it’s boats and the many rivers that flow into the bay. Don grew up on the banks of the mighty Susquehanna River so many of his songs are influenced by that great river. Don also performs sailing and water oriented songs by other artists. Don Shappelle accompanies his songs on 6 & 12 string guitar and harmonica. He has performed up and down the Chesapeake Bay in many settings over the years and counts singing onboard the Woodwind as one of his favorites.Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44 adults, $27 children under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.   www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

May 30:  Acoustic Brunch Sailing Cruise with Gareth Asher aboard the 74-foot, Schooner WoodwindAn Intimate, Acoustic Show with Gareth Asher aboard the Schooner Woodwind for a concert on a beautiful sailing boat, including a light delicious brunch. As a touring artist, Asher has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips(o/ Toad the Wet Sprocket), Emerson Hart, Angie Aparo, Corey Smith, Sister Hazel, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Steve Cropper and many more. Born in the small town Bowdon, GA, Gareth Asher was raised on a steady diet of old school funk, rock and soul. Asher attributes many of his musical sensibilities to monumental artists like Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, and groups like Chicago. As a writer, he respects the work of iconic performing songwriters like Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, and Don Henley and The Eagles. “Gareth has a wonderful way of singing to your soul”, says Captain Jen, “add that while sailing on the Chesapeake and you have the perfect moments that will turn into favorite memories. Don’t miss this show!”  Enjoy a light brunch as we cruise to a secluded cove, including Apple Cake, Bacon & Swiss and Artichoke with Red Pepper Quiche Squares and a refreshing fruit salad. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available at our cash bar filled with local craft beer and wine. We do sail rain or shine. If the musicians cannot play due to the weather, but we can still sail- we will refund the performance part of the ticket. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 10:30am, returning at 1pm. Tickets are $798/adult and $48/child under 12 yrs., maximum 37 guests. 

www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 30:  “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: with a member of NOAA speaking on Capt. John Smith Water Trail History.  Enjoy a historically guided 2 hour sunset sailing cruise. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

May 31:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Port City Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack.

www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837 

June 2016

June 1:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:25pm and returns 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 2:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Enjoy music performed by Crab Alley during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. Crab Alley founders Jeff Holland and Janie Meneely will join up for a Woodwind cruise and regale the crew with their original songs of the Bay and beyond. Serious or saucy, their songs shed light on recreational boating as well as Chesapeake traditions here on the Bay.  Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

June 5: Wine In The Wind Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

Join us for a three hour sail around the Bay sampling wonderful wines.  A representative from the wineries will introduce you to these special wines. This will be a relaxing sail including 3-oz samples of each of the four wines featured. Along with each wine is a delicious, perfectly paired bite (we call them magnificent morsels) to go with each wine.  After the sampling, there will be a small afternoon appetizer buffet that will pair well with any wines you would like to purchase by the glass to enjoy on the rest of your sail.  Depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel 2:00pm, return at 5:00pm.Price: $109 per person. Maximum 35 guests.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 6: “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  The Key to Annapolis History by Jeff Holland                                                                                                                                 The Key to Annapolis History lies right there in the harbor; It can’t be found by looking port; and it can’t be found looking starboard; It’s only when you drop the hook that the secret can be found: When you anchor, you’ll discover that the bottom of the harbor is only 12 feet down!   Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 7:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Union Craft Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail.  Beer is the union of water, barley, hops and yeast. A brewery is the union of beer, its brewers and the community it serves. Beer Unites! is not just a tagline, its the underlying philosophy of everything we believe in as a business. Good beer brings good people together for good times—and good works. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 8:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:25pm and returns 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 9:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Enjoy music performed by The Roadside during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. The Roadside is a blue’s influenced, roots-rock acoustic band that features music from the turn of the century to modern day hits. Bringing over 40-years of musical experience together, The Roadside is the latest musical venture for Robert Nolan and Randy Lusk. Both are transplants to Maryland, having lived and jammed in Alaska, New Orleans, Northern and Southern California and Colorado they bring their diverse influences together to provide some toe-tapping tunes and sweet harmonies that are sure to delight! www.facebook.com/theroadsideband  Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 13: “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Legends and Lore of the Annapolis Waterfront by Dave Gendell   Dave brings aboard and entertaining and compelling set of stories and insights around  Annapolis history, the Naval Academy, the sailing scene, and the personalities that make Annapolis one of the world’s most unique waterfront communities. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837June 14:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Union Craft Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. Beer is the union of water, barley, hops and yeast. A brewery is the union of beer, its brewers and the community it serves. Beer Unites! is not just a tagline, its the underlying philosophy of everything we believe in as a business. Good beer brings good people together for good times—and good works. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer.. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns 8:30pm Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 15:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  6:25pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 16:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Enjoy music performed by the Eastport Oyster Boys during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. Recognized as the City of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay’s Musical Goodwill Ambassadors The Eastport Oyster Boys love to share their musical celebration of life on the shores of the Chesapeake and its scenic rivers with audiences of all ages. For two decades they have educated, amused and delighted thousands with their wit, wisdom and special message of stewardship and appreciation for the Bay and its unique maritime culture and history. Anyone who loves being on or near the water will find they have a lot in common with these guys, whose simple philosophy is wrapped up in the three basic necessities of life “a good hat, a good dog and a good boat!” Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 19: Father’s Day Brunch Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Our Father’s Day Brunch Sail departs Annapolis for a three-hour Brunch cruise includes one free Bloody Mary or Mimosa and delicious food: homemade scones, quiche lorraine squares, baked citrus salmon with hearty bread, grilled flank steak, fresh fruit salad, orange juice and homemade biscotti. $88 per person, $48 per child. Maximum 35 guests.  Cruise depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  10:00am, returning at 1:00pm. www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

June 19: Acoustic Sunset Sailing Cruise with Paul Pfau aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  An Intimate, All Ages Acoustic Show with Paul Pfau aboard the Schooner Woodwind for a concert on a beautiful sailing boat.

Paul Pfau (rhymes with “wow”) is an award-winning singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. After graduating from college with an economics degree in 2010 he decided to forgo the 9 to 5 for a career as a recording artist. In 2011 Paul was nominated Best New Artist by the Washington Area Music Association. In 2012 he began recording his debut full-length album, Happy To Be, with double-platinum recording engineer Sean Russell (Bruno Mars), which was mixed and mastered by grammy-award-winning engineers Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band) and Brad Blackwood (Maroon 5, Keith Urban). In 2013 Happy To Be won a WAMMIE for Debut Album of the Year.  Months later he was diagnosed with a vocal nodule that would put his career on hold for the better half of the next year. Shortly after his recovery, Paul gained national exposure on season eight of NBC’s hit show “The Voice.” Auditioning with Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” he turned the chairs of both Blake Shelton & Pharrell Williams, ultimately choosing to work with Pharrell. Since his departure from the show, Paul has been writing and recording music for his sophomore album and touring the country. A maximum of 35 guests will be able to enjoy this really special event!  We do sail rain or shine. If the musicians cannot play due to the weather, but we can still sail- we will refund the performance part of the ticket. Cruise depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  6:30pm, returning at 9:00pm. www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 20: “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Economy Under Sail, The History of Bay Transport  by John Page Williams Did you know the primary shipping method for Annapolis residents and businesses was by water in the early 1900s? From sailboats to steamboats and more, learn about the evolution, challenges, and impact of the Bay transportation.  Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 21:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Union Craft Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. Beer is the union of water, barley, hops and yeast. A brewery is the union of beer, its brewers and the community it serves. Beer Unites! is not just a tagline, its the underlying philosophy of everything we believe in as a business. Good beer brings good people together for good times—and good works. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale. A brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack.

www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 22:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats!  Cruises depart from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel at 6:25pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 23:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Enjoy music performed by Ken Wenzell during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. With the release of  “…Beneath Potomac Skies”  –  a 12-song, full-band collection of moments and memories culled from time spent in Washington DC, and many other locales – singer/songwriter/saxophonist Ken Francis Wenzel is eager to introduce his own roots-rock, country jazz-tinged take on love, learning, and life in contemporary America. Featuring several guest appearances from some of the DC area’s finest musicians, “…Beneath Potomac Skies” is the long-awaited follow-up to Ken’s 2010 debut acoustic EP, “…This is Cross Kentucky”. With a slightly raw voice and sparse acoustic guitar, that EP showcased the perspective and passions of a well traveled, yet still searching singer/songwriter – one with a somewhat different story and background than most. Born and raised in Champaign, Illinois, Ken studied classical saxophone at the University of Illinois before graduating from UNLV in Las Vegas, NV with a degree in jazz studies. He spent the next decade playing all over the world: in Las Vegas casinos; on cruise ships in Northern Europe, Africa, and Asia; at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan; on national tours of Broadway musicals; at festivals including the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival and 2010 Chicago Blues Festival; and of course, in countless clubs and small venues. All the while, he worked as an in-demand freelancer, playing saxophone with artists both locally and nationally – including, among many others, Frankie Avalon, Ben Vereen, Bobby Parker, and Carlos Santana. In 2007, tiring of the endless grind of freelancing and the narrow branding brought on by being considered “just” a saxophonist, Ken decided to buy himself an acoustic guitar. What followed, during time spent practicing and singing at home and at local open mics, was a transformation both personal and artistic – reinventing his own sense of musicianship, and in the process, reinventing himself.

Today, whether performing as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter or with his full band Cross Kentucky, Ken stays busy, playing 200+ shows a year across the DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia region, the eastern seaboard, the midwest, and south. Band’s Website: www.kenwenzelmusic.com Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

June 26: Brews in the Breeze Lunch Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Join the Woodwind crew for an afternoon of beer tasting along with a delicious lunch. After we raise all our sails, we will start the tasting with the lightest of the four beers. Lunch will consist of all your Chesapeake favorites, including crab cakes, served buffet style while sailing on the beautiful Bay! Tickets are $78 per adult and include lunch, four 6 oz. beers, and unlimited soda and water. Additional beer will be available for purchase. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 12:30pm and returns at 3pm. Maximum 35 guests www.schoonerwoodwind.com 410-2367837

June 27: “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Tale of Two Cities by Janet Williman                                                                                                                                           Now, is an exciting time, the beginning of Plebe Summer, to view Annapolis and the USNA by sea. Discover how a fading ancient beauty, Annapolis, attracted a dashing new Naval college.  Learn how this symbiotic relationship benefits both in the past and plans for the future. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm.Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 28:  Beer Tasting Sailing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Sample beer from Union Craft Brewery while enjoying the beautiful sunset under full sail. Beer is the union of water, barley, hops and yeast. A brewery is the union of beer, its brewers and the community it serves. Beer Unites! is not just a tagline, its the underlying philosophy of everything we believe in as a business. Good beer brings good people together for good times—and good works. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale AleA brewery representative will be aboard and ticket price includes 3 samples of beer. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm

Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack.

www.schoonerwoodwind.com    410-263-7837

June 29:  Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing Cruise aboard the 74-foot Schooners Woodwind & Woodwind II: Be part of the action every Wednesday night as the two wooden schooners, Woodwind & Woodwind II, compete in Annapolis’ summer racing series. Help the crew or sit back and watch 130 racing sailboats! Cruises depart from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel.  6:25pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837 

June 30:  Sailing Cruise with live music aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:  Enjoy music performed by Calico Jenny during a two hour sunset cruise aboard the  74-foot Schooner Woodwind. From pirates to Point Lookout, the music of Janie Meneely largely celebrates the maritime history, characters and traditions of the Chesapeake Bay. Her songs ramble between the raucous ruminations of ne’er-do-well sea captains to more thoughtful ballads about the people who make a living “working” the water. www.janiemeneely.com  Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and returns at 8:30pm. Tickets are $44/adult, $27/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase.  www.schoonerwoodwind.com   410-263-7837

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