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Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind

80 Compromise St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-7837
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About Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind

Sail the Chesapeake on a 74-foot schooner! Raise the sails, steer the boat, or sit back and relax on a two-hour sail. Special, longer event cruises, too. The Woodwind and Woodwind II offer a real Chesapeake sailing experience for public sails and private events. Buy a ticket, or privately rent the entire boat. Fun, team match racing, corporate outings, crab feasts and catered sunset sails. Sailing is a great way to celebrate birthdays, reunions, and a wedding weekend. Departs from the downtown, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.

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Schooner Race Watch Cruise
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Schooner Race Watch Cruise

October 15, 2020

The Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Start Watch aboard the Schooner Woodwind II: Join in the excitement and watch the start of the race. There will be up to 25 plus schooners at the starting line. Seven of them are at least near 100+ feet. This is going to be incredible. Join the fun! They will be racing to the Norfolk area, we will cheer them on till it’s time to go in. We will be under sail with the schooners (and yes you’ll be sailing on one too). We will not cross the starting line, but we will be sailing around them all as they come down from Baltimore. The sail includes bagged lunch, soft drinks, and bottled water and tax.  Our cash bar includes a selection of Craft Beer, Wine & Bubbly! Gourmet Bagged Lunch includes: Adult Bagged Lunches include dill potato salad, charred corn, and fennel slaw & a Cowboy cookie. Sandwiches (Choose 1 per adult ticket) Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wrap Honey Ham with Boursin cheese, rosemary mustard & arugula on a multigrain baguette Vegetarian Hearts & Greens Wrap with artichoke hearts, power greens, almonds & tarragon mayo Child’s Bagged Lunch includes a cluster of grapes & Cowboy cookie Sandwiches served on thick egg bread (Choose 1 per child ticket) Almond Butter & Homemade Blueberry-Pomegranate Jam Turkey & Cheese Departs Annapolis at 10:30 am & returns at 1:30 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $90 per adult/$54 per child under 12 years, with a maximum of 35 guests.

Acoustic Brunch with Tony Luca
Annapolis City Marina

Acoustic Brunch with Tony Luca

October 4, 2020

Join us for an intimate, all-ages acoustic show with Tony Lucca aboard the Schooner Woodwind for a concert on a beautiful sailing boat, including a light delicious brunch. Ernie Halter will perform for over an hour while at anchor in a secluded cove. After the performance, we will set sail on the 74-foot, classic wooden schooner. Raise the sails, steer the boat, sit back, relax and meet Tony while sailing the Bay. Tony Lucca is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter whose catalog of music runs the gamut from soul-infused pop to tear-jerker folk balladry. His music has been featured in shows like “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Felicity,” and “Brothers and Sisters.” He was a frequent member of the house band on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” where he performed alongside then fellow up-and-comers like Kamasi Washington, Zane Carney, Brian Wright, and stalwarts like Marc Ford and Cordovas frontman, Joe Firstman. In 2012, Lucca took third place on NBC’s “The Voice,” earning himself a record deal with coach Adam Levine’s 222 Records. He has toured alongside such artists as Sara Bareilles, Jonny Lang, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Rachael Yamagata, Emerson Hart, and Gabe Dixon. Lucca currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Rachel, their kids Liam and Sparrow, along with their dog Apple. Enjoy a light brunch as we cruise to a secluded cove. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available from our cash bar filled also with local craft beer and wine. Acoustic Brunch Cruise Menu: Bacon & Swiss Quiche Pinwheel Spinach & Pesto Quiche Pinwheel Seasonal Fruit Salad  Pumpkin Bread Have any old instruments you want to go to a good home? We have partnered with Music 4 More, a 501(c)3 charity organization that launched in Baltimore in 2007 (now based in Annapolis, MD), and we will have a drop off that day for any instruments you would like to donate! Their primary focus is collecting instrument donations, repairing and reintroducing them into struggling schools and music therapy programs for veterans. Since its launch, Music 4 More has donated over 700 instruments to schools and VA hospitals in 13 states.   Music 4 More accepts instruments in any shape (Currently we are not taking donations of pianos/organs or sheet music). Any instruments that are deemed unrepairable will be used for art projects to sell/auction for fundraising activities.  For more information www.music4more.org 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. There are no assigned seats. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the captain cancels the cruise due to unsafe conditions. Due to the Annapolis Power Boat Show, this sail departs from the Annapolis City Marina Departs Annapolis at 11:30 am & returns at 2:30pm at the Annapolis City Marina, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, 21403 Tickets are $111 per adult, with a maximum of 35 guests

October Lighthouse Cruise
Annapolis City Marina

October Lighthouse Cruise

October 3, 2020

Sail to as many as three different lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and learn about their history, importance, and present-day condition by a guest lecturer from the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Enjoy lunch on board. Adult Bagged Lunch includes: Dill potato salad, charred corn, and fennel slaw & a Cowboy cookie. Sandwiches (Choose 1 per adult ticket) Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wrap Honey Ham with Boursin cheese, rosemary mustard & arugula on a multigrain baguette Vegetarian Hearts & Greens Wrap with artichoke hearts, power greens, almonds & tarragon mayo Child Bagged Lunch Includes A cluster of grapes & Cowboy cookie Sandwiches served on thick egg bread (Choose 1 per child ticket) Almond Butter & Homemade Blueberry-Pomegranate Jam Turkey & Cheese Due to the Annapolis Power Boat Show, this sail departs from the Annapolis City Marina Departs at 11:30 am & returns at 3:30 pm at the Annapolis City Marina,           410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis MD 21403 Tickets are $100 per adult/$62 per child under 12 years, with a maximum of 35 guests.

Acoustic Brunch with Ernie Halter
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Acoustic Brunch with Ernie Halter

September 27, 2020

Join us for an intimate, all ages acoustic show with Ernie Halter aboard the Schooner Woodwind for a concert on a beautiful sailing boat, including a light delicious brunch. Ernie Halter will perform for over an hour while at anchor in a secluded cove. After the performance, we will set sail on the 74-foot, classic wooden schooner. Raise the sails, steer the boat, sit back, relax and meet Ernie while sailing the Bay. What’s a typical day in the life of Nashville singer/songwriter Ernie Halter? Turns out there’s no such thing. This do-it-yourself, grass-roots, superfan-building machine of a musician has toured all 50 states, Europe, and Asia. His acoustic/vocal centered songs have been featured in film and television. His YouTube and social media plays outnumber those of many major artists, and his multiple crowdfunding projects have raised a combined $50,000. He’s had more than 30 million streams on Spotify. Keys to building a thriving and self-sustaining career have included staying one step ahead of the game and maintaining a strong, personal connection to his fans. Enjoy a light brunch as we cruise to a secluded cove. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available from our cash bar filled also with local craft beer and wine. Acoustic Brunch Cruise Menu: Bacon & Swiss Quiche Pinwheel Spinach & Pesto Quiche Pinwheel Seasonal Fruit Salad  Pumpkin Bread Have any old instruments you want to go to a good home? We have partnered with Music 4 More, a 501(c)3 charity organization that launched in Baltimore in 2007 (now based in Annapolis, MD), and we will have a drop off that day for any instruments you would like to donate! Their primary focus is collecting instrument donations, repairing and reintroducing them into struggling schools and music therapy programs for veterans. Since its launch, Music 4 More has donated over 700 instruments to schools and VA hospitals in 13 states.   Music 4 More accepts instruments in any shape (Currently we are not taking donations of pianos/organs or sheet music). Any instruments that are deemed unrepairable will be used for art projects to sell/auction for fundraising activities.  For more information www.music4more.org 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. There are no assigned seats. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the captain cancels the cruise due to unsafe conditions. Departs Annapolis at 11:30 am & returns at 2:30pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $99 per adult, with a maximum of 35 guests

Classic Wooden Boat Regatta
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Classic Wooden Boat Regatta

September 20, 2020

Participate in the Classic Wooden Boat Regatta. The Woodwinds’ have been invited to participate in the race in the “Spirit of Tradition Class”.  The course is approximately 5.4 NM and takes place in the Severn River. It is a 3 lap race with a pursuit style race. Each boat has a rating, and by the rating, they will get a start time. The pursuit style race challenges the competitors to sail through the other race boats to win the regatta. This will be an amazing trip for photography (hint B&W or sepia tone) of these old, gorgeous boats.  The participating boats will be on display on Saturday (other than the Woodwinds). This is going to be a fun, challenging race! Join the crew! Ticket Price includes bagged lunch, soft drinks, and bottled water. Our cash bar includes a selection of Craft Beer, Wine & Bubbly! Adult Bagged Lunch includes: Dill potato salad, charred corn, and fennel slaw & a Cowboy cookie. Sandwiches (Choose 1 per adult ticket) Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wrap Honey Ham with Boursin cheese, rosemary mustard & arugula on a multigrain baguette Vegetarian Hearts & Greens Wrap with artichoke hearts, power greens, almonds & tarragon mayo Child Bagged Lunch Includes A cluster of grapes & Cowboy cookie Sandwiches served on thick egg bread (Choose 1 per child ticket) Almond Butter & Homemade Blueberry-Pomegranate Jam Turkey & Cheese Departs at 11:00 am & returns at 2:30 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street Tickets are $90 per adult/$54per child under 12 years, with a maximum of 47 guests.

Acoustic Brunch with Michael Tolcher
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Acoustic Brunch with Michael Tolcher

August 30, 2020

Join us for an intimate, all ages acoustic show with Michael Tolcher aboard the Schooner Woodwind for a concert on a beautiful sailing boat, including a light delicious brunch. Michael Tolcher will perform for over an hour while at anchor in a secluded cove. Michael Tolcher is an American singer/songwriter that blends southern, soul, improv, sincerity and comedy all together to form his art. Best experienced at his live show — he captures his audience and leads them through a vocal adventure of artistic, meaningful, musical expression. He’s a Georgia Boy having grown up just south of Atlanta – and still resides just West of the city. He travels for about 30-40% of his time these days – mostly in the US. He calls it lifestyle touring: “I like to be where I want to be, doing what I want to do” Enjoy a light brunch as we cruise to a secluded cove. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available from our cash bar filled also with local craft beer and wine. Acoustic Brunch Cruise Menu: Bacon & Swiss Quiche Pinwheel Spinach & Pesto Quiche Pinwheel Seasonal Fruit Salad  Pumpkin Bread Have any old instruments you want to go to a good home? We have partnered with Music 4 More, a 501(c)3 charity organization that launched in Baltimore in 2007 (now based in Annapolis, MD), and we will have a drop off that day for any instruments you would like to donate! Their primary focus is collecting instrument donations, repairing and reintroducing them into struggling schools and music therapy programs for veterans. Since its launch, Music 4 More has donated over 700 instruments to schools and VA hospitals in 13 states.   Music 4 More accepts instruments in any shape (Currently we are not taking donations of pianos/organs or sheet music). Any instruments that are deemed unrepairable will be used for art projects to sell/auction for fundraising activities.  For more information www.music4more.org 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. There are no assigned seats. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the captain cancels the cruise due to unsafe conditions. Departs Annapolis at 11:30 am & returns at 2:30 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $99 per adult, with a maximum of 35 guests

Wind In The Wind Cruise
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Wind In The Wind Cruise

August 9, 2020

Join us for a two-hour sail around the Chesapeake Bay while sampling wonderful wines The representative from a winery will introduce you to four special wines while we are under sail. The cruise 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) Includes a take-home, boat friendly, wine glass by Go Vino with the Woodwind’s logo on it. You will be able to raise the sails, steer the boat or just sit back and relax with your wine and food.  Wines and menu to be determined Departs Annapolis at 4:00 pm & returns at 6:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street.  Tickets are $83 per adult, with a maximum of 40 guests.

Local Everything Dinner Cruise
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Local Everything Dinner Cruise

July 26, 2020

Enjoy our “Local Everything” themed dinner and drinks while under full sail on the Chesapeake Bay. This cruise will focus on food that you can grow yourself or purchase locally.  Our caterer, Light House Bistro, prides themselves on getting produce, meats, and many other ingredients from the local area.  For our wonderful selection of alcoholic beverages, we choose independent breweries and distilleries within a 70-mile radius. Sail includes three-course dinner, 3 drink vouchers, and unlimited soda & water. Menu To Be Determined Departs Annapolis at 6:30 pm & returns at 9:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,           80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $113 per adult, with a maximum of 35 guests.

Wind In The Wind Cruise
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Wind In The Wind Cruise

July 12, 2020

Join us for a two-hour sail around the Chesapeake Bay while sampling wonderful wines The representative from a winery will introduce you to four special wines while we are under sail. The cruise 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) Includes a take-home, boat friendly, wine glass by Go Vino with the Woodwind’s logo on it. You will be able to raise the sails, steer the boat or just sit back and relax with your wine and food.  Wines and menu to be determined Departs Annapolis at 4:00 pm & returns at 6:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street.  Tickets are $83 per adult, with a maximum of 40 guests.

Fireworks Cruise with Don Shapplle & Don Sennett
Annapolis City Marina

Fireworks Cruise with Don Shapplle & Don Sennett

July 4, 2020

Join us for a festive cruise celebrating the 4th of July for a sunset sail with live entertainment by Don Shappelle & Don Sennett. We will then anchor close to the fireworks barge for the 9:15 pm fireworks display and return to the dock after the show. Don Shappelle is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who grew up on the banks of the mighty Susquehanna River and sings about the people, history, and boats of the Chesapeake Bay and its many beautiful rivers.  Sailing songs and sing-alongs are part of Don’s repertoire and always get an audience involved.  Performing with Don Shappelle is bassist and vocalist Don Sennett.  Together these two create a unique musical style, with tight two part harmonies and creative interplay between acoustic guitar and bass.  Don Shappelle performs at many waterfront events around the Chesapeake Bay and always counts singing onboard the beautiful Woodwind as one of his favorites. The sail includes bottled water, soft drinks, and a wide selection of desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Departs Annapolis at 6:30 pm & returns at 10:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $99 per adult/$72 per child under 12 years, with a maximum of 40 guests.

Fireworks Cruise with Stefan Heuer
Annapolis City Marina

Fireworks Cruise with Stefan Heuer

July 4, 2020

Join us for a festive cruise celebrating the 4th of July for a sunset sail with live entertainment by Stefan Heuer. We will then anchor close to the fireworks barge for the 9:15 pm fireworks display and return to the dock after the show. Stefan Heuer is an award-winning songwriter residing in Annapolis, MD.  Heuer blends elements of Motown, Soul, and R&B in his original and cover music. Heuer’s debut EP entitled “Jungle Dreams” is a sonic portrayal of his journey through losing a loved one.  Stefan frequently performs at venues all over the east coast, so keep an eye out on his calendar for upcoming events.  Stefan’s NEW single entitled “Seasons” is now available everywhere. The sail includes bottled water, soft drinks, and a wide selection of desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Departs Annapolis at 6:30 pm & returns at 10:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $99 per adult/$72 per child under 12 years, with a maximum of 40 guests.

Father's Day Brunch Sail
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Father's Day Brunch Sail

June 21, 2020

Sail Dad away for the morning!  Guests can raise the sails, steer the boat, or just sit back and relax with a cold beverage.  We sail past the Naval Academy and into the Chesapeake Bay. Fun for the whole family. Sailing cruise includes one free Bloody Mary or Mimosa and delicious food Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: Bacon & Swiss Quiche Pinwheel Spinach & Pesto Quiche Pinwheel Mini Muffins and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Fruit with Honey Ricotta Grilled Shrimp with hominy, lime, cilantro and corn  Sliced Hanger Steak with balsamic grilled onions, chimichuri sauce Mini Brioche Rolls and Butter Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 10:00am, returning at 1:00pm.  Tickets are $94/adult and $54/child under 12 yrs. Maximum 35 guests. 

Wind In The Wind Cruise
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Wind In The Wind Cruise

June 14, 2020

Join us for a two-hour sail around the Chesapeake Bay while sampling wonderful wines The representative from a winery will introduce you to four special wines while we are under sail. The cruise 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) Includes a take-home, boat friendly, wine glass by Go Vino with the Woodwind’s logo on it. You will be able to raise the sails, steer the boat or just sit back and relax with your wine and food.  Wines and menu to be determined Departs Annapolis at 4:00 pm & returns at 6:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,  80 Compromise Street.  Tickets are $83 per adult, with a maximum of 40 guests.

Acoustic Brunch with Gareth Asher
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Acoustic Brunch with Gareth Asher

May 25, 2020

Join us for an intimate acoustic show with Memorial Day favorite, Gareth Asher aboard the Schooner Woodwind for a concert on a beautiful sailing boat, including a light delicious brunch. Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Gareth Asher loves to harness that power one song at a time and deliver a piece of it directly to you with every performance. His voice will captivate you immediately, and his messages of hope and healing will send your senses soaring to new heights upon every melody. “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. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available from our cash bar filled also with local craft beer and wine.   Acoustic Brunch Cruise Menu: Bacon & Swiss Quiche Pinwheel Spinach & Pesto Quiche Pinwheel Seasonal Fruit Salad  Pumpkin Bread Have any old instruments you want to go to a good home? We have partnered with Music 4 More, a 501(c)3 charity organization that launched in Baltimore in 2007 (now based in Annapolis, MD), and we will have a drop off that day for any instruments you would like to donate! Their primary focus is collecting instrument donations, repairing and reintroducing them into struggling schools and music therapy programs for veterans. Since their launch, Music 4 More has donated over 700 instruments to schools and VA hospitals in 13 states.   Music 4 More accepts instruments in any shape (Currently we are not taking donations of pianos/organs or sheet music). Any instruments that are deemed un-repairable will be used for art projects to sell/auction for fundraising activities.  For more information www.music4more.org   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. There are no assigned seats. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the captain cancels the cruise due to unsafe conditions. Departs Annapolis at 10:30 am & returns at 1:00 pm at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel,           80 Compromise Street, Annapolis MD 21401 Tickets are $88 per adult, with a maximum of 35 guests

May Beer Tasting Sunset Sail
Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind

May Beer Tasting Sunset Sail

May 20, 2020

We feel that everyone should be able to enjoy great, craft beers while sailing on the Chesapeake Bay while on our beautiful 74ft. wooden schooner. And on every Tuesday’s sunset sail, we feature 3 beers from a regional micro-brewery. In May, a representative from the Port City Brewing Company will be aboard to educate in a very casual manner about beer. Port City Brewing Company is proud to revive, celebrate and continue this rich brewing history in our modern artisanal brewery right outside our nation’s capital. We started the brewery in January 2011 because we found that the DC area needed more choices for great quality, locally produced craft beer. We are committed to producing world-class quality beers without compromise for the DC and Mid Atlantic market. The historic port city of Alexandria, VA has a proud tradition of brewing beer for the region that dates back to the 19th century. Founded in 1866, the Robert Portner Brewing Company operated in Alexandria for almost 50 years. It grew to become the largest brewery in the southern United States and was Alexandria’s largest employer. The company thrived until 1915 when Prohibition came to Virginia, and the brewery went out of business.  Our mission is to be a reliable and innovative regional brewer of top quality beers that are delicious and well balanced, made from the finest ingredients available, and which celebrate their raw materials. http://www.portcitybrewing.com/ You will sample three, 4 oz samples of this month’s feature brewery while sailing from Annapolis on a 2-hour cruise.  When finished with the sampling, you may purchase your favorite beers for the rest of the sail. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm Tickets are $48/adult, $31/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Tickets go on sale six days prior to event: www.schoonerwoodwind.com

Wednesday Night Races
Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind

Wednesday Night Races

May 13, 2020

Woodwind and Woodwind II will be match racing every Wednesday night that there is an Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) Race. Both boats will start on the AYC starting line at 6:45pm, and then race out to a slightly different race course, probably a little longer. During the race, passengers (“guest crew”) will be able to participate in helping to sail the boat and steer the boat, when appropriate of course.

Mother's Day Brunch Sail
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock

Mother's Day Brunch Sail

May 10, 2020

Sail Mom away for the morning!  Guests can raise the sails, steer the boat, or just sit back and relax with a cold beverage.  We sail past the Naval Academy and into the Chesapeake Bay. Fun for the whole family. Sailing cruise includes one free Bloody Mary or Mimosa and delicious food Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: Bacon & Swiss Quiche Pinwheel Spinach & Pesto Quiche Pinwheel Mini Muffins and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Fruit with Honey Ricotta Grilled Shrimp with hominy, lime, cilantro and corn  Sliced Hanger Steak with balsamic grilled onions, chimichuri sauce Mini Brioche Rolls and Butter Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 11:30am, returning at 2:30pm.  Tickets are $94/adult and $54/child under 12 yrs. Maximum 40 guests. 

May Beer Tasting Sunset Sail
Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind

May Beer Tasting Sunset Sail

May 6, 2020

We feel that everyone should be able to enjoy great, craft beers while sailing on the Chesapeake Bay while on our beautiful 74ft. wooden schooner. And on every Tuesday’s sunset sail, we feature 3 beers from a regional micro-brewery. In May, a representative from the Port City Brewing Company will be aboard to educate in a very casual manner about beer. Port City Brewing Company is proud to revive, celebrate and continue this rich brewing history in our modern artisanal brewery right outside our nation’s capital. We started the brewery in January 2011 because we found that the DC area needed more choices for great quality, locally produced craft beer. We are committed to producing world-class quality beers without compromise for the DC and Mid Atlantic market. The historic port city of Alexandria, VA has a proud tradition of brewing beer for the region that dates back to the 19th century. Founded in 1866, the Robert Portner Brewing Company operated in Alexandria for almost 50 years. It grew to become the largest brewery in the southern United States and was Alexandria’s largest employer. The company thrived until 1915 when Prohibition came to Virginia, and the brewery went out of business.  Our mission is to be a reliable and innovative regional brewer of top quality beers that are delicious and well balanced, made from the finest ingredients available, and which celebrate their raw materials. http://www.portcitybrewing.com/ You will sample three, 4 oz samples of this month’s feature brewery while sailing from Annapolis on a 2-hour cruise.  When finished with the sampling, you may purchase your favorite beers for the rest of the sail. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 5:30pm and return at 7:30pm Tickets are $48/adult, $31/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Tickets go on sale six days prior to event: www.schoonerwoodwind.com