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Girl Scout Sailing on the Chesapeake

Jul 14, 2013 - Jul 14, 2013

Age Groups: B (click for more information)

Time:  11:00am-1:00pm

Schooner Woodwind
Annapolis Marriott Waterfront
80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Description: During your two hour cruise aboard the 74 foot Schooner Woodwind, we take a very interactive approach to educating the girls about sailing and the "Wonders of Water".  We have the girls break into smaller groups to work directly with the crew members after they all help to raise the sails. (Around eight girls to a crew member.) The crew educates by asking questions. This enables our crew to find out the level of interest and knowledge in a fun and interactive way while dispersing fun facts to them. After about 20-30 minutes of working with the crew (depending on their interest level), the girls are led back to the captain to quiz their new found knowledge. The captain will ask a question about the information they just learned, and when the girl raises their hand and a correct answer is given, they will take a turn helming (steering) the boat. It is our intent to get every girl a turn at the "helm".

Sailing Questions:

  • How does a sailboat move without an engine pushing it?
  • Why does the boat "lean" from one side to another?
  • What are the names of the sails?
  • What safety precautions do we have to think about?

Wonders of Water Discussion:

  • Why does the water have ripples and waves on it?
  • Where does the water in the Chesapeake Bay come from?
  • Why does the Bay look muddy?
  • What lives in the water we are sailing in?
  • Does the water level always stay the same? Why or why not?

There is so much to see as we sail past the United States Naval Academy into the Chesapeake Bay. Along the way, we point out the interesting sights to everyone aboard. All passengers get the opportunity to take a turn at the helm, including the family members who brought their child aboard.

Cost: $48 per adult, $46 per scout 12 & over, $32 per child under 12

To Register:  Call the Schooner Woodwind Business Office 410-263-1981 or visit

If there are not enough spaces on this date, check out our other scheduled dates:

Sunday, May 5     3:00pm-5:00pm     Brownie “Wonders of Water” Journey

Sunday, June 9     11:00am-1:00pm     Junior “Power of Team” Award

Sunday, June 30     10:00am-12:00pm     Teen “Smooth Sailing - your relationship with water

Sunday, August 11     4:00pm-6:00pm     Junior “Power of Team” Award

Sunday, Sept. 8     3:00pm-5:00pm     Teen “Smooth Sailing - your relationship with water

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