The next major leg on our fantastic voyage couldn't have happened in a better place. In 2009 we moved from Syracuse, New York to the Washington, D.C. area (Bethesda, MD). Maryland is home to the self-proclaimed Sailing Capital of the World - Annapolis, Maryland. Noemi booked us on an evening cruise on the Schooner Woodwind. The Woodwind, which was featured in the movie The Wedding Crashers, allows guests to do as much (or as little) work crewing the boat as desired during your passage. I took advantage of this opportunity, and worked like an honorable crew member, hoisting the huge mainsail, and taking as much time as I could at the helm, especially as we went under the Bay Bridge, close hauled, for the first time in my life.
http://www.derrickcogburn.com/arcadia-adventures/2016/2/15/schooner-woodwind Sailing the Schooner Woodwind