July 12th, 2017. This is the Capricorn on her mooring on Worton Creek following a delivery run from the Magothy River near Annapolis, MD. That day we caught a rare glimpse of a dolphin and sailed so fast with just the mainsail and jib, we overshot Worton Creek entirely. Notice her original name on the bow, "Cuchulain," a hero from Irish mythology.
Two of our first passengers.
Capricorn laying in her berth in front of the Harbor Shack in Rock Hall, ready and waiting.
Sunset, during our first charter.
The masts are also difficult to photograph from on deck due to height. This image gives you a sense of what will be overhead on your next cruise.
I almost got the entire main in this shot, from boom to gaff, but it just won't fit.
Here is Capricorn on Worton Creek, at Green Point Landing Marina. She turned a lot of heads while she was out in the mooring field. You can see her former name "Cuchulain" more clearly. The builder and original owner of the vessel, William Durkin said the boat was given the nickname "Cu-Cu-Ca-Choo" by some fellow schooner sailors during one of the thirteen times she has competed in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Here she is in late June 2017. This is what the crew and I saw the first time any of us laid eyes on her. A week later she was ours.
Capricorn has a roomy cockpit that lends a sense of stability and security to your sail. The cabin just forward of the cockpit makes a handy location from which to serve any food or beverage you may wish to bring aboard. Professional steward services are available for private charters.
Here is Cuchulain, now Capricorn, tearing down the Chesapeake during the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
The dock at the Harbor Shack Waterfront Bar & Grill has many sights to see, most of them rare Chesapeake Bay coincidences, like this beautiful buy-boat tied up next to Capricorn.
Capricorn at North Point Marina.
Capricorn making amazing headway with just her jib.
Sunset, Capricorn charter number two.