May 13, 2013

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30+ knots of breeze on the Woodwind

30+ knots of breeze on the Woodwind

So there we were getting ready to do maintenance on the boat because we had no people signed up when up walked Bob and his brother Jim.” I’d Rather Be Sailing”, I think I’ve seen that bumper sticker somewhere. Well that was our attitude and off we went with just the 2 brothers. The winds were brisk and from the West so we headed out toward the Thomas point lighthouse.

The winds picked up and we saw gusts in the 30′s and the boat was flying along at 10+ knots, WOW.

Sailing along at 10 knots toward Thomas Point Light house

Sailing along at 10 knots toward Thomas Point Light house

We had a wonderful sail all the way past the lighthouse and back. This was Bob’s 1st trip on our boat but Jim had been out with us before on one of our sunset sails and Boat and Breakfast packages. It was a pleasure to have you both aboard!!

Our next sail we headed toward the bay bridge and Captain Corbin took a turn at the wheel. He was fantastic and kept us in front of all the other boats on the bay and we won the race back to Annapolis. Good Job Corbin!!

Captain Corbin steering the Schooner Woodwind

Captain Corbin steering the Schooner Woodwind

Our last sail of the day was a group charter and again we headed toward the bay bridge and had and encounter with Woodwind II on there sail. We made it under the bridge and back. The sunset was again fantastic over the city of Annapolis.

Woodwind II at the Bay Bridge

Woodwind II at the Bay Bridge

 

 

Captain Mickey

About Captain Mickey

Working as a Captain on the Schooner Woodwind is awesome. I figured out how to get paid for my favorite hobby(sailing). I started sailing when I was 6 years old right here on the bay. I am a very avid sailboat racer and when not working you can usually find me out racing. I lived/sailed in the Caribbean for 24 yrs. I returned to the Bay area 4 years ago and enjoy every day I am on the water!!
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