Captain Mike

About Captain Mike

Captain Mike is a Chesapeake native and a resident of South Baltimore. He joined the Woodwind in 2010, after running traditional Chesapeake work boats focused on outdoor experiential education. Mike has managed sailboat fleets for a community sailing center in Baltimore City and a bareboat charter company in Annapolis. Mike enjoys sharing his interest in Chesapeake ecology and maritime culture.
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May 12, 2012

USCG Cutter

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We met the USCG Cutter James Renkin as they were entering the Severn River today.  Later, we caught up with them alongside the Naval Academy, and watched them change some buoys!  They pulled the old navigation aids, and replaced them with clean buoys with fresh paint.  Let’s hope the seagulls show a little respect for …
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May 6, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

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The Woodwind crew welcomed frequent sailor Michelle back aboard for her first sail of the season.  We made way in dying southeasterly breeze toward the northern fleet of the NOOD regatta…just in time for the abandonment after 1 race today.  Hurray for diesel engines and lively crew of guests.  First time sailor Brinn was aboard …
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May 3, 2012

Matchrace and Mandolins!

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The NOOD Regatta starts today!  I spent yesterday evening catching up with friends that are in town for the races.  Yesterday’s sailing aboard Woodwind II let us witness many crews practicing for this weekend’s competition. We also had the opportunity to match race the Woodwind crew with our friends from the Cromwell & Moring law …
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April 28, 2012

Liquid Sunshine

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S 5kts, Drizzle The Annapolis Spring Boat Show brought some interesting folks aboard Woodwind today. Charlotte, an exchange student from France, took the helm and held a steady course across the bay.  We also had a fresh water sailing couple from Lake Erie, trying to take care of their 2 foot itch. They are looking …
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April 22, 2012

Cold Front

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The Woodwind crew got a taste of spring today. Naw, we didn’t have the warm southerlies that are the hopes and dreams of Chesapeake sailors…we fully welcomed the rainy season on the bay with an escalating NNE breeze! The first trip featured 10 Texans, fresh off a Saturday Quiet Waters wedding, into a Sunday Stormy …
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