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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October 16, 2014

The Start of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race…..

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Go Woodwind…!!!!   Competing in her 21st race Woodwind got off to a good start today. We were out there on Woodwind II with a boat load of well wishers. The conditions were in Woodwinds favor with lighter winds coming from the south making it and upwind race to start. Woodwind does well in the …
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Woodwind caught in the sunlight

September 12, 2014

Today on the Bay…..

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We were lucky on our 1st sail today to time our arrival near the leeward mark just right to see both of the downwind legs in the J80 North American Championships. Look at all the fun spinnakers coming down wind to the mark with the bay bridge in view behind the fleet. Got right up …
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Another beautiful sunset over Annapolis

August 25, 2014

History Monday and More……

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What a great day on the water we had today. We had lots of fun families join us and we put them right to work. And they did a great job. After helping with the sails they came back to the wheel and helped me steer the boat as well. Thank you guys for doing …
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Welcome to the Woodwind Adventure.

August 23, 2014

Anyone Can Sail When It’s Sunny…….

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But it takes a special type of person to come sailing when it’s raining. And that is exactly what I kept telling everyone all day as the rain continued to fall. But the winds were great and the sailing fantastic and all had a good time. The rains didn’t come until the 2nd sail of …
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At the helm of the Schooner Woodwind

August 18, 2014

Light Winds and History….

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The day started off with a good amount wind and the 1st trip was a 3 hour charter and we sailed all the way down to the Thomas Point Lighthouse. It is always a treat to have the right wind direction and speed to make it down here and back, it was nice to have …
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Let's go sailing..rain or shine we have a good time

August 12, 2014

Rainy Day Tuesday……

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The 100% chance of rain didn’t scare these guys off. They came prepared with their own ponchos. Mom’s birthday was going on no matter what the weather gods said and we went sailing. Mom and Dad had been out with us 10years prior to celebrate another birthday with us and decided to return and bring …
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Sam's helper on the stay sail

August 10, 2014

Another great day on the Bay…….

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The wind was almost non-existent today, but that did not stop us from having a great day. We started out the day with the sighting of one of the beautiful yachts that lives here in Annapolis part of the year. The S.S. Sophie. She steamed passed us as we were setting sail and heading out …
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Erinn at the helm of the Schooner Woodwind

August 4, 2014

Monday and it still feels like the weekend……..

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The boat was full most of the day and it felt like we were operating on a Saturday or Sunday. FUN…Lots of people and good sailing to boot. Erinn and her grandfather came out for a sail today and this was her training run. Erinn’s grandfather operates a couple of ships in the Caribbean and …
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Evan at the helm of Schooner Woodwind

August 2, 2014

94 years young….

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I hope when I am a retired sailor that I have the spunk and energy of Evan Bostdorf. Celebrating his 94th birthday he came out with us today with family and friends and won the hearts of all. It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Happy Birthday Evan!!! It was awesome day on the …
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This picture says it all. What an exhilarating sail.

July 12, 2014

Charters,Charters and More Charters……

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And that is exactly what we did today on Woodwind II, Charters all day. But what fun. We got to go farther afield than we normally get to and saw some fun sights all day. We started the day with seeing the start of the SUP Chesapeake Challenge as they came by the entrance to …
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