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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The Easport Oyster Boys

September 19, 2013

Good Dogs, Good Hats and Good Boats……!!

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Thursday nights are always our live local music nights and tonight we have Kevin and Tom from the Eastport Oyster Boys aboard with us. What a great time and they have such a  loyal local following that the boat was full.(You guys rock!!) Tonight is also the full harvest moon rising. Our day started off …
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AAA Winner Carol Ann at the wheel of the Schooner Woodwind

September 16, 2013

Award Winning Monday…..

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And that is exactly what Carol Ann Baltzer did. She was the AAA winner of a trip for 2 and drinks aboard the Schooner Woodwind. Traveling all the way down from NY to come out and sail with us today. And it was a perfect day for sailing with 12-15 knots of breeze and a …
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Sheila from customer service sporting her custom Heavy Seas earrings!!

September 10, 2013

Great Breeze along with Heavy Seas…

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No not the bay, the beer. Tuesday is always beer tasting  and this month we are featuring Heavy Seas Beers. We had 3 excellent sails today with a nice SE breeze that took us down to the Bay Bridge and back a couple of times today. Our 1st trip we had a group join us …
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Clear skies equals great sunset!!

September 6, 2013

Sail On….

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What a nice day to be on the water. The winds were from the NE at 8-10 knots and the temperature was in the low 70′s. Beautiful! We had some great conditions and great people. Tom and his wife Pat were up from Phoenix and were enjoying the cool weather. They both love sailing and …
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Wines on the Woodwind!!

August 25, 2013

Stranded on an Island

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This was the theme for our August Wine in the Wind trip.Featuring wines from New Zealand, Australia and Sardinia!! And the foods that were paired with the wines Fantastico!! Apple chicken curry salad cups w/ macadamia nuts, New Zealand Lamb and mint Meatball skewers, Australian BBQ Prawns and Sardinian Fennel, chick pea and pecorino salad …
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Woodwind sailing into the sunset

August 22, 2013

Another great day on the water…..

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What a great day for sailing. Then again I have never seen a bad day for sailing. Any day on the water is a good day. The winds started off a little light in the morning as did the crowds. But as the day progressed the winds picked up and the number of passengers increased. …
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Beer tasting on the Schooner Woodwind with Flying Dog Brewery

August 20, 2013

It doesn’t get any better than this……

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How could it. Sailing on the Schooner Woodwind and Flying dog Beer. Every Tuesday for the month of August is Flying Dog Beer tasting night on the Schooner Woodwind. Tonights line-up included their Woody Creek White, Old Scratch Amber lager and Snake Dog IPA. Ben Wiser from the Flying Dog Brewery was on hand to …
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What a sky!!

August 19, 2013

Not Just any Monday…..

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Monday started out with a forecast of rain, no wind and not too many passengers signed up. But that all changed! It didn’t rain all day, the wind picked up and blew 10 knots most of the day and everyone figured this out and came sailing with us. Our 1st sail of the day took …
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Thomas Point Lighthouse

August 13, 2013

Thomas Point Lighthouse and back……

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Breeze on! We had a wonderful 1st sail with only 4 people all the way down to Thomas Point Lighthouse and back. The wind was blowing 15-18 knots from the NW and it made it an easy sail . Everyone got involved in raising the sails and steering the boat. The crowds were light, I …
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Sunset over Annapolis

August 12, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Oysters…..and Sailing!

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History Monday is always a lot of fun. And this Monday proved to be the same. New fact: Did you know Chesapeake is Algonquin for “shellfish bay” ? The winds were very light to start the day off, but picked up a little as the day wore on and we were able to ghost around …
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