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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Come out and enjoy Dead Rise every Tuesday in June on the Schooner Woodwind

June 10, 2014

Flying Dog’s Dead Rise Beer is on board…..!!!

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That’s right. The hardest beer to find in Maryland is on our boat. So come on out on every Tuesday in  the month of June and enjoy a free sample. Every Tuesday aboard the Woodwind is our beer tasting night. This month we are featuring the Flying Dog Brewery from Frederick,Md. The starting line-up is: …
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Great day of sailing on the Schooner Woodwind II

June 9, 2014

New Friends and Old Friends…….

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We had some fun kids out on the boat today. Nia joined us along with her family all the way from Atlanta,Ga. She could not get enough helm time. Look at that smile. We had small groups all day so we were able to give her plenty of time behind the wheel. Braeden and his …
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Look at those smiles. Dee and Dave just got engaged!!!

June 8, 2014

Wine in the Wind…..Italian Style

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And what a great day it was for it!! The sun was out and the winds were blowing 10-15 knots all day. Yeeha hold onto your hats. We started our day with a trip full of girl scouts doing our Power of  Team program. They got to learn about the boat, trim the sails and …
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June 7, 2014

Can you Believe this weather……

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If you would have told me that I would be sailing in this kind of weather in June in Annapolis , I would have thought you were joking. We had cool temps. and a nice breeze that just made it so enjoyable to be out on the water. On our 1st trip of the day …
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Did you say duck when the boom comes over

June 5, 2014

For my money I would DUCK if the boom was coming toward me…..

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Zoe and her family travelled from Ohio this week so she could attend a week at the Naval Academy to see what life is like there. She will be a senior this coming year and has applied to the academy. Her father was in the navy for 32 years. Good luck Zoe we wish you …
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We weren't the only ones out in the rain....

May 30, 2014

Rainy Day Friday….

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Friday was one of those days you wish you were in front of the fireplace snuggled up with a good book and some hot chocolate. But we decided we would go sailing instead with the few brave souls who ventured down to the docks today…. I pulled out the gore-tex gear and weathered the storms …
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Closer view of The last working screwpile lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay.

May 27, 2014

Sights on the Bay……

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Between Thomas Point Light and the Bay Bridge was the ground (water) we covered today. It was a great day to be on the water. We started out in the direction of Thomas Point Light and the winds were generous enough for us to head over toward Bloody Point on Kent Island after that. On …
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May 24, 2014

Super Saturday……

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What a great day for sailing. The winds on our 1st 2 trips of the day were blowing from the NW at 10 to 15 knots. The weather was sunny and clear with the temp. in the low 70′s. I am not sure it could get any better than that. We had fun guests all …
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Kerric celebrating her birthday at the helm of Schooner Woodwind

May 23, 2014

Let’s Get Memorial Day Weekend Started……

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And we started Memorial Day weekend off right. The wind was fantastic all day. Blowing 15 to 20 knots most of the day and gusting to as high as 28 knots. This made for an exhilarating day of sailing. We started out with enough wind to make it under the bay bridge and back. Woohoo!! …
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Zhen and Danielle at the wheel of Schooner Woodwind

May 19, 2014

Another amazing day on the Chesapeake……

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We had 4 wonderful sails today. The winds were light most of the day and the amount of passengers per trip was low, but the weather conditions were fantastic. The sun was shining the winds were blowing and it was just a great day to be on the water. Celebrating her birthday a day early …
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