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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Kami all smiles at the wheel of Woodwind II

July 2, 2013

Port City in a Port City…….

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Our 1st sail today was great. We only had 5 people and the winds were fantastic. It was blowing 12-15 knots. We sailed all the way down to the Bay Bridge and back. On the way there we used all 4 sails, but as we turned back into the wind for our return trip we …
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Matt on the Helm

June 15, 2013

Relaxing on the Water……

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What a great day of sailing we had Saturday. The Perron family was back to sail with us again and it was good to see you guys. Matt and Becca both took turns at the wheel and they did great. The winds were light, but it was not hot out and it made for a …
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Woodwind II crosses Woodwinds bow, only so I could get the picture(haha)

June 1, 2013

Is there anyone out there celebrating???

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THERE ARE!! And they all found their way to the boat yesterday. All day long we had people aboard celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, bachelorette parties and just plain getting away from it all to go sailing. And the day could not have been any better. The sun was out and it was nice and warm and as …
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As the sunsets behind Schooner Woodwind another Monday is History

May 27, 2013

Monday is History….

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Another great day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay is History. Every Monday we have a guest visitor from Historic Annapolis that joins us for our sunset sail. Thank you to Author/photographer Roger Miller who joined us this week.Roger spoke about several historical sights in Annapolis that should be a must see for everyone while …
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Woodwind II blasting along in the breeze!!

May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend……

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What a great weekend for sailing. We even got and extra day to play.  I had the day off on Saturday but the winds were blowing in the 20′s all day. I raced the Annapolis to St. Michael’s  race and our race boat hit 16 knots a few times on the way there. So I …
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The Hannon Family aboard the Schooner Woodwind

May 20, 2013

It Didn’t Rain…..

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And it turned into a wonderful sailing day. I think the forecast scared everyone away. But it didn’t stop the Hannon family from Manassas. It turned into a private cruise. They were all gathered to celebrate Tim’s graduation from Virginia Tech. What a great way to spend the morning. We sailed out into the bay …
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Captain Corbin steering the Schooner Woodwind

May 13, 2013

30+…..

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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 …
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Mother's Day on the Woodwind

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day….

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What a great way to spend the day. Bring your mom out for sailing and a nice brunch to boot. That is what everyone did yesterday. We had awesome sailing all day with winds from 15 to gusts of 30 knots. We sailed with only a reefed main and jib all day but the sailing …
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April 20, 2013

2013 Season Begins…our 1st sails

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  Well the 2013 season started with sunshine and great winds. Woodwind covered the 1st public sail of the season while Woodwind 2 went out and ran some of the new crew through some practice drills and let them become more familiar with the boat. After a long winter in the yard all the crew …
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Woodwind crew Rocks again!!!

October 21, 2012

What a Great Weekend…..

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Any one who came sailing with us this weekend sure got lucky. We had some of the best weather of the month so far. Saturday and Sunday we were just about full on all our trips. The winds were a little light on Sat., but on Sunday the winds were blowing 12-15 knots and we …
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