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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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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Schooner Woodwind II

August 10, 2013

Light but Fun…..

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Saturday was a great day to be on the water. Actually I don’t think I’ve ever found a day that isn’t better once you get out on a boat. Wind or not. And that’s the way it was today. We did a lot of motoring but saw a lot of great areas and had some …
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Joe at the wheel of the Schooner Woodwind

August 8, 2013

Fun day of sailing……

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Thursday was a great day for sailing. The temperature was down and the winds were up . We sailed under the Bay Bridges 3 out of 4 of our trips. We had some great folks out today as well. On our 1st trip of the day Joe came out with his grandfather and helped me …
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Makayla at the wheel of the 74' Schooner Woodwind

July 29, 2013

What a great story…..

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  Hello, I have sailed on Woodwind on numerous occasions. I brought my young (14 yrs.) niece to to enjoy her first sail on Tuesday, July 16th. We were on the 11 a.m. 2 -hour Public Cruise. She LOVED it. She volunteered to raise the sails and she got the opportunity to take the wheel. …
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ntroducing Alex and Sara Patterson

July 26, 2013

She said yes…And they said I do!!

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What a day we had today on the Woodwind II. Not only was the weather spectacular and the winds great, but we had a wedding proposal on one of our sails and a wedding on another. I looked down from the steering wheel just in time to see Michael Casson slide down to one knee …
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Is this fun or what. At the helm of Schooner Woodwind

July 25, 2013

Camp Mclean…..

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What a fun day. We had a great group of kids out today from Camp Mclean in Virginia. They had a ball. Everyone that wanted a turn driving the boat came back and steered. Our crew Chris brought out a handful of lines and got a bunch of the kids interested in knot tying. And …
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Rod Cofield from Historic Annapolis

July 22, 2013

Happy Monday…..

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We had a wonderful Monday. The winds were light starting out but as the day progressed we ended up sailing in 10-15 knots by the end of the day. We had lots of audience participation in raising the sails today. Lots of families and kids. Sailing on one trip we ran across the Schooner Sultana, …
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