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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Ashley and all her friends

July 13, 2013

Brides and Birthdays…..

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Bridal parties all day onSchooner Woodwind     Today was a day of brides and birthdays.We had several bachelorette parties join us sailing today. And we several people out celebrating their birthdays. Happy birthday to everyone and pre-congratulations to all of our brides to be. You all helped in setting and unofficial record for champagne …
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The Renninger Family

July 12, 2013

Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain….

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  And it did. All day. And all night. But we did have some adventurous souls that wanted to sail and it so happens that we love sailing!! We ended up not going out on our 1st sail of the day and on the 2nd we had 2 people. Denise and John. It was Denise’s …
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Heading Home

July 8, 2013

Monday…Monday….

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And what a Monday it was. Not your ordinary beginning of the week day. Lots of people stayed in the area after the big holiday weekend and came sailing with us today. We had plenty of breeze today and with just the right amount of cloud cover to keep the temperature down it was pleasant …
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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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