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 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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Captain Leanne on her birthday steering the Schooner Woodwind

October 14, 2012

Brunch at the Bridge…

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After being almost non-existent all day yesterday the wind decided to show up in force today. Good. We love to sail! Today was our Champagne Brunch sail and it was going to be great. Everyone was eager with anticipation. Even the crew was excited about being out in the windy conditions. As we loaded all …
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Thomas Point Light

October 13, 2012

Lighthouses of the Chesapeake…

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Only a couple of times during the year do we venture out on our Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Tour. And today was one of those days. Our goal is to try and get to at least 3 of our closest lighthouses. The wind was not in our favor but the weather was. Almost non-existent(the wind) we …
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Woodwind crossing the start line

October 11, 2012

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Watch…..

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And their off. We sailed out to the start line to send of the Woodwind for The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. We circled the starting area watching all the boats arriving from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore where they all did the parade of sail the day before. I think there might have been …
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Deanna Dove aboard The Schooner Woodwind

September 27, 2012

Songs of the Chesapeake….

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This was our last Music Thursday of the season. But that did not stop us from enjoying 3 great sails today. Starting out it looked as if we weren’t going to have much wind, but as we came out of the harbor the wind picked up as we headed for the bay. The number of …
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Flying Dog's new Atlantic Lager

September 25, 2012

Dogtoberfest….And Flying Dogs

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Our last beer tasting of the season. Flying Dog Brewery is our sponsor this evening and we will be tasting 3 of their wonderful beers. Ben Wiser from the brewery will be Flying Dog’s representative aboard the Woodwind this evening. Always fun and entertaining it is a pleasure to have Ben aboard. And what a …
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