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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Birthday Girls on Schooner Woodwind

August 9, 2012

Happy Birthday !

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Happy Birthday to Barbara(yellow hat) and Phyllis(blue hat). They and their family are celebrating their 80th and 75th birthdays respectively. They flew in from Ohio to spend the weekend in Annapolis and their family surprised the ladies with a Birthday trip on the Schooner Woodwind. What a great way to spend the day. The winds …
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Bay Bridge Sunset Aboard Schooner Woodwind

August 4, 2012

Great Day of Sailing

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We had four terrific sails today. The wind was perfect. Blowing from the ESE at 10-15 knots all day. It was a great direction for going toward the Bay Bridge and we actually made it under the Bridge on 3 out of 4 sails. It was also the day of birthdays. On every trip we …
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August 4, 2012

From Point to Point

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Today we had only one trip. From 11:00 to 3:30. Normally we are only out for 2 hours so this limits us on how far we can go based on the wind. But with 4 and a half hours to play with and winds blowing from 10 to almost 20 knots at some times the …
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August 2, 2012

Accepting the Challenge!

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This morning when the group  from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute boarded Woodwind and I told them that by the end of our training session that they would be able to take over and sail this 74′ boat around a course we gave them without any help from us, you should have heard the comments …
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Sunset over Annapolis,Md. from Schooner Woodwind on 7.29.12

July 29, 2012

Worthy of a Picture

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We had great sailing conditions all day. The weather forecasting a chance of rain and light winds. We had no rain and the winds were in the 5 to 8 knot range most of the day. With the temperature topped out at 84 degrees it was a delightful day of sailing. And the people agreed. …
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Schooner Woodwind at the Races

July 25, 2012

Frequent sailor Wednesday

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Everyone that has sailed with us knows that at the  end of every sail we do we pass out frequent sailor cards to everyone. This is to encourage you to come sailing with us again and again. After sailing 5 trips with us you get your 6th trip free and you also get a free …
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Thomas Point Light

July 24, 2012

Thomas Point Light

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The winds were fantastic all day. Thanks for whoever prayed to the wind gods for us. We were able to sail down to the Thomas Point Light 3 out of 4 sails today. We had tons of great people out on the boat. A couple of mermaids joined us from Baltimore and we talked them …
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July 23, 2012

Monday, Monday

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Everybody has their expectations of what Monday should be like. I am like everyone else. I was expecting a light wind, hot and maybe rainy day. Boy was I suprised. We had 4 great sails today. The wind was a little light but we never got any rain and the breeze was much better offshore …
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July 16, 2012

Light and Shifty

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We spent all day with winds coming from the West North West. In shore it was hot but as soon as you got out on the Bay a bit the winds picked up and the sailing was good. We saw several car carriers heading up into the port of Baltimore, so if you were waiting …
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Schooner Woodwind squall

July 14, 2012

Saturdays Squall

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Even with the threat of rain it did not stop everyone from flocking out t o the boat on Saturday. There were lots of celebrations going on rain or shine. Every trip we did was sold out all day…. On our 1st sail we had a group of girl scouts out and a groom with …
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