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!!
Author Archive | Captain Mickey

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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Lauren at the wheel of Schooner Woodwind

September 24, 2012

History Mondays are History….

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  We had 3 great sails today. The winds were a little fluky in the river in the morning but by the last 2 sails it had settled down to a steady direction from the north and the sailing was fantastic. We had fun people out all day. The group sizes are getting a little …
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Connie sailing and celebrating

September 21, 2012

Fun Day on the Water….

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I think the weather has something to do with it, but everyone seems to have a spring in their step and just be in overall good mood. The day was awesome. We had great wind a fun crew and wonderful guests all day. Our 1st sail started out with several frequent sailors joining us for …
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William as John Sands on History Monday

September 17, 2012

History Mondays are Winding down

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  Only one more History Monday to go for the season.  Tonight we had William from Historic Annapolis out with us and everyone thouroughly enjoyed his portrayal of John Sands. Thank you William. Besides William’s wonderful performance we also had wonderful sailing. The breezes were blowing between 12-15 knots and the boat was roaring along. …
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