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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It's My Lucky Day

July 13, 2012

“It’s My Lucky Day”

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We have had every type of special event happen on the Woodwind. We’ve had weddings, proposals,receptions,birthdays,anniversaries, and all other types of fun events. But today we had something new happen. Emilio and his family were visiting from Mexico City, Mexico and during our trip he lost one of his teeth. I think this might be …
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July 12, 2012

Light Wind Day

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It was a very light wind day. Our 1st trip was traded to Woodwind so we ended up doing maintenance on Woodwind II till our 1330 charter. We had a group of 18 and headed out to the bay. There were big ships anchored everywhere, the osprey chicks were coming out of their nests, it …
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Naval Academy Sunset from Schooner Woodwind

June 30, 2012

Out in the Breeze

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We had 4 great sails today, and being out on the bay was the place to be today. With the heat inshore it paid to be out in the breeze and sailing. We had breeze on all our sails except the last 30 minutes of our 4:00 sail. We had a lot of fun groups …
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June 28, 2012

South By Southwest….

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We had a great day for sailing today and had a nice south west breeze. This enabled us to get close to the Thomas Point Lighthouse on one of our cruises today. You can definitely tell summer is here though on the water. It is nice when that sea breeze finally fills in from the …
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Drawing from a guest on the Schooner Woodwind

June 26, 2012

Let’s Go Sailing

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Today’s blog was inspired by this great couple that came out sailing today. They had just been out with us last week and purchased a couple of our spectacular Woodwind Koozies (free beer every time you  you come back). So in the morning they looked over and saw the koozies and said ” Let’s  go …
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June 25, 2012

Windy Monday

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Boy did we ever have winds. Every sail we did today we started with a certain amount of sails up and ended up taking some down as the wind strength picked up all day. Our first charter was a team building exercise and we ended up having to drop the Fisherman sail and finish the …
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Sunset off of Woodwind's stern.

June 22, 2012

Beautiful Sunset

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We had a great day sailing Thursday and beat the heat by staying on the water all day. The breezes were light but we were able to avoid using the dreaded 5th sail, the D-Sail (our trusty diesel). Our 1st and 3rd sails had about 20 people apiece, our 2nd sail had one couple from …
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June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day

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What a great way to spend Father’s day. We had groups of families all day. Our 1st trip was a special brunch trip to celebrate Father’s day and the buffet and mimosas went over well, everyone had a great time. With all the families we had tons of great kids and they all helped me …
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AJ Meerwald in Annapolis for a visit

June 16, 2012

A Meer Miss!

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We had 4 excellent sails today. The winds were light for the first 3 then really piped up for the sunset. Our first trip was an open 2 hour tour of the bay, then our next 2 trips were private charters. On the 2nd trip were were saluted by cannon fire from the A.J. Meerwald …
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Schooner Woodwind sailing with JWorld Regatta

June 14, 2012

Another day at the races.

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We had 2 sails today on Woodwind . The 1st was a crew match race against our sister ship Woodwind 2. It was a hard fought battle but alas we lost by a nose, or a bowsprit. Our 2nd trip was a great fun trip welcoming out a bunch of the people that work at …
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