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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Lesson #1 on Schooner Woodwind

August 23, 2012

New Sailors / Old Friends

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Claudette from Phoenix is our newest sailing junkie. After dropping her daughter off to school and having some free time on her hands she came out sailing with us today. Letting us know that she wanted to take sailing lessons we put her in charge of the boat right away. After Rena explained the number …
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Sunset on Schooner Woodwind

August 21, 2012

Brewsday Evening Sail….

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It started out as a very light wind day today but increased as the day wore on. We were supposed to match race against the other boat on our 1st sail but the wind did not cooperate. On the 2nd sail the wind filled in nicely and we had a great sail as we did …
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Sunset on the Bay

August 18, 2012

Boats of the Bay and What a Day!!

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WOW! What a day we had sailing today. It was like fall sailing. A nice cool breeze blowing at 10-12 knots from the North. The boat was sailing well and the people flocked out to enjoy this wonderful day we were given. The boat was loaded down all day with frequent sailors coming out to …
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Dominic and Michael skippering the Schooner Woodwind

August 15, 2012

Enjoying the Day

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That is exactly what Dominic and Michael are doing. They are visiting from Munich, Germany and came out for the day on the Woodwind. It  was a pleasure to meet you guys and they did a great job steering the boat. We also had a great couple out from Guatemala in Central America. They were …
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August 14, 2012

International Day

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We had a bunch of fun guests today from different parts of the world. We had the Murray family from Ireland. What a cute family!! Alyssa and Natalie to a turn at the wheel and did a great job. Go get ‘em girls!! Mary Ellen and Ray were out celebrating their 36th anniversary, congratulations you …
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August 13, 2012

Light Air Monday….

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We did 4 sails today. The winds were light most of the day but we ended up getting some breeze for the sunset sail. We spent most of our time trying to get out of the Severn river. On our 1st sail we ended up with 16 passengers and had a very nice, slow and …
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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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