Author Archive | Captain Mickey

Woodwind II blasting along in the breeze!!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend……

What a great weekend for sailing. We even got and extra day to play.  I had the day off on Saturday but the winds were blowing in the 20’s all day. I raced the Annapolis to St. Michael’s  race and our race boat hit 16 knots a few times on the way there. So I […]

The Hannon Family aboard the Schooner Woodwind

It Didn’t Rain…..

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 […]

Captain Corbin steering the Schooner Woodwind


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 […]

Mother's Day on the Woodwind

Happy Mother’s Day….

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 […]

2013 Season Begins…our 1st sails

  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 […]

Woodwind crew Rocks again!!!

What a Great Weekend…..

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 […]

Captain Leanne on her birthday steering the Schooner Woodwind

Brunch at the Bridge…

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 […]

Thomas Point Light

Lighthouses of the Chesapeake…

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 […]

Woodwind crossing the start line

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Watch…..

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 […]

Deanna Dove aboard The Schooner Woodwind

Songs of the Chesapeake….

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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