Author Archive | Captain Mickey

Accepting the Challenge!

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 […]

Sunset over Annapolis,Md. from Schooner Woodwind on 7.29.12

Worthy of a Picture

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. […]

Schooner Woodwind at the Races

Frequent sailor Wednesday

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 […]

Thomas Point Light

Thomas Point Light

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 […]

Monday, Monday

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 […]

Light and Shifty

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 […]

Schooner Woodwind squall

Saturdays Squall

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 […]

It's My Lucky Day

“It’s My Lucky Day”

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 […]

Light Wind Day

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 […]

Naval Academy Sunset from Schooner Woodwind

Out in the Breeze

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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