Sunday, November 08, 2015

November 6th, 2015, John Payes and Family

It was last minute. I got an e mail from john who was here from Seattle Washington, having a reunion
with his family who are here from Canada. The weather was very interesting, good gentle breeze, clouds and thunder storms all round us, but not a drop fell on us. It only provided good weather, good wind and an amazing rain bow

ere is what john written in the log:

"Captain Asaad, Let me express my sincere appreciation for a most memorable sailing experience with my family visiting from  Canada! You are an amazing Captain, and cannot thank you enough for the life time memory. You are a scholar Captain and a true gentleman, many many thanks, John Payes.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Kamal,October, 31st, 2015

It  was last minute. Kamal wanted to take his family out on Biscayne bay for a few hours. The weather could not have been better. Ned came aboard. We raised the main, mizzen and staysail.They all sat on the forward deck. They wanted Music, so I had Om Kalsoum on tape for them
Here is what kamal wrote in the log:

"Thank you Captain Asaad for a wonderful day sailing the bay. I know it was last minute and our entire group thanks you for being so accommodating. We will be back in 2016 and I promise we will be heading out to sea together again, Kamal Daraiseh

Monday, October 19, 2015

October 18th, 2015, Julie and Family

My good friend Julie had her Parents  were here in Miami for a visit, She wanted to show them the best Miami has to offer. She scheduled a cruise. I also Invited my Friend Lisa. Ned was also on board . It was a very windy day. We actually got lucky because the weather turned foul the next day. We raised the minimum sailes of the Mizen and staysail. Ra loved the heavy wind, and we were doing hull speed, and the guests had a great time.

Here is what they wrote in the log:

Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.! Sunny smile, sunny skies, wonderful Captain and helper Ned!!
Beautiful times. What a blessing to experience
More sun , more fun!, with Gratitude, Julie"

"Just what I needed, a beautiful idyllic day with company that was inspiring, authentic and wholesome. Enjoyed conversing with you and Ned. Thank you ever so much for your warm hospitality, Food was good also, Karen"

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 10th, 2015, The Spanish Crew

They all came from Spain to enjoy a day sail on Biscayne bay. Was a nice day, we raised the amain, the mizzen and the staysail. Ned was on Board. I also had my friend Damian. to help run the ship.
Here is what Juan wrote in the log:

"Beautiful day, staff was good, performed gr

eat, great job, keep it up, Juan Ballester"

Monday, October 05, 2015

October 3rd, 2015, Andrea & friends

This is the first trip that is taking place thru Boat Day.  Thank you Kimon. Andrea , organized that trip with friends to enjoy Sailing on Biscayne bay, and what a day it was. It was so windy, that at the last minute I decided to call Nina, as a extra crew to help man the ship due to the heavy wind. It was blowing steady 25, gusting to 30 knots. Getting out of the slip was the biggest challenge. The wind was coming from the west, so we raised the staysail and the mizen and we sailed out of the channel. It was truly an exhilaration sail.T

hey all had a great time even the crew.
here is what Andrea wrote in the log:

"Boat day event, October 3rd, 2015, was absolutely fantastic!, Thank you boat day and Captain Asaad. The day was so much fun, Andrea"

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September, 26th, 2015, Lizette

Lizette wanted to celebrate her Husband's Birthday. It was actually the previous Saturday, but the weather was not good. so she postponed it to this week, and it was a very wise decision. On board was Ned,as a crew, and for the first time on board as a guest was Ashley. the wind was very gentle, and we raised the main,mizzen and stay sail. on the way back the wind almost died, but we sailed all the way to the basin with the main open all the way. We arrived one hour late, but the guests did not object.
Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Thank you Captain & crew for a memorable trip on the bay. We had a perfect sail on the bay 'Lizette,Claudio,Abraham,Amaya, Claudio Jr & Edith"

"gorgeous day on the bay with Captain Asaad & Ned! Comfortable and easy to relax and enjoy the gorgeous views of Miami, Ashley Carson"

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14th, 2015, Mavi and Family

Mavi had her lovely family visiting her from Mexico City. What a wonderful group of beautiful ladies. Very adventurous to really love and enjoy such threatening weather conditions. There was lightening in the horizon, there was heavy wind and changing conditions. They enjoyed every minute of it. they were Celebrating the 70th birthday of Irma. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"We being enjoying Miami for 3 days, but got to travel with Asaad, Ned and Marta in the ocean, watching the sunset is being so far a great experience or us.
We are taking a lot of pictures to keep with us such an amazing an peaceful boat ride
thank you very much
from Mexico City with love, Irma, leo, Almu, Fer and Mavi"