Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 8th, 2016, Carmen and friends

It was Mother's day, and Carmen wanted to share the day with her friends. Carmen have been on my boat twice before, once 10 years ago, and once 20 years ago. I am glad she keeps coming back. But I told her this time don't wait 10 years.
It was a beautiful windy day , 10-15 knots ,we raised the mizzen and the big Jib. Aboard was Josh and Alicia
Here is what Carmen wrote in the log:

"A perfect day , a memorable Mother's day !  Captain Asaad and his crew were exceptional and we had an amazing day. I look forward to going out with them again !, many thanks from the heart, Carmen"

It was Alicia's first time on board as a crew. She left a very nice thank you card, here is what she wrote in the card:

"Dr. Asaad,

Thank you for thinking of me and having me alone for such a beautiful sail, XOXO, Alicia"

Sunday, May 08, 2016

May 5th, 2016, Bing and Family

Mr. Bing and his wife Yuan were here from China to visit their daughter Bella who is studying at the University of Miami. They stayed at the Mutiny hotel. They asked the Concierge, Mr. Nelson to recommend a sailing yacht.They decided to take their Daughter and her boy friend Toby for a sail on Biscayne Bay aboard the vessel RA. It was a beautiful day. We had 18 to 20 knots of wind, so we went with the minimum sail, that is the Mizzen and Stay sail. Titus was in board to help sail the boat.
Here is what Bella wrote in the log:

"Thank you for the wonderful sailing Trip with 2 super cool captains! Just like a dream back to the last century. Everything just come from the movie image. love it! thank you a lot!best Bella, Toby Yuan and Bing"

Toby also wrote an entry in C

hines which I could not read.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May 1st, 2016, Penina and Chevy

Penina had her sister visiting from New York. She wanted to show her the best Miami has to offer. So she decided to take her for a sail on Biscayne bay. It was a real nice day. Started breezy, We raised the main, Mizzen and Stay sail. O

n the way back the wind subsided, so we got the big jib up. It was great having all the sails up. Here is what Penina wrote in the log:

"Had a great time out on the water today! It was my first time on the water since moving here one and half years ago! would love to come again sometime, All my best, Penina"

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 27th, 2016, Russel Boley's Regata

This was a regata among 12  sailing vessels organized by Russ. My guests were  from Brazil. It was a great day for a regata. my guests had a great time. Here is what they wrote in the log:
Thank you so much, Asaad and Ned for this amazing ride with

your Boat RA.  Three Brazilian guys at Dell Computers , Alison, Walter and Lucas, So Happy"

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25th, 2016, Miguel's goodbye his mother

Miguel wanted to fulfill his mother's last wish to have her remains scattered on the surface of the waters of Biscayne Bay. The whole family came aboard for a short sail. It was a brisk windy evening suitable for the occasion. Here is what Miguel wrote in the Sh

ip's log:

"Another amazing journey on the RA. Back in February 2000 you were kind enough to allow us the opportunity to pay our respect to my grand mother Gertrud Baron. Today , her daughter my mother Marion Abin was given the same respect . Thank you Captain .You mean the world to me and my family, Miguel Pena"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April, 12th, 2016,Rutger Peters

He came from Holland for business, but he wanted to see his Niece, Julia who is here from Holand studying. Rodger being an avid sailor, he decided to sail on our great Biscayne bay. We went out for a sunset sail. it was windy, so we raised the main and  the staysail. On the way back we got the big jib out. H

ere is what he wrote in the log:

"Der Asaad and Ned, Thank you for taking my niece and I on sunset cruise. I love to sail so I knew that part was going to be awesome. What I didn't know is how the two of you would make the experience truly unique. Thank you very much, Julia and Rutger"

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 10th, 2016, Alan and Aileen Mehrez & friends

It was a special occasion, Alan and Aileen wanted to celebrate the birthday of their friend Angela. So they decided to take her  for a sailing trip on Biscayn bay. It was a beautiful day
with brisk wind. We raised only the mizzen and the staysail and RA was loving the wind.

ere is what they wrote in the log:

"Again the most amazing sailing ever. Thank you Captain Asaad for such a fantastic smooth experience!. it was lovely to see the dolphins too! All the best, the Mehrez Family( Alan & Aileen) "

"Thank you so much for an amazing birthday sail . Could not have had a better day of sun and fun and company. The Captain and his crew were easy going hospitable and informational. Thank you for a wonderful birthday , Angela  o'Donnell, Cape Cod, Massachusetts"