Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 4th, 2019, Jessica and family

Jessica and her family were here from Chicago. Christan , the concierge at the Biltmore suggested to Jessica to take a short excursion on Biscayn bay. It was a beautiful day, Their daughter Olga enjoyed sunbathing

on the forward deck. Jessica later sent me a text.

" Thank you for a great time today, Jessica"

January 4th, 2019, Niso and Family

Niso was here from New York. His family were here from Turkey. He wanted to show them the best Miami has to offer, so he decided to take them sailing on the vessel RA on the waters of Biscayn Bay.
Here is what they wrote in the log:

"You have been so nice to us. We had such a great time. You will probably see us again, Ellie, Maya, Niso, Jamie, Tmar  and Jojo


January 1st, 2019, Isis and Aramis

Isis wanted to receive the new year with a sail

on Biscayne Bay with her good friend Aramis and her Family, Titus and Falcon.
It was a beautiful day to celebrate 2019., Here is what Aramis wrote in the log:

"The beginning of a wonderful year. Very grateful for Asaad , Isis, Titus , Falcon and Heather's company on this voyage , From Aramis Lorie"

December 31st, 2018, Angel Ramos

Angel knew about me from My daughter Amira, who had dance classes with his daughter. he decided to invite his family for a day on Biscayn Bay. So I invited my daughter Amira to come along to reunite with her friend. It was a beautiful day as usual on that great sailing waters of Biscayn Bay. Here is what Angel wrote in the log:

"We loved the tour of Biscayn bay! The kids first time!"

December 30th, 2018, Gabriel and Friends

Gabriel and his lovely wife were here from Brazil on vacation to enjoy our warm weather. They decided to experience a sailing excursion on our great waters of Biscayn Bay aboard my ship RA. They invited their friends and we had a great day on the Bay, Here is what he wrote in the Log:

"Dear Captain Asaad and Amira, t

his has been a blessed end of the year, what a beautiful day we had with the pleasant company of you two. I hope we can sail again together soon, You are now our friends. Thank you so much ! have a wonderful 2019!, Cheers, Gabriel"

Sunday, January 06, 2019

December 25th, 2018, Joshua Benaim

Joshua was here from new your. H was having my friend Hortensia teach his son how to swim. She suggested that you also go sailing on our great sailing waters of Biscayne Bay aboard my good ship RA. It was a great day and they all had a good time, here is what he wrote in the log:

"Thank you for a terrific afternoon at sea! The kids had a great time. Warm holiday wishes, Eva, and Josh, Raphael , Lila ,and Eli.

December 3rd, Dr. Richard Bookman

Dr. Bookman has been a good  friend for many years, he has been sailing with me often. This time he wanted to celebrate his
lovely wife's birth day, so he decided to have her aboard for a sunset sail. He had a vey special birthday cake prepared just for her.
here is what he wrote in the log:

ear Captain Asaad, for so many years you and RA have provided peace and inspiration.Today after a break of more than 10 years we sail together to celebrate my wife's birth day . it was a perfect evening. Thank you so much for today and for  many years of friendship, Richard Bookman"

December 2nd, 2018, My nephew, Georg Michael

My nephew, George, came all the way from Oklahoma to see me. As a treat I decided to take him for a short cruise on our Great Biscayn bay aboard my good ship RA. He and his lovely wife Lisa had a great time, here is what they wrote in the Log:

"Dear Uncle, We can't thank you enough for taking us sailing!, It was  a wonderful way to relax for a while and slow down our busy life. You are a wonderful, kind man with a big heart and you make us feel so welcome. we hope to see you again soon!

"Thank you so very much for giving us an excellent bed for the night and a delicious breakfast, much love, George & lisa Michael"

Monday, October 29, 2018

October 28th, 2018, Roberto Robledo

It was the first cool day in the season, a beautiful day to go sailing, was a spur pf the moment, Roberto and his family were looking for something exciting to do in this beautiful sunny windy Sunday. So they decided to take a sunset cruise on Biscayne bay aboard the sailing vessel R. I was going to do it alone, since it was a spur of the moment, could not find a crew. Luckily my friend Johnny showed up to say hi and I talked him into coming aboard. It was really exhilarating sail. Wind steady 20 Knots gusting to 25, Ra was very comfortable, and steady as usual with the Stay sail and Mizzen up. They all had a great time, Here is what they wrote in the log:

"What a beautiful afternoon!, We truly enjoyed the voyage. Everything we wanted and more. The weather was great our captain was awesome and we even saw dolphins! Thank you for an unforgettable trip Captain Asaad .We will be back, Iruidi and Roberto "

Monday, August 06, 2018

Bill White, August, 5th, 2018

Bill was here from Boston to see his daughter Danielle, and her Fiancé Kyle, who just got engaged. They were looking for something exciting to do, and it all worked out, they found me, and I was able to convince Rana to skip her Captain's class and join us. It really was
a beautiful day. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Thank you so much for such an incredible adventure. We  loved learning about your ship and seeing the beautiful views. Thank you so much for the experience. It is an amazing memory!, Danielle, Bill, Donna and Kyle"

Hannah Troutman, August , 4th, 2018

Hanna wanted to return the favor to her friend Sue, who is getting Married. So she invited friends from Philly, LA, St Lois. Baltimore and Chicago, and had RA booked.
She could not have picked a nicer day. , The bride happened to be an avid sailor, you can see she participated in hoisting the sails and taking the helm.
Here is what Hannah wrote in the log:

"Thank you Captain Asaad, we were so lucky to be connected with you in Miami by Robert from the Biltmore Hotel to enjoy several hours on the bay to celebrate our dear friend Sue who is getting married. Beautiful day & appreciate the wonderful company and sailing with you !

, XOXO Hannah"

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Samma and Family, June 16th, 2018

Today was a great family reunion, dedicated to celebrating the graduation of two members of the family. The wind was calm. We raised the main, Mizzen and big Jib.
Rana was on board to help run the ship. Here is what Samma wrote in the log:

"Thank you Asaad and Rana for a beautiful boat ride in celebration of family graduations! This was the perfect trip for a group of our size and age range. My parents and my in-laws had a wonderful time and we will all look back fondly on this experience in Miami. Wishing you a healthy prosperous and bright year ahead! hope we can back soon!

Monday, June 04, 2018

Ikonya and Victoria, ,June 2nd, 2018

It was Victoria's Birthday, She and Ikonya were here from New York to celebrate her birthday. Ikonya decided that the best way to crate a special memory for her birth day is to go sailing and watch the sunset on Biscayne Bay aboard the RA. We were very lucky with the weather. They sat on the forward deck sipping wine and enjoying each others company. Here is what they wrote in the ship's log:

"Thank you immensely , Captain Asaad and Titus, for hosting  my girl friend and myself as we celebrated her birthday.It was such a memorable day, which I will always remember, IKN"

"Thank you so much

What a beautiful experience with the beautiful people, I really enjoyed the trip, the colors, the sounds and much more. That was a very special birthday gift, Victoria

Monday, May 07, 2018

April 6th, 2018, Faraz Kamili

It was mothers day celebration, spur of the moment, they decided to create some special memories with the mothers of the family, this was also a special reunion of the family from different parts of the country. They wanted to watch the sunset. It was a windy day, and we had a very nice sunset. Titus was aboard. Here is what Faraz wrote in the log:

"Captain!, I am so happy I found you. We had the most wonderful time. My parents, cousins and their parents absolutly loved sailing with with you. It was a mothers day gift to moms and it could not have been more perfect. I really appreciate your company and look forward to coming on the boat again next time I am in Miami, Cheers, Faraz Kamili