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

Saturday, May 05, 2018

May,5th, 2018, Smh, Vivian, Michelle, Falcon and Isis

The weather man was predicting rain and heavy wind, but that did not sway Ami from deciding to take his cousin Jeramy who is visiting from New York and his friends, Mira ,Kaitly,Vivian and Michelle for a spin on the Bay. I decided to Invite, Titus, Isis and my beloved grand son captain Falcon. Sure, s\the day started with a few sprinkles, then it cleared up and se had a great sail in the bay. On the way back we even raise the big Jib and RA was doing 6 knots. every body had a great time.
Here is what they wrote in the Log:

"Dear Asaad, Your boat is magical, thank you for such a majestic expedition! Hope to join you again on your next voyage, With Love, Ami's Mira"

"Lovely Asaad, Thank you so very much for a magical day, surrounded by nature, friends & cheer.It was a glimpse of a mortal heaven so rarely seen and even more rarely appreciated, Much love,   Kaitlyn"

"Thank you for a magical day. You are an amazing sailor!Looking forward to doing this again. Lots of love!XO, Michelle "

"Captain, Thank you for a wonderful sail! Can't wait till the next time!, Four years from now, Baby Falcon will be steering this sail boat, Love, Vivian"

"captainAsaad, what an awesome day cruising the seas with you! Thank you so much for such a memorable day. Hope to do it again soon!, Jeremy Solomon"

Monday, April 30, 2018

April, 29th, 2018. Mary M. Radcliffe

Mary was the instigator, she talked her friends to celebrate her friend's Bachelorette party aboard the RA, It was not easy but she did it. They were so happy they came.  They came from Israel and Philadelphia to be together for this occasion. The day started with good breeze.
We raised the mizzen, the big Jib and most of the main. Half way on the way back the wind slowed down significantly. I consulted with the ladies if they need to get to the dock soon, or if they prefer to take their time sailing , with such calm wind. The answer was overwhelmigly, the longer we are on the boat the happier we are. My crew, Rana, who is an avid racer, was not so happy with the decision. But ultimately the wind picked up and we sailed all the way to the dock.
I told Rana, true sailors know how to wait for the wind, especially if the guests are having fun
Here is what the bride wrote in the log:

"This is my bachelorette party! and this was an amazing experience . Excellent crew, so friendly and caring everything was pleasant and sensitive. W

e had a great time with all the girls in an awesome cruise!
Thank you so much this was amazing.
Ha Hamutal, Alice,Jenny and Mary"

Sunday, April 22, 2018

April,21 2018, Teresa Minor

Teresa booked that day way in advance to celebrate her husband's Bob, 50th Birthday.
I was happy to have the boat ready after installing the repaired Rudder. I was also happy to  have my new hand held GPS to try out for the first time. Titus was also on board. The weather could not have been better. It was really a pleasure to have Teresa and Bob aboard.
After the charter I invited the couple and Titus for a drink at the sailing Club. They actually enjoyed the amazing view from the club terrace.
Here is what Teresa wrote in the ship's Log:

"what an amazing , once in a life time experience! The weather was perfect, a gentle breeze and clear blue skies. and the waters were calm. We will treasure the moments of us sailing on the boat while the sun slipped into the horizon. thanks to our fantastic Captain and first mate!, Robert and Teresa.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 20th, 2018, Ethel and Byron Anniversary

It was the 40th anniversary of Ethel and Byron. She wanted to watch the su setting on the bay.
It was a very windy day.
I hope they will come back soon for a better experience

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 12th, 2018, Corporate Race

They came from all over the country to enjoy a regatta on Biscayne Bay. My guests were from Baltimore and Boston. They were great sports, the weather did not bother them. It was indeed a heavy day on the bay. We started with part of the main, the mizzen and the staysail. the first leg was a close hauled. Ra was doin 4 knots or so. had to do couple tacks. O

n the way back the wind was behind us, so we raised the big jib and we really went hull speed almost 6 to 7 knots.. here is what they wrote in the log:

"I said today with my wife Kim and friends John and Nancy. It was windy raining but we had a great time. Thanks for a good time, Bill Butz

Friday, March 02, 2018

March, 2nd, 2018, Douglas Handcombe

Douglas wanted to celebrate Vanessa's birthday with a surprise. an event that will make her special day a memorable day. and memorable it was indeed. It was a very nice sail, gentle breeze. we raised the full main, Mizzen and small Jib.We had a truly amazing sunset. On the way back Titus and I had to Navigate RA to safety in the channel with rain and reduced Visibility. Thank Titus, could not have done it without you.Here is what they wrote in the Log:

"Great time celebrating my girlfriends birthday. beautiful views and a great crew. Thanks for a wonderful!, Doug Handscombe"