Sunday, May 19, 2013
I learned from Albina that she is to receive her Citizenship on the 17th at the courthouse. I offered to go with her to cheer for her and be a support person in that very special day in her life. Unfortunately we could no take cameras or cell phones at the court house. So after the ceremony I took her to a nice vegetarian lunch at bay side, then to my house where I took couple photos of her with the American flag. The ceremony was really very brief and dry compared to other ceremonies. Reason it was at the court house since all the inductees needed their names changed..
May 17th, 2013, Katy Sorenson & Albina
I donated a sailing trip to the Tropical Audubon society which was auctioned at their annual fund raising event. Katy won the item. she had her mother visiting from Wisconsin and decided to take her sailing on Biscayne bay. It was a lovely sunset cruise. I had Jo aboard as a crew. Here is what Katy wrote in the log: "Dear Captain Asaad , we truly enjoyed the sunset cruise with my 89 year old mother, my husband and my son and his wife. Thank you for the lovely experience and thank you for supporting the Tropical Audubon Society ! Peace in Egypt soon, warm Regards, Katy Sorenson"
Thursday, May 16, 2013
May 12th, 2013, Sohail, Karina and Rina
Karina was here from Munich, Germany to visit Sohail. He wanted to show her the best Miami has to offer. So he decided to take her sailing on Biscayne Bay. It was Mother's day. Unfortunately his mother could not Join us. I invited Joan Dengler and her daughter Ashley to celebrate Mothers day with us on Biscayne Bay. She really . I also had my friend Albina to come aboard to help sail the boat. A great time was had by all. Sohail was snapping pictures like there was no tomorrow. I hope to see some of these pictures. Here is what they wrote in the log: " Dear Captain Asaad! Thanks so much for having us on your wonderful boat. A great sailing trip and a fantastic afternoon. You really added a great adventure to my US holidays !, Liebe Grusse, Karina from Munich" " Dear Captain Masoud, You are an amazing person and I am so honored to be able to experience something as wonderful as seeing Biscayne Bay through you heart and your beautiful RA! Love Sohail" "Dear Captain Asaad, Your passion for sailing is so beautiful, a thing to witness. thank you for sharing your time and making life so much sweeter for others by doing so. All the best and many thanks, Rina Fazluddin" " Thank you for one of the best Mother's Day ever ! Joan and Ashley" "Dear Captain Asaad, Thank you for your kindness and a great time on RA,, A special thank you for letting me hold the helm! With Love, Albina"
May 5th, 2013, Michael Bates engagement
Michael wanted to propose to he love of his life. He wanted to make the occasion very special and very memorable. So he decided to pop the question while sailing aboard the RA on Biscayne Bay at sunset. And indeed it was a beautiful sunset. What a setting for a time and place for a life time commitment. Here is what Michael wrote in the Log: " To Captain Asaad, Thank you for this memorable evening. You cant put a price on a beautiful sunset and a couple that fallen in love and wanted to make one of the most greatest moments and memorable experiences on your sailboat. Thank you for this wonderful night. We cant express our gratitude enough. We wish you the best and your future endeavors. Thank you always, Jerlyn, Michael & Jenny"
May 5th, 2013, Rebeca Rodriguez & family
We met at the chamber of commerce. She wanted to give me a facial and take her family sailing on Biscayne bay. It was a beautiful day. We sailed and they also went swimming. here are their testimonials: " Captain Asaad, we loved the time we spent with you. You and your boat are unbelievable. Thank you for everything. This was a lovely day, Guenna, Miguel,Rebeca,ofer Guadalupe, Aaron and Rebeca" " To Captain Asaad, We had a great day with you on your boat. The music was amazing,and we loved your calm personality and your great knowledge of the sea and life. Was great to stop and dip in the water, Thank you, your friend fro Israel Ofer Manor" "Captain Asaad, thank you for a smooth ride . We had a great time. Be safe on the seas always, Aaron & Guadalupe"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
April 28th, PM, Aileen Mehrez and friends
Aileen and Alan Mehrez had friends from Egypt. They wanted to show them Miami and the best of Florida. So they chartered me for a sunset cruise on Biscayne bay. Adel was here from Cairo, Egypt, and his daughter Nadine was here from Montreal ,Canada. The weather was amazing. Good wind, 15 to 20 knots, . We sailed with the Mizzen and Stay sail to provide a comfortable ride. They all had a good time. here is what they wrote in the log: " First sailing trip, and It was awesome. thank you for everything. Nadine Khedr" "Beautiful trip with a great captain, thank you very much, Adel Youssery khedr" "Thank you for yet another perfect trip and looking forward to the next one, Alan Mehrez" "As always Captain Asaad you have given us a memorable perfect day!You are truly wonderful as you take us in the journey of being one with nature! we loved seeing the sea turtle, Aileen Mehrez"
April 28th AM, Randy and frinds
Melinda, Randy's girl friend, had friends from new york. So she decided to show them the best Miami has to offer. a sailing excursion on Biscayne bay. Here is what they wrote in the log: "Asaad, Wonderful boat, Sail, Weather & conversations. Thank you ! Beverly" " Beautiful weather, wonderful experience, Thank you, Lauren"
Monday, April 29, 2013
April 27th, 2013, Stephanie Lewis
Saturday, April 27, 2013
April 26th, 2013, Jennifer Cogburn
She found me on Google when she looked for a night sail. They came all the way fr New York for a night sail on Biscayne Bay. Originally we were to sail between 8 and 10 pm, however we ended up sailing between 10 pm and 1 am. It was almost a full moon, lovely windy evening, sailed with the stay and mizzen. Thor and his lady came aboard as crew. Here is what Jenn wrote in the log: "Asaad, What a pleasure it was to make your acquaintance. You have such a lovely spirit and lovely lady of the water. Thank you for accommodating us. We are very grateful!, Jen,Dills, Joe and Natalia, NYC" " Asaad, Thank you very much for the knowledge and wisdom on the Bay, Dillo"
Friday, April 26, 2013
April 20th, 2013, Lisette and her family
Lisette and her family wanted to enjoy a day sail on Biscayne Bay. We left about 4 pm, The weather was gentle, but the clouds were all around us. I sailed with the mizzen and stay sail. Gian Franco was on board as my crew. After a couple of hours of nice sailing, we had a squall. They all went below deck, Gian and I stayed on deck. I back winded the jib and watched for on coming traffic. Indeed there was a sailboat that showed up thru the fog. Had to start the engine to get out of her way. After the storm subsided, we sailed home. here is what Nicole wrote in the log: "Asaad, Thank you for an Awesome trip. It was truly an experience! I hope to see you again !!, Nicole" I