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"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 12th, 2015, Kori and Eric

This was Kori's last opportunity to go sailing before the arrival of her baby. They came aboard once and they wanted to do it again. It was a windy day, Ned came aboard and invited hid girl friend Maria. We raised the Mizzen and the big Jib. It was blowing hard, but RA was comfortable . H

ere is what they wrote in the log:
" What a beautiful afternoon on the water with Captain Asaad! we were out with him February 2013 after a friend's wedding and this time returned on our "baby moon" as we look forward for our first baby in October, Many thanks, Eric and Kori of Boston"

Monday, August 24, 2015

August,23rd, 2015, Anisa's Birthday

My daughter Anisa wanted to celebrate her birthday with her husband Josh, her sister Isis. Titus and Ned were also on board. I invited my guest Estel who's is here from France to join us. The wind was brisk. we raised the Main, Mizzen and Stay Sail. Titus and Josh did most of the sailing.. we all then went to dinner at Berries, where Omnia and Candace joined.
It was great to enjoy the boat with my own family
here is what they wrote in the log:

"Great day out on the water. thanks dad for such a great day with family and dolphins, Love Anisa"

"Best day ever! Celebrating Anisa's Bday in style, Love Isis"

"Thank you so much for inviting me on board with your family! Perfect day to sail and discover the bay! without being sick!, merci becaup, Estel"

"Great to see you and the RA again, Captain, As always it was amazing. B

est wishes and I will see you again soon, Josh"

Tina & friends,August 23rd, 2015

Tina booked the RA  to celebrate her friend's Ali's Birth Day. They came all the way from London, and new York for the occasion. Biscayne bay was calm, and the sun was shining. the ladies enjoyed t saoking the sun on the forward deck. Here is what Olivia wrote in the log:

"5 girls in Miami for our friend Ali's birthday
A scorching day but wonderful take the boat out and get some sun

and fresh air, Fantastic day! Many thanks, Olivia, Lilly,Tiffany, Ali & Tina"

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 14th, 2014, Nancy and Tom

Nancy and Tom were staying at the Mutiny hotel. What a lovely couple and what a pleasure to spend the morning with them sailing. Alicia, the Concierge suggested that they take a spin on a sail boat on our great Biscayne Bay. the day started a little on the rainy side. they were wondering if we should go sailing . I suggested we meet on the boat and see what happens. In spite of the drizzles, they decided to go for it. We were so lucky, it turned out to be an absolutely great day. We even raised all four sails. Nina was in a state of disbelief, since I rarely raise all 4 sales. here is what they wrote in the log:

" To our expert Captain Asaad and his able crew, Ned and Nina, we thank you for a wonderful sail !!We had a marvelous time, see you again!
Tom and Nancy Van Coverden"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 13th, 2015, Leal's Birthday

It was my grand daughter's birth day. she just turned 8. She told her mother she wants to celebrate her birthday sailing , and then she wanted to have dinner at the sailing club. sounds like a great way to celebrate a child's birth day. we got lucky with the weather. We had Ned, Nina and Titus on board. and of course ,mom, Omnia, my oldest daughter and leala's two sisters, Trinity and Candace. Leala tried her hand on the helm. and wow, RA really was responsive to her steering.
we  all had a good time.