Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31st, 2014, Ami &Friends

It is always a pleasure to have Ami and his friends aboard. He is a great sailor and a great host, and his friends are all very special. Today particularly we had another fellow sailor,, Karl Fitzgerald and his family, also on board for the first time was Gaby , Sarah and Chris.
It was beautiful on the water, the wind wa

s 15-120 knots. We first raised the mizzen and staysail. On the way back we eased also the big Jib. Ra really took of, and that is when Ami decided to get dragged. He is such an adventurous person. I was concerned. but he did it.
here is what they wrote in the log:

"Asaad, thank you for the amazing sail boat ride. the story of your life you shared reminded me of a poem from pablo Nieirda called , " Viejo lobo de mar' Thank you for a lovely time  Gaby Tolles"

"from a young sailor to an experienced sailor, Raquel, tara Ian and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon sail on the RS !. She is a fine vessel and it was good to finally experience it. it is always a great day on the bay with old friends. take care, Karl Fitzgerald"

August, 30, 2014, the Chilean crew

They were her for business. but they were also sailors. so they could not leave miami without experiencing a sili on Biscayne Bay. the bay and the weather definitely did not disappoint. we had good breeze. we sailed put on the mizzen and sty sail. but they wanted more sail, so on the way back we raised the Big jib. they were really happy with the experience. here is what Oscar wrote in the log:

"Captain: Muchas Gracias por the sail. Muy Lindo su velero, Oscar"

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August, 29th, David & Joana

David waned to set up a unique setting for his brother to oppose to his girl friend. so he decided to have hi brother propose on the forward deck of the ailing vessel RA while sailing on the friendly waters of Biscayne Bay. It was a gorgeous afternoon. the group cheered when she said Yes. RA has a magic on the ldies. no body could resist a love proposal on RA
here is what they wrote in the log:

" Thank you for making this a magical experience, David"

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 23rd, 2014, The Ecuadorian group

Some of them came fro Ecuador, many of them were at the end of  world tour in the middle east. They could not miss a few hours sailing on our great Biscayne bay before they go shopping. So we left early in the morning for 2 hours sail on the bay. It was a very peaceful quiet sail. The wind was gentle and the bay was calm. They all had a good time. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"From the middle of the world!!!  All you need is Ecuador. Thank you RA and Crew"

August,22nd,2014 Isis & Anisa

Isis and Titus were in town. Titus just landed from a long flight from
Europe, but there was nothing he would rather do than go sailing on RA on Biscayne Bay.
Here is what Titus wrote in the log:

"It was a gorgeous summer day on the bay today!
Captain Asaad took Isis, Anisa, Josh & Titus on a relaxing sunset sail, we had a gentle 10 Knots breeze so we were quickly under sail once we got out of the channel.
I ha
d the pleasure of manning the helm for the entire voyage. Hope to be out again next week, Titus>      

August 9th,2014, Yakell Mannas

Yakell wanted to do something special to celebrate the graduation of her friend Shandia, also to have a special reunion with her friends who came all the way from Detroit to enjoy sailing on RA on Biscayne bay.
here is what they wrote in the log:

"The best experience ever,Thank you Captain for letting me celebrate my my graduation on your Ship!. I had a great experience, Shandia'

"Asaad, Thank you for making our girls day Great. The girls from Michigan were happy about the surprise memorable boat ride because of you. We had a blast. Cant wait to do it again. Thanks Yakell."


"It was amazing, Thank you, Nick"

Friday, August 08, 2014

July 24th,2014

It was a spur of the moment
she had friends from out of town, the weather was good, so we went sailing
Here is what she wore in the log:

"Thank you so much for a wonderful trip you gave us all. It was beautiful and very enjoyable. Thanks for the time you spent with us to drive us around . You were a wonderful Captain. We enjoyed the day and we all thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!, Storino,Swayne and Nunez family"

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 16th, 2014, Josh's Birthday

It was Josh's birthday. He wanted to share his love to sailing on Biscayne Bay with his mother who came from North Carolina to share in celebrating his special day. It was good to have them aboard. Here is what he wrote in the Log:

"Thanks to my future father in law for bringing me out to enjoy the RA and Biscayne Bay on my birthday.  T

he storm was a nice learning experience and the RA was amazing as always."

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 13th, 2014,Terry Mc.Master

Terry wanted to treat his sisters to an unforgettable event. He arranged to bring them together for a Sisters's reunion, they came from Kansas, Oregon and Alabama to see each other and enjoy a day sailing on Biscayne Bay. it was their Karma, we had a wonderful afternoon, calm seas and gentle breeze. My future son in Law Josh came on board as a mate. He arranged for some soft rock from his phone to entertain the guests. They were great people to have aboard and to visit with.
on board were, Terry, Iralia,Jean, Janet and Judy
Here is what they wrote in the log:

In a moment my fear of the water disappeared in the reassuring smile of Captain Asaad. His boat lovely, the waters calm,the cruise beautiful and gentling for the soul. We gathered in a reunion, siblings together for the first time since our mother passed away. This peaceful time on the ocean, good company, good Captain and good future son-in-law, good time, leaving sadness behind, new memories forged thank you captain Asaad for being part of this blessing! Janet thank you for the amazing time. We may be tame but know how to appreciate wonderful people. Josh, may you and Anisa have many blessings on your journey. My dance group is,
amiradance Please visit us. May Gods blessings be on you Captain and yours, Jean Knapp

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 7th, 2014, sunset, Joselyn Smith & friends

It was really a pleasure to hear from Joselyn and to take her and her friends Sailing. Her friends came from all over the country to enjoy a sunset cruise on Biscayne bay. We had a very gentle drizzel in the begining of the evening, then we just had gentle breeze, which was on again  and off  again the rest of the evening. We managed to continue sailing all the way to the slip. They seem to have enjoyed the gentle ride and the beautiful sunset. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Thank you for a wonderful trip. May God keep the wind in your sails, Susan Hayes"

"Meeting you was the highlight of my day. From one sailor to another. Thanks for a great evening, fam Cross"

" Thank you for a wonderful,uneventful,peaceful sail on the ocean! and I will be there in spirit at least as you watch the new democracy in Egypt and a new epoch starts a new for such a great country!. It was a pleasure meeting you! salam! Rob"

"Dear captain Asaad, Josh and Ned, Asaad , So good to see you again! Thank you for fabulous sunset cruise. The peaceful energy that you ,Josh and RA created
will carry me forward on a sea of calm.  many blessings my friend, Roselyn"