Wednesday, January 07, 2015

January 5th, 205, the Colombian connection

Olga and her sister Sonia and the rest of the family were here from Colombia on Vacation. Olga decided to arrange for the family to go sailing on Biscayne bay, so she chartered Ra. It was a nice warm day and all had their bathing suites on and stretched on the forward deck to soak the warm Florida sun. Here is what Sonia wrote in the log:

"Gracias Asaad, Lindo velero. Fue una tarde muy agradable, Mil Gracias, Sonia, Olga and the family"

"Happy New Year Olga"




Mike Sutta and the Rotary exchange

Mike was hosting  a Rotary exchange student. He wanted to show her the best Miami has to offer, so he asked me to take them sailing on Biscayne bay. It was really a great day for sailing. Here is what Mike wrote in the log:

"Wonderful trip on the bay with great weather, sun and people. Captain Asaad sure can show you the love of simple sailing. Evan, Justin, Ashley Susan and Mint, Rotary thanks you, Mike Sutta"


December 30th, 2013, Michelle and family

It was a beautiful day, so Michelle decided to invite her son Andrew, who was here from Washington for a day sail on Biscayne bay..
Here is what Michelle wrote in the log:

"Thanks for a great trip! Michelle, Angelin, Andrew and Kay, Great day for sailing"

Sunday, December 28, 2014

December 27th, 2014, My Family and Ami's Family

It was a beautiful day on the bay. My children were in town for Christmas. Isis and Titus were here from Orlando,  Amira was here from New York, Ami's brother and his family were here from England, the weather was great. very little wind. We had all the sails up and sailed to the sand bar. then dropped the anchor and some of the crew enjoyed a swim in the bay. Tried to sail home, then tried mother sailing, but finally had to motor home. the sun set was beautiful. all had a great time, H












ere is what they wrote in the log:

"Thank you captain Asaad! such a wonderful cruise and swim around Biscayne Bay!, Raman,Lucy,Siri and Nita"

"Thank you for the great ride, new friends,and good weather could not be beat,Rocio, Mexico"

"A beautiful sail with the wonderful Masoud family. Thank you and happy new year, Eva"

"A rare occasion so beautifully wrapped in sail, Shan Haq"

"The best Captain,the best boat, and the best sailing waters in the world, Love, Isis"

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 22nd. 2014, Evelyn Lopes Bachelorette Party

Evelyn organized a day sail aboard the RA on Biscayne bay to have a special unforgettable event sailing . The weather did not disappoint. It was a great day to sail. Started with 10-12 knots of wind then subsided to 5 to 7 knots. The ladies enjoyed the peaceful tranquil sunny warm weather .  On Board was Titus and Ned .






Here is what they wrote in the log:

" Captain Asaad, Thank you so much for such a fantastic time! Your crew was the Bonb. Our Batat( Bachelorette) would't have been complete without you. We will see you back on the love boat soon!
Mariela( Bride) Tania (photographer) Kathy(injured party) Betina(DJ), Evelyn ( the instigator)"

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 21st, 2014, Joyce& Family

They came from Connecticut



for a few days of fun in the magic city. they are sailors and one of their reasons to come to maimi is to enjoy a dy sail on Biscayne bay. it was really great day on the bay. we could have used a little more wind. but the did enjoy a very peaceful day ., here is what they wrote in the log:
" Captain Asaad, Great sail, Peaceful and smooth. Enjoyed the ride. Thank you for a nice relaxing day,Pete Rogalin"

Saturday, December 20, 2014

December,20th, 2014, Victor and Diana's Engagement

It was a great winter Florida



day. gentle breeze, warm sun. a day Ideal for a lover,s engagement. she did not know what is in store for her until the end of the trip. My daughter Anisa and her husband , as well as Ned came aboard to cheer for the couple and to help ru the ship. we went wit almost full sai.. upon arrival to the dock, there was music and cheering and singing. Diana was so happy and every body cheered for the couple.
here is what they wrote in the log:

"Captain Asaad: Man what a romantic boat ride we had. It came out perfect. Thank you for your hospitality and your service. Recommended to any body that wants to have a good time, Victor"

" Thank you so much for everything! Diana"

Saturday, December 13, 2014

November 30th 2014 Chris&Sandy Parmeter

Charter was from 2-6 so we could catch the beautiful sunset on Biscayne Bay. For Crew we had Titus, Mario, Josh, Asaad was in Costa Rica so he could not make it. The sun was shining and the winds were crisp blowing at 25 Knots. We ran on the Mizzen and Stay sail till the winds calmed and we raised the big jib, things were good until  the wind picked up and the RA started flying we clocked speeds of 6.8 Knots, which is very close to hull speed. At this point we decided to drop the big jib and return to running the stay sail and the mizzen. Here is what the guests wrote in the ships log:

" Wife pawned this off on me. After Thanksgiving sunset cruise. Josh,Titus and captain Mario took great care of the six of us.Weather was perfect with just the right mix of wind. Caught some good swells and really had a smooth ride. Capped the trip off with a beautiful sunset.
                                                                                                Thanks,
                                                                                             Chris, Sandy, Jeff, Bob, Carol, Sally"




Monday, September 29, 2014

September 28th, 2014, Gary senk and David

It has been a long time since Gary came for a sail. Thanks to his son David who is here from California with his friend and they wanted to experience a sunset sail on Biscayne Bay. As usual, Gary ordered an amazing afternoon. The weather could not have been better. We raised the main and staysail. A



board was Ned and Silvana.