Monday, September 05, 2016

September 5th, 2016, Rebecca and Gary

Rebecca wanted to celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary. She decided to have a relaxing sailing outing on RA on Biscayne bay. She was a real sport t

o venture going out today. The weatherman was predicting rain and storms. She had faith in my suggestion that it will be OK on the bay. In fact it was kind of ok. Very light wind, light drizzle, they did not seem to mind.Towards the end of the trip we were able to do some  real sailing when the wind picked up and the drizzle stopped.

Here is what Rebecca wrote in the log:

"Wonderful memory! Such a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
Keep sailing and sharing your knowledge!
Thanks for celebrating our 7th Anniversary with us, Gary and Rebecca Goray"

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Septemer 4th, 2016, Joseph Leviler & Family

They came all the way from Brooklyn New your to enjoy an afternoon sail on Biscayne bay. It was great having them aboard.  I was lucky to have Arturo and Omnia as my crew. The weather could not be better. We had the main, Mizzen and staysail up. We crossed the bay with 15 Knots of wind, on the way back the wind subsided a little, however we sailed almost all the to the dock, with little motoring towards the end. Joseph and Mindy sat on the forward deck, the rest of the crew stayed in the cock pit.   They all enjoyed the trip .

Here is what they wrote in the log:

"To the wonderful crew on the RA, what an inspiring and refreshing sail, we will definitely recommend, The Leviler Gang"

Saturday, September 03, 2016

September 2nd. 2016, Leonado and Caroloina's wedding

What a lovely couple. What a pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to host them aboard my ship the RA on Biscayne bay. A beautiful way to make their vows to each others at  sunset.The weather was amazing, 15-20 knots. Had the staysail and the mizzen up and every body was comfortable. I was lucky to have Arturo and Marg as a crew. they were great help looking after the guests and navigating the ship. Thank you Arturo and Marg.
There was plenty of good food and champaign and a special banner"Just Married"which we hoisted on the forward stays.
Here is what the newly weds wrote in the log:

"It was written
 There are moments in life that the only thing you can do is be speechless. It was amazing! such a wonderful time. Thank you Captain, Thank you all. The best time in my life, Leonardo Calixto & Carolina Pincon"

"This was our perfect wedding, and you made it like a fairy tale. Thanks for your joy and amazing energy.


Sunday, August 07, 2016

August 6th, 2016, Roslyn and friends

I wanted to take Roslyn  sailing for a long time. When I met Marg and Bianca at the Memorial of Roslyn's mom and was able to convince them to come aboard as  crew, then I invited Roslyn for an afternoon sail . I then realized that Roslyn is actually  as seasoned sailor. I also invited my good friend David and his friend Arturo to join us. The sail started with heavy weather, but RA had no problem keeping the group comfortable with the minimum sail plan of the mizzen and staysail.
We were very lucky to avoid the heavy weather that was on land. We managed to motor home with minimum exposure to the big storm.
The crew were all unfazed with the weather conditions considering the It was the first trip for my new crew, Marg and Bianca on board. I was really impressed by them handling the boat and the weather and the guests under these conditions:
I was also very happy to see our new friend Joanie enjoying the trip in spite the weather.
Here is

what they wrote in the log:

"My dearest Asaad, you are a wonderful friend and amazing Captain. Thank you so much for helping us find new life on your beautiful RA. May spirit bless and keep you always, and may the wind be always at your back. Thank you for being such a good friend and generous soul. Love,Light and friendship always, Roslyn, Miami!"

"Excellent storm sailing! Pleasure to be on R for the first time!, Arturo"