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"

July 6th, 2016, Andrew Sherry and Family

It was a wonderful coincident for Andrew to meet me and to learn about my charter business. When it was time to have a family reunion, he decided the have the family gathering aboard my humble ship sailing on the beautiful waters of Biscayne bay.  They came from Orlando, Washington DC , New York and Coconut Grove.
I recommended that we sail in the morning. They really have a good Karma, the morning rain subsided exactly the time we were supposed to set sail also later on in the evening, my sunset sail had to deal with some foul weather.
We started with the Main, Mizzen and Staysail. RA was going on a even comfortable pace. On the way back, since the wind was behind us and it appeared that we were going on a slower pace, Andrew suggested that we raise the forward Jib. and wow, they were really impressed with RA under f

ull sail, a real special treat, that the group really appreciated.
That day was also the first time I have Marg and Bianca as crew on RA.
It was great having them aboard. their presence added a level of hospitality to the trip.
Here is what they wrote in the log:

" Could not have had a better time, Thanks, Pete"

"The Sherry crew had a great time! Thank you for a nice day of sun and sailing, Anja, Jimmy, Johana, Atena, Pete & Cici"

Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31st, 2016, Michael and the Itex crew

It was Anthony and Stan  birth days and Michel invited them  to celebrate their day on RA sailing on Biscayne Bay. Amira came on board as a mate for the first time. she learned a lot about sailing and about ITEX. she may help use my ITEX dollars.
It was a nice day for sailing. had a few gentle rain drops that did not bother any body.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30th, 2016, Aloy's family

Aloy arranged for his wife and her twin sister and other family and friends to have a birth day party sailing aboard the RA on Biscayne Bay. The day started with very little wind. We raised the main, Mizzen and big jib. the wind picked up later in the day. My friend Liane came aboard to help. it was her first time on board as a mate. The ladies were all on the forward deck enjoying the weather, the drinks and each other . H

ere is what they wrote in the log:

" Thank you for an amazing time! Best sailing in town. Until next time, Jenny, Cindy, Liz, Didi, Barbi and Ani"

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 25th, 2016, Nancy Mosser and Family

Nancy planned that trip a long time in advance. She arranged for a family reunion aboard the RA, sailing on Biscayn bay.
They came fro Philadelphia , Chicago and Coral Gables to be together on The RA .
It was a great day for sailing. Had the main, Mizzen and stay sail up and RA was really performing. They all sat on the forward deck enjoying the wind and each other.

ere is what nancy wrote in the log:

" Thank you for a lovely sailing trip this afternoon. It was a perfect relaxing way to spend the afternoon. We hope to do it again sometime, Sincerely Nancy and Family"

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 7th, 2016, Lyle and Family

Lyle wanted to have a special day with his family sailing on Biscayne bay.
It was a nice day and all had a good time. Here is what Lyle and Claire  wrote in the log:

"Thank you Captain Masoud. Had a great time out on the water with you a

nd and Ned. Made for a great family memory. May the wind be on your sails, Lyle & Family "

"Thank you so much for taking us sailing today. It was so nice and relaxing. A perfect Thursday afternoon !  It was really wonderful, Clair"

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

July 2nd, 2016, Carlos and the Colombian friends

Carlos had visitors from Colombia. they wanted to sail on our beautiful Biscayn Bay. The weather was difficult to predict. We ventured out about 3 pm, there was decent wind for about two hours, then the wind died completely. We motored to key Biscayn to look at the beautiful homes on the Island.
Here is what Carlos wrote in the Log:

"It as a great afternoon with a great Captain and crew. We truly enjoyed, see you next time, Carlos"