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.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

July 11th, 2015, Carl & family

Carl had his in laws visiting him . He wanted to show them the best Mimi has to offer. So he decided to take them for a sailing trip on RA, on Biscayne Bay, Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Asaad is a brilliant Captain and a gentleman host. What a wonderful treat , what a lovely, if not rainy sail, Thank you , Heather, Carl, Anota and Bill"

Saturday, August 01, 2015

July 31st, 2015, Rhonda@ David

Rhonda wanted to surprise her boy friend David, who has just completed a week sailing school in the virgin Islands. She wanted him to practice all the techniques that he learned at sea school.
I had Ned and Nina on board. David really got involved in the running of the ship. He took the helm , he also helped Tack and Jibe. He asked me and Ned many questions. At the end he said he really learned a lot. That was what Rhonda wanted t

o do..
Here is what Dave wrote in the log:

"You are one very knowledgable Captain. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat and your knowledge. Rhonda and I had a fantastic tim!, Dave and Rhonda"

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29th, 2015, Kat and sister and friends

It was Daniela birthday, Kat, her sister decided to celebrate her sister's birth day on a sailing vessel on Biscayne bay. It was a spur of the moment decision. Luckily I was available, and was able to call Nina to come aboard to help run the ship. We had good wind. Raised the Big Jib and the mizzen and sailed across the bay and back almost  al the way to the

slip. Nina is really very good on the helm. and she really loves helming. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"" Muchas Gracias Papi !"

" lots of love from Sydney Aus "

" Thank you for everything. Please send the images to above e mail, we love you, from down under"

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 23rd. 2015, Kimon/Univision

Kimon, the inventor of the new App, Boat. day, invited the crew of Univision and some of his friends to come take a look at RA and take a short spin. Kimon and the crew helped me get RA out of the slip. It was a windy day. Carlos the videographer who is also a boater, appreciated the experience.
Here is what Sonia, the host of the event and Carlos

wrote in the log:

"Thank you captain, what a great preview we got on your beautiful boat. I hope many people will be able to enjoy it using the new app. It is nice to be in the hands of someone as experienced as you!,Sonia Parissos, Univision"

" Had a great boating experience, thank you for everything, Carlos"