Saturday, October 14, 2017

October 13th, 2017, Chris and Diana

It was Diana's birthday, chris wanted to surprise her. He lead her to the boat blind folded. but she knew where she was. She is familiar with the marina. The weather could not be better, I had Margie aboard as a crew. It was the first trip after Irma. Everything worked well except the wind vane and wind position indicator. So I had to use my extra senses. I joked withMargie. I told her Your hair is my wind indicator.. Here is what Chris wrote in the log:

"May the ocean continue to have great Captains like you who make unforgettable sunset memories possible for u land folks.Much appreciation and admiration, Chris ."

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 19th, 2017, Rana,Suzy,Amira and Jenny

Rana was expecting friends from Lebanon and Michigan to visit her that day, I was expecting Jenny to visit me from Costa Rica on the 18th. Amira had Rosie and her friend from Serbia here from New York'. Titus happen to be in town, so he decided to join us. I also invited Suzie the great Sky diver to come aboard.. what a wonderful group of friends and family . I let Rana and Titus Run the ship for me and I was only a passenger for the first time, with only supervisory capacity. they did a great job navigating the boat. It was really a great day to be out on the water with a great group of family and friends.  The timing was amazing, the storm clouds were all over us,  The secret powers of RA was keeping the rain away until we almost made it to the dock. We even managed to drop the sails before they got wet. At the dock dinner was served below deck to the distinguished guests with spinach pie, hommos, fava beans, falafel, tabbouli, olives, pita bread and Baba Ghannouge
They all had a great time including myself. Here is what they wrote in the log:

" It was a pleasure to spend the time with you and to know you. We had a great time, Thank you, Ahmool Farhat"

"It was a wonderful experience , so beautiful and relaxing. Thank you a bunch, Wadad Farhat"

Saturday, August 19, 2017

July 23rd, 2017, Mike and jeffryClarke

It was a morning trip,  We set sail about 9:30 ,the weather was very nice, I had two competent crew on board, Titus and Rana, so we raised all the sales.
Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Captain Asaad and crew, thank you for a great sail out on Biscayne Bay today. We really enjoyed it very much!, best wishes, Barbara and Jeff Clarke"

"Captain's Log, Star date, July 23, 2017. We set out on our voyage with high hopes and great uncertainty, slowly pushing into the unknown waters. Luckily for us , we were favored by the Gods and our trip was a great success . The ocean welcomed us. We sledded across the surface of the water with all the grace of an olympic figure skater. We swam, we ate we were merry. Thanks to Captain Asaad and crew for a wonderful experience ,

Mike and Family"

Saturday, July 01, 2017

June 28th, 2017, Akera Singleton

It was their anniversary, Akera wanted to do something Special to celebrate the day.
It was a vey nice sail, with beautiful sunset, They sat on the forward deck enjoying each others company.
Here is what Akera wrote in the log:

"What a way to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary! . Breath taking views, wonderful wind and mother nature at her finest. Asaad was a great Captain and host. This was a special and memorable night"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 11th, 2017, Barb Silving and family

Barb found me on Itex. She is an amazing lady who know so much about Itex. It was really a pleasure visiting with her. She came with her husband Steve and  the

grand kids, who really enjoyed the sail.
Here is what they wrote in the log:

"This was such a great time! I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for taking us out, "

"A great day on Biscayne bay! Smooth sailing under sunny skies. It does not get any better. I was honored to play first mate to a great skipper, Steve"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 15th, 2017, Isis and Friends

It was a special reunion of Isis and her class mates from the old days. they all came from New York to be together with Isis on Biscayn bay to enjoy a relaxing cruise. Good food , plenty of good drinks and wonderful fellowship was had on the forward deck of the sailing vessel RA. Aboard also was my good friend and crew Johnny to help run the ship. a good time was had by all. Here is what they wrote in the log:

" Time flys, but you sail still, many thanks, Best wishes"

" four hours felt like few minutes , sunset, dolphins, Pleasant company   Magic'

"Water flows and moves. We as humans are fluid the same. We come and go into lives much the same. The waves have no clock as we should too. Thank you for stopping time for us and showing us the beautiful bay, Joel and Courtney"

"The best connection I have to Miami. Today was , my friends o

f all days. This is the day I connected with friends and memories and called the dolphins. Boats water good people nothing else I could need, Thank You , Julia"

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 13th. 2017, Alexis and Andrew

It was a spur of the moment. Alexis wanted to take her husband sailing on Biscayne bay while here in Miami on Vacation. They

came all the way from Texas . It was vey windy, so the sailing was great.
We raised the Small Jib and the Mizzen to keep the boat on an even keel. Rana was on Board and she also enjoyed the 20 knots of wind
Alexis and Andrew sat on the bow enjoying each others company and the salt water spray. Here is what Andrew wrote in the log:

" lex and I had a great time. We enjoyed our short time with you . Wish we could have spent more, Andrew and Alexis Crane"