Friday, June 03, 2016

June 3rd, 2016, Amira and friends

Amira had some friends in town, she wanted to show the best Miami has to offer, she asked me to take her and her fiends for a sail on Biscayne Bay. Ned and Maria also came aboard. I also invited Mari to join us. It was really a very nice sail. We had plenty of wind, so I raised the Big Jib and the Mizzen. Mari enjoyed stilling the boat. Amira and her friends were drinking beer and enjoying each others company on the forward deck. Maria was relaxing with Ned in the cock pit. On the way back we  had some showers. No body seemed to mind.
Here is what they wrote in the log:

'What a relaxing and much needed rest upon some gentle waves. Also a lovely chance to catch up with new and old friends, Thank you so much, Leni. , mex, Australia!"

"What a lovely day! Such a nice escape from the Miami heat. I feel so lucky to have felt the ocean breeze so intimately! Had a great time with L

eni and Amira , my dear old friends from near and far, XO ,Megler"

"Life is goooood,
En el mar la vida es mas sabrosa. En el mar te quiero mucho mas, con el sol La luna y las estrellas en el mar todos felicidad, Yayyy, Jani"

May 11th, 2016, haul out trip, Miami River

On the 11the of May, Randy Boiko volunteered to help me take RA to the boat Yard, Hurricane Cove and Marina. Omnia my daughter and her family, Also Amira and Anisa  came  for the ride. They were really fascinated by the trip on the river and by the bridges opening just for us and keeping the cars waiting. here is what Omnia , and Leala wrote in the log:

"Hi dad, had a beautiful trip up the river today. brought so many memories, , keeping the RA in the family, Love, Omnia"

"I had a very fun time, my favorite part was when the bridges opened just for us, I love you Leala"

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 8th, 2016, Carmen and friends

It was Mother's day, and Carmen wanted to share the day with her friends. Carmen have been on my boat twice before, once 10 years ago, and once 20 years ago. I am glad she keeps coming back. But I told her this time don't wait 10 years.
It was a beautiful windy day , 10-15 knots ,we raised the mizzen and the big Jib. Aboard was Josh and Alicia
Here is what Carmen wrote in the log:

"A perfect day , a memorable Mother's day !  Captain Asaad and his crew were exceptional and we had an amazing day. I look forward to going out with them again !, many thanks from the heart, Carmen"

It was Alicia's first time on board as a crew. She left a very nice thank you card, here is what she wrote in the card:

"Dr. Asaad,

Thank you for thinking of me and having me alone for such a beautiful sail, XOXO, Alicia"

Sunday, May 08, 2016

May 5th, 2016, Bing and Family

Mr. Bing and his wife Yuan were here from China to visit their daughter Bella who is studying at the University of Miami. They stayed at the Mutiny hotel. They asked the Concierge, Mr. Nelson to recommend a sailing yacht.They decided to take their Daughter and her boy friend Toby for a sail on Biscayne Bay aboard the vessel RA. It was a beautiful day. We had 18 to 20 knots of wind, so we went with the minimum sail, that is the Mizzen and Stay sail. Titus was in board to help sail the boat.
Here is what Bella wrote in the log:

"Thank you for the wonderful sailing Trip with 2 super cool captains! Just like a dream back to the last century. Everything just come from the movie image. love it! thank you a lot!best Bella, Toby Yuan and Bing"

Toby also wrote an entry in C

hines which I could not read.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May 1st, 2016, Penina and Chevy

Penina had her sister visiting from New York. She wanted to show her the best Miami has to offer. So she decided to take her for a sail on Biscayne bay. It was a real nice day. Started breezy, We raised the main, Mizzen and Stay sail. O

n the way back the wind subsided, so we got the big jib up. It was great having all the sails up. Here is what Penina wrote in the log:

"Had a great time out on the water today! It was my first time on the water since moving here one and half years ago! would love to come again sometime, All my best, Penina"

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 27th, 2016, Russel Boley's Regata

This was a regata among 12  sailing vessels organized by Russ. My guests were  from Brazil. It was a great day for a regata. my guests had a great time. Here is what they wrote in the log:
Thank you so much, Asaad and Ned for this amazing ride with

your Boat RA.  Three Brazilian guys at Dell Computers , Alison, Walter and Lucas, So Happy"

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25th, 2016, Miguel's goodbye his mother

Miguel wanted to fulfill his mother's last wish to have her remains scattered on the surface of the waters of Biscayne Bay. The whole family came aboard for a short sail. It was a brisk windy evening suitable for the occasion. Here is what Miguel wrote in the Sh

ip's log:

"Another amazing journey on the RA. Back in February 2000 you were kind enough to allow us the opportunity to pay our respect to my grand mother Gertrud Baron. Today , her daughter my mother Marion Abin was given the same respect . Thank you Captain .You mean the world to me and my family, Miguel Pena"