Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 22nd, 2015, Ashleigh Rodosta & friends

Ashleigh found me on Gilt City. She decided to invite her friends and take them for a sailing excursion on Biscayne Bay. It was a very windy day, 20 knots steady. We had to use our guests muscles to get out of the slip. They actually got a kick out of the mere activity of puling the lines against the wind. It was like  a high for the guests. I will not be shy again asking my guests to help. We tired to sail out

of the channel, but still needed to get some engine assist. On the way back we thought for sure we will be on a broad reach, but the wind cheated us and shifted from the west so we had to motor home too. But the sailing was absolutely exhilarating even for the old salts like me and Ned. they certainly appreciated it and enjoyed it very much. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Asaad and Ned we had an unbelievable time on this majestic ride. A look at Miami like I have never seen before. We loved every minute of it and I can't wait to come back!, Manuel Mate"

"Asaad and Ned, Good times on the RA. We appreciate your hospitality and sea knowledge. Sail on, Big Kisses, Ashleigh"

Saturday, March 21, 2015

March 20th, 2015, Eileen Mehrez and family

Eileen, a repeat client and  a good friend , really enjoys sailing and always likes to share her passion for sailing on Biscayne Bay with her guests. Her cousin  Fernando was here from Baltimore , Maryland where it has been snowing. It was his first time on a sail boat. and what a day it was. The wind was steady at 15 knots, we raised the big Jib and at the mizen and RA was on even keel making 5 knots. eEileen and her guests stayed on the forward deck and were really enjoying the ride. Here is what Fernando wrote in the log:

"" First time sailing and loved it! Perfect to beat the snow back home!, fernando Gomez, Gaithersburg,


Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16th, 2015, Marcia & Joan

Marcia has been trying to promote a sailing excursion for the ski club, but her efforts did not bear fruit. She really enjoys sailing, and her friend Joan was in town from Colorado, so she decided to take her sailing on Biscayne bay for a sunset cruise. Ned came aboard as a crew. it was such a pleasant evening, we discussed many topics, politics, science, travel, and diet, all in good humor. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Wonderful evening, peaceful with neat company and conversations!, Thank you Asaad and Ned, Joanne"

"Great sail, especially for the two of us. It is like another world. We had an eventful evening with interesting conversations

, Thank you Asaad an Ned, Marcia"

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 14th, 2015, Kristen Nguyen and family

Kristen was in town from Texas for vacation and to visit her sister in Law, thy. It was a spur of the moment decision to take the family for a sailing excursion on Biscayne bay. It was a beautiful windy day. her husband Trung was very helpful helping me manage the boat since I did not have a crew.
they all had a good time. Here is what Kristen wrote in the log:

" Thank you so much for allowing us to have such a great experience on your beautiful sail boat. You made our day.  We booked last minute and you fully accommodated our family and needs."

Here is what Thy wrote
"Had an awesome time sailing around Miami, Captain is great, Thy Nguyen"

Friday, March 13, 2015

March 3rd, 2015, Terri Sullivan and friends

Terri and his buddies they came to Miami for friends reunion. they decided to have a quality time together sailing on Biscayne bay aboard the RA. It was a beautiful day. here is what they wrote in the log:

" Captain Asaad and crew, thank you for a fantastic afternoon! We loved it. such a gorgeous day and beautiful sail, Terri Sullivan and Rod Cross"

Sunday, March 01, 2015

February 22nd. 2015,Dwight Anthony Bailey's Birthday

It was Dwight's 35th Birthday, he decided to invite his friends and enjoy a day sailing aboard the RA on our beautiful Biscayne Bay. Originally we were supposed to sail the day before, but Dwight decided to postpone the trip one day, and indeed we had great weather for the trip. Aboard was Ned and the new mate my good friend Madeline who is studying for her captain's license. She was on the helm most of the day. Here is

 what Dwight wrote in the log:

" I came out to celebrate my 35th birthday. I had an amazing time. It was worth every Penny. The crew was friendly and hospitable. Will highly recommend to my colleagues, Sincerely D. Anthony Bailey, ESQ"

Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16th, 2015, Firestone Regatta

They came from all over for a conference, and while in Miami, they decided to go for a sailing regatta on Biscayne bay. Finally the weather warmed up, and the wind was brisk. started with partial main and small jib, ended up with full main and big Jib. the guests had a good time. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Captain, thank you so much for such a lovely afternoon! We enjoyed spending time with you and the crew and getting to hear your story. Every detail of the day perfect and fun! Thank you all for everything you did to treat us to this fun experience!sincerely. Louise and bradford,Trip and W

endy, John and Angie"