Monday, March 31, 2008

March 30-2008, Danny's B. Day

Mercedes Gonzalez wanted to celebrate her son's 21st birthday. She decided taking him and his friends for a day sail aboard the RA on Miami's Biscayne bay would be a great way to remember the day. They came with a guitar and plenty of food and drink. the weather was just right. we raised all 4 sails thanks to Jay's help.
Here is what Danny wrote in the log:
Dear Captain Asaad, Thank you very much for making such a wonderfully relaxing birthday celebration possible. As I value most greatly time well spent with loved ones, I am grateful to have enjoyed our time here. All the best, Danny.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 29th,2008, PM, Sergio Barrera

Sergio, the past chairman of the Coral Gables chamber of commerce was awarded a half day sail aboard the RA for his outstanding service to the Chamber. He lived in Miami for many years, but never been sailing. It was truly a great day to sail. The wind was steady from the east at 15 Knots: In his own words, Captain Asaad what a great experience. Thank you for a memorable afternoon, Clear blue skies, calm waters,hypnotizing breeze and the warmth of family all complimented with a sunset next to none, warm regards, The Barrera Family, Sergio,Yamile, Alex and Francesca

March 29th,2008 AM, Gary Ferrati

Gary , Rosie, Chris, Nicole,and Chuck came for a day sail on Miami's Biscayne Bay.
We had some gentle breeze in the morning, and we sailed towards the bridge, then the wind died and we motored towards down town and back. Here is what Gary wrote: A day on the high seas with Captain Asaad is a day well spent among family and friends.

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28th, 2008, Osman Qasim & Family

Osman wanted to go sailing om Miami's Biscayne bay. He looked at an old copy of Welcome magazine, 2003 . So an old add that took 5 years to work.
It was a great day to sail. we had 10-15 Knots of wind, we raised the Main, Mizzen and the Stay sail. Every body had a turn on the helm except Shamsa
Here is what they wrote:
Perfect Weather, Perfect Sail, perfect captain Asaad. Thank you very much for a totally enjoyable and fun sailing for the whole family, Osman Qasim
Noor wrote: Thank you for the wonderful boat ride
Sacha wrote: I had a great trip, Thanks for letting me drive for a while

Monday, March 24, 2008

March 23rd,2008, The Lindholm Family

The Lindholm Family came from Chigago to enjoy Sailing on Miami's Biscayne Bay. The weather looked like rain, but they decided to go for an adventure any way. As we cleared the channel it started raining, I am glad we decided to continue on and not return until the visibility improved. Tim actually took the helm and the wind was up and we had some good sailing. There was allot of action on the water. Seatow was helping Captain Randy in the middle of the bay. On our way back, Seatow was helping Captain David get ungrounded. He lost visibility during the storm while in the Channel.The Lindholms were good sports, Tim said that such experiences are remembered for a long time. Here is what they wrote:
We started on a 3 hour tour of the bay. The weather started getting worse, RA was tossed. If not for the courage of Captain Asaad the day would be lost. What an Adventure, The Lindholm Family, Tim & Linda and the Children

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21st, 2006, The Columbian Visitors

They came all the way from Columbia to experience sailing on the RA on our great Biscayne bay.
They brought good food and Plenty of Corona and a lot of good humor. Here is what Felipe wrote:Muchas Gracia, We had a great time in a lovely boat. Thank you for your kindness, Felipe Boshell

Thursday, March 20, 2008

March 20th. 2008, the New Jersy Connection

They came fro new Jersey to enjoy a day sail aboard the RA on Miami's Biscayne bay and soak in our Florida sun. .Here is what they wrote in the log:
Captain Asaad, Thank you for a lovely afternoon. We could do this all day. Who knew that Florida could be this relaxing.

March 20th, 2008, Jennifer Hargrove & Family

Jennifer Hargrove of San Antonio Tex, was visiting her sister, Roselyn Gabriel in Sunny Isles. They brought the kids of a day sail on the RA on Miami's Biscayne Bay. The kids took turnes steering the boat, They all had a good time. Here is what Jennifer wrote:
Thank you for a wonderful peaceful time. What a great way to teach my kids to relax. I look forward to sailing with you again.

March 20th, 2008, Jennifer Hargrove & Family

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15th, 2008, Diana's Birthday

It was Diana's Birthday, her husband Alex decided to take the family Sailing aboard the the Sailing Vessel RA on Biscayne Bay. He brought his mother, Beatrice and his daughter Camila along. They decided to party and cut the cake on the bow. We left the dock at 4 pm for a sunset cruise. Here is what Alex wrote :
Great way to feel a peaceful moment in an otherwise fast life surrounded by family and nature
Best regards, Alejandro

Sunday, March 09, 2008

March 9th. 2008, Isabelle Landman's B. Day

It was Isabelle's Birthday, and she wanted to share it with her family on Biscayne Bay, so she came with husband Jose, and daughters Mia and Lily. It was a gentle but cool day on the water. we raised the Mizzen and the stay sail so we kept the boat on an even keel for the kids. The children had a ball steering the boat. Here is what they wrote : Thank you very much for a wonderful day on your boat and the wonderful cool weather, Jose, Isabelle,Mia and Lily Landsman

Friday, March 07, 2008

March 3rd, 2008, Aboard Namaste

I was invited to sail board Namaste, with Captain Nick. It is a freedom 4o, very fast boat. The race with Conrad aboard Night at sea, an Irwin 52 was fierce. Who won was really debatable since we both crossed the finish line before the committee boat was there. Here are some pictures of the race. the main thing was that the guests had a great time.

March 3rd. 2008, Mecedes Regatta, AM

The executives from Mercedes Benz in Spain came to race on Biscayne bay. It was very wendy early in the race then the wind died down. That is how I was able to Beat Conrad on Night at sea.
The afternoon race was a different story. Here are the pictures of my crew.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

March 3rd, 2008, Modern Luxury Magazine

They came from New York and from LA and of course Miami to shoot for Modern Luxury Magazine. It was a great day, We motored and drifted on the water While Rudy was photographing the model I photographed the photography session and the crew. Here is what Ann and Leslie wrote: Captain Asaad, Thank you for an Amazing morning on the boat. We got great shots today.
Looking forward to the next tine. Ann Song (
Thank you for a great ride, Leslie, ( one

Saturday, March 01, 2008

March 1st, 2008, Jeff Levy and Family

Jeff and family came back to sail with me from Maryland after 4 years. It really was a great sailing day, cool, partly sunny, brisk wind from the North steady at 15 to 20 Knots. We circumnavigated Key Biscayne and Stiltsville. Here is what Jeff wrote:
It has been 4 years since our last sail on RA, way too long. Once again you have blown us away
with a beautiful day and great company. Sailing with you is sailing with an old friend, Jeff Levy