Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009, Charles Castilla, Video Vision Pro





The title for this video is " Discovering America's Heartland and RA Video"
Charles is in the process of filming several videos dealing with a young lady from the Ukraine who is discovering America. This is her experience in Miami.
We had David Koster follow us on the Catamaran, Stray Cat, filming us under full sale. On Board was my daughters Amira and Anisa, Charles, Yuliya the Lady from Ukraine and my friend Carmen of the Barton G Gym, Also Raul and Gustavo the photographers, and my new friend and house mate Michael Munroe who was an invaluable help in running the ship.
The weather was great and we had a wonderful time.
Here are the comments in their own words
"What an Awesome time we had on the RA. Thanks for your generosity and the kindness you showed us. You are the best Asaad, Thank you, Raul Hernandez"
" Asaad : Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to start my new project with you. We have made beautiful film of you and the RA, All the best, Charles"
"Dear Asaad: Thank you so much for all the fun we had. Good luck, I love you Yuliya"
" First of many trips out on the bay! Thanks so much and let's do it again! Mike"

Friday, August 21, 2009

August 21, 2009, Eva & Rachel Ring, Belgium









They came all the way from Belgium to enjoy our sun and fun in Miami. Madelin , the chief Concierge at the Betsy hotel suggested that they come aboard the RA for an Afternoon sail on our Great Biscayne Bay. I also invited Gianfranco to join us. We had some wine and vegetarian fair aboard. They were really very appreciative of the beauty of the bay and the tranquility of Sailing. It was gentle breeze, about 10 Knots. It was the first time for them on a sailing boat. Each lady took a turn on the helm, Actually Rachel sailed her in the Chanel with great skill. Here is what they wrote in the log:
"Mr Asaad, What a wonderful time we spent with you. Your kindness, hospitality, and generosity is something we will always remember. Sailing and human kindness is offering a lot more than we ever could expect. Thanks for this great time and the teaching !, see you soon, thanks again Captain, Rachel & Eve Ring" .

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 15th, 2009 - Gary Senk

Captain Asaad was kind enough to sponsor a Dale Carnegie Coach cruise. After the horrible weather last night I thought we might need a rain date but we had beautiful weather this evening. Clarisa and Maritza will be happy to go again if we have a makeup session for those of you who could not attend.

Gary Senk, Dale Carnegie 002

Ra Sailt 001a

Gary Senk, Dale Carnegie 004

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14th, 2009, Eric Lawrence & Family

Eric and Susan wanted to do something special and fun, so they Bid on my donated sailing Cahter at the Gala of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. They also wanted to share the day with their family , Eddie and Audrey who were here from Ney York.
Here is what Eric wrote in the LOG
"Captain Asaad: Thank you very much for a fun and relaxing sail. You are a great Captain. I look forward to our next sail and will recommend your boat cruises/ sails to my customers and friends, Mot sincerely, Eric and Susan Lawrence"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Diana and Family, Brazil, August 12th, 2009

Diana, Daniella David and Miguel, came all the way from Brazil. Miguel is attending a conference sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Diana and Daniella are busy Shopping, and sight seeing. Sailing on Biscayne bay was one of their Priorities. We had a great sail and they all had a good time, Here is what Diana wrote:
"Thank you for the nice trip"

August 11th, 2009. PM, Marsha and Family

Marsha , Steve , Mike and Jim, came aboard to enjoy n afternoon sail. My daughter Amira came aboard as a crew. we had a great sail and fun was had by all. Here is what Marsha wrote:
" What a relaxing experience. we loved it", Marsha, steve, Jim & Mike

August 11th, 2009. PM, Marsha and Family

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 11th, 2009, Natasha Orentis & Max



Natasha and her Boyfriend and her son Max Just moved recently to Miami. They decided to check out what Miami has to offer. Sailing on Biscayne bay sounded like a wonderful thing to do:
Here is what Natasha wrote in the Log:
"We have been looking for a wonderful way to relax here in Miami, a way to clear our minds and enjoy each other, the bay and now a new friend. Despite a few small showers our experience was priceless and the warm and friendly captain made it a memory we will treasure for ever. I hope to be back very soon, Thank you, Natasha"

Saturday, August 01, 2009

July 31st 2009, Tricia Blash and friends







They have been getting together to have a fun activity for the last 26 years. Once a month same group of ladies. When Anna told her mother about sailing on Biscayne bay on the sailing vessel RA, they all decided it will be a great new experience. There were two sailors on board, Linda and Janet. they helped sail the boat. Leslie came aboard and played hostess and brought the food and wine, the weather could not be any better. We all had a great time.
Here are some of their own words:
" Sailing with Captain Asaad was a delight. The loudness of the city was replaced with the softness of the sea. The air was a reflection of the water and we all felt the peace.Thanks, and Leslie was wonderful"
"There was no lovelier way to spend a Friday afternoon than to take a sail on Asaad's boat! The air, the company all of it was delightful, Thank Asaad, Judy"
" Oh Captain my Captain, Thank you for a most wonderful view of Miami.The only way it should be seen, from the sea. It was delightful, Merci, Merci, Tricia"