Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 28th, 2009, Isis & Friends


Isis and Titus had friends from Orlando who wanted to enjoy a day aboard the Sailing Vessel RA on our great Biscayne Bay
It was a bit chilly in the morning, but it warmed up nicely as the day progressed:
Here is what they wrote in the log:
"Thank you so much for a wonderful day. This was our first sailing experience and it was truly amazing. We really enjoyed our time. Thanks Again& !!, Kristen Weber and Jim Miller"


Friday, November 27, 2009

November 26th 2008, Holly Sckolnick, Thanks Giving


Holly wanted to do something different for Thanks Giving. She had her parents Esther and Don , and her daughter Jordan and her friend Kieva visiting. She could not think of anything better than having Thanks Giving Dinner aboard the sailing vessel Ra cruising on our beautiful Biscayne Bay.The weather was very interesting. Started with gentle breeze, then totally died, but wait suddenly it started blowing 15- 20 knots. Only on Biscayne bay you can have all the possible weather conditions in one half day sail.
The food was fantastic thanks to Richard. there was enough for both the Vegetarians and the non vegetarians.
Here is what Holly wrote in the log:

"Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. Certainly this was the best way to spend our Thanks Giving. We enjoyed sharing it with you. Hope to join you again soon. Holly ,Richard,Jordan, Kieva Esther & Don"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 21st 2009, Annies take a break


Ana-Maria Figueredo, also Known as South Beach Annie, or SBA for short had the great idea of having a sail titled as "Take a break". she proposed a time on the water where she will be talking about stress rliefe and how to relax. We had a beautiful gentle day. Annie could not have ordered a better day. Also Wendy Unger Of Miami beach Chamber came along. She said she really needed this. We also were lucky to have Michele and Luca who were visiting Miami from New york Join us for the ride. here is what Michele wrote in the ship's log
"What a pleasant experience. My boyfriend and I have not been that relaxed in a long time. The the quiet was beautiful. the people were extremely friendly and the weather was perfect. To top it off we had the best captain !. I thank you very much for such a wonderful experience. Thank you ! Michele Sinacaro and Luca Moca


Friday, November 20, 2009

November 15th, 2009, Gary Senk & Friends


It was a beautiful day, as usual Gary likes to watch the sunset on Biscayne Bay. So we left about 2: pm 30 and sailed until sundown. It was indeed a beautiful red sky .
Here is what Judy Wrote in the log:
"What a beautiful peaceul sail on the bay. The water was calm and the breeze gentle
Thank you Asaad for the beautiful sunset and the dolphins! Judy Hoffman"

Monday, November 09, 2009

November 8th, 2009, Abe& penny winter

Penny who just completed her ASA sailing certification wanted to get some experience. Abe who was referred to me by My friend Lily contacted me and decided to charter the RA for a few hours. We scheduled it for Sunday. The weather man was predicting a small craft Advisory with wind in the 30 Knot range . Abe and Penny were concerned and asked me If I would cancel the sail. I told them that Biscayne Bay is one of the few places in the world where 30 Knots of wind could be a great day to sail since it does not build heavy Seas. Also the RA is a very heavy and seaworthy vessel and have a unique rig to accommodate for such weather conditions.

I also invited my friend Valerie and her son Kyon,Also My friend Michelle Villalobos came along.
Here is what they wrote in the log:
"Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your crew. You are a great Captain. I hope we will have more great sailing times! All the best, Penny Winter"

Thank you for a lovely time! although the wind was really blowing hard, the ride was smooth and effortless, You are a great Captain, Best, Michelle Viallalobos"

"What a wonderful ride!, What an adventure!! thank you captain for having us aboard again, Love, Valerie & Kyon"