Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31st, 2010, Christine Battles & Family

Christine Battles of 3 M Events had her boy friend's (Richard) family, Pat, Pam, Erin, Kate Maines from Virgina  and Vika Shamray from Ukraine visiting . She wanted them to enjoy the best Miami has to offer. So she scheduled an outing aboard the RA, for a spin and a sunset cruise on our great Biscayne bay. It was indeed a chamber of commerce day, gentle breeze, fair winds, we had the main, the mizzen and the big Jib up for a great day of sailing , camaraderie and great food. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Thanks for a great ride! You guys make a great team. The water was so beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better Day  Erin".

"Thank you for an awsome experience! you guys rock Viktoiya, Rivine Ukrain"

" This was an experience. I have always sailed a boat myself but it was fun to relax and be with family. I enjoyed talking with you, you guys make a great team! I wish we had more time, but oh Well! I wanted to thank you for everything. I hope we see you again. I will never forget this exciting ride. So thank you so much, Kate Maines, Faifax Virginia"

" Captain Asaad and first mate Martin, Thank you for a beautiful sail and great memory. We have been talking about this for years! I am glad that we finally did it. Till we see you again perhaps at the Miami boat show of course. All the best Christine battles"



Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29th, 2010, Isis and the Disco Biscuits

It was late in the Afternoon. The weather was threatening, to go or not to go. Then
finally Isis and the group decided to do it. We picked up some fuel and Captain Randy was on the helm getting acquainted with RA. We actually had a very nice sail. the wind subsided and we were able to get the big Jib up and sail back all the way to the dock.
Here is what Aron Magner wrote in the log:

" The Disco Biscuits came down to Miami to play a high octane show at Ultra Music Festival in front of 15000 people. Over the course of the rest of the weekend we ate some great meals, drank ourselves silly and met some amazing new friends like lovely Isis who thankfully brought us here on the RA. What an amazing way to culminate an incredible weekend. Thank you Captain, Thank you Miami, Aron Magner, Andy Cass ,Mike Polans, Angelika Bekerman  and Matt Iarobino"

March 29th, 2010, Sheppard's B Day

Sheppard  is a seasoned sailor, who owned and sailed on the the great Biscayne bay most of his life. Now he enjoys sailing aboard the RA. It was a windy day, but nothing to dampen Sheppard and his friends enthusiasm for sailing.We sailed on the mizzen and the stay-sail. Here is what Linda wrote in the log:

"Sunday Morning. Shep's 70th Birthday celebration. A cloudy but fabulous sail with close friends  Captain Asaad captured the wind and the Sun!! Clear seating for everyone! Thank you for making it a very special occasion, Linda & Shep"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 14th, 2010, Abdulla & Ismail

Abdulla & Ismail came all the way from Abu Dabi to enjoy the beatiful City of Miami and the best it has to offer. Sailing on Biscayne bay was an important part of their agenda. Also on board was Gianfranco and Martin. It was a windy day, we started with the big Jib and the mizzen. Later in the day the wind increased to almost 30 knots, so we changed to the small jib and the mizzen. Ra was almost at hull speed with that sail plan.
Here is what they wtot in the log:

"Thanks captain for a great trip,great company and great boat. Another perspective on Miami. See you again soon. Sail on! Abdulla"

" Thanks everyone. It was another way to experience Miami. An amazing company an boat. Ismail"

March 14th 2010 ,Amira & Friends

Amira wanted to take her friends for a sail in the morning
We left about 10 , Had the big Jib and the Mizzen up. We had a very nice sail for a couple hours. Moe wanted to write in the log. here is what he wrote:
" Thank you once again, beautiful day and beautiful company. It is always awesom to be on your boat.'til next time, be safe. Moe"


March 13th, 2010, Javier Hernandez B.Day

Gina, Javier's wife wanted to have a special celebration for Javier's Birthday.
So she invited some friends for a night sail aboard the sailing Vessel RA on our great Biscayne Bay. It was a cool breezy night. We had the Mizzen and the Stay sail up and the boat was very steady and comfortable for the great dinner that Gina served under sail. What a fun loving group they were.
Here is what Gina wrote in the ship's Log:

"What a fabulous way to spend a 50th Birthday ! We loved the entire voyage, a beautiful night and wonderful crew. We will be back again soon ! The Hernandezes and friends"

Monday, March 08, 2010

March 7th, 2010, Earth Save Board

The board of Earth save under the leadership of Jeff Tucker wanted to get together for a short sail aboard the RA on our great Biscayne Bay. It was a beautiful morning. We had great Vegan food brought by all the participants. Here is what Jeff wrote in the ship's log:
" Captain, Your generosity to Earth Save is deeply appreciated, as well as your general commitment to it's mission and vision for a world of healthy people and healthy planet, Jeff Tucker, Chair"

Friday, March 05, 2010

March 5th, 2010, Alan Kaplan & friends

Inspite of the cold temperature, the day was sunny and the wind was brisk. we sailed all day towars the keys and tacked back almost all th way close hauled into the wind. less tha a mile fro the channel the wind died and we fired the engine to get home before the sunset. sunset was great and very body had a great time. here is what Tina wrote in the ship's log:
"Asaad, Great sailing as always. I will remember this as the nippiest day. I survived the great chill all because the warm company. Can't wait for the hot summer, Tina . Alan, Trevor and Loris"