Thursday, February 02, 2012

January 30th, 2012, The Markel Group

They came from different parts of the world to meet in the Magic City, Miami. and of course they were advised by Madeleine Kelly the great concierge of the W hotel that sailing on the RA, in the famed Biscayne bay will be a very special experience that will be remembered by all especially the group who came from London England.  As Heidi puts it, Madeleine told them you can golf any where but Biscayne bay is a unique resource and you can enjoy it only  here.The weather could not have been better for sailing. It was blowing steady 25 Knots, gusting up to 30. I raised the mizzen and the stay-sail. the boat loved it so the guests. We were making over 5 knots. I took them behind Biscayne bay to have a sheltered reprieve from the wind for a while. I also took them to the ocean to experience the open water of the Atlantic. They enjoyed it all. Here is what they wrote in the log:

" Dear Captain Asaad, Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable cruise. Several of our group had never been sailing before and our experience was delightful. Your love of sailing was easy to see and definitely made the trip feel safe and fun. Thank you for the conversations and laughs! Kind Regards, the Markel team, Heidi, Julian, Juliet, Jeremy, Rob, Terri, Stuart and John

On board as a crew was Charles Azar and Shayne Benowitz. It was Shayne's first time aboard the RA, Here is what Shayne wrote in the log:

"Asaad, Thanks so much for a lovely afternoon and a beautiful sunset on Biscayne Bay, Shayne."