Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 28th, 2012, Martin Prego Engagement

It was a rainy day. The previous charter was cancelled. . In the late afternoon it subsided. I was not sure if Martin and his friends will show up. They sure Did. what a lovely group of people, and they were sure rewarded with splendid weather. Great sailing, and what a gorgeous sunset and fantastic colors after the sunset. Stephanie was a great first Mate. She held the helm for a long time, helped raise and lower the sails. Martin was also great help in docking the boat. What a great host he was for his wonderful friends. I do hope to see them again. Here is what they wrote in the log: We had a nice sunset sail! We are celebrating Gus and Martin's engagement and despite the unsettled
weather, we were rewarded with a great sunset! Thank you Captain, Daisy" "Amazing Time Captain, Your first mate Jessica ( AKA Stephanie) "We had an amazing time celebrating our engagement with Gus. Amazing sunset and boat ride !!, Martin Prego"

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Denika and her friends, TZ

Seas Kim Purchased a sailing trip from Travel Zoo on the RA for his friend Denika. She came from Miami beach to enjoy a sailing trip on Miami's
Biscayne bay. It was a nice day. the ladies had a good time.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 22, 2012, Rosa Felipe and family

It started as a rainy day, but the weather man predicted it will clear. Amazingly enough he was right. on my way to the boat we had a down pour, which subsided in a few minute and then it was clear the rest of the afternoon. this did not dis way Rosa and Jose from coming for their son's birthday. We really had a good sail. here is what they wrote in the log: Today is my oldest son birthday. It was a rainy day early on, however, When I got to Asaad's boat the sky opened up nicely, as if God was looking upon us. We had lots of fun. It was a splendid day and all of us had great memories for a life time. This day will for ever be remembered! Jose Garcia" Today , on my son Leandro's birthday we had a great time at Asaad's boat. It was very nice, Rosa Felipe"

April 20th, 2012, E.M. Deon Regatta

They came from all over to enjoy a day sailing on Biscayne bay. The five boats got a good start towards marker 69. Due to the direction and speed of the wind, the decision was made to scrub the Regatta and just catch the wind the best we can to enjoy good sailing. It was a great idea to do that. Here is what they wrote in the log: "Wonderful day sailing, had fun as a crew. I relished the opportunity to help the Captain, D. Stump"

April 18th, 2012, lesly Casel and husband

Lesly's husband is an accountant. he was exhausted after the tax season was over. So as a loving wife, Lesly decided to take him sailing on the RA on our great Miami's Biscayne Bay. she could not think of anything more relaxing than being on a sailing vessel on Biscayne Bay.. He did enjoy the experience. here is what Lesly wrote in the log: 'Thank you for a beautiful sailing..Gorgeous view
s, gorgeous weather,wonderful day What yacht that was passing us

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15th. 2012, Roxana Aguilar

She wanted to celebrate her husbands birth day. She purchased a special deal on Travel Zoo to sail On The RA, on Biscayne Bay.
they sat on the forward deck and popped the Campaign. It was a windy day. Raised the Mizzen and the Stay sail, sailed to the bridge and back. Martha was on board as a crew.

nother hard day at sea.

April 13th, 2012, Shiela Maclean& Family

They came from California to enjoy Miami. Sheila decided to take the family for a sail on Biscayne bay. the weather was unsettled. so they decide to go ahead and enjoy the adventure. I raised the Mizzen and the big jib. we had steady 20 Knots of wind. the kids helped with raising the sails, and they took the helm.
It was great fun for them. later in the charter, we had some light rain

and the wind died we motored home.
here is what sheila wrote in the log:
" Dear Captain, Thank you for the lovely yet rainy boat trip, i hope my children were well behaved, see you next time, Sheila,Kevin, Julia, Luey,Conor and Declan"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 7th, 2012, Sergio Sardinas

It was Lina's Birthday, Sergio's lovely wife. So he invited friends to come celebrate the day sailing The Ra on our beautiful Biscayne Bay. It was a windy day. I started with the big jib and the Mizzen. Needed to take the big jib down and

raise the stay sail due to heavy weather. It was steady 25 knots gusting to 30. the guests had a great time. the heavy weather made the ride more exhilarating. of course RA does very well with such weather conditions.
here is what they wrote in the log:

" Captain Asaad, The best trip ever. Thanks for giving us the safest, funniest ride ever, Andres"

" My best birthday, Thanks captain, Lina's 30th"

" dear Captain, This was my first time sailing and I had a blast !! The stormy weather made it an adventurous ride, Thank you ! Michell Pascuel"

Saturday, April 07, 2012

March 21, 2012, The Alix group Regatta

Six sailing vessels went out racing with the Alix group. The came fro all over the world to sail on our Miami's

Biscayne bay. The wind was up. we were able to make to marker B and back in record time..
Here is what they wrote in the log
"Fantastic afternoon. Thanks for a great trip. David Hewish, London"

" A great time in Miami, Eric Thompson, Singapore"