Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 30th, 2012, Irene Markelis

Irene who is Argentinian who lives in Miami,h
ad some visitors from her home country , Argentina, so she wanted to show them a good time in Miami. She invited them for a day sail on RA on Biscayne bay. it was a beautiful morning, and all had a good time. here is what Irene wrote in the log: We had the most beautiful enjoyable ride. Thanks to the captain,Mr. Asaad and his first mate. Mario and Irene Markelis"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 27th, 2012, Sue Epestein

It was Sue' Husband Birth day, so she wanted to have a special celebration. The eather was great and they all had a great time. here is what sue wrote in the log: "The baest way to celebrate a big ( 70) Birthday. A great Captain and Crew. Fabulous day. many Thanks, Sulian Epestein"

Lorena and Alberto

It was Alberto's Birthday, Sp Lorena arranged for Family and friends to go sailing.. The weather could not have been better. They all had a great time. Here is what Lorena wrote In the Log: "Dear Mr. Captain Asaad, It was an amazing ride. We all enjoyed the trip. It was probably one of the best birthdays my husband has had. You are a very kind, amicable captain and made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Thank you again for such an enjoyable experience, Truly, Lorena and Alberto Dahbura"

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 18th, 2012, Carlos Paga & friends

Carlos and his lovely wife Wendy and his friends who were here from San Francisco, came sailing. Carlos wanted to show his California friends what a great place to sail Miami's Biscayne bay is. We had very variable weather conditions, from total doldrums to good wind. I had Joseph, Mark and his wife Mary aboard as crew. good time was had by all. Here is what they wrote in the log " Dear captain Asaad, Thank you very much for a splendid afternoon aboard RA ! We delighted in the calm seas, thunder bolt in the distance and dolphins gliding along side the vessel. Wishing you many more smooth sailings!, love, the Duncans, San Francisco, the Pagans Aventura" "An absolute pleasure crewing with you. Mary struwick"

May 18th, 2012, Martha Arden & friends

They came from Sarasota to visit Martha. They all used to sail together. So Martha Wanted to show them the best sailing waters in America, Miami's Biscayne Bay. The weather was unsettled, but held pretty well.Had the mizzen and the big jib up and it was smooth sailing. Had Joseph as a crew for the first time. Did a great job. It was a pleasure having Martha and her sailing friends aboard. They all took turns on the helm. Here is what they wrote in the log: "What a fun afternoon! really enjoyed your knowledge and expertise, Captain Asaad, and your sail boat is beautiful, Thanks so much Audrey Rosling" "It was lovely to sail with you and learn about the area and your family. I am at Ringling.edu and our services include employon.com, but also look at Artsearch.com for theater communication type jobs, Any way lot of good wishes and thank you again, Cyndi Flanagan

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 1th, 2012, Lourdes de la Penia & Family

May 13th. 2012, Jennifer Farias& family

It was mothers Day, and Jennifer wanted to do something special for her Mom. Her Mother always wanted to go sailing. So that was a very appropriate Mothers day present to take her sailing on our Miami's Biscayne bay. Here is what they wrote in the log: " Captain Asaad, Thank you so much for the wonderful sailing experience. We had a lovely time and could not have asked for a better captain, Thank you loads, Jennifer
." "Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a wonderful day. My Mom Fulfilled her dreams, Tony Farias"

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12th, 2012, Mrs. Matarsa Dixon & crew

Five lively mothers were here from Atlanta and Baltimore for their annual get away for mothers day. And lively they were. I am so glad I had three capable crew to help keep them safe and help me run the ship. Thank you Jo, Martha and Vince.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 10th, 2012, Jason Smith & family

I t was graduation time for Adam, Jason's brother, who is a sailor. So as a way to celebrate Adam's Graduation, Jason decided to treat him for a sailing outing on RA on Miamis Biscayne Bay. Michael, who is also graduating from law school was here from California. He is also a sailor who lives on his boat . What a dream charter for me. they did all the work. raising and lowering the sails, taking the helm, even Navigating. I could not have asked for better crew. Jason who is a meteorologist, seem to not only predict the weather, it seemed like he was controlling it. The weather conditions were tailor made for such a group. In one day we had any where from doldrums to stormy weather sustained up to 26 knots. RA Loved it and performed to everybody's expectations. They did love it, steering RA under full sail with such heavy wind. They really did a great job doing it. I just watched and gave few tips to such seasoned sailors.. they did not want to come home. We stayed few extra hours. Here is what they wrote in the log: "An absolute fantastic sail. Great wind, and great vessel. This boat is the one I see when I look at the sea. Thanks for everything, Jason" " Thank you much,RA be a fine vessel yall!, Keep in contact, looking forward to the photos. S
afe travels, Michael Sokolson" " Fine ship, excellent Captain, Hope to see you again soon, Adam Ferguson"