Friday, November 30, 2012

November 24th, 2012, Neil Johnson & Family

Neil and his family wanted to experience a sail on our great Biscayne Bay. we had great time and particularly the young ones. here is what Neil wrote in the Log: " Captain Asaad and Crew, This was the most fantastic experience!, Relaxing beyond belief, and yet interesting enough that you kept a 10,16,& 18 year old entertained! We will be back"
Valery and her brother Mike and Andrew were aboard as crew. Mike who was here from Maryland did most of the heavy lifting

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23rd, 2012, The kernan Family

Jan and Jo kernan and the family who were here for Thanksgiving came aboard the RA for a post thanksgiving sail on our great Biscayne Bay. The weather was great, and Jo had a good time sailing the RA, My daughter Isis and her fiance Titus came aboard as a crew. It was such a pleasure having them aboard and discussing world affairs with Jo. Here is what he wrote in the log: "Captain Asaad, We thoroughly enjoyed our post thanks giving sail with you , your daughter & future son in law. A beautiful day on Biscayne Bay made most enjoyable by the captain and crew. We hope to see you again soon . Our best wishes. the Kernan Family

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22nd, 2012, Rick Hindery & Family

Rick and family were here from Chicago. They decided to celebrate Thanks giving under sail. The weather did not disappoint them. It was sunny and windy, 20-25 Knots. we raised the Big Jib and the Mizzen. every body took a turn on the helm. John who is a boater himself, participated in the operation of the ship ; Here is what they wrote in the log: " Captain Asaad, It couldn't
have been a more beautiful day for sailing and we loved loved spending the day with you on your boat !!. Thank you for making our thanks giving so enjoyable and for teaching my mom and dad "the ropes" for their future endeavors! Also , I know John really enjoyed being your first mate! Best wishes and thank you again for a wonderful day we will never forget, The Hindery, Radcliffs, Davis & Puziss Clan"

Saturday, November 03, 2012

October 30th. 2012, Novartis Regata

It was a very windy day. It was blowing 25 knot gusting to 30. Originally I was going to be conservative. I raised only three sails. We had a great start. I was ahead of the pack. Then the other boats were closing on me. my crew were yelling , faster faster, so i decided to dare and raise the big jib. Ra really performed. At times she exceeded hull speed. We were ahead of almost all the boats except for one or two boats. My crew were really excited and happy. My first mate, Charlie, who is really a power boater, was really excited. It was really one of my best regattas.. here is what the guests wrote in the log: "Captain Asaad and RA, Thanks for helping us dominate the race. it is a fine vessel and an even better crew" " Thanks for an afternoon of great fun and exceptional
sailing!! RA is really a race boat in disguise of an elegant lady. It has been such a pleasure sailing with you! I will be back, Martina" " Dear Captain Asaad and RA, Thanks for a great sailing competition. It was my first after long time sailing on lake Michigan, Chicago, during my graduate school. Thanks for great relaxing yet competitive sail, Brett, Novartis Pharmaceuticals"