Monday, March 25, 2013

March 24th, 2013, Jacqueline Bachelorette Party

Jacqueline loves the water. Her boy friend Alejandro decided to charter the RA for her and her friends to enjoy a day sailing on Biscayne bay. It was actually a bachelorette party. The ladies came from Mexico, South Africa and New york for that event, Sailing on RA on Biscayne Bay. It was really a very windy day, steady 22 knots gusting to 25. I was lucky to have Andrew and Josh on board to help me manage the sails. We went on the Mizzen and the stay sail. making hull speed at times. The ladies were good sports. They stayed on the bow for a while, but came back to the cock pit after having gotten wet on the bow. Here is what Jacqueline wrote in the log: "Dear Captain Asaad, We had a memorable moment today. At first was an adventure, but then it calmed down and became a real nice smooth ride because you mastered in rough waters!. This moment will stay in our memories for ever,Jacqueline"..

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 23rd, 2013,Bill Jurney @ Family

Bill was here in Miami to honor the memory of his mother who grew up here. Her last wish was to be set free on the waters of Biscayne bay. It was an amazing evening and a beautiful day for such a somber emotional occasion. There was tears and there was also celebration of her memory and her life. Aboard was also the family friend Jim who never been on a sail boat , So I teased him about being a virgin and he lost his virginity aboard the RA. He was a great first mate, helping me every step of the way. I think he became a seasoned sailor by the end of the trip. Here is what Jim wrote in the log: "Thank you Captain Asaad ! You made our event most memorable ! We will recommend you to anyone looking to charter a boat for time out on the water in Miami, Jim Gober"

March 23rd,2013, Kevin Casey & friends

They found me on group on. They decided to enjoy the beautiful day on our great Biscayn bay sailing aboard the RA Maher and Norm helped me run the boat. Here is what Kevin wrote in the log: "What a great day sailing with Asaad and Robin. Classy couple, enjoyable conversations and a smooth ride. W wii be back!, Kevin, Deb, Norm, Beth and Maher"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 19th, 2013, Summer & Heather, Itex

They came from South Carolina on their way to Porto Rico, they had a day to spend in Miami. They decided to enjoy a boat ride on the RA on Biscayne Bay. It was a little cloudy early on the day then, after lunch at Scotties, It cleared up. Jo, and Robin came a long as crew. It was a very gentle day, . here is what they wrote in the log: "Asaad, We had a beautiful day on your boat. Sailing was so relaxing.Thank you for being so kind & generous. You made my day. It is not what we can do for ourselves, it is what we can do for others, The smallest Gesture can change someones life Heather Eberlin" " Asaad, You are amazing, Thank you so much! , We really appreciate you, XoXo, Summer"

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 14th, 2013, Ami Frey & the law Office

Ami wanted to share his love to the sea and sailing with his colleagues and staff at the law office. So H arranged to take them sailing on Biscayne Bay aboard the RA. It was a very windy day. I started with the Mizzen and Big Jib. Half way towards stilts-ville the wind picked up to over 20 knots, so I dropped the big jib and opened the stay sail. We had a very comfortable and scenic ride through the houses of Stilts Ville. All had a great time, Here are some of the testimonials: "Thank you very much for the tour.It is my first trip in America and I really to see all the different part here. Have a good time on your wonderful boat, Thank you again, Pauline" Thank you for an amazing afternoon. Your RA is an awesome boat and you were a great host , Bruce" " Thank you for a beautiful trip, we had a wonderful trip , One to remember, Barbie" " I love your boat Asaad, very beautiful! Keep up the good work.thank you again for everything, Ely & Brian" "Thank you , Thank ,Thank you, It was an awesome trip and I will let everyone know about you, Abbie" " Asaad It is always a pleasure. Your boat is always a joy Sebastian" " Asaad, Thank you for such a special day. I have enjoyed this experience before, But today was the best of all the days we had at sea. Thank you for being so special. I look forward to see you again, Love. Idalia"

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March 9th, 2013, The magnolia Group

They were here from all over Europe, They were here for business, but decided to have some fun on the famous waters of Biscayne Bay. The leader of the group, Boris Kraft, Is an Avid Sailor. He sails on Deep lakes in Switzerland. So Sailing on Biscayne bay was a different experience. The weather did not disappoint. We had great weather with wind 15-20 knots We started with the Mizzen and the stay sail, then we decided to get the big Jib up, She was then flying close to hull speed. Me sailed to Stiltsvill and sailed between the houses, and they were taking all kinds of pictures. Here is what they wrote in the log: "We had a wonderful sailing with Asaad, thank you and we hope to be back soon, Isabelle, Magnolia International" "Thank you Asaad for sharing your wonderful vessel with us for this beautiful day, Art mast and schotbruch", Boris Kraft, Magnolia international