Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 28th, PM, Aileen Mehrez and friends

Aileen and Alan Mehrez had friends from Egypt. They wanted to show them Miami and the best of Florida. So they chartered me for a sunset cruise on Biscayne bay. Adel was here from Cairo, Egypt, and his daughter Nadine was here from Montreal ,Canada. The weather was amazing. Good wind, 15 to 20 knots, . We sailed with the Mizzen and Stay sail to provide a comfortable ride. They all had a good time. here is what they wrote in the log: " First sailing trip, and It was awesome. thank you for everything. Nadine Khedr" "Beautiful trip with a great captain, thank you very much, Adel Youssery khedr" "Thank you for yet another perfect trip and looking forward to the next one, Alan Mehrez" "As always Captain Asaad you have given us a memorable perfect day!You are truly wonderful as you take us in the journey of being one with nature! we loved seeing the sea turtle, Aileen Mehrez"

April 28th AM, Randy and frinds

Melinda, Randy's girl friend, had friends from new york. So she decided to show them the best Miami has to offer. a sailing excursion on Biscayne bay. Here is what they wrote in the log: "Asaad, Wonderful boat, Sail, Weather & conversations. Thank you ! Beverly" " Beautiful weather, wonderful experience, Thank you, Lauren"

Monday, April 29, 2013

April 27th, 2013, Stephanie Lewis

It was a beautiful day on Biscayne Bay she wrote "Fantastic trip!:

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 26th, 2013, Jennifer Cogburn

She found me on Google when she looked for a night sail. They came all the way fr New York for a night sail on Biscayne Bay. Originally we were to sail between 8 and 10 pm, however we ended up sailing between 10 pm and 1 am. It was almost a full moon, lovely windy evening, sailed with the stay and mizzen. Thor and his lady came aboard as crew. Here is what Jenn wrote in the log: "Asaad, What a pleasure it was to make your acquaintance. You have such a lovely spirit and lovely lady of the water. Thank you for accommodating us. We are very grateful!, Jen,Dills, Joe and Natalia, NYC" " Asaad, Thank you very much for the knowledge and wisdom on the Bay, Dillo"

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 20th, 2013, Lisette and her family

Lisette and her family wanted to enjoy a day sail on Biscayne Bay. We left about 4 pm, The weather was gentle, but the clouds were all around us. I sailed with the mizzen and stay sail. Gian Franco was on board as my crew. After a couple of hours of nice sailing, we had a squall. They all went below deck, Gian and I stayed on deck. I back winded the jib and watched for on coming traffic. Indeed there was a sailboat that showed up thru the fog. Had to start the engine to get out of her way. After the storm subsided, we sailed home. here is what Nicole wrote in the log: "Asaad, Thank you for an Awesome trip. It was truly an experience! I hope to see you again !!, Nicole" I

Friday, April 19, 2013

April 14th, 2013, Andre and Felicia Pantaleo

They came fro New York to get away from the city that does not sleep. So they wanted the ultimate relaxing experience in Miami. Ed Ponder suggested they go sailing on the great Biscayne bay aboard the RA. It was indeed a great day. here is what Felicia wrote in the log: " Captain Asaad, We had the best time sailing. It was a great day. A day mu husband and I will never forget, Thank you so much, Felicia and Andre"

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13th, 2013, Tara's Birthday

Tara was celebrating her 40th birthday. They all came all the way from Chicago. Tara could not think of anything more exciting than taking her friends and family for a sail on Miami's Biscayne Bay. They were scheduled to set sail at 2 pm. It started raining just about 2 and continued to get worst. We actually had a serious storm. Tara and her friends wanted to cancel, or go early tomorrow. About 4 pm the sun came out and the weather turned beautiful. I managed to convince Tara and her friends to make a sunset cruise out of the trip. What a beautiful sail it was and what a great sunset they experienced. And to top it all the dolphins were chasing us on our way home. I could swear that the more the ladies screamed the more the dolphins continued to follow RA. here are the comments of the ladies: "Captain Asaad, Thank you for a fabulous time. The sunset was awesome, Leslie" "Thank you Captain Asaad, what a great sail and the great sunshine, Kristina Resenez" " This was fascinating ! the sunset was beautiful and seeing the dolphins was a plus. Thank you for this phenomenal experience captain Asaad, Tenika Broussard. Chicago. Il" " Captain Asaad, I am so grateful that I found you. You made my 40th Birthday celebration with family and friends from Chicago so memorable. You are so kind and I am so glad that the storm subsided and you convinced me to sail. To watch the sunset on RA is something I will never forget. Thank you for this lovely experience. Any one visiting Miami should sail with you, Tara Broussard, Chicago, Il" " This was an amazing experience!, I was very afraid of getting sea sick, however I was so busy enjoying the beauty that I didn't even think of it. Captain Asaad was so friendly and entertaining. A must do on your vacation, Tekita Gordon, Chicago" "An awesome experience that I will never forget. Very relaxing and refreshing. The dolphins were a very special touch. Thank you so much Captain Asaad, Shantel Walker, Chicago" " I had an amazing experience with Captain Asaad! He has a great spirit! It was awesome seeing the sun set on the bay. I can't believe how relaxed and enjoyable this whole experience was for me and my friends, Tia B, Chicago'

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 6th, 2013, Sharans Bachelor Party

We had two grooms on board. They are getting married, not to each others though. They and their friends were in Miami to celebrate their end of their bachelor life. They could not think of anything better to do than Sailing on The RA on Biscayne bay. Most of them were Virgins. I mean never been on a sailing vessel before. To them they were breaking their virginity in a different way. Kurt and Eden came as a crew, his friend Scott and Marty were also on board. it was indeed a great day for sailing and for making new friends. Here is what they wrote in the log: "Thanks for a great day sailing ! would love to do it again, Scott Pribble" " Asaad, Thank you so much for another opportunity to get out on the water . Beautiful and every time is better than the last, Kurt" "Asaad, Thanks a ton for the calm, refreshing contemplating,Joyous ride on the sea. In the raucous and crazy three days, this has been a wonderful break. We appreciate the hospitality and good will an will be back the next time we are in Miami, Kartik Subbu" " Zen, Peaceful, Dolphins ! thank you, Edan" "Capt Asaad, Thank you for the wonderful time. It was refreshing and calm, Rolit" " Captain Asaad, thanks for making this trip fun and comfortable , this was a true Miami Experience, Sharan" "Captain Asaad, Kurt and the rest of the crew, Thanks for making this an unforgettable experience. The sun, waves and breeze made this a truly unique experience. it was a first time seeing dolphins up close too, a must do for any Miami trip , Pradip The bachelor" " Captain, My first boat ride, and a very enjoyable and relaxing time. My friends and I loved it, Thanks for making this a great experience, Krishna" " Captain Asaad, I always used to dream of going on a sail boat, Today the dream came true. I used to watch the sail boats racing, I always was very fascinated by how a simple sail boat could be so much more fun . Thanks a lot for making it a fun time, Arun"

Monday, April 01, 2013

March 31st, 2013, Isi's Class reunion & Mail

Josh told me that he and Anisa have Sunday off, so I scheduled to have Mali come along to experience the RA sailing on Biscayne bay so she can help promote it. Amira wanted to come along with a friend or two. Long Story short, no Anisa, no Amira, but Isis invited all her friends who came from all over the world for the class reunion that was hosted by Isis. It was a beautiful day for sailing. Mali decided to invite her friend Andres who brought his girl friend Adais. It was a big crowd. Ra did fine. she was actually taking on water. the bilge pump recorded 87 times. while under sail. I guess I was the only one worried.Every body had a great time. Here is what they wrote in the log: "Had an awesome time,!!. Thanks for everything, Ian" ""Thanks for showing us Miami from the Bay, Had an amazing time today, Rob" "Thanks for a beautiful afternoon on the Bay. Had a great time!Lindsay" "Thank you Captain Masoud!What an amazing afternoon! Julie" " Thank you for a wonderful boat ride. It was lovely, Andres & Adais" "Thank you so much for the the lovely tour! I really enjoyed it, Joel" " Thank you for this lovely day!, Rachel" " Thank you for the fabulous tour of the bay!, Stephanie" "Thank you for the best boat ride and companionship, Mall and Eva" "Captain Masoud, Thank you for this wonderful experience, Millie" " To the best boat on Biscayne Bay, The best day ever and the best dad in the world! As always , me and my friends had an unforgettable Experience Love U, Icy"