Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22nd,2014. VW british execs, Corporate Regatta

The came all the way from Englad to race on our great Biscayne Bay. It was a very chilli windy morning
The first leg was a broad reach. Ned was reluctant to raise all the sails so Ra was bhind the Pack. On the return leg, it was close hauled and we had the Maim, Mizzen and Big jib, since RA could point so well we Passed several boats. My guests were very inpressed by how well RA can go close to the wind. At times we exceeded Hull speed, and frequently we Burried the Rrails. In all it was an excinting and Exihirating Ride. here is what they wrote in the log:

"John,Jillann, Ian and Sally all had a fantastic day aboard the boat, Great days sail, Plenty of wind"

When they learned I collect VW 's, Sally wanted to see the one at the Marina. They all were very intereted in my Old 1970 Beetle. Sally took several pictures of the can and me, and wrote my name and e mail. I wonder what they will do with the Pictures.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 19th, 2014, Caro; Lopez

I donated a siling outing on Biscayn bay on the RA to Fertile earth. An organization dedicated to a better use of our planet. Carol who is also dedicated to a better use of our planet, bid on my doantion and won the boat ride.
We had to cancel one becaus of bad weather, I was afraid she was going to cancel again because of unseasable cold weater. Wel she decided to go for it and bring her husband and her mother. I invited Ned, my favourit Crew and Albina my favourite hostess and Marcella my new friend. Inspite of the 45 degree wather, to my surprise everybody showed up. It was really a beatiful mornign. we sailed on the big Jib and the dtaysail. we were able to watch some of the international olymic regattas. we learned a lot about Wine making from Carol and had some great laughes from her amazing mother.
in all it was a great morning on the water with great friends.
here is what they wrote in the log:

" Captain oh  Captain, What a perfect day. a beautiful boat and a beatiful soul. I am so happy to have met you. You are a generous host and I hope to return the favor., Carol Lopez Bethel and Family"

" " The Blues. In all bad comes the good, causes  & effects, Yin  and Yang
With all sincerity, I am very grateful to Captain Asaad and the crew for a splendid journey on the blues and the priceless moments of laughter. Much love and light Always, Marcella Paz Cohen "

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 18th, 2014, Janlyn Sinclair

It was Janlyn's Birthday, so she invited her friends from Ohio to come for an afternoon sail on Biscayne bay. It was a cold afternoon, we all bundled up to stay warm, except for Janlyn, she still had her sleeveless dress on without any thing else. We had  first class seat watching several olympic regattas as well as a sailing hydrofoil. the ladies had a good time. H

ere is what they wrote in the log:

"Thanks so much for the lovely trip! We had a blast! Will have to go sailing again soon, Love , The Gang of Pharmacists"

" Thanks so much for a wonderful day, Happy sailing, Janlyn Sinclair"

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 11th,2014, Gianfraco and Margaret Fronefield

This was a special present from Margaret and Luke to her parents. John and Linda came from Naples to enjoy a day sail on Biscayne bay and watch the regattas taking place on the bay. It was a beautiful day with gentle breeze, like 10 Knots. We started with the main, the mizzen and the stay sail, then we raised the yanky and were indeed under full sail. It was really a great day for sailing, and Linda who is a sailor was really enjoying the ride. After watching several regattas they decided to go see stilts ville. We took a close hauled tack towards stilts ville, but had to motor to get in the channel and see all the houses. an activity that really made them happy. We then sailed under full sail all the way home. Here is what John wrote in the log:

"The Cordillos  of Naples and the Fronefields of the Grove thank you for a marvelous cruise. The crew was accommodating, ( Stilts Ville) and sincere. and you could

 not order up better sailing weather, John and Linda Cordillo, Luke and Margret fronefield"

We had Mabel as a first mate for the first time to learn the ropes from Gianfranco.
The wind blue luke's hat , and I was not sure we could retrieve it. But we tacked and Luke was able to pic it up with the boat hook. This is probable the first time I go after a hat. But to Tilly's credit, the hat actually floated as they advertise.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

January 5th, 2014, Ryan akly and the Brazilian guests

Ryan and his Brazilian girlfriend came from Atlanta to rendezvous with the rest of her Brazilian family who came from Brazil. He wanted them to experience a day sail on Biscayne Bay, in spite of the unsettled weather. They all sat on the forward deck and bundled up with a blanket.
e is what Ryan wrote in the log:

"Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. The crew was very hospitable and extra friendly. Cant wait to return, Ryan"