Saturday, February 22, 2014

February, 22nd, 2014, Smitha & Jhn Payn

They came from Washington D.C. and Tennessee to meet in our Magic City and to sail on our Magical Biscayne bay. Smitha's  brother Dr. Subba Gollamudi Proposed to his wife Dipti on the bow of RA 23 years Ago. So Smitha organized this outing to have her brother relive their beautiful experience of  that far back. So they sat on the very spot where Subba surprised Dipti asking her to marry him. Now they are happily married and have kids in College. It was really  a great feeling for me to revisit people who started thier lives on the bow of my ship.
Here is what they wrote in the ship's log:

" We are happy to be on RA with you again for the third time. We were engaged on the RA 12/23/91 and have returned 2 times since. Dipti & Subba Gollanudi, Thank you for another memorable trip!"

" We had a relaxing memorable time with you . We will see you again, the Paynes, Washington D.C."

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 21st, 2014, Mary Aueresperg & Family

They were here on vacation. The concierges, Rio and Natalia arranged for them to come sail with me on RA on Biscayne Bay. It was a beautiful day, with partly cloudy skies and gentle breeze.  We had a spectacular sunset, and watched some of the Olympic race boats racing on the bay. Here is what Mary wrote in the log:

" Captain Asaad and Ned. Thank you for the wonderfully relaxing afternoon on the water! It was an amazing experience that we wont forget!
We enjoyed all the great stories too!, Love, Paul, Mary, Patty ,


Brian, Luke  & Alicia"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 20,th. 2014, Dr. Flo, Austria

They came all the way from Austria to enjoy our sunhine and a sailing cruise on Biscayne Bay. It was Kathrine's birthday. It was partly cloudy, gentle breez, had Ned and Chuck on board. Sailed across the bay and back. They were sunning themselves on the forward deck and sipping Champaigne to toast the birthday lady. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Captain Asaad and crew, Thanks so much for the best birthday ever !!, We had an
amazing time on your boat and wish we could stay!!, Best, Kathi & Axel,, Simon & Flo, Austria"

Monday, February 17, 2014

February 17th, 2914, Kori Sauser & Eric

They came to Miami from Chicago to attend a friend's wedding. It was their last day in town and they wanted to do something special before laving the Magic City. In spite of the traffic and barricades due to the coconut Grove Arts festival, they risked missing their flight and decided to go for a sail on Biscayne Bay aboard the RA.
It was really a lovely morning and great sail.
Here is what Kori wrote in the log:

"After our friend's beautiful Miami Wedding, this was the perfect way to have a bit of our own time together on the water. Thank you for a fantastic sail,, Kori Sauser
& Eric Zacharison"

February 16tg, 2014, Dee Camacho & Family

It was Coraline's sweet fifteenth " Quibce" Birth day, and Dee, wanted to do something special for her daughter's special day. She could not think of anything more memorable that a day sailing on Biscayne bay with two of her favorite friends. It was really a beautiful afternoon and the girls sat on the forward deck and enjoyed the waves and each others company, Carlos and Dee stayed at the cockpit and visited with me and the crew.
here is what they wrote in the log:

"What a beautiful day!. Thank you for the amazing experience sailing around Miami. Best regards, The Camacho Family"

" Today was a beautiful
day and being on your boat was a pleasure, Thank you so much, Caroline Camacho"

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 15th, 2014, Hildee wilson & friends

The afternoon was absolutly beautiful. The group were here to enjoy a birthday celebration sailing on Biscayne bay. They brough some food and drink on board. They sat on the forward deck enjoying each others Company, Bill chose to hang out with the crew. We all had a good time. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"The trip was a birthday Holiday from the stresses and hurry of work and Miami. We had a wonderful relaxing time, Thanks Jan, Bill,

Hildee and Alistare"

"Thank you for a lovely day, The best. Will see you again, Hildee"

February 15th, 2014Denise & Gary Stiller


It was a windy day, Ned and I raised the mizzzen and the staysail, the weather was great. The Stillers came to coconut grove to enjoy a day sail on Miami's Biscayne bay, and they were not disappointed. Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Captain Asaad, what a wonderful day . We love to sail and Asaad and Crew were wonderful story tellers and sailors. We loved the whole experience, Fondly, Denise & Gary Stiller, Tomi Ikeda and Mike stiller"

February 14th, 2014, Johnny & Arianda

It was booked by his sister, Gabriella, for Johnny to propose to his girl friend, Arianda. She had no Idea what was in Store. He arranged for an aeroplaene to come circle RA . I was talking to him about the airoplane and the coordinates the pilot needed to find us. She was puzzled. When the aeroplane arrived with the Banner, "Johnny Y Arianda siempre Juntos" which means
Alayas together. He got on his knees to ask her to marry him. I never saw in my life such excitement, she hugged him and kissed him so hard I was afraid she was going to hurt him. What an excided young lady she was. Then the phone communications started giving the exciting news to friends and Family. This was not the first engagement aboard RA but definetly the first Banner flying over RA.
what a great way to propose

in style.
He also had a viseo of the event that was shot by charlie Azar,

Here is what they wrote in the log:

"Captain Asaad, Thank you so much for being part of this amazing day. It was the most beautiful day ever I asked my girlfriend to marry me! and she said yes !!, An aeroplane fle by with a sign saying : Arianda te reamo ,Siempre juntos ,Thank you for everything, Johnny"


"Gracias totales por tan hermoso viaje, estoy muy emocianodo pies me acabo al comprometer en este velero y estoy WOW !! Increiblemente feliz !!  Gracias Capitan Asaad, AArianda y Johnny"