Monday, April 30, 2018

April, 29th, 2018. Mary M. Radcliffe

Mary was the instigator, she talked her friends to celebrate her friend's Bachelorette party aboard the RA, It was not easy but she did it. They were so happy they came.  They came from Israel and Philadelphia to be together for this occasion. The day started with good breeze.
We raised the mizzen, the big Jib and most of the main. Half way on the way back the wind slowed down significantly. I consulted with the ladies if they need to get to the dock soon, or if they prefer to take their time sailing , with such calm wind. The answer was overwhelmigly, the longer we are on the boat the happier we are. My crew, Rana, who is an avid racer, was not so happy with the decision. But ultimately the wind picked up and we sailed all the way to the dock.
I told Rana, true sailors know how to wait for the wind, especially if the guests are having fun
Here is what the bride wrote in the log:

"This is my bachelorette party! and this was an amazing experience . Excellent crew, so friendly and caring everything was pleasant and sensitive. W

e had a great time with all the girls in an awesome cruise!
Thank you so much this was amazing.
Ha Hamutal, Alice,Jenny and Mary"

Sunday, April 22, 2018

April,21 2018, Teresa Minor

Teresa booked that day way in advance to celebrate her husband's Bob, 50th Birthday.
I was happy to have the boat ready after installing the repaired Rudder. I was also happy to  have my new hand held GPS to try out for the first time. Titus was also on board. The weather could not have been better. It was really a pleasure to have Teresa and Bob aboard.
After the charter I invited the couple and Titus for a drink at the sailing Club. They actually enjoyed the amazing view from the club terrace.
Here is what Teresa wrote in the ship's Log:

"what an amazing , once in a life time experience! The weather was perfect, a gentle breeze and clear blue skies. and the waters were calm. We will treasure the moments of us sailing on the boat while the sun slipped into the horizon. thanks to our fantastic Captain and first mate!, Robert and Teresa.