Another Great Captiva Island Rendesvous

We just returned from an awesome weekend with clients and friends at our annual Captiva Island cruising Rendezvous to the beautiful South Seas Resort & Plantation. This might have been one of our best years yet!

We juggled our time between cruising, golfing, fishing, beaching, and pooling (Ok, I made up that last word, but you get the idea- it was a great weekend!)

Overall the atmosphere was relaxed, the weather was perfect and the company was great. It’s always a pleasure to turn our clients into friends through quality time spent out on the water.  Below are some highlights of the trip (click here to see the complete photo album).

To this year’s guests we had a wonderful time and hope you all return next year, along with fresh new faces.

Viva Captiva 2012!

Guests departing the docks of Marina Jack for the South Seas Resort & Plantation

Cruisin' to paradise (South Seas)

Catching some rays on the way down to South Seas

Heather Marie III arrives at South Seas

SYS Broker Alex Rowe arriving at South Seas

Everyone arrives and the fun begins!

SYS Broker Alex with the Remsberg & Sherrier Crew

Luau-themed BBQ on Friday night

pool time!

Welcome Reception

Homemade Rum punch and welcome bags

Beautiful golf course at South Seas

The Sherrier family

A Voyage to the Mystic Jungles of Guyana

Reid Stowe and his companion Soanya Ahmad have just set out on an incredible journey aboard their 7o’ Schooner, “Anne” (which Reid built himself in 1978)

The crew aboard "Anne"

They departed last week from NYC, along with their son Darshen and 6 young, adventurous crew members, for a six-month voyage through the jungles of Guyana, South America and the Caribbean.

Their mission is an admirable one: to raise awareness about the sustainable uses of water through their partnership with the World Water Rescue Foundation.

“Not only is this a chance to experience a life changing adventure, but I also see this as an opportunity to grow personally and artistically.” said crew member Carly Tyrens, 24.

“…a special chance to put down the adventure magazines and pick up my dreams of far away places.” said crew memeber Rachel Jameison, 26

You may have heard of Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad. This isn’t their first tango with the open seas. Stowe made headlines around the world in 2010 when he returned to NYC after spending 1,152 days at sea. This is the longest continuous voyage of any kind undertaken by a human being…ever!

When he departed of this journey in 2007, Soanya was by his side, but after discovering she was pregnant she returned home after roughly a year at sea. (nonetheless setting the record for longest non-stop voyage by a woman.)

Reid and Soanya (left), Itinerary during the 1,152 days at sea (right)

Reporters were waiting for Reid when he reached Manhattan’s Pier 81, officially ending his 3 year voyage. Reid told reporters:

I’m already losing my voice talking here today and I haven’t talked to people in 2 years…No one understands what I went though physically and mentally. My words may sound bold but nothing can match the majesty of the sea.

They plan to remain at sea on their newest endeavor until May 2012. You can meet the crew, learn more about their project and read about their adventures on their website.

We love learning about these daring boating adventures! We wish the crew aboard “Anne” fair winds and following seas as they travel to the depths of the South American jungle.

We will update you as their trip progresses.

Awesome Footage: Australian Ski Racing Team Towed Behind a 3100 Horsepower Vessel”

Greetings!

Riviera Yachts has just released their newest model: the 61′ series II Enclosed Flybridge luxury cruiser. To celebrate her debut, 15 elite water-skiers from the Australian Ski Racing Team were towed around Sydney Harbor in spectacular fashion behind the 3100 horse power vessel.

This is a once in a lifetime demonstration. Check it out!