Cuba

Visit Cuba

Cuban cars … in everyday use and a collector’s dream. Photo by Rick Caroselli

For over 60 years Cuba has been off most cruisers’ itineraries. So, when the U.S. government loosened restrictions for American citizens, we decided to visit Cuba. And making the trip even more appealing was the fact that Cuba was just …

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Sailors to Race to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange

Key West Cuba Race Week and Conch Republic Cup

The second annual Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week set for Jan. 22-to Feb. 3 is the only triangle race to Cuba, visiting two ports, Marina Gaviota in Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana, and includes the challenging return …

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Inaugural Ocean Cruising Club Rally to Cuba

The new event is organized by Ocean Cruising Club member Suzanne Chappell and billed as “more like a big buddy boating rally, where everyone has freedom to hop in and hop out at any time visiting Cuba and then the …

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Race to Cuba!

Race To Cuba!: Havana Regatta

The list is getting impressive and it appears there’s a lot of pent-up interest from Americans looking to distance race to Havana. After the surprise rapprochement and the reopening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba last December, conventional …

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Ahoy! Happy MMXVI

All At Sea Jan 2016 Happy MMXVI

Welcome to the first All At Sea of 2016. At this time, many editors like to look astern as the highlights of the past year bob in their wake but we are not going to do that, instead, we are …

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Sail to Cuba: Regulations Update

Varaderos Beach, Cuba. Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts

Just what are the regulations regarding travel to Cuba for American boaters? It seems everyone has a different answer, and that’s no surprise: the regulations have been changing seemingly faster than the printer can put out the new documents outlining them. What …

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Cuba … That Was Then, This is Now

Havana’s Parque Central. Photo by Capt. Jeff Werner

In 1994, I had the good fortune to sail to Cuba from Jamaica, and spend the three most enjoyable weeks of cruising in my life. This past spring, I had the opportunity to fly to Havana from Miami to experience …

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Ernest Hemingway International Billfish Tournament

Commodore Escrich (second right) and Dr. Moisés Hernández (far right) with first and third place competitors

The 64th ‘Ernest Hemingway’ International Billfish  Tournament, (EHIBFT) one of the oldest sport fishing events in the world, brought together 22 teams from the United States, Sweden, France, England, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Latvia, Spain, Russia and Cuba. During four days of fishing, …

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Headed to Cuba? nv charts Has a New Chart!

nv charts announces the release of their new chart set for Region 10.3 Cuba Southwest, covering the southwestern coast of Cuba

nv charts announces the release of their new chart set for Region 10.3 Cuba Southwest, covering the southwestern coast of Cuba. This new, updated, meticulously surveyed chart set has been much anticipated by sailors in the Caribbean who have wanted …

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Eight Transcaraibes Rally – Guadeloupe to Cuba

The eighth edition of the Transcaraibes Rally ended mid-April in Santiago de Cuba.  Ten participants, half monohulls and half multihulls, enjoyed 13 stopovers in five different countries.  Six nationalities were represented: Italy, Australia, UK, Malaysia, Switzerland, and France. Mid March …

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