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Race To Cuba!: Havana Regatta

Race to Cuba!

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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All At Sea Jan 2016 Happy MMXVI

Ahoy! 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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Varaderos Beach, Cuba. Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts

Sail to Cuba: Regulations Update

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

Cuba … That Was Then, This is Now

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

Ernest Hemingway International Billfish Tournament

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

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. This new, updated, meticulously surveyed chart set has been much anticipated by sailors in the Caribbean who have wanted …

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Sunset over Cayo Largo. Photo by Holly Gauthier

Keep it Simple – Young, In Love, and Floating on a Dream

It is the stuff of dreams: cruising around the Caribbean on a sailboat, anchoring in pristine and secluded harbors, free-diving in clear, warm water, cuddling on deck under romantic sunsets and stars, and sharing the adventure with the most wonderful …

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High Times in Havana at Cubas World Heritage Site

Sitting in the vanishing afternoon light, sipping a cold mojito in the faded Grandeur of Plaza Cathedral while listening to the beat of Cuban jazz, it's easy to picture the splendor of Havana's hedonistic past.

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Cuba Jamaica Cayman Agree to Co-op Marine Promotion Plan

With anticipation that US President Obama will soon lift the travel ban on American tourists visiting Cuba, representatives of Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands met to draft a strategy to handle the predicted influx of boats heading south.

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Pilar Wins 60th Ernest Hemingway Intl Billfish Fishing Tournament

At the end of May, 31 teams representing 17 countries participated in this milestone event fished out of Havana, Cuba.

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If They Build It Yankee Boats Might Come To Cuba

With any luck, measures that prohibit U.S. boats from visiting Cuba will be gone in time for the next big party, when the Hemingway International Yacht Club celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012.

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PART II Cubas Boating Ambassador Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich

Part II of an interview with Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich of the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba (HIYC), who was recently appointed President of Marlin Marinas Business Group

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Cubas Boating Ambassador Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich

Throughout his life, Commodore Escrich has made it his mission to share his love of the water with all who come into contact with him.

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International Anglers Compete in Cuba

19 registered teams coming from various international countries showed up for the Hemingway Yacht Club Annual Fishing Tournament

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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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