German sailor wants to beat speed record between the US and Cuba
A German businessman and sailor said on Thursday he will try to break a world record that exists rate since 1958 in the crossing by speedboat from Florida to Havana, in order to contribute to reconciliation between the US and Cuba.
"I will do my best," said the German navigator Roger Klüh, announcing in a press conference at the Hemingway Nautical Club of Havana that he got permits from the US and Cuban governments for this voyage, scheduled for August 1.
"Water sports can build a bridge to the future in relations between Cuba and the United States," said Klüh, 50, adding that "this boat in the water will make history."
In his speedboat 'Apache Star' and three other crew members, Klüh will try to go in about two hours to Havana from Key West, Florida South End, and break a record set by the US Forest E. Johnson in 1958, six hours and 23 minutes.