German sailor wants to beat speed record between Key West and Havana
The German sailor Roger Klüh will try on August 1st set a speed and time record on water between Key West and Havana, aboard the motorboat Apache Star, capable of traveling at 100 miles per hour.
According to Jose Miguel Diaz Escrish, Commodore of the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba, the boat must arrive at the Havana coastline around 11 am, after leave Key West just an hour before, the mayor and members of the boating community in the US city.
Klüh will leave the Havana Bay on his Apache Star and will perform a speed demonstration in front of the Malecon to the Almendares River, where, escorted by Yacht Club members, he will contact the Residential Marina Hemingway.
The former ice hockey professional player, now businessman and lover of boating, will try to beat the record set by Forest Johnson, who led in 1958 the speedboats race between Miami and Havana, six hours 23 minutes.