In Cuba: Fishermen from Thirteen Countries in Hemingway Tournament
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- 01 / 25 / 2009
Rodriguez noted that the winners of the past two tournaments where from France and if they won this year their names would be engraved on the Hemingway Cup, according to the tradition started by the famed novelist and seaman.
The competitors will opt for the prizes and medals granted in each of the scheduled events, and there will also be a team trophy, one for the first catch and for the biggest Dorado.
In addition to those events, there will be a free and optional tournament on June 4th, dedicated to the life of the American writer.
The first marlin fishing tournament was organized in Cuba by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club in 1938, and four years later it was followed by the Havana Yacht Club.
Early in 1950, a group of fishing lovers asked the American writer to collaborate with the tournament that would later carry his name.
Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba for 20 years. His first home in Havana was the Ambos Mundos Hotel. Later he moved to the Finca Vigia farm in San Francisco de Paula, on the outskirts of Havana city. The house is currently a museum that treasures objects related to the life and work of the writer.