First powerboat rally from Florida to Havana in 58 years
The first rally in 58 years of speedboats from Florida to Cuba will arrive tomorrow to the Bay of Havana, which will symbolize the revival of this nautical activity between the two countries.
About 90 American crews will star in an event that had its beginnings in 1922 and its last edition nearly six decades ago, told at a press conference José Miguel Diaz Escrich, commodore of the Hemingway International Nautical Club, in Havana.
That day, at approximately 8:00 am, 20 speedboats will leave from Key West, and they are expected to arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 am at the Bay of Havana, where they will make exhibitions along the seawall promenade (Malecon) up to the mouth of Almendares River.
Hosted by the Yacht Club of Key West, the meeting will be conducive to the signing of a friendship agreement between the Florida Powerboat Club and the Hemingway International Yacht Club, which will open the doors to new meetings, emphasized Diaz Escrich.
It was also announced the holding tomorrow of the Regatta Friendship Cup in front of the Malecon, with the participation of a fleet of nine Hobie Cats and three Snipes, crewed by American athletes and from the Cuban Sailing Federation.