Check out the follow–up gallery of Stu’s recent trip to Cuba to finalize details for The Florida-Havana Powerboat Rally!
After 50 years, Cuba is quickly moving towards a more promising future for adventurous boaters who want to explore this vast cruising ground, which has been off limits due to political and legal restrictions. The Florida-Havana Powerboat Rally,is Florida Powerboat Club’s first step to opening the doors to new destinations and immersion to the Cuban culture and the unique lifestyle of this island republic.
More importantly, it must be understood, that the gates are not wide open, nor will the Cuban economy ever adapt to a system of free-enterprise, which we are so accustomed to in North America. Strict rules and entry requirements still exist, and tight controls by the Cuban government of all economic activity, particularly international visitation, place uncommon guidelines on all matters of entry, commerce, and daily activities of visiting groups. Even the acquisition of high octane fuel and adequate marine services remain a large void in our boating agenda, therefore all participants must be prepared, and come prepared, to deal with any mechanical issues or fuel octane needs, so that they can return to Florida safely.