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Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016
As part of a rally, organized by the Florida Powerboat Club of the United States and the Ernest Hemingway International Club of Cuba, a total of 20 fast boats arrived in Havana from Miami.These fast boats constitute the first departure from Miami to Havana in more than 50 years, being part of a large recreation plan.
The boats, with 90 crew members, started arriving at the 10:30 local time, and later, they made a small parade inside the Bay of Havana, towards the Marina Hemingway.These high speed boats sailed from Miami at 8 Miami local time May 17, and after different meetings and the signing of a brotherhood agreement with the Hemingway Club, will stay in Cuba until May 19.
A total of 18 competitions are scheduled for the rest of 2016.Jose Miguel Diaz, Commodore of the Hemingway Club of Cuba, stated these boats are reediting a competition made in Cuba for the first time in 1922, and later, in 1958.Diaz said that is the reason why US Commodore Robert Hervey, from the Key West Yatch Club, and also yatching expert and commodore George Bellenguer, are among other yatching figures.