Jan 24, 2019
The City of Havana, Cuba, is celebrating its 500th anniversary this year and thanks to our friends at Florida Yachts Charters, you can be part of it. The Cuba Rally kicks off in Key West on May 3, then heads out from the Stock Island Marina across the Strait of Florida for Havana’s Hemingway Marina on May 4.
On May 5 a program of cultural and boating events with a healthy sprinkling of fabulous parties kicks off making it a week to remember. One highlight will be participating in the Havana 500 Nautical Parade of Sail along Havana’s famous Malecón sea front hosted by José Miguel Días Escrich, Commodore of the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba.
For Canadians who love Cuba as a destination of sun, rum and lots of fun this is an opportunity to see the country from a whole new boating and intimate cultural perspective. If your boat isn’t currently moored in Florida, you’re invited to sail aboard one of FYC’s cruisers, like Lorikeet, a sparkling Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389.
Included during the time in Havana, rally participants will get to visit Hemingway’s home, enjoy historic colonial Havana and ride in some vintage 50s convertible beauties. It will be a once-in-a lifetime week combining boats, touring, art and culture plus authentic Cuban dining, music and dance. Also scheduled are unique get-togethers with Cuban VIPs and the teams from several embassies. This close up look at Cuban life will be a unique treat for everyone interested in better knowing the island.
With the help of local experts People 2 People Tours, all requisite paperwork and everything in Cuba will be professionally organized for maximum experience. Return departure to Key West is scheduled for May 8, although boats may stay and explore further.
Currently six boats are chartered for the rally with an anticipated limit of 30. To get onboard, head to floridayachtscharters.com or toll free from Canada at 1-800-650-6940.
Florida Yachts Charters is a boutique yacht charter company offering the world’s top brands of sailing yachts, catamarans, and powerboats, and operate the official Waypoints bases in Miami and Key West.
FYC’s Key West fleets are located at Oceans Edge Marina and Stock Island Marina. Both marinas boast state of the art concrete docks with individual water, power and pump out facilities. Charter clients get full access to the resort facilities that include pools, restaurants, bars, and various equipment rentals complimentary shuttle service to downtown Key West. https://www.stockislandmarina.com