Sail to Cuba: Forbidden Forbidding
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Featuring Wally Moran
Running Time: 38 minutes.
Wally Moran, a Canadian sailing writer and professional charter skipper, gives a briefing on sailing to Cuba. He describes the best route, how you should prepare for your voyage, and what its like to sail in Cuban waters, and interact with government officials and the local population. As President Obama acts to normalize relations with Cuba and a bill ending travel restrictions on U.S. citizens visiting Cuba wends its way through Congress, it’s likely that this forbidden Caribbean isle maybe the next great destination for U.S. cruising sailors.
Sail to Cuba
In his Sail to Cuba briefing, Wally includes personal stories to give you a sense of what it is really like to cruise to Cuba, interact with government officials and the local population. Wally opens by describing his “CubaHamas” route that takes you from Florida, across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, and the Bahama chain to Cuba on easy day sails. He covers a host of topics including provisioning, money, medical issues, firearms, navigation, clearing in paperwork, trading with the locals, marina facilities and repairs, farmer’s and artisan’s markets, Cuban music, best ways to explore on land, and more.
“Varadero and Santa Marta were my first taste of large, urban civilization since I’d arrived in Cuba. There are good restaurants, pubs, artists’ markets, a sense of history, friendly people eager to meet you…” — Wally Moran
About Wally Moran
Wally Moran is a sailing writer whose articles have appeared in SAIL Magazine and Waterway Guide. He is a frequent speaker at Boat Show seminars about Cuba and navigating the Intracoastal Waterway.