Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

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Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Bargain Bill » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:07 pm

Travel by private boat to Cuba may soon be a reality, but it may take 6 months or more to get a temporary portage license from the US dept of commerce.
Our very preliminary plans are to depart the FL Keys after the 2016 hurricane season and travel to Cuba, spending 1-2 months there and then (maybe) going to to Cancun / Isla Muheres and points South.

Looking for some experienced cruisers who might like to share in the adventure on their own boat. Let us know your interests.
We will cruise our 2003 PDQ 34. Hull #29

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Lady of the Lake » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:03 pm

Gina and I aboard PDQ36 s/v Lady of the Lake would like to be on the list of potentials.

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Bargain Bill » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:11 pm

Sam, I'll keep you posted as i get new info.
I first went to Punta Gorda to buy our PDQ in 2009.

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Postby Lady of the Lake » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:33 am

Sounds good, we really want to make the trip, just have to work some thing out with our businesses :-)

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby sailkane » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:52 pm

Did you see Rhumbline is doing a floatilla in 2017 ? December 's open house will have more information.

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Bargain Bill » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:10 pm

A few days after posting our interest, we heard about Rhumb line's plan to take a flotilla to Cuba in 2017 - - count us in !!!

I'd like to suggest that the organizers consider starting for Cuba in March or April on the north shore and cruising west. Our personal plan would be to depart Cuba after 1-2- months learning/speaking fluent spanish, and either head for the yucatan or return to the FL Keys. The publicity alone should boost the value of these fine boats.

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Lady of the Lake » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:22 am

Is the Rhumbline trip only MV or can SV join in?

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby jbrad » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:11 am

We would be interested in joining

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Spoff4 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:54 pm

Please keep us in the loop as we are definitely interested.
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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby rlys » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:36 pm

We would be thrilled to have any and all PDQ owners join in this exciting flotilla! Yes, we will be discussing the initial plans at our Dec 5th gathering but we will be posting on our web site any pertinent info. It may be a while as our next flotilla is to Georgian Bay and that will occupy a lot of our planning for the short term! :)
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Postby Spoff4 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:07 pm

Tampa Girl will be at the Hemingway Int'l Yacht Club August 1-5.
We'll be happy to share what we learn upon our return.
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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Lady of the Lake » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:48 pm

I am hosting a music event in Havana 19-26 August if anyone is interested. Sailing out of Key West, 3 cabins left on the charter boats. Next trip we will also allow privately owned vessels to join (once I get the lay of the land).

http://www.songwritersisland.com/cuba.html

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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby South of Heaven » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:00 am

Did you guys ever go to Cuba? How were the seas?
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Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Postby Lady of the Lake » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:04 pm

Yes, we went twice, once in April and again in August. No surprises. Typical seas. About 16 hours from Key West to Havana. Consistent winds, sailed the whole way, 4-6ft most of the way with long period so mostly comfortable. Seas at night were more calm.
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