Dates have been set for the second in our “Rallies to Cuba: Learn the Lingo” series. We’re bringing boats to Marina Hemingway for two weeks, beginning Oct. 9. The first Havana rally was a terrific success, as you can see here from the faces of the participants at this yacht club luncheon.
Once again we are partnering with the Hemingway International Yacht Club to offer classes in Spanish for Cruisers. The morning classes combined with guided and self-directed educational tours ensures compliance with U.S. regulations for legal travel. Plus we assist with Coast Guard paperwork.
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and learn the details about our October Rally and future AIM Marine Group Cuba programs
People often worry about the timing. Isn’t October in hurricane season, they ask? Of course, those of us who live in Florida don’t stop using our boats during summer and fall just because it’s hurricane season.
It is a fact of nature that spring and fall offer the best weather for transiting the Florida Straits in something close to a schedule, but fall does have the disadvantage of possible late season hurricanes. (Winter is just plain bad news on those waters with the regular arrival of frontal systems-we call them “northers,” which make the Gulf Stream a no-go much of the time.)
October hurricanes, however, are infrequent. And come with sufficient notice that we can adjust the timing of the rally accordingly.