Cubism: It’s Complicated

Six hundred miles long, with 2,000 miles of coastline, Cuba dominates the Caribbean from Hispaniola to Yucatan. Her labyrinthine south side can be as complicated to navigate as her cruising regulations, but, as they say in Spanish, vale la pena. It's worth the trouble.  Part 2.  (published August 2015) We

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Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles

Part 1-Long the forbidden land just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba has a lot to offer cruisers  (published July 2015) “I think we are in a prohibited area,” my Finnish crew said casually, puzzling over his phone. He pointed toward the pink line on his Navionics app. We were already

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Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles

Part 1-Long the forbidden land just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba has a lot to offer cruisers  (published July 2015) “I think we are in a prohibited area,” my Finnish crew said casually, puzzling over his phone. He pointed toward the pink line on his Navionics app. We were already

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Havana to Miami

A lesson in navigation more than just the waters between the United States and Cuba  (published January 2015) The U.S. Customs official, bristling with guns and communications equipment, had just asked us if we were aware it was illegal for U.S. citizens to visit or do business in Cuba. I

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