Cuba is alluring and the idea of running the simple 90 miles from Key West to Havana conjures up images of Ernest and all his buddies baring it up.
Now thanks to the efforts of Stu Jones with the Florida Powerboat Club your opportunity may be here right now. Stu has made the connection with a team from Key West who has already made the run with many fishing boats and sail boats. This team which includes Bob Harvey, Will Langley, and Joe Weatherby are all experienced Cuba Runners.
This group has already made trips to Cuba, and the planing and preparation of such an adventure is vital. While some travel restrictions have been lifted, the permits, process, and planning remains a huge task to carry out. The Florida Powerboat Club run is expected to take place in May of 2016, but if you want to go you need to commit by 31 December because that is how long it takes to get it all done right. The float plans, boat registration, and who is on the boat has to be complete and accurate, as it is not changeable, if a crew member suddenly can not go, someone else will not be allowed to substituted.
Many Florida Powerboat Club members are eager and excited to go, about 20 members attended an info breakfast during the Key West Poker Run to hear first hand what is sure to be an incredible adventure.
Cuba remains a unique mystery and the opportunity to go there on your own boat is going to certainly be a bucket list check mark for many of us! For more information Contact the Florida Powerboat CLub! www.FLPOWERBOAT.com