A video with Wally Moran, charter skipper and writer.
This forbidden Caribbean isle has become an elusive destination for U.S. cruising sailors. But Wally is Canadian and has cruised to Cuba several times.
"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
Wally speaks about his Cuba experiences at boat shows and sailing seminars and has written articles about Cuba in Sail Magazine. In this special video for TheSailingChannel, Wally gives us an expanded version of his Cuba presentation. Throughout, Wally adds his 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 to the Bahamas, and down to Cuba on easy day sails. He goes on to cover ...
trading with the locals
marina facilities and repairs
farmer's and artisan's markets
best ways to explore on land
Sarasota to Havana Regatta
PLEASE NOTE: Wally Moran is a Canadian citizen sailing a Canadian-flagged vessel. TheSailingChannel DOES NOT recommend that U.S.-flagged vessels voyage to Cuba until the U.S. government has formally lifted current restrictions.
Also watch Sail Repair with Wally Moran here on SailFlix.com
Wally has written for Waterway Guides and is an expert on cruising the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW). Watch ...
Heading South - First Timers' Guide to the ICW https://vimeo.com/ondemand/icw
Streaming soon here on SailFlix.