You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Cuba’ tag.

I am so excited. After a long 58 year break, the St Petersburg Yacht Club Habana Sailing Race has been re-instated this year. The fleet of boats left the St Petersburg harbor this morning at 10am and will sail 284 nautical miles to arrive at the Hemingway Marina in Havana on Thursday, March 2nd. On Saturday there will a Nautical Parade & the Torreon de la Chorrera Regatta to Morro Castle.

castillo-3

photo by Annalisa Weller July 2015

The Micara, a Cuban boat with all Cuban sailors, is among the 81 yachts & 550 sailors.

In 1929 George S. Gandy, Jr., a well known yachtsman and son of the builder of the first bridge across Tampa Bay, sailed his 36′ ketch Cynosure to Havana.  There he met with Commodore Rafael Posso of the Habana Yacht Club and the St. Petersburg-Habana yacht race was born.

The first race started off The Pier in St. Petersburg March 30, 1930 and finished at Morro Castle at the Habana harbor entrance. Eleven boats participated and was won by the schooner Haligonian owned by Houston Wall of Tampa.  The race was sailed over the same route from 1930 through 1959 with the exception of three years of World War II, when the race was cancelled, and 1958 when political conditions in Cuba required the fleet to go to Miami. The last race in 1959 race had 37 yachts participating.

Glad to see it back! Wishing you smooth sailing.

Annalisa Weller, Realtor®, Certified International Property Specialist

(727) 804-6566
AnnalisaWeller1@gmail.com

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 281 other followers

List of Categories

Monthly archive of my posts

RSS PROView-Pinellas Realtor Organization

  • Volunteer for IRONKIDS & Iron Girl Event April 8 & 9 March 28, 2017
      Pinellas REALTOR® Organization members help build vibrant communities where IRONKIDS, Iron Girls and their families live, work and play. We are proud to have signed on as the title sponsor of the 2017 IRONKIDS® Clearwater Fun Run. The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization IRONKIDS Clearwater Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017. It occurs in conjuncti […]
    PROView
  • WE NEED HELP to cut the business rent tax March 27, 2017
    This Legislative Session, members of the Florida Legislature have a chance to hear several bills relating to a reduction in the business rent tax. Florida charges a 6% sales tax on business rent, creating a financial burden for any business that leases space — from the local diner and hair salon to large retail stores. […]
    PROView
  • A Home Finance Guide For Senior Citizens March 27, 2017
    By Jim Vogel, elderaction.org The time has finally come to start the next chapter of your life. In this chapter, everything is all about you. What do you want in your new home? What expectations do you have? What kind of experience do you want? All of these questions, however, pale in comparison to the […]
    PROView
  • SavvyCard has re-launched – members now get the Pro version for FREE March 20, 2017
    We’re pleased to announce the launch of the SavvyCard® for Agents Pro for all our REALTOR® members! If you already use SavvyCard, you’re going to be excited by the new features! If you’ve never used SavvyCard before, now is a VERY good time to start! Increase Revenue by 20% or More As a member of […]
    PROView
  • Roger Enzor, 1987 President of Florida Realtors passed away March 17, 2017
    FROM FLORIDA REALTORS: On behalf of President Maria Wells, CEO Bill Martin and everyone here at Florida Realtors we are saddened to report the passing of Mr. Roger Enzor, 1987 President of Florida Realtors.  He passed Tuesday night after a long illness.  As a successful broker, Realtor volunteer and past Chairman of the Real Estate […]
    PROView

Visit Me at Active Rain