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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.

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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.

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The Luxury Living and Lifestyle Expo is being held downtown St Petersburg, Florida on February 21-22, 2015 from 10am-5pm .  Located at South Straub Park across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts and the St Pete Yacht Club, this expo will have experts and specialists in various fields displaying the “finer things in life.”

“The Luxury Living and Lifestyle Expo is a unique event that will offer a tapestry of products and services for those who hold luxury living not merely as an abstract concept, rather as a fundamental reality of life. Against the backdrop of downtown St Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, you will have the opportunity to submerge yourself in the luxurious world of yachts, airplanes, luxury automobiles and collectables. For those with a palette for the cutting edge of the arts, will be showcased the finest selection of classic and contemporary art, fashion and design, jewelry, wines, cigars, watches, and home decor. The event will encompass all this – and so much more.” (quoted from the luxlivingexpo.com website)

You will find ideas, products and services to enrich your living and lifestyle. Sponsored by Dimmitt Automotive Group, Rolls Royce and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

South Straub Park is located on Beach Drive, downtown St Petersburg, with 7.3 acres right on the waterfront.  Downtown St Pete has galleries, museums, including The Dali & Chihuly, restaurants, music venues, brew pubs, shops, marinas, a yacht club, an airport, sports and over 100 parks including dog parks and much more.

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