US-Cuba Youth Sailing Exchange

From Sailingscuttlebutt

The St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club, Cuba Sailing Federation, and National Sailing Hall of Fame have inaugurated a U.S. Cuba Youth Sailing Exchange. Junior sailors from St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg , FL) were in Cuba to sail with Cuban junior sailors on June 20-21.

“This exchange will help develop strong ties between our sailors and our countries,” said Raidel Calero Disotuar, President of the Cuba Sailing Federation. “It has been a unique and rich experience for junior sailors from Cuba and the United States.”

The two days of sailing were held at the Cuba Sailing Federation Sailing Facility with support from the Hemingway Yacht Club. It was the first time Americans have sailed is Cuba on Optimists and Lasers, and not since 1959 had Americans sailed there on Snipes.

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