Cuba’s Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club

By Roberto F. Campos | Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba”s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters.

The Ernest Hemingway International Club will turn 25 years on May 21, 2017, making diplomatic efforts in favor of travels, peace, tolerance and understanding.

Those words are certified by the presence in that team of a large number of U.S. citizens, even before diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana were established in 2015.

Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich, who is in charge of promoting the seafaring tradition of friendship and good will, has headed the Club, with headquarters in the Hemingway Marina, in western Havana, since 1992.

Diaz Escrich recently told this journalist that his institution is made up of 3,053 members from 73 countries, 46 percent of whom are from the United States (1,397 members).

The Club organizes regattas, exhibitions, exchanges, competitions and other events that not only involve diplomats, business people and visitors, but also a young generation of sailing enthusiasts, for example.

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