Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-04-2015, 15:31   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1
race from key west to cuba

any info on how to start this race?
__________________

__________________
razztafarri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-04-2015, 16:09   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego
Boat: Pearson 39-2 "Sea Story"
Posts: 1,109
Re: race from key west to cuba

Quote:
Originally Posted by razztafarri View Post
any info on how to start this race?
You mean that you want to organize such a race?

Might be difficult since it isn't like the embargo and travel restrictions have completely disappeared.

In general, big events are started by calling lots of people, finding sponsors, and, in this case, a starting and ending sponsoring marina.

Before placing those calls, however, it is a good idea to have a solid business plan prepared.

What would you call it?
How many participants do you expect?
What time of year would be ideal?
Will there be any routing restrictions?
How much is insurance going to cost for the organizers?
What kind of support team will be required?
How will you publicize it?
What kind of publicity will it garner?
What kind of boats?
Any crew requirements?
What legalities need to be tended to?
Most importantly: what is your theme song?
__________________

__________________
Greenhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-04-2015, 05:21   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,577
Images: 240
Re: race from key west to cuba

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, razztafarri.

Havana Challenge ➥ http://www.havanachallenge.com/?page_id=10
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2015, 19:55   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego
Boat: Pearson 39-2 "Sea Story"
Posts: 1,109
Re: race from key west to cuba

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, razztafarri.

Havana Challenge ➥ Events | The Havana Challenge
AH, I see someone else has already begun all that work. However, unless they forgot to update their website, it looks like they missed their own April 2015 deadline.
__________________
Greenhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2015, 20:02   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego
Boat: Pearson 39-2 "Sea Story"
Posts: 1,109
Re: race from key west to cuba

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, razztafarri.

Havana Challenge ➥ Events | The Havana Challenge
AH, I see someone else has already undertaken all that work.

Hobies, huh?

I am beginning to see that I am not at all adventurous.
__________________
Greenhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2015, 06:47   #6
Registered User
 
denverd0n's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,949
Images: 6
Re: race from key west to cuba

Slightly off topic, but...

Just read this weekend that there are folks starting to think about resurrecting the annual St. Petersburg to Havana race that was very popular during the first half of the 20th century, and last run in 1959. If they do, I'll definitely be looking for an opportunity to crew on one of the boats (if I don't have my own boat by then).
__________________

__________________
denverd0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Cuba, key west, race

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Key West to Puerto Rico Running Close to Cuba captgatt Atlantic & the Caribbean 3 11-02-2011 11:36
Key West to Cuba Beach Cat Race November 2010 John A Webster Cruising News & Events 9 21-09-2009 10:32



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:45.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.