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Old 27-01-2010, 16:00   #16
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Prior to 2004 one simply applied for the Coast Guard permit and stated that another party was paying their expenses. It was simple and neat.

With multiple departments being involved in a process that so few people apply for one can assume that there are numerous delays since the government employees are more than likely unfamiliar or unaware of the process. Most likely that was the intent of changing the rules; delay, confuse and generate fear.
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These "licenses" that rules state are required have not been issued for several years now. They are not denied, you simply receive no response when applying for one. WH
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Old 22-02-2010, 17:09   #18
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Sailing Cuba from Key West

For your information there is a new book concerning this subject.
CUBA INFORMATION MANUAL
The Definitive Guide to Legal and Illegal Travel to Cuba
Written and compiled by a veteran Cuba Traveler: MICHAEL BELLOWS
Published by: Kettle Publishing of Key West, Florida

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Old 24-02-2010, 11:25   #19
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Vince,

Call Bahamasair. They fly to HAV, as does Air Canada. NAS is a lot closer than CUN. Unable to get any prices on my computer because of the travel ban.
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The stated purpose was to protect people as outlined in DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard, 33 CFR Parts 107 and 165, [USCG–2004–17509] RIN 1625–AA86, Unauthorized Entry Into Cuban Territorial Waters


Which states


" This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of United States citizens and residents who may be subject to excessive force, including deadly force, upon entering Cuban territorial waters, to improve enforcement of the embargo against the Government of Cuba, and to prevent a threatened disturbance of the international relations of the United States."


Riiiiight. I remember very well that the East Germans, back in the day, solemnly declared that the purpose of the Berlin Wall was to keep Western spies out.

I am ashamed of my government in this. Not to get into politics, but freedom of movement is a natural and basic human right and I can't help speaking up.
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Old 24-02-2010, 12:19   #21
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Cuba Information Manaual

The only guide that answers every burning question about legal and illegal travel to America's most forbidden destination.

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The only guide that answers every burning question about legal and illegal travel to America's most forbidden destination.

CUBA INFORMATION MANUAL
The Definitive Guide to Legal and Illegal Travel to Cuba
Written and compiled by a veteran Cuba Traveler: MICHAEL BELLOWS
Published by: Kettle Publishing of Key West, Florida
How is this book on ports ? traveling by boat? I do have qustions, like what does it cost to keep a boat long term in the marinea's there?
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I have not read the book, but it is my understanding that it deals more with air travel, etc. to Cuba and does not have much information regarding taking a boat to Cuba. WG
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I have not read the book, but it is my understanding that it deals more with air travel, etc. to Cuba and does not have much information regarding taking a boat to Cuba. WG
Perhaps Norman can tell us , he is saying more than once --"The only guide that answers every burning question about legal and illegal travel to America's most forbidden destination."

I would buy the guide if it cover this
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How is this book on ports ? traveling by boat? I do have qustions, like what does it cost to keep a boat long term in the marinea's there?
This book is not a cruisers guide, the book compliments the existing cruising guides.
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A cruising guide to Cuba, may answer your questions.
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A cruising guide to Cuba, may answer your questions.
ok , I do have the cruising guide to Cuba, but it must be about 10 years old by now and im hoping on finding something updated-anyone know of a new one??
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Why would freedom loving sailors want to contribute to a repressive government?
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There is at least one interesting similarity between the United States and Cuba -
neither government allows its citizens to travel freely.
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Just curious, how many of the folks posting would like to be able to make a trip to Cuba without all the current restrictions. If you object to the government in Cuba, is the current US policy helping the people of Cuba? Are Cubans in Cuba really an enemy we should not trade with? With a little trade a Cuban might be able to buy a Chevy Volt, or a Whopper with cheese or a new window from Home Depot. Nothing succeeds like success. I think it would be a marvelous cruising destination.

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