I love sv/Jedi's take on the situation - I have actually heard from cruising friends of the "spies" writing down names and home ports
and using spy satellites to image boat names
, etc. - but that was back in the previous administration's tenure. As with everything in the world, politics rules and reality/common sense generally takes a back seat. Hopefully this new administration will slowly work
it way through the monumental list of crisis items in the world/USA and maybe get down to Cuba and fix that problem for us. But I wouldn't hold my breath waiting.
- - Currently the law forbids "trading with then enemy" which means spending any money
there - and the past administration translated that to simply your being there was considered "trading with the enemy" and periodically applied bureaucratic and legal
hassling of cruisers visiting Cuba to "teach them a lesson." Many, many thousands of dollars of legal fees
later you might get your boat
back or not - if they target you. So it was and still is risky to stick you butt into that situation. Not being legal or constitutional never slowed down the last administration and an awful lot of the lower level bureaucrats from that era are still in place and active so don't expect any lightning
change in rules about Cuba. If you can wait a few years you may find the place packed with all of us who are patiently waiting.