“We knew the center of the Gulf Stream was a little bit further South than last year, but we were confident the Westerly approach would pay again,” said the owner and skipper, whose team not only one their second-straight Miami to Havana Race – they actually beat their race winning time from last year by nearly 5 hours!
“This is definitely one of our favorite races, for obvious reasons! Havana” by fellow competitors for his back-to-back victory.
Answer: As a 17-year-old coming to Cuba, you will not be considered a minor, as minors in Cuba are all those under the age of 16, which is also the legal age of consent in the country.
While there doesn’t appear to be a legal drinking age in Cuba, the purchase age for both alcohol and cigarettes is 18 years.
As well, Article 133 states that all Cuban citizens, men and women alike, who have full political rights can be elected.
And if the election is for deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power they must be more than 18 years old.
His proud dad said the win was just icing on the cake.
“I just feel lucky to have been able to take part in such an epic and well-run race along with my son,” said the elder Ross.
“The real deal was quite a bit wetter, but thanks to the preparation, it was always familiar, and the answer was to avoid the deep water and push the boat hard along the reef.” Multiple sailing world record holder and round-the-world race veteran Ryan Breymaier agreed that the shallows were the way to go this year, though he said there was nearly a mutiny aboard PHRC C winner over it, with some crew thinking an earlier jump into the Stream would pay off.Nearly every winning boat sailed a similar course to staying close to the Florida reefs for relief from the swift-moving current of the Gulf Stream for as long as possible.Despite sailing one of the lightest and smallest boats in the race, the Michigan crew aboard 35-foot finished fourth over the line and first in PHRF B Class thanks to strong crew work and near-flawless navigation.“There was no way we were gybing out while I was calling the navigational shots,” said Breymaier, who kept the big Tartan 46 inside 30 feet of water all the way to Key West.“With the centerboard up, the boat only draws 5 feet, which made it an easy decision to hug the reef,” he said, adding that that final turn only happened after his head hit the pillow for the first time.Lauderdale to Key West Race, Jamaica in the Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race, yet the crown jewel sitting geographically between all of those terrific winter racing destinations, Cuba, remained out of reach.