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Cuban refugee windsurfs to Florida

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Re: BFS? Man Windsurfs From Cuba To Florida

Oh hell yeah!!

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Re: BFS? Man Windsurfs From Cuba To Florida

If my math is right, he averaged 10mph. And that is pretty good navigation to hit the tip of key west.
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Re: BFS? Man Windsurfs From Cuba To Florida

This isn't the first time people have escaped from Cuba on a wind surfer. I have a good customer who did it many years ago. I call him Surfer Dude. The sad thing is that so many don't make it. Of the three who started out, only one made it to the US. One was picked up by the USCG and will be returned to Cuba and the third died.
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I was wrong. They found the third guy!
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Send that man a t-shirt
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Why does that scene of Rick Moranis windsurfing in Club Paradise come to mind?
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I dont see why its hard to believe the story.
There must be zillions of windsurfers at the big resorts in the east end, and Key West isnt far away, with current helping.
Three fit sailboard instructors, or whatever, who usually sail a few hours per day only need to double that. And only one in three makes it.

Has the ring of truth to me.

Minid you, I would have gone somewhere a bit more civilized (and less expensive) than Key West.

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I dont see why its hard to believe the story.
There must be zillions of windsurfers at the big resorts in the east end, and Key West isnt far away, with current helping.
Three fit sailboard instructors, or whatever, who usually sail a few hours per day only need to double that. And only one in three makes it.

Has the ring of truth to me.

Minid you, I would have gone somewhere a bit more civilized (and less expensive) than Key West.
Civilization is overrated.

"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is the whim of circumstance. And barbarism must ultimately triumph."

---Robert E. Howard, Creator of Conan the Cimmerian
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Re: BFS? Man Windsurfs From Cuba To Florida

How'd he get a chart plotter, two 12 volt house batteries, radar and AIS, tiller pilot, and all the things that we need to sail the briny these days, on a little ol' windsurfer???
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