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10-09-2013 10:25 AM
DRFerron
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimjazzdad View Post
...But Sailnet is an American forum,...
Shhhh! Don't let our Australian and Canadian mods hear that.

Seriously, thank you for the response. We do, however, have members from all parts of the globe. My dream is that everyone is respectful and shows some class towards everyone, regardless.

That said, Norskgutten, again, this forum is not the place for politics. Off Topic is where you should be with that.
10-07-2013 08:47 PM
ntolst
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norskgutten View Post
I am a Canadian and I would love to do Cuba, My kids are wanting to go there as well, it is their first choice for travel. I think the people of Cuba are great, I have contacted many them often, I know Canadians who live there and just love it. There are charters going from Canada hourly to holiday there, and they all love it. Canadians are not a hated people, our government is open minded, and they seem to tell us the truth, or at least someone will tell us the truth and it will not be considered an act of treason. The dictatorship to the south has a few issues to be resolved. Treating their people better, not creating fights with neighbours, and not being so dam defensive about every little thing ...but I guess when they stick their nose into the affairs of others ...they fight back and hate you.

It is not the US citizens who are at fault, it is the governments that gets into power ..with lies and deception. It is time for the US Citizens to take charge of the control of the country, and create a place worth living in. As it stands now, the US is not the land of the free ...many other countries are the "land of the free", the US is probably about #20 on the list, perhaps more like #30.

Norsgutten,
Thanks for enlightening us, ignorant US citizens, about our oppressive goverment.
10-07-2013 06:55 PM
jimjazzdad
Re: Sailing to Cuba

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Originally Posted by Norskgutten View Post
I am a Canadian and I would love to do Cuba, My kids are wanting to go there as well, it is their first choice for travel. I think the people of Cuba are great, I have contacted many them often, I know Canadians who live there and just love it. There are charters going from Canada hourly to holiday there, and they all love it. Canadians are not a hated people, our government is open minded, and they seem to tell us the truth, or at least someone will tell us the truth and it will not be considered an act of treason. The dictatorship to the south has a few issues to be resolved. Treating their people better, not creating fights with neighbours, and not being so dam defensive about every little thing ...but I guess when they stick their nose into the affairs of others ...they fight back and hate you.

It is not the US citizens who are at fault, it is the governments that gets into power ..with lies and deception. It is time for the US Citizens to take charge of the control of the country, and create a place worth living in. As it stands now, the US is not the land of the free ...many other countries are the "land of the free", the US is probably about #20 on the list, perhaps more like #30.
Well, I'm Canadian too and I also have visited and enjoyed Cuba. But Sailnet is an American forum, so show a little class and stop riding down our neighbours to the south. Like Canadians, they come in all different political stripes. Their relationship with Cuba is their problem to sort out. Nuff said.
10-07-2013 06:40 PM
DRFerron
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Norskgutten, as this was your first post, welcome to SailNet.

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that this particular section is not the place for political discussions.
10-07-2013 05:53 PM
Norskgutten
Re: Sailing to Cuba

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
If I was sailing to Cuba I wouldn't start from there.

But then I'm Australian.

You could try taking out Canadian citizenship.
I am a Canadian and I would love to do Cuba, My kids are wanting to go there as well, it is their first choice for travel. I think the people of Cuba are great, I have contacted many them often, I know Canadians who live there and just love it. There are charters going from Canada hourly to holiday there, and they all love it. Canadians are not a hated people, our government is open minded, and they seem to tell us the truth, or at least someone will tell us the truth and it will not be considered an act of treason. The dictatorship to the south has a few issues to be resolved. Treating their people better, not creating fights with neighbours, and not being so dam defensive about every little thing ...but I guess when they stick their nose into the affairs of others ...they fight back and hate you.

It is not the US citizens who are at fault, it is the governments that gets into power ..with lies and deception. It is time for the US Citizens to take charge of the control of the country, and create a place worth living in. As it stands now, the US is not the land of the free ...many other countries are the "land of the free", the US is probably about #20 on the list, perhaps more like #30.
10-01-2013 11:47 AM
killarney_sailor
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Going to Cuba is no big deal for everyone but Americans. It has been a major tourist destination for Canadians for many years. Competes at the lower end of the range with the DR as a mid-winter sun break. Everyone who goes seems to love it. A prediction, before the end of Obama's term relations with Cuba will be regularized. Seems like a win-win for everyone except a few Florida politicos.
10-01-2013 10:46 AM
denverd0n
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Yes, it's true. Almost no one ever gets caught going to Cuba illegally. Almost.

Of course, the odds against winning the Powerball lottery are 150,000,000:1. Yet every week people buy tickets. I'm guessing that the odds of a U.S. citizen getting caught going to Cuba are hundreds of times better than that.

So, if you decide to go, and you DO get caught, I don't want to hear any whining about it. You just won the lottery. Buck up and take your punishment (which may be quite severe).
09-30-2013 05:21 PM
azguy
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Heck Beyoncé and jayZ were there a few months ago, tons of pictures circulated around the media. Claimed it was for charitable reasons...yeah right...

Anyway, I had a friend head to Costa Rica last year and he spent two months there. He met some people from Europe and they talked him into taking a long weekend in Cuba. They jumped on a flight, spent 3 nights, ate and drank and stayed in what he claimed was a pretty nice resort. Stamped a piece of paper on arrival and he was told to keep it and return it upon departure which he did. He has tons of pictures, I'll see if he'll send me a few and I'll post some.

Interestingly enough this same friend has been trying to give up his US citizenship and leave the country, with his money I may add, and he really can't be done under the current administration. He's a retired CEO and has quiet a next egg and all the advice he was given is that he would need to pay any estate tax that is due if he wants to leave the country...
09-30-2013 04:28 PM
ntolst
Re: Sailing to Cuba

There are many warning about possible confiscation of the US flagged vessel violating Cuba's embargo. I know that the previous owner of my boat sailed her to Cuba and had a great time there. My understanding is that, with all those scary talks, so far not a single boat has been confiscated after sailing to Cuba.
10-23-2008 03:26 AM
J36ZT Yousmc,

I don't expect you'll have much trouble sailing to Cuba...all you have to do is get your sails up and point your boat in the right direction. However, once you get there, you may find you're not as welcome as you'd expect.

The real problems will begin upon your return to the US.

Now, if you're going to try to live in Cuba... The best way seems to be becoming a member of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, or be an Iraqi insurgent. I understand the southern tip of Cuba has nice weather most of the year.

OR... You could pick a place to sail to that doesn't have all the legal ramifications and political controversy...

Skipper, J/36 "Zero Tolerance"
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