#94: Clearing Customs and Exploring Cuba

Want to know exactly what it feels like to go through the customs process after sailing to Cuba?  Come along.  We’ll walk you through.  Show you exactly who boarded and what they wanted to know.  We’ve included a lot of great tips in here for you as well to make the check-in process easy if … Read more #94: Clearing Customs and Exploring Cuba

Podcast Interview about Our Voyage to Cuba

Hey hey HaveWind followers!  A real treat for you here.  Crazy Annie, at it again.  I get so excited talking about our wicked sail to Cuba I can hear myself running out of breath.  It just bursts out of me.  This is my first podcast interview post-Cuba, talking about our sail across the Gulf of … Read more Podcast Interview about Our Voyage to Cuba

#93: Cuba Voyage Finale: Gulf Stream Crossing and Landfall in Cuba

The current of the Gulf Stream is no joke, particularly when it is pushing you into head winds.  Watch as we reef up and cross a pretty kicked up sea state across the Gulf Stream, sing to our first Cuban sunrise, deal with an issue with the furling gear on our headsail, navigate the entry … Read more #93: Cuba Voyage Finale: Gulf Stream Crossing and Landfall in Cuba

The “Customs” in Cuba

“How much does it cost to stay at Marina Hemingway?” “What are the facilities like?” “Do you have to call before you can come in?” These are all the kinds of questions we’re been getting from all kinds of curious followers after our voyage to Cuba and we LOVE to answer.  While the experience of … Read more The “Customs” in Cuba

#92: Cuba Voyage IV: Rudder on the Loose

Last time we documented power management underway, now we’re dealing with a rudder post that won’t stay … put anyway. Follow along as we fix our boat in exotic places (i.e., on the way to Cuba). You’ll also hear extensively from Phillip in this episode about preparing for a lightning storm, navigating ships at night … Read more #92: Cuba Voyage IV: Rudder on the Loose

#91: Cuba Voyage III: Power Management Underway

Follow along as we are mesmerized by a jumping pod of dolphins at the bow, monitor the power situation (and show you our cool below-decks inverter), and make our one BIG tack of the trip.  We had some great wind that allowed us to hold a pretty steady rhumb line all the way to Cuba. … Read more #91: Cuba Voyage III: Power Management Underway

#90: Cuba Voyage II: Heavy Heeling

Get ready for it to blow!  These weren’t super heavy winds but they were on the nose and had Plaintiff’s Rest really heeled over during the second night and day of our voyage to Cuba.  Our Niagara 35 proved she was up for the task though, practically sailing herself across the Gulf.  Follow along as … Read more #90: Cuba Voyage II: Heavy Heeling

#89: Cuba Voyage I: Cast-off!

And they’re off! Plaintiff’s Rest is finally headed south for Cuba. Follow along as we cast-off the lines (finally!), make good way our first night under sail, get used to the new hydraulic auto-pilot, hand-steer just for fun (that wouldn’t last) and pass our first ship in the channel using the new AIS. Any questions … Read more #89: Cuba Voyage I: Cast-off!

Cuba Prep Update!

ERRNNGH.  ERRNGH.  We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program for this important announcement: Phillip and I just filed our Permit to Enter Cuba! Hey crew!  I thought I would take a short break from the Atlantic-crossing saga to get you all a bit up-to-date with our current planning for the Cuba trip this winter and what’s been … Read more Cuba Prep Update!