Yacht Race to Havana resumes after 58 Years, Complete with Cuban Crew

ST. PETERSBURG — The last time sailors sped south in the St. Petersburg-Habana Yacht Race, they ran alongside some of the biggest news of the year — the resignation of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista and the rise to power of Fidel Castro.

The year was 1959. The race wouldn’t survive the deterioration of relations between the United States and Cuba.

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