West Florida

Victor Mooney with Comodoro, Jose Escrich at Club Nautico International Hemingway de Cuba in Havana.

NY Man Rows For Humanity - Cuba to Florida

Victor Mooney, an American citizen with Equatorial Guinea nationality, will pick up his oars one more time for humanity.   Next month, Mr. Mooney will leave from Castillo de San Servino in Matanzas, Cuba, a UNESCO landmark dedicated to the transatlantic slave trade. He will continue to Hemingway Marina before starting the 90 mile row to Key West, Florida.   "I hope the tide of humanity will rise between the USA and Cuba," said Victor Mooney in Havana.   Mr. Mooney successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean on his fourth attempt.

Sea Ray SLX 350 (Photo: MarineMax)

MarineMax Venice to Host Punta Gorda Boat Show

MarineMax Venice has announced  that they will host the Punta Gorda Boat Show October 21 – 23, 2016 in City Marketplace across from the Laishley Park Municipal Marina boat ramp. The show will feature the latest models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Sea Pro. Including the Sea Ray SLX 350 Outboard which is making its West Florida boat show debut. “Whether you love to cruise, play, fish or simply enjoy hanging out on boats there will be fabulous new models that are sure to exceed your expectations,” offered Aaron Kramer, MarineMax Venice Store Manager.

Two Rescued from Vessel Aground North of Cuba

Two American sailors whose vessel ran aground approximately 25 miles north of Gibara, Cuba, were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center were first notified of the emergency Friday morning when a distress signal from the vessel's Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) began transmitting. The signal was determined to be from the 39-foot sailing vessel Boxer. A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter aircrew was immediately launched to the scene and discovered the sailboat was hard aground and had sustained significant damage.