From Cuba to Florida: Kayakers set a record for non-stop paddle
Yesterday, (May 29th) American kayakers Andy Cochrane, Wyatt Roscoe and Luke Walker arrived in Key West from Cuba. The crossing took 27 hours, 12 minutes and 30 seconds, a new record. The kayakers paddled solo without stopping and without rest aboard three individual kayaks. There was, however, a support boat on hand in case of emergency.
The trio began kayaking from Cuba at 07:15 am on Monday 28th, from the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba.
In a press conference held at the Hemingway International Nautical Club, the three young people expressed that the journey is not only a good opportunity to get to know Havana, but also to cross the Straits of Florida and to improve the relationships of the nautical communities from both countries.
Their first attempt to establish such a record was on July of 2017, but a strong electrical storm ended that passage.
Photos by Desmond Boylan