Ten Americans plan to attempt the daunting journey across the Florida Straight in kayaks – covering 113 miles (180 kilometers) from Havana to Key West in just 30 hours.

The team, led by Joe Jacobi, who won the gold medal in slalom canoeing in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, and kayaker David Smith, hopes to set out from Havana’s Marina Hemingway on Friday at around noon and arrive on the coast of Florida’s Key West just over a day later.At a news conference at the marina on Thursday Smith said the 10 kayakers who will cross the straight in 5 two-man kayaks hope their adventure will help bring Cuba and the United States closer together just as the nations have improved relations.

Source: Americans to kayak from Havana to Key West | Jamestown Sun
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