Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

john martin <symoondog@...>

Ian, You will have no problem with Cuba. Keep your zarpe from whatever country you clear out of, tell immigration in Cuba not to keep your zarpe and not to stamp your passport,and when you get to U S tell the authorities you came from the other place. The authorities in Cuba know the problems we have in the US and they will help you,especially since our so called helpful country sent Haiti 5 million dollars for aid after hurricane Hanna and only sent $100, 000 to Cuba. As usual our country tries to win the peoples minds before we win their hearts. When you go there visit a nice hotel and sign up for some first class tours, you will really see Cuba and know why I think its one of the best islands in the Caribbean. John 'Moon dog' sm248

To: amelyachtowners@...: kimberlite@...: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 14:20:56 -0400Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

Ian,I just had Bali Hai at my yacht club here in Huntington.It had an owner from Chile on board.I would NOT leave for the USA from Cuba. They might confiscate your boat. Imet another limey in St martin who told me he was clearing out of Miami toHavana and was told that if he put Havana on the form they would confiscatethe boat. EU boats clearing into the USA do not have much of a problem.Fair Winds,EricAmel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite'-----Original Message-----From: amelyachtowners@...[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy JenkinsSent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:22 AMTo: amelyachtowners@...: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entryHi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visitsome former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might bearriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is thereanyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewedby two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating inthe Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hoursnotice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of thelegislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within thesame marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but itwould be interesting to know.We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in tothe US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend aninterview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel ownerout there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad__________________________________________________________Win New York holidays with Kellogg's & Live Search! Groups Links

Get more out of the Web. Learn 10 hidden secrets of Windows Live.!550F681DAD532637!5295.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_domore_092008

Join { to automatically receive all group messages.