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old postcard - Miramar Yacht Club - Havana

Posted May 29, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Travel.
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Member Comments

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On January 21, 2004, cristina king wrote:

I remember the summers my family and I spent at the Miramar.  We were members since before I was born.  My father was an avid sportsman and his favorite was ocean fishing.  He had a boat called the Mari Cristi (after me) and he caught many a marlin, yellowtail, and mutton snapper in the clean and beautiful Cuban waters.  The club was a paradise for kids as well for adults.  Children’ parties all year long, fishing contests (which we always won or placed in), canasta and bridge parties for the ladies, tea dances, tennis, softball, dominos, a huge salt water olympic pool, several bars, lounges and restaurants and locker facilities, a library and too much more to remember right now.  The postcard features the beach facade of the OLD club.  It was renovated in the early fifties to the modern club that I remember today.  What great times we had there and what memories it brings!  I feel sure that when we return to Cuba soon, after being in exile for more than forty years, the Miramar will be there, maybe in ruins, but with all its charm.  We will rebuild it and enjoy its many pleasures once again.

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On January 22, 2004, Melgund wrote:

The last time I visted Mirmar I stayed in a Cubanican hotel on the site of the old yacht club. There is a lage aquarium next door.

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On July 20, 2004, elsy wilrycx soto wrote:

I left Cuba right before my 7th birthday but the days spent at the Miramar are etched in my being. The wonderful ocean, the yummy “parguito frito” prepared by Claudio….heck, I even remember the smell of Palmolive soap in the dressing rooms. Oh well, at least I have the memories.

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On July 24, 2004, cristina king wrote:

si, elsy, la cocina del miramar era exquisita (las croquetas me encantaban) y el sandwich miramar era el favorito de todos.  me acuerdo del olor del jabon palmolive en las duchas y de eladia y carmela las senoras que nos atendian en las taquillas.  que dias tan deliciosos!
claudio el maitre’d del comedor abrio la tasca en miami hace anos.  no se si todavia existe.  saludos, cristina alfonso ichaso

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On July 26, 2004, elsy wilrycx soto wrote:

La Tasca cerro hace varios anos pero se comia muy sabroso. Claudio siempre nos atendia con mucho carino. No se si todavia vive. Alguien me dijo hace unos dias que el Miramar todavia existe (por supuesto que no como yacht club).

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On August 25, 2004, Donald Zilkha wrote:

I have heard much about the food, drink and social occasions at the Miramar Yacht Club. Does anyone have photographs or a menu that they are willing to share from the 1950’? Was the Havana Yacht Club and the Miramar Yacht Club the same establishment?

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On September 30, 2004, Mary Boehm wrote:

Hi, my mother learned to swim at the Havana Yacht Club in the early 1920s.  I am wondering, did the club have shark nets that would protect the swimmers from shark attacks.  When I lived in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, they had shark nets that blocked off a section of the beach for swimmers.  What is the name for a shark net in Spanish?

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On October 05, 2004, cristina alfonso ichaso king wrote:

To Mary:  The name for shark net in Spanish is red para tiburones.

I think you’re confusing the Miramar Yacht Club with the Havana Yacht Club.  Totally different establishments and locations.

To Donald:  It would be great if you find memorabilia from the Miramar, let me know.

It’ wonderful to hear from people that have actually experienced the Miramar.  What memories!

 

 

 

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On October 05, 2004, cristina alfonso ichaso king wrote:

TO ALL MIRAMAR YACHT CLUB FANS AND EX-MEMBERS:

THERE IS AN OFFICIAL MIRAMAR WEBSITE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH:

MIRAMARYACHTCLUB.COM

ENJOY!

CRISTINA

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On October 06, 2004, Elsy Wilrycx Soto wrote:

Thanks so much for the website info Christina. My mom got totally “emocionada”.

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On April 26, 2005, Ross wrote:

Hello,

My name is Ross Davis, I am the custodian of the yacht “CICLON” which sailed out of the Miramar Y.C back in the mid to late 1940’, I have embarked on a three year restoration project of this famous Cuban yacht and she is looking beautiful, I would though appreciate any information, race records or pictures of her from that time to help piece together her history. 

I look forward to any reply.

Fair winds

Ross

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On July 19, 2008, AD wrote:

Tengo curiosidad.  Este club exclusivo estaba abierto a todas las capas sociales?  Podian entrar alli afrocubanos?  Y la membresia?  Como era?  Era tal que solo las clases acomodadas podian acceder.  Seria interesante saber.

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On August 18, 2008, RAUL COSIO MARILL (ZEPPELIN) wrote:

POR SUPUESTO. ERA UN CLUB DE CLASE MEDIA ABIERTO A TODAS LAS RAZAS Y CAPAS SOCIALES DE LA EPOCA.
SI ALGUIEN LE PREGUNTA A CUALQUIER MIEMBRO O HIJO DE SOCIO DEL MIRAMAR DE ESA EPOCA QUE ERA LO MAS PARECIDO AL PARAISO QUE EXISTIA? TODOS RESPONDERIAMOS: “EL MIRAMAR YACHT CLUB”

LE PUEDEN ENVIAR ESTE COMENTARIO AL SR. ANDRES REYNALDO, COLABORADOR DE LA SECCION PERSPECTIVA DEL NUEVO HERALD.
SI EL MISMO QUE TANTO NOS HA OFENDIDO CON SUS ARTICULOS DEROGATIVOS DEL CLUB Y SUS MIEMBROS. SU ULTIMO? “LA IDENTIDAD Y CEBOLLA” PUBLICADO EL DIA 13 DE MARZO DE ESTE ANO.

TODAVIA ESTAMOS ESPERANDO DEL SR. REYNALDO LA PUBLICACION DE UNA NOTA DE DISCULPA. DIREMOS AL IGUAL DE STEVENSON A RUSIA CUANDO LA CRISIS LO DE LOS MISILES: PODEMOS ESPERAR HASTA QUE EL POLO NORTE SE DESHIELE. LOS MIEMBROS DEL MIRAMAR, SR REYNALDO, SEGUIMOS ESPERANDO POR UN GESTO DE ETICA PERIODISDISTICA PROFESIONAL DE SU PARTE (SI ES QUE LA TIENE)

CAMBIANDO DE ESTE DESAGRADABLE TEMA: VEAN LAS NUEVAS FOTOS QUE APARECEN EN NUESTRO WEBSITE: MIRAMARYACHTCLUB.COM
SORPRENDENTE.

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On September 23, 2008, Isabel L. Villoch wrote:

Dear Sirs:
My mother has been recently seprated from my Father, by death… what I was wondring about, is ... is, there anyway she can go to Cuba ?  She is a spry 89 year old who wishes to see the land of her birth. I also wish to see my grandmother’s grave (Rosa LLort-Recio). I too, was Cuban born before Castor ...  the last time I saw Cuba I was 101/2yrs.  in Guanavacoa. I played with Fidelito and other my cousins. Please check the facts

Take care and I thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

Respectfully.
Isabel L. Villoch

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On May 30, 2009, Julio Veira wrote:

Contestando a AD.  El Miramar Yatch Club, al cual yo no pertenecía, y por cierto
a ningún otro club de las playas, era un club para personas de clases medias o
superiores, y posiblemente no hubieran gente de color, eso de afrocubano es
traído por los pelos.  Pero la gente de color tenía sus clubs exclusivos como el
Atenas de Cuba y otros, y en Cuba, en La Habana, había playas para toda la población, disfrutadas por todos los cubanos, y no tenían que bañarse en los
arrecifes del Malecón como hoy en día.  Para ir a Guanabo, o las playas del este, como le llaman ahora uno podía ir en auto, pues era muy raro que en alguna familia no los hubiera, o en guaguas, sin tener que madrugar y hacer colas de horas para ir o regresar, y muchos menos en trenes de carga como
ganado, como pasaba en los años 70.  Independientemente de los clubs privados, que como tal eran para sus socios, existían muchísimas mas facilidades hace 50 años para disfrutar de las playas cubanas que ahora, y
no existían cayos, ni hoteles, ni playas, exclusivos para extranjeros o los hijos de dirigentes.
JV