Windward Passage


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Windward Passage,

strait, c.50 mi (80 km) wide, between Cuba and Haiti, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It provides a direct route from the E United States to the Panama Canal.

Windward Passage

a strait in the Caribbean, between E Cuba and NW Haiti. Width: 80 km (50 miles)
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Asia's greatest bluewater classic, the 630 nautical mile China Sea Race from Hong Kong on the China Coast to Manila Bay in the Philippines, started in 1962, and reached its zenith in the 80s, when fleets of nearly 100 yachts would set forth, including glamour maxis such as Kialoa 111 and Windward Passage, and later Condor and Nirvana.