A press conference was held aboard the 130-foot schooner the Harvey Gamage, a tall ship taking five "gap year," or between high school and college, students and a crew of 10 to Cienfuegos, Cuba, for ecological studies and people-to-people exchanges. The press conference took place on Oct. 25, 2017, at the Capital Yacht Club in Washington, D.C. The ship, owned and operated by the educational company Ocean Passages, had been docked in Washington for a week, as the students, ages 18 to 24, met with a dozen members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
For a full account of the conference, during which speakers shared the mission of the trip as well as the challenges of travel to Cuba in the current political climate, check out the press release issued by Ocean Passages and CREST.
Half a dozen reporters were present, many from Spanish-speaking press agencies. Below are links to several reports.