Second place sailor Seth Salzmann waves alongside teammate Wade Miller on their catamaran decorated with Cuban and U.S. flags as they arrive from Key West, Florida to the Marina Hemingway at the end of the Havana Challenge race in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 16, 2015. The amateur race took place for the first time with U.S. government authorization thanks to the historic easing of tensions that began in December. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. sailors raced across the Florida Straits to Cuba on Saturday in a regatta propelled by strong winds and an easing of tensions between the two countries.

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