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The East Mediterranean Yacht Rally 2004

The 2004 EMYR Rally Poster

The 2004 Rally started in Istanbul on the 25th April visiting the Turkish harbours of Bozcaada, Ayvalik, Ceşme, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Orhaniye, Goçek, Kekova Roads and Finike (693 miles) before arriving in Kemer on 13th May. Most of the participants, like us, started the Rally in Kemer. We did not take Gladlee on the Rally instead crewed for our good friends Frank and Tari on their 57-foot sailing catamaran "Vision". With Hasan, Frank and Tari were the committee though lots of other people were involved setting it all up.  Somehow Kemer Marina managed to squeeze in all the extra boats, as the starting line-up was 108 boats.  They were split into 8 groups depending on size, the smallest was group 1 and largest, group 8. Each of the groups had a group leader and were identified by a colour. Ron and Julie were ‘volunteered’ as group leaders for group 8 (red group) as we were on "Vision".

Chris, Ron and Frank, Linda, Julie and Tari on "Vision"


The 2004 programme:

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    13th-14th May, Kemer Marina, Turkey

    15th-16th May, Alanya, Turkey

    17th-20th May, Girne, N.Cyprus

    21st-23rd May, Mersin, Turkey

    24th-26th May, Iskendurum, Turkey

    27th-30th, May, Lattakia, Syria  

    31st-5th June, Jounieh, Lebanon

    6th-7th June, Haifa, Israel

    8th-10th June, Ashkelon, Israel

    11th-14th June, Port Said, Egypt

    15th-16th June, Herzilya, Israel


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