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The 8th Mariner Boating Aegean Yacht Rally

by Maggie Joyce on 24 May 2011
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The 8th Mariner Boating Aegean Yacht Rally goes from strength to strength

The unique combination of Greek Islands and the coast of Turkey has offered participants in the 2011 rally some stark contrasts at the half way point in Bodrum, Turkey.

Perfect conditions, including a 20 mile race in less than 2.5 hours from Kalimnos to Bodrum have prevailed so far and there is no change in sight. The point score in the six race series is delicately poised with Terry Hall from the Sandringham Yacht Club leading from three other yachts with the same score.

The first week in the islands of the Greek Dodecanese group contrasted tiny fishing hamlets like Vathi in Kalimnos and Arki with busy islands like Patmos and Samos. Then came Bodrum, a port with a 1,000 boat marina and about 400 traditional Turkish gulets, a crusader castle and \huge bazaar.

The unavoidable formalities moving charter yachts between Greece and Turkey still presents some headaches and these were all taken care of by Mariner and this itinerary is definitely not recommended for an individual bareboat charterer.

The second week of the rally will sail the coast of Turkey between Bodrum and Marmaris.
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