The EMIR will arrive to Israel !
The famous rally organized by the Turkish Marina Authorities, headed by Mr. Hasan Kacmaz the manager of Kemer Park Marina, will probably arrive to Israel.
There was a great concern regarding the safety situation in Israel and the personal safety of the sailors. But these days the organizers decided that the fleet would finally visit the Israeli marinas.
The 50 yachts from countries all over the world that participate in the rally this year, are sailing along a route of some 2000 miles, circling around the Eastern Mediterranean. Along the route the yachts will visit the major marinas in Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt.
Many Israeli yachtsmen are participating in the rally, among them Shabtai Levi Navy General ret. and the prior manager of the Israeli Shipping and Harbor Authorities, with is yacht "Linda".
The rally is supposed to arrive to Haifa Israel on the 21th of May 2000, from there the fleet will continue to the Ashkelon Marina and from there to Port Said
The "Grand Finale" party will be held in Herzlia Marina on 30th of May 2000.
Further report after the arrival of the fleet to Israel.
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