Saturday, May 22, 2010

Marmaris – A new Three Rivers

Marmaris – A new Three Rivers

Our journey started in Marmaris, Turkey, where we bought our sailboat. She’s a Nauticat 43, built in Finland in 1986. We renamed her Three Rivers – after our Ho family’s siblings of three. The NC 43 is a pilothouse boat, with a good balance of comfort and performance that we are comfortable with. We spent a month refiting her and learning about the complex boat systems. Marmaris is a popular yachting center, with excellent boat services and facilities. The Marmaris Bay is a large bay surrounded by hills and is well sheltered, perfect for learning boat-handling on our new boat. We then signed up to participate in the East Mediterranean Yacht Rally (EMYR), which has an international coast portion that starts in a month after our boat purchase. That portion of EMYR visits ports in Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt, with plenty of sailing and site seeing. All the sailors who had taken part in the EMYR reported they had wonderful experiences and highly recommended it. After a month of frantic activities of boat work and registration paperwork, we were determined to get going, ready or not...

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Three Rivers Cruising Blog

1 comment:

  1. This is my favourite picture!! What a great poster!