What would you think if such a rally is organised to be conducted in late June to July every year starting from 2017. This would be an organised crossing of the Black Sea from west to east awith start in Burgas (Bulgaria) and finish in Batumi (Georgia). The total distance is 633 nm. The winds in this part of the season would be fair most of the time. Return would not be organised and could be executed along the Turksih coast with stops or without stops back to the Bosphoros or to some of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast ports
. There are some very good marinas
(like Sozopol) with attractive pricing where yachts can stay for the winter on water
or land . The rally would have a Racing
Division applying IRC and a Cruising division where the yachts will be ranked applying a very basic handicap rule
. The rally will be organised by Yacht club port Burgas.
Burgas is a big port city with international airport
and Batumi is the same, being in a subtropical location with more exotic looks. Both ports
are very safe. The inland Georgia
and the mountain Caucasus would be nice to explore. Georgia's policy is pro-European and despite past conflict with Russia
, at present there is some warming of their tense political relations. There are no security
issues in both Bulgaria and Georgia
Will some of you who have based your yachts in Greece
would consider a detour through the Daradanelles and the Bosphoros to the Black Sea (2-3 days passage) in orde to participate in such a rally.? Or would you consider flying down and chartering a yacht for paticipation in the rally?
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