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Old 20-12-2013, 15:39   #1
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Rally to Egypt Winter 2014/15

We have been asked to consider organising a Rally from Greece / Turkey to Egypt (Red Sea) for the winter of 2014/15 (November to May).

To make this decision we would need to know the level of interest and therefore wonder if anyone on this forum would be interested in joining such a rally.

We (us and two other yachts, basically a mini rally) went there last winter and had a great time.

If anyone is interested please let me know.

I'll also post this on the Indian Ocean & Red Sea forum as Egypt is within both areas.

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Old 26-12-2013, 21:15   #2
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Re: Rally to Egypt Winter 2014/15

We'd need more details to consider... Would it be for the whole winter? Dock in one place or cruise through multiple destinations? Will you help with paperwork? What about safety due to politics?
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Old 27-12-2013, 08:11   #3
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Re: Rally to Egypt Winter 2014/15

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We'd need more details to consider... Would it be for the whole winter? Dock in one place or cruise through multiple destinations? Will you help with paperwork? What about safety due to politics?
The idea behind the thread was to ascertain the level of interest. From what feed back we have had since the original post (about 1 week ago) there is a good level of interest so it looks like we are "ON". It will also be called the:

"RED SEA SAILING SAFARI".

We have not yet formulated a "Master Plan" but in essence:

To stay within the 6 month return fee associated with the Suez Canal the Safari will start mid to end of October and will finish end of April beginning of May. At present we are aiming for arrival in Egypt (Port Said) on or about 26 October 2014 with the departure from Egypt being about 22 April 2015.

We intend to cruise the whole of the Egyptian Red Sea (all the way south to Dolphin Reef / Port Berenice) and possibly venture up the Gulf of Aqaba to visit Petra in Jordan.

As it will be over the Christmas Holiday season we intend to spend 6 - 8 week at Hurghada so that people can fly home for Christmas / New Year etc. It also allows people to do some inland sightseeing (Nile Cruise, Visit Cairo etc).

We have no intention of dictating how any captain should run his or her vessel, when or how they sail or what route they should take. Some people may wish to stay in one location (as some did on the Vasco Da Gamma) some may wish to go all the way south plus visit Aqaba. Some may just wish to go half way south. The permutations are endless. We just wish to take people to a stunning, beautiful and exhilarating sailing environment and let them have fun.

We will organise / arrange all the necessary paperwork. This will involve the use of Agents in Egypt.

As for safety due to Politics. We obviously cannot be responsible for the political situation nor can we guarantee anyone's safety. The responsibility will always rest on the Captain of each vessel. We can only advise. We ourselves will be taking advise form our own Foreign office (UK). When we were there last winter, there was a few riots etc but they were all in and around the Major Cities of Cairo and Alexandria. In the southern coastal part of Egypt we heard or saw nothing other than what we picked up off the Television / Radio / Internet. The UK Foreign Office had advised against visits to the Sinai due to local tribal unrest.

The master plan will be created within the next few week and sent out to all those who have contacted us. Along with that we will include application forms etc and an indication of cost.

Hopefully all the above will help you make a considered decision.

Those who are interested need to send a PM which should include their e-mail address.


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Old 04-01-2014, 02:54   #4
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Re: Rally to Egypt Winter 2014/15

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The idea behind the thread was to ascertain the level of interest. From what feed back we have had since the original post (about 1 week ago) there is a good level of interest so it looks like we are "ON".
Yes it is "ON".

Follow the link -

https://www.facebook.com/redseasaili...ref=ts&fref=ts
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Albert, just a thought. A lot of yachties do not have FACEBOOK.

Well done mate for organising such a big event-good luck

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Albert, just a thought. A lot of yachties do not have FACEBOOK.

Well done mate for organising such a big event-good luck

Peter
Thanks for that Peter. As you may well know you can still use the link even if you do not have facebook.
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Nearly Full - Time Running Out

Just a quick note for anyone who may have missed the original thread or are still undecided. The Safari now has 18 participants with only 2 places left.
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Re: Rally to Egypt Winter 2014/15

I'm interested in the rally. Nauticat 33 moored on the costa blanca. Please email me with details norkettp@gmail.com I do not use facebook (a portal for scoundrels) that you have as a contact point.
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Re: Rally to Egypt Winter 2014/15

Um, this rally is post dated...2014 is long over. Haven't you noticed?
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Re: Rally to India 2017/18

Following on from the Red Sea Sailing Safari 2014/2015 we have updated our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/redseasailingsafari.

In essence we are intending to sail to Indian via the Red Sea and Indian ocean during the winter of 2017 / 2018 (Oct-May). Anyone interested can contact me either via the facebook page or PM on this forum.

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