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Bosphorus Passage to Poyrazköy, Turkey

Photo: Tall ships in Istanbul's Golden Horn. Credit: Lisa Borre.
The tall ships regatta was in the Golden Horn of Istanbul on the day we made our passage north on the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. Credit: Lisa Borre.

Black Sea Logbook Entry

Date: 5/29/2010
Distance: 21.1 nm
Sailed from: Istanbul (Fenerbahce) to Poyrazköy, Turkey
Latitude: 41° 12.2’N
Longitude: 29° 07.7’E

It’s hard to imagine how you could have a better passage through the Bosphorus than we did today. We went in the company of our friend, Yeoman Arsay, on Mat, his beautiful 62′ ketch which was custom built in Turkey 30 years ago. Joining him onboard were some of his friends from the Marmara Offshore Yacht Club (formerly Atakoy Marina Yacht Club). Their club used to organize a yachting rally on the Black Sea (known as KAYRA), most recently in 2004, and Teoman, their humble commodore, was the real force behind it all. He has encyclopedic knowledge about sailing on the Black Sea and a Blackberry full of contacts in the countries surrounding it. We were truly honored to make his acquaintance during our stay in Istanbul, and he provided us with a tremendous amount of assistance while making our preparations these past few weeks. Continue reading Bosphorus Passage to Poyrazköy, Turkey