Biggest convoy to cruise the Suez
The 3rd Med Red Rally starts on April 4th 2007. The rally combines sailing along the Eastern Mediterranean including Turkey, Cyprus and Israel, crossing the Suez Canal, and sailing along the coasts of Africa and the Sinai Peninsula. There were 94 yachts, and 900 sailors in 2006.
The Med Red Rally 2007 starts in Bodrum Turkey with the Med Fun, a week of sailing, tours and fun along the coast of Turkey, Bodrum-Marmaris-Gocik-Fethiye-Kekova-Finike. Hot air ballooning, rafting, jeep trips are part of the activities offered along the route.
The Med Red Rally will depart from Finike sailing to Cyprus and continue to Israel with option of tours to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
After a festive send-off from Tel Aviv the rally will sail to Port Said, options of day tours to Cairo and Alexandria will be available from there. The rally will continue in a once in a life convoy through the Suez Canal. South of Suez the yachts will anchor for a few days at Tawila Island in the Red Sea – an ideal spot for snorkeling and diving in rarely visited coral reefs. The rally will continue to Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna, Egypt’s foremost Red Sea resort. An overnight shore trip will set out from Abu Tig to Luxor to visit the famous temples, Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamon. Crews will be able to try their hand at sailing a felucca – Nile river boats whose design has remained unchanged since the time of the pharaohs.
From El Gouna the Rally will sail to Sharm-el-Sheik, and the Siani peninsula coast and back through the Suez Canal, returning to Herzeliya for the final party and prize giving.
Registration is now open via the web site www.med-red-rally.com