Friday, May 16, 2008

Rumpus in Alanya - off to Cyprus today

Rupe, Pippy, David, Richard, Tamsin in Rumpus's cockpit.

Rally yachts in Alanya

Rumpus now has a crew of 4; Kristin arrived yesterday in Alanya, South Eastern Turkey after a marathon series of flights from Auckland. Last night we had a big reception at a lovely restaurant overlooking the port followed by a 5 course meal in a beachside restaurant. This afternoon we set off on our first overnight passage, to Cyprus. We have a light wind slightly forward of the beam forecast, and a nearly full moon; it should be a really nice sail. Of course it’s not a race!!! (yeah right).

We have ambitions to catch tuna on the way and arrive in time to cook tuna steak for breakfast after a swim , then on to the marina. There is a pirate party in the castle on Saturday night, so we will be working on costumes.

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