Stuart Aikman, HPO Fetiyhe, Turkey, will be visiting the Club on Tuesday 24 February and if there is any member who wishes to ask about sailing facilities in that area or the legal aspects of buying/selling property in Turkey, please make yourself know to him...
The annual Honorary Port Officers Dinner is fast approaching and will be held on TUESDAY 13 JANUARY 2015 starting at 7pm for dinner at 7.30pm.
As this evening is extremely popular, please remember to book early so that you will not be disappointed.
Sir Robin will be talking about his adventures on the high seas in the Route du Rhum race, which he successfully completed coming 3rd in his class - makes me feel a little old!!
Look forward to seeing you all on the evening.
Keith Martin, our HPO Le Havre and NW Brittany has passed the following information about the start of the Route de Rhum on 2 November 2014 in which Sir Robin is participating.
Those thinking of going over for the start of the Route de Rhum, - or joining in - accommodation afloat and ashore in Saint Malo will be at a premium and Keith would be very happy to make arrangements for those members wishing to sail to Brittany and stay in in the excellent marina in Saint Cast, just along from Saint Malo. This marina is close to the Pointe de Saint Cast and the Cap Frehel within easy sailing distance of the probable route of the early stage of the event.
Please get in contact with Keith if you are interested. Mobile: +33 (0) 681.352.250 or email: Keith.email@example.com
It is with great regret that I have to mention that we have lost our HPO for West Mersea. David Curry, HPO for 7 years has resigned from the Club and also as our HPO for West Mersea.
Should there by any member of the Club who would like to take on this hat for West Mersea, please contact me direct.
For those members sailing west coast of Turkey, Chris Haire, HPO Izmir has passed on the following information:
There is continued talk about a new marina in Karsiyaka but that's as far as it goes. On the southern side of the bay at the western border of the city there is a boutique marina - formerly known as Levent marina - but this does not cater for visiting yachts - especially as only Turkish spoken by the staff! All of which tends to isolate the city from yacht traffic. Nearer the mouth of the bay, there are places on the Karaburun peninsular and at Foca on the other side (always crowded). There are also anchorages in the south western part of the bay but military areas are to be avoided.
TURKISH BOATSHOW IN ISTANBUL
Just for info - LSC Members might be interested in visiting the Istanbul Boat Show as it has become a major event in February, about five times as big as Excel and a great place to buy boat bits or just browse, it has a great buzz to it! Easyjet flights and others cheap from London with good reasonably priced hotels. The exhibition halls are next to the international airport and getting around is easy with brand new metro system. Great shopping too and would make a nice break in the winter months.
If anyone is interested please contact HPO Stuart Aikman (Fetiyhe) who can be of help with advice on bookings etc.
Chris has sent the following reminder to LSC MEMBERS and hopes to see more boats in the coming year:-
Sorry for the delay in completing the HPO questionnaire but we have been very busy moving Menorca to a more convenient position so that members can find it and that it is not too far for them to cruise !!
Seriously, we had one visitor last year who was n with me continually before his arrival, only to arrive the week that I had to go back to UK! Anyway, life is great on our little island and I just wish more people would come and see why we have spent 20 years of our lives here. Please ask anyone who requires more information about our cruising area to contact me and I will be only too pleased to encourage them to visit us.
Yvonne has been involved with the Club for well over 30 years especially when the first Mediterranean Rally was launched from South Mallorca and many Club members have visited her home, Vista Marina in Palma. She has resigned as HPO South Mallorca.
She is now living in Gillingham, Dorset, if there are any friends who would like to get in touch with her, please telephone: 01747-823126 she would love to hear from you.
As January 2014 is fast approaching, we have a favourite Club event taking place during the Boat Show and as many people journey to London during this time, the annual Honorary Port Officer’s Dinner is to be held on Tuesday 7 JANUARY 2014 and it is hoped that many HPOs will be able to attend that evening. Please remember this is a very popular evening so put the date in your diary.
Please note the following couple of amendments to HPO DETAILS:
Jorn Ovesen, East Coast of North Jutland, is approaching 81 and wishes to resign his post. He was appointed as HPO in 2008 and if there are any members who are known to him personally, do get in touch.
We were delighted to welcome three of our HPOs to the Club just recently.
Pictured are Michael Wynter (HPO Sydney) and Gabe Langerak (HPO Amsterdam) renewing their friendship with LSC members and English beer at the bar last week.
Sarah Fountain, HPO for the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, joined us for the Showstoppers night when she was staying at the Club for a couple of days.
In other HPO news, Anne and Ian Malcolm were entertained and looked after by our HPO Fethiye, Stuart Aikman, his wife Dilek and their young daughter Katrina on their recent sailing trip to Turkey. Ian took this footage of their Beneteau 44 underway in the beautiful blue waters.