EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN YACHT RALLY
 
ASKHELON ISRAEL





PASSAGE HAIFA ( ISRAEL) to ASHKELON ( ISRAEL)
DISTANCE 85 nm
START 9th June, Saturday
Free start according to group decision
NAVIGATION WP1 Haifa Port 32º49.60N 035º01.50E 3.5nm 335ºT
WP2 East end of prohibited area 32º52.40N 034º59.00E 6.0nm 270ºT
WP3 West end of prohibited area 32º52.40N 034º51.80E 66.0nm 197ºT
Warning: There are several prohibited areas between these waypoints. Pay close attention
WP4 Turning point to Ashkelon 31º49.30N 034º28.45E 9.0nm 155º T
WP5 Ashkelon Marina Entrance 31º41.00N 034º33.00E
Warning: Many fishing boats and container ships will be around this area.
We can sail 6nm off the coast of Israel but it is strictly forbidden to sail closer than 6 miles (unless the Rally receives special permission).
Emergency Shelter ; Herzliya Marina, Tel Aviv Marina
REPORTING Reporting within the groups according to Group Leaders instruction.
Group Leaders to report to Rally Committee after checking the group yachts.
ARRIVAL 10th June, Sunday
Group 6: 09:00 – 10:00 Group 5: 09:00 – 10:00
Group 4: 10:00 - 11:00 Group 3: 10:00 – 11:00
Group 2: 11:00 – 12:00 Group 1: 11:00 – 12:00
3nm from Ashkelon contact the Marina on CH 73 and await berthing instructions. Sometimes there are sand banks in the marina entrance and they will be marked. Bow-to or stern-to the quay. No laid moorings. Secure your yacht to the steel pilings. No anchors should be necessary. Some berths are narrower than the others so talk to the berth master on the pilot boat if you think it is too narrow for your boat. Be sure that it is wide enough before starting in to the space.
CHECK IN FORMALITIES Register your entry on arrival at the office.
SERVICES Electricity and water at every berth. Fuel is available at the jetty. Coin operated laundry service. Ashkelon is a full service marina. Good technical facilities. Nice shower block.
PROGRAM & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES 10th June, Sunday Free afternoon, Evening cocktail party
11th June Monday Day Tour to Masada and Dead Sea
12th June, Tuesday Free Day & Rally Dinner in the evening
13th June, Wednesday
Early morning departure for Port Said. Groups should plan to arrive at the meeting point outside Port Said at 05:30 hours 14th June.
DRESS CODE Smart - Casual. Boats to be dressed overall in harbour
NOTES Ashkelon is a modern marina with proper services. Ashkelon is a good place to refuel. There are excellent shopping facilities in the city centre and a bus is provided by the marina.
CHECK OUT FORMALITIES Complete formalities 13th June Wednesday early in the morning. More information for departure will be given at Ashkelon. On departure, return the shore passes that were received in Haifa to the Immigration Office by the Marina Office. $18 departure tax per person
REPRESENTATIVE Mr. Armen Portugali – Mr. Hillel Reshef Marina Manager
WEATHER FORECAST According to Turkish State Meteorological Service
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Interpretation of weather information is the responsibility of each individual skipper. A weather briefing will be given by each group leader prior to departure.