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Old 12-14-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hi, Advice please. I might be relocating for a job in Port Said. Is there a decent yacht club where I can moor a 40 footer? Probably I'll live board. If I go there I would stay approx 12 months. Any comments either on mooring and lving aboard and yacht clubs or Port Said in general much appreciated. Do any readers have experience of this place. I'm currently in Karachi and would sail from there? When is best time to go up red sea etc? Any advice please.
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Lloyd,

We sailed (well... motorsailed, mostly) up the Red Sea in March & April 2001.

And we had a ball doing it, even though there were several days of tough passagemaking. The numerous marsas provided excellent shelter and were fascinating to explore.

We hauled butt through Port Said... anxous to finally reach the Mediterranean... slowing down only to get rid of our greedy pilot. But I did notice at least one marina on the eastern shore right in the heart of the city.

If it weren't for the rampant demand for bakshish everywhere, I reckon that Port Said could be quite an interesting place to spend a year... with or without a boat.

If Aye were you - I'd go for it!

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When is best time to go up red sea etc? Any advice please.
The Gulf of Aden Passage on the WIKI may be of assistance to you - for some of the way anyway.
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Hi, Advice please. I might be relocating for a job in Port Said. Is there a decent yacht club where I can moor a 40 footer? Probably I'll live board. If I go there I would stay approx 12 months. Any comments either on mooring and lving aboard and yacht clubs or Port Said in general much appreciated. Do any readers have experience of this place. I'm currently in Karachi and would sail from there? When is best time to go up red sea etc? Any advice please.
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Spent a week in the Port Said Yacht Club in 2004 before heading into Med. Greatly enjoyed the trips into the city proper - free ferry rides from one side of Canal to the other. Whenever foreign yachts were moored at club there was always at least one member of the Tourist Police within eyesight - complete with AK47.

We had another yacht moored beside us for much of the week which had several kids on board. At one stage I got off our yacht while the policeman was lying on the jetty with one of the small boys who had a line in the water only to step over his AK47 which he had left on the grass about 10 metres away!
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