Hasan Kaçmaz Lycian Coast HPO, Antalya, Southern Turkey

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I was borne in Ankara, capital of Turkey on 27th February 1957. Graduated in Ankara Hacettepe University for Business Administration, 1975 – 1979.  Married with Gönül Kaçmaz since 1979 who is from Northern Cyprus and has graduated as a Psychologist at the same university. We have a daughter, 35 years old graduated as a Medical Doctor, paediatrician and we are now grandparents of 2 years old baby girl. I have worked in 3 different groups of Marina Operating Companies in Turkey for 27 years 1979 – 2006 and now I am consulting the marina development and operating companies starting from 2006 with a small but experienced engineering and architectural team. I am proud and very happy to be one of the four founders and permanent committee member of EMYR Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally that we have sailed and visited the marinas and ports in Turkey, N. Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel & Egypt from 1991 to 2015 at each year. Due to the conditions today, this is impossible mission and EMYR is unfortunately stopped. Now I am trying hard to coordinate some of the Marine Operating Companies to take a place in the International Boat Shows in London LBS, Düsseldorf Boat Show, Stockholm Boat Show, and Moscow Boat Show in Russia to promote the Turkish Marinas. My other important volunteer work is to organise the “Annual Turkish Cruisers Dinner” at London with Peggie Manton and at Düsseldorf with Beatris Lutz. I have been a member of the board of Antalya Chamber of Shipping Office for many years till 2014. My sailing boat, Sadler 34, 30 years old, is in Alanya marina and will be very happy to meet LSC members if they visit the marinas in the region, Setur Kaş, Setur Finike, Kemer, Setur Antalya or Alanya Marinas.

Promis that I will buy your first drink in Antalya region.