Sailing west coast, Turkey

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Submitted by Anne Le Verrier... on

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. 

 Best place to  stop  and see Izmir is at Teos Marina Sigacik where a 40  minute bus ride takes you  to  the city.