S/Y Elenor from Phuket to Cyprus through the Red Sea

Nils-Åke & Berit Lithner

Berit and Nils-Åke has sailed their Najad 34 Elenor over the large oceans during the last decade. This year - 2008 - they have successfully mastered the difficulties of the northern Indian Ocean, the gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.

Congratulations!

Nils-Åke & Berit Lithner

Phuket - Uligam, Maldives 1595 miles (Jan 10-Jan 21)
pos 7 05.14N, 72 55.20E

Uligam - Salalah, Oman 1295 miles (Jan 29-Feb 2)
pos 16 56.15N, 54 00.42 E
(Muhammed very helpful)

Salalah - Aden, Jemen 619 miles (Feb 21-Feb 28)
(Salem very helpful and Irish took well care of the laundry)

Aden - anchorage in Eritrea 310 miles (Mar 8-Mar 10)
pos 14 46.18N, 40 47.75 E
(rolly in high water)

Anchorage - Khor Nawarat, Sudan 285 miles (Mar 11-Mar 13)
pos 18 14.7N, 38 20.23E
(beatiful place and good anchorage)

Khor Nawarat - Port Suakin 85 miles (Mar 16-Mar 17)
pos 19 06.41N, 37 20.23E
(Mohammed did not give us correct clearence papers)

Port Suakin - Port Ghalib marina 459 miles (Mar 21-Mar 25)
(Problems with clearance papers, could use the clearence from Aden. Took a trip to Luxor from here)

Port Ghalib - Hurghada marina 117 miles (Apr 5-Apr 6)
(new, good marina with free wireless internet)

Hurghada - Ras Gharib 113 miles (Apr 10-Apr 11)
pos 28 20.80N, 33 06.79E
(very rolly, not recommended)

Ras Gharib - Suez 109 miles (Apr 14-Ap 15)
pos 29 56.94N, 32 34.42E between morings
(We used Felix. Negotiate the diesel price. We payed 40 cent/l, some payed 70 cent)

Suez - Isamailia 45 miles (Apr 20)

Ismailia - Larnaca, Cyprus 279 miles (Apr 21-Apr 23)
Very few berths, difficult to get one.

S/Y Elenor

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