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Dufour 385
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Turkey And Greece

Charter Sailing Greece

Charter sailing Turkey and Greece,
the 385 is Dufour's first cruising yacht from the drawing board of Cantieri del Prado's Umberto Felci,
a naval architect renown for racing designs combining sleek lines with
cruising comfort in a family package.

Charter Sailing Turkey Charter Sailing Greece

Charter Sailing Greece

Charter Sailing Turkey Charter Sailing Greece

Technical Specifications:

Length: 38.5 ft
Beam: 12.9 ft
Draft: 5.8 ft
Sail Area: 797 sq ft
Engine: 29 hp Volvo
Water 116 gal
Fuel 42 gal
Cruising Speed: 6 knots

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Equipment:

Furling Main, Furling Genoa
BiminiTop
Anchor Windlass
VHF Radio-Telephone
Stereo Music System
Chart Plotter
Autopilot
Tender with Outboard

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Charter Sailing Greece

Dear Homo Sapiens, There is no need to continue reading this page. What follows is intended for search engine robots and spiders and not necessarily for human beings. Further information concerning bareboat charter sailing in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for a charter sailing yacht, or for a yacht charter sailing Turkey or Greece, or for a Dufour sailing yacht. Why else would your search engine drop you here. Well, you're in luck. You have found a sloop-rigged Dufour bareboat charter yacht sailing the Greek and Turkish Aegean. You have found a charter yacht also sailing Turkey's Mediterranean coast, a coast punctuated by pine-encircled clear-water coves and white-sand beaches at the foot of stark mountain backdrops, punctuated as well by the evidence of antiquity and later history. Pre-history, too! All under a soothingly gentle non-tropical sun. Charter Sailing GreeceAll with your mobile lodging under foot. All with a mobile classroom at hand should your family be so minded. Classrooms for what? History, that's what! Your Dufour 385 will find it impossible to remove you from the evidence of history. So bring your text books with you. For reference as you sail through history, when, for example, you cruise Turkey's ancient Lycia, home of so many of the Iliad's Trojan heroes, Sarpedon among them. Or when you sail the wakes of corsairs and pirates off the coast of the same Lycia, pirates such as Lycian sea raiders of the fourteenth century BC described on tablets found at Tel-el-Amarna in Egypt. Or pirates such as Zeniketes of Lycian Olympos in the Gulf of Antalya, the Robin Hood of pirates noted for taking from the rich and giving to the poor until slain in 77 BC by Julius Caesar. Or sea raiders such as the four Barbarossa brothers born on the Aegean island of Lesbos soon after eviction of Genovese overlords in 1462, the elder of whom would one day proclaim himself Emir of Algeria and the younger of whom would rise to command of the entire Ottoman Navy. Or when you may similarly sail in wakes left by the brothers Kara Hasan and Kara Tornus born at about the same time on the Aegean island of Skyros then a Venetian possession near the modern Greek mainland, wakes criss-crossing the Aegean and tracing the entire coast of what is now Turkey, almost always in pursuit of Genovese or Venetian or other Latin prey. The line between pirate and corsair depended on state authorization contained in a letter of marque and reprisal. Those sea raiders with one were corsairs, those without were pirates. Mostly without, the brothers Hasan and Tornus were striking figures as the Turkish word kara then implied, born to command and quick of wit, as well. Both brothers did their sea raiding with a squadron of small galliots preying on Charter Sailing GreeceVenetian shipping and possessions of their Skyrian overlords, and as those overlords were occasionally at war with the Ottoman Empire it was likely to legalize their depredations that these Greek brothers assumed Turkish names (Hasan and Dormus, the latter lost in translation) and received Ottoman letters of marque. Together they have left us a trail of Venetian shipping sent to the bottom, from the sea off Mount Athos in the north to Crete in the south, from Aegina in the west to Lemnos and Chios in the east, all as pirates, while developing a reputation with the Ottoman Porte which enabled both to sign up as corsairs during the Venetian War of 1499-1503. During that war the elder Kara Hasan was one of the more prominent Ottoman sea commanders, receiving the highest state compensation, and it was he who in August 1499 brought news to Constantinople of victory at Zonchio, his galley trailing the Lion of St. Mark in the sea astern. But the end of the war did nothing to interrupt the brothers' private crusade against Venice, and it was a 1504 protest by the Venetian ambassador to the Porte that led to an Ottoman raid on Skyros during which their mother was burned alive in her home. Neither brother was ever again anything but a pirate, often taking it to their former employer. Can you imagine yourself sailing these and other corsair tracks through the Aegean while you holiday at the crossroads of history? Uncovering the significance of their story? Starting in Turkey? Starting in Bodrum? Or Gocek? Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Could you be wondering about Sarpedon? Almost three thousand years earlier this king of Lycians from Xanthos met his end, depicted above, at the hands of Patroclos during a sortie from besieged Troy. We can put you aboard a bareboat charter yacht for a holiday in the sun or for a holiday through history. We can put you aboard a Dufour 385 and point you toward the tracks of Sarpedon sailing the coast of Lycia and sailing from Lycia to Troy. We can point you toward the wakes of both Kara Hasan and Kara Tornus, show you as well Alexander's 333 BC track from Troy through Lycia to Xanthos where the remains of Sarpedon's monumental tomb can be seen today, show you turn of the sixteenth century wakes left by the elder Barbarossa chained to a Knights Hospitaller galley oar, show you the dungeon at Bodrum's St. Peters Castle in which the younger Barbarossa was imprisoned by the same Hospitallers. And we can tell you all about the Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com