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Tala Bay launches its Marina with a sailing yacht rally

Jordan: Saturday, December 10 - 2005 @ 16:43

Welcoming an international collection of Sailing Yachts as they tour the Red Sea and sail onto India. Jordan has been chosen as one of their destinations and Tala Bay Marina in Aqaba has been chosen as their host.

The Marina is an integral part of Tala Bay, the first resort of its kind in Jordan. The comprehensive 2700 dunum resort built on a two kilometre strip of unspoilt beach, will include over 1500 residential units, five hotels, boutiques, restaurants, a golf course and an aqua park. The resort just a boat trip away from the Egyptian resort of Taba, is set to become of the key destinations on the Red Sea.

The Tala Bay Marina is sheltered and directly on the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, in an excellent location serving both the city of Aqaba and Jordan. Tala Bay is located along one of the most beautiful coral reefs, within the Aqaba Marine Park, with suitable swimming conditions, clear water and breathtaking view. There are several mooring buoys along the coastline of Tala Bay, located off the shore. The Marina also offers state-of-the-art facilities, adhering to the highest level of international standards. The fuelling pontoon is operational, providing diesel and benzene, with a waste-water pump-out system. Dedicated service pillars provide metered electricity and water and the moorings follow a four-point system.

The first Vasco da Gama Yacht Rally includes 35 sailing yachts from Holland, France, the Americas, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Australia. The boats vary in size from 9 metres to 17 metres, and will cover 4,266 nautical miles. There will be a welcoming ceremony at Tala Bay, using this as an opportunity to launch the Marina. The Yachts will anchor in the Marina for ten days as the teams take the opportunity to travel to Petra and Wadi Rum.

The Rally starts in Turkey on October 31st at the Finike Setur Marina and finishes in Goa, in India, taking about 6 months. The rally goes through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Sudan, Eritrea, Yemen & Oman. The Red Sea is an integral par of the journey where participating teams will taking time to visit the main attractions of each country, including the Pyramids, Sphinx and Museum in Cairo, St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Petra & Wadi Rum in Jordan, Luxor and Aswan from Port Ghalib, Port Sudan, Asmara in Eritrea and the whole country of India.

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