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Here we are again, still waiting. Last year we all had to
pay the marina fees by the month because the takeover was
We ask you guys who have say and sway over the peice of land next to the
marina... Please let us make it into a skateboard and skating area for the
kids .... 10 to 18 do not have anything to do that is not expensive or pub
As tends to happen in the confines of a small community,
the story below of the building of four new marinas on the
Island has still not come into fruition. In fact it appears more likely that
Larnaca Marina is going to privatised than another one be built. We'll keep
you posted. See below for more on that breaking story.
Four new marinas will be built in Cyprus in Limassol, Paphos, Ayia Napa and
Protaras these are expected to be privately built, while two existing marinas
in Larnaca and at the Limassol Sheraton will be privatized. That is the news
as of 02.07.98
Very welcome news for all of those yachts which have trouble finding a decent berth in
their favourite wintering hole...Cyprus.
"Too many gin palaces and status symbols are turning a great little community into
a car park" said one long term resident "This is just what is needed, room for
The Way We Were (The Cranes Then and Now)
For those of you who remember the shenanigans that went
on between the blue and the yellow cranes in the summer of '98 will be
pleased to know that all has ended in perfect harmony. (Or seemingly!)
Now, when your boat is lifted in or out of the water both the Yellow and
the Blue corner ( as they were then affectionately known ) work together.
Not a spectacular concept for those who did not witness the goings on of
'98 but imagine if you will Mr Bush or Mr Gore curtailing to the other and
saying " no, no I think you should be the President ," and
you'll be some way towards understanding the enormity of this turn of
events. Well done boys !
The Clubhouse in Larnaca
Marina for Cyprus Offshore Yacht Club
The Clubhouse in Larnaca Marina, commonly known to all as the
'Yacht Club' is already establishing it's winter routine with the Thursday
night nosh followed by the Yachties Quiz proving to be as
popular as ever. More is promised as the season progresses and we will
keep you posted.
For membership details, send a message in a bottle to PO Box 828 Larnaca, Cyprus.
Bravo to Glafkos Cariolou the Director of Larnaca Marina, who has this week taken Nicos
Rolandis, the Minister for Commerce over the privatisation of our village, Larnaca Marina.
The powers that be seem to want to privatise because it doesn't make a profit. Glafkos
pointed out that the Marina's income this year will exceed £480,000 and after the
expenses of running the place (£130,000 including the 19 salaries) it will show a surplus
Now we know why people want it privatised....it makes a profit.
Privatisation Update *th June 2005
It seems a little more that a rumour that the decision
has been made to privatise Larnaca Marina by the end of 2001.The local
spin orderlies have reported that Marina staff have already been given a
years notice. We are still waiting and dreading!
Well Christmas is upon us again and the usual round of
parties and silly games days will soon be here giving us all the chance to
eat, (too much) drink, (too much) and be merry !!!!!
Hopefully we'll have some incriminating photies to show
here soon. Watch this space......
Any of you who have been in Larnaca marina for any length of time, will
probably know Jean and Gerry Blackburn. They wish all old friends a Happy New Year,
And we have below a wonderful picture of them.
Update 2005. We are very sorry to inform any of you who
do not already know, Jean was laid to rest in Cemetary at Dhekelia on
February the 17th 2004. She is sorely missed.
To Cyprus And Then Off Again
Salamandra, who left Cyprus in September last year have
returned back only to set straight off again heading for the Red Sea
and beyond. This time Sonia and the kids have stayed behind on firm ground
whilst Alex with his young crew, takes off on his latest adventure.
Well having been round the world, they are back again.
The kids have grown and great fun was had by all.
Monday the 15th of November
Larnaca marina has produced a baby....well actually it was Kim from
Sume (clever girl). She has a beautiful daughter and we are publishing that photograph.
Samantha's Progress 16th November 2000
Our little Samantha is already proving herself to be an able sea-girl
as she help's Mum and Dad deliver their yacht Sume to Denmark. The
latest news was from the French canals where the Skovalund family reported
that they were having a wonderful time on the French canals but would be
back to Cyprus by Christmas.
Jeanette's 50th Wedding Anniversary
For all those that helped celebrate the
Golden Wedding celebrations of John and Jeanette from Igo Ugo will surely agree
that a good time was had by all. Having had to spend the whole day pretending
that none of us had a clue that it was their big day it came as an immense
relief when we could all let our hair down with shouts of "surprise "
at the mock 'Welcome back Party' that had been so cunningly planned.
See more here.
The New, New Larnaca Marina
Well it is now nearly the end of 2008 and we are
still awaiting news of what is actually going to happen
with Larnaca Marina. Is it going to be expanded,
privatised , what is the plan?
Rumour has it that there were 3 tenders for the
expansion along the seafront to the port (something
which should have been done a long time ago) and that
those tenders ranged from a staggering 500 million down
to a mere 135 million. Allegedly the 135 million won the