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Sadun Boro 1928 – 2015…

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A sailing legend passes away at 87

Sadun Boro, the Turkish sailor, has passed away at the age of 87 while being treated for cancer in Marmaris.

Sadun and his wife Oda circumnavigated the globe in 1985 – 1988 in their 10.5m Atkin designed wooden double ender, the “Kısmet”. On board was also their cat “Miço”. At an age of no fax and internet they managed to send very frequent updates about their journey to Turkey, which were published weekly by the Turkish “Hürriyet” and were highly popular reading.

In 1980 he moved to Bodrum where he developed into the driving force behind forming the nature parks of Gökova and Göcek. He also wrote a comprehensive pilot book about the Turkish coasts and several memoirs about his voyages.

He was very instrumental in Turkey in forming an urge for the freedom of the high seas.

As a friend put it: “He literally put Turkey on the map. A man who left his mark.”

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