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Six Israelis Start on Around-the-world Cruise in Small Yacht

Six young Israelis between 22 and 28 years of age set out yesterday from Tel Aviv for an around the world cruise in a 39-foot yacht named “Israela.” The six are all trained seamen who have served in the Israel Navy and on commercial craft.

The ship, which is powered by a 15 horsepower engine, will sail along the Mediterranean shore, through the Straits of Gibraltar, down the Western shore of Africa, and across to the Gulf of Mexico to complete the first major leg of their cruise. It will carry supplies for two weeks and is equipped with a powerful radio.