Fethiye Bay Cruise 2012
May Bank Holiday weekend Fri 4th - Tues 8th May 2012
||The Club's curtain raiser to summer sailing in the Med will be in Turkey for the May Bank Holiday weekend. This will
be a 4 day cruise around Fethiye Bay where some of Turkey's most attractive bays are located. This is an easy cruising
ground so challenging sailing conditions are not expected.
Taking advantage of the Bank Holiday weekend, we'll be flying to Dalaman on Friday 4th May, arriving late evening. We'll
board the boats in Fethiye on arrival and set off on Saturday morning. There will then be 4 days to explore the
Gulf of Fethiye before returning to base late Tuesday afternoon. There will be a choice to fly home on Tuesday
evening or on Wednesday.
|A Tranquil Anchorage|
Some of the places we hope to visit
|22 Fathom Cove -
A deep anchorage completely off the planet||Tomb Bay - An attractive bay with Lycian tombs carved into the cliffs
|Sarlassa Bay||Ruin Bay|
|Tersane Bay||Gemiler Island - Famous for its extensive Byzantine ruins.
|Coldwater Bay - A fantastic place for a spot of swimming. The name of the bay comes from cold
freshwater springs that enter the sea from the bottom of the bay. A hike up the hill takes you to the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy. In 1923, the Greek
Christians living in Kayakoy, Turkey departed after a population exchange between the Greek and
Turkish governments, leaving it an abandoned village. 500 homes now lie in ruins.
||Fethiye - Fethiye old town has a great fish market and well-stocked fruit & vegetable stalls. In the
evenings, you can buy fresh fish at the market and the local restaurants will cook it for a small fee. It also
has a Bazaar which is worth strolling through after dinner.
|Gemiler Bay Anchorage|
Weather The weather is usually pleasant at this time of year with daytime temperatures reaching
20-25 degrees Celsius, similar to the Rhodes Moonraker Tour in 2010. As the summer weather pattern isn't
established at this time of year, wet and cooler conditions are possible. Winds are generally light but
could reach F5.
|Extending Your Stay
The event concludes on Tuesday evening but if you wish you can stay
on an extra day for a boat trip up the River Dalyan. This trip includes:
This is a full day trip but finishes in time for you to catch a flight home in the evening.
- Ancient Counos with it's amphitheatre.
- The Lycean Cliff Tombs carved in the rock face.
- The mud baths with their theraputic hot springs.
|River Dalyan Riverboat|
Important Trip Information
The member price of the trip is £240 which includes yacht charter and rental of outboard engines for the tenders.
Not included in the event price are flights, transfers, victualling, transit logs, end of charter cleaning, meals ashore, diesel, mooring fees, any shore accommodation and any personal expenditure.
The payment schedule is as follows:
| PAYMENT ||DUE DATE||AMOUNT|
| Initial Deposit ||Late October||£100|
| Final Payment || 16th Jan 2012||£140|
The Club's standard terms and conditions apply. Full details can be found here but in summary:
- Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
- If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
- If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
- You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for damages.
flights cost around £160 return. Direct flights are available from Monarch Airlines and Easyjet.
Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.
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