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Fri 4th May 2012   

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.
Fethiye Bay
The Plan
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 planetTomb Bay - An attractive bay with Lycian tombs carved into the cliffs
Sarlassa BayRuin Bay
Tersane BayGemiler 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:
  • Ancient Counos with it's amphitheatre.
  • The Lycean Cliff Tombs carved in the rock face.
  • The mud baths with their theraputic hot springs.
This is a full day trip but finishes in time for you to catch a flight home in the evening.
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:

Initial Deposit Late October100
Final Payment 16th Jan 2012140

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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