⛵ Summer Rally 2016: Turkey

Sailing the beautiful Turquoise Coast with crystal-clear waters, reliable winds, stunning anchorages and amazing food. Organized as a fun sailing and social rally for the younger crowd by a group of skippers, we welcome both regular and new members as well as additional yachts.

Date: June 4-11, 2016 - the best time of the year, just before it gets really crowded.

Price: £360 per person for the final places on the third yacht(£15 by Paypal to RSVP, £345 by bank transfer), includes shared accommodation in a double cabin and a rally polo shirt (when booked before May 4th). 

Not included: kitty (running costs of the boat like moorings, water and fuel; food and drink on board), expenses ashore, flights, eVisa ($20), transfers, extra activities.

Audience: We’re looking for fun and interesting people who like to sail and swim during the day and dinner, drinks and a bit of a party in the evening (but no borderline alcoholics or excessive all night party people, please!). Recommended age group 25-49. Beginners welcome.

Boats: 3 sailing yachts (Oceanis 40, 12.5m, 3 double cabins, 1 saloon berth, 2 toilets/showers, 1 shower on swimming platform). One Oceanis 40 has been upgraded to a 2015 Bavaria 51 Cruiser (4 double cabins, twin bunks, 1 saloon berth).

Itinerary (tentative): We leave from Göcek Saturday late afternoon for a short sail past the islands to visit one of the many small ‘foodie bays’: anchorages with a small restaurant serving fresh local produce. At Tomb Bay, a path leads up the cliffs to several impressive Lycian rock-cut tombs. You can also practice your Tarzan swings from the shore. 

In the morning, we head further NW and stop at Asi Koyu for lunch, where we can swim and explore the caves with the dinghy. In the afternoon, we sail past the delta of the Dalyan river, also known as Turtle Beach, to spend Sunday night in Ekincik, one the prettiest and most picturesque bays in the region. Monday morning we’re sailing SW, with stops in Kriek Ince and Serce Limani, a beautiful fjord-like anchorage with a good restaurant. 

On Tuesday, we’re heading for Bozburun, a small town with cozy restaurants and a chance to top up our water tanks and supplies. The local yacht club is also home to a 40ft racing catamaran and there's a good chance that they can take us out for a spin! We may visit the Greek island of Symi for a cheeky swim stop before heading back E, anchoring in Bozukkale, where we can hike up to the old castle before dinner in one of the excellent restaurants. 

On Thursday evening we stay in Ciftilik, a small bay in an impressive setting. Friday will see us returning to Göcek for the night, with a stop at Kopi where we can enjoy our last sundowners on the water.

An alternative return route (if everyone feels like it!) is via a night sail to Oludeniz (see last picture!) and overnight stay in Cold Water Bay. This will be decided based on weather and crew.

«Some of my best sailing memories are from a trip to Turkey several years ago. We spent the nights anchoring in small, sheltered bays with pine trees right up to the shore. The water was so clear, I couldn't help but jump in first thing in the morning!» (Jens)

Weather Forecast: Between 31°C (day) and 18°C (night), water 23°C, 13 hours of sunshine every day, virtually no chance of rain and a stable Meltemi blowing from westerly directions

Getting There: Göcek marina is about 20km from Dalaman airport, with many direct flights from London from about £110 return. Please do not make any travel arrangements until your place is confirmed!

Other things to do: If you can spent a few extra days, an excursion on the Dalyan river or paragliding over Oludeniz, one of the world’s top beaches:


Unsure if this is the right event for you? Just come to one of the many socials or the Boat Show and meet some of the skippers and crew!

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This event description and any notes in conjunction with a written or emailed confirmation from one of the Event Hosts shall constitute a written agreement between you and this particular Event Host only. You should have a personal injury insurance suitable for the planned activities. The yacht itself is insured for accidental damage and third party liability, with a Maximum Excess Payment of £40 per crew member (except for gross negligence and tort). Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the following Terms and Conditions shall be part of your agreement: http://j.mp/jt-tc12