Turkey May Bank Holiday Sailing

4 May 2018 – 8 May 2018



About Fethiye Bay – Sailing, Sunshine and Ruins

The Club’s curtain raiser to the Med for 2018 will be sailing from Fethiye Bay for our Turkey May Bank Holiday Sailing Weekend.  This will be a 4 day cruise around Fethiye Bay where you can find some of Turkey’s most attractive bays.  As it’s a well protected area 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.  You will be able to fly home on Tuesday evening or on Wednesday.

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.

You can hike up a hill 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 lie in ruins and it is now a UNESCO World Friendship and Peace Village.




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 then the local restaurants will cook it for you for a small fee. It also has a Bazaar which is worth strolling through after dinner.

You can extend your stay with a day trip up the River Dalyan or visit the spectacular Saklikent Gorge.

Sailing Weather

The weather is usually pleasant at this time of year with daytime temperatures reaching 20-25 degrees Celsius.  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.

Sundowners in Coldwater Bay

Sundowners in Coldwater Bay

Important Trip Information – Turkey May Bank Holiday Sailing Weekend

Embarkation in Fethiye: From 2000 on Fri 4 May 2018

Set Sail: 1000 on Sat 5 May 2018

Arrival Back in Fethiye: 1700 on Tue 8 May 2018

Disembarkation: 0900 on Wed 9 May 2018

The member price of the trip for the yacht charter is £220.

Not included in the event price are flights, transfers, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, water, mooring fees, transit log, comfort pack, end cleaning and any personal expenditure.

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.

The full cost of the deposit is 2000 Euros per boat.


Return flights to Dalaman are available from London for approx £212.

Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount
Deposit Immediately £100
Final Payment 12 January 2018 £120
Total Cost £220


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