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Routes from Fethiye

 

West route

Day 1 On day one you arrive in Fethiye and will board your ship. You meet the flotilla leaders and the other people who join the flotilla. In the marina is a good supermarket where you can do your provisioning. In the evening you go with the whole flotilla group for dinner in the town

Day 2, Kapi Creek (15 miles)
At 09.30 the flotilla leaders will give the briefing about the route and destination for that day. They will give you all the information about the local hazards, weather and nice anchorages where you can go. After the briefing you can go out whenever you are ready and the flotilla meet each other in the afternoon in the next beautiful bay. This day you can sail very nice in the Fethiye bay and get used to the boat. Sailing in the bay is very special because it is more protected but has a variety of different winds so it is a challenging area. 

Day 3, Asi Koyu (25 miles)
Today we make a nice trip on open sea with a chance to see dolphins. We leave Kapi Creek and go first half a hour on engine and after rounding Peksimet island we sail on open sea westward. It is wise to leave after the briefing because you need more time for this trip. In the summer the wind is most of the times from the west, so this trip is with the wind on the nose. But with good tactics you have the best upwind sailing in the crystal blue water you can imagine.

After a good day of sailing you can relax in the beautiful bay of Asi Koyu and have a swim to the beach. You moor up on lazy lines and a long landline.

 Day 4, Marmaris (25 miles)
From Asi Koyu we sail again westward. The first challenge is to beat the disiblimez cape where the winds and waves can be a little bit stronger. We leave the military bay to starboard and enjoy the sailing on open sea. It is also nice to sail into the bay of Marmaris between the islands and turn to starboard to the marina. Marmaris is situated in a large bay. You moor up in Marmaris Yacht Marina with very good facilities. There is a nice swimming pool, supermarket and restaurant. The marina lies on the other site of the bay so you our far enough of the noise from the city, but only 15 minutes with the Dolmus to go downtown in Marmaris and explore the nightlife if you want.

 Day 5, Eckencik (20 miles)
You have a nice downwind sail to Eckencik, the wind is mostly from the West and can be a little stronger in the afternoon so if you want to break your speedrecord then give it a try. In Eckencik we anchor in front of the beach. This bay is close to the famous turtle beach of Dalyan and with a little bit of luck you see turtles swimming around your boat. It is possible to make a short tour to the Dalyan delta next morning. 

Day 6, Ruin Bay (25 miles)
Today you sail back to the Fethiye Bay, again a nice downwind sail. After 15 miles we turn to port again into the big bay of Fethiye. You sail through a narrow channel and deep in the bay under steep mountains you find the famous Ruin Bay with the friendly family and the restaurant serves the best food. If you like to hike, bring your hiking shoes with you and after hiking you can have a good scuba in the clear water of Ruin Bay. 

Day 7, Fethiye, Ece Saray Marina (15 miles)
Today is the last sailing day from this week. You can have a nice sail in the bay and have a lunch break at one of the anchorages in the bay. In the afternoon you have to be back in the marina.

East Route
Day 1

On day one you arrive in Fethiye and will board your ship. You meet the flotilla leaders and the other people who join the flotilla. In the marina is a good supermarket where you can do your provisioning. In the evening you go with the whole flotilla group for dinner in the town. 

Day 2, Thomb bay (15 miles)
At 09.30 the flotilla leaders will give the briefing about the route and destination for that day. They will give you all the information about the local hazards, weather and nice anchorages where you can go. After the briefing you can go out whenever you are ready and the flotilla meet each other in the afternoon in the beautiful Thomb bay. The first sailing day you have a nice sail in the big Fethiye bay, islands at the horizon so a lunch stop at anchor is possible. The bay is protected so you can get used to the boat. Sailing in the bay is very special because it has a variety of different winds so it is a challenging area.
You cross the bay and sail into later into Thomb bay.
On the steep cliffs off the bay are Lycian rock tombs. It is worth a walk up to the tombs, as much for the dramatic site as for the tombs themselves. Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes. 

Day 3, Sarsala (15 miles)
The big bay of Fethiye has too many beautiful bays to visit in one week. You get the change to visit the best ones. First you have a nice sail in the bay and at lunchtime the flotilla meets in a nice bay with clear water where you can have a scuba dive and relax a little bit. In the afternoon close to Sarsala you can find stronger winds without waves and still sailing in your swimgear, must be a fantastic experience! After a nice sail round the islands you moor up in Sarsala where the restaurant serves very good Turkish food. 

Day 4, Karacaören (20 miles)
Today you leave the bay of Fethiye in the east direction. First you sail in the bay and later you go to open water and go round a cape into the direction of the destination. Before you enter the bay you can sail along the famous Ölü Deniz beach and Gemiler Island. At Karacaören the restaurant people will help you to find a mooring and in the evening they will pick you up with the water taxi for a nice dinner. 

Day 5, Göçek (20 miles)
Today you first sail on open water and after rounding a cape you enter the Fethiye bay again. You go totally to the end of the bay and normally the wind is from the west so it is a nice downwind sail to Göçek. This is the most important watersport center in the area, here you will find more boats than houses. In the town with the big boulevard there are a lot of small shops and restaurants. 

Day 6, Boynüz Büku (15 miles)
There are a lot of islands in the bay of Fethiye. First you have a nice sail out of Göçek  and at lunchtime you anchor behind one of the islands to have a nice swim and lunch. In the afternoon you sail in the fjord-like bay which is covered in pine woods on its slopes. If you like you can make a beautiful walk to the waterfall or join the watersport activities, like a ride on the banana or a flight with the parasail. 

Day 7, Fethiye, Ece Saray Marina (15 miles)
Today is the last sailing day from this week. You can have a nice sail and a lunch break at one of the anchorages in the bay. In the afternoon you have to be back in the marina.

All flotilla routes shown are examples only. They are subject to change depending on weather conditions, number of boats in the flotilla and routes remain at the lead crew Skipper’s discretion.


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