Turkey Yacht Rally 2014 Lycian Coast

19 September to 5 October - 17 Days

From $4675pp

  • We have a new and exciting option to join the rally in comfort on a luxury gulet in your own air-conditioned cabin, complete with ensuite. Let the crew do the sailing as you sit back, relax and enjoy the rally. Click here to download the Turkey Rally Gulet brochure now.

    Sail from Fethiye after spending the morning at Lycian tombs carved into the cliff face or climbing to the ruins of nearby Caunos.  At Sarsala in the Gulf of Fethiye you can dive off the pier into the aquamarine sea, where pine trees line the water’s edge.

    Wake to the smell of freshly baked bread and cruise to one of the many anchorages in this beautifully protected waterway. Swim in the bays and relax. We can take you to Kekova to explore the castle and view remains of the ancient sunken city in the clear waters of the bay. The usual rally style persists here with racing toned down to a light, fun and relaxed way to add interest between gorgeous swim spots, local markets, music and dancing.  

    Sailors, non-sailors, singles, couples or complete crews - No sailing experience necessary.
  • For 2014

    Day 1:

    Gocek. Arrive in Gocek and check into the Hotel. Explore the town then meet in the evening with your fellow rally crews for welcome cocktails.

    Day 2:

    Dalyan Excursion & Embarkation. Take a boat through the UNESCO protected maze of the Dalyan River estuary. View the Lycian tombs carved into the cliff face and climb to the ruins of nearby Caunos. Afternoon transfer to the base for embarkation.

    Day 3:

    Race 1 to Sarsala 10 nm. Depart late in the morning and race to Sarsala in the Gulf of Fethiye. Dive off the pier into the aquamarine sea, where pine trees line the waters edge before our post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 4:

    Leisure Day. Wake to the smell of freshly baked bread before cruising to one of the many anchorages in this clean and protected waterway. Kapi Creek and Tomb Bay are but two of the many options. Swim in the bays and relax.

    Day 5:

    Race 2 to Turunc Pinari 8 nm. A short race will take us to another bay with a locally famous shore-side restaurant for our post-race dinner in the evening. Here too the waters are clean and warm.

    Day 6:

    Race 3 to Karacaoren 8 nm. Karacaoren has just one restaurant with laid moorings. Dinghy ashore for the post-race dinner or wait on board for a pick-up. There is no road access to the bay.

    Day 7:

    Leisure Day - optional excursion. We recommend you visit the deserted city of Kayakoy, originally a thriving Greek town, and part of a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923. The 25,000 inhabitants were repatriated to Greece and the town was never resettled.

    Day 8:

    Race 4 to Kalkan 10 nm. After a cruise to a rendezvous for lunch and a swim, the race will be for the last ten miles to Kalkan. It is largely frequented in the summer by Turks escaping Istanbul. Berthing is on the town quay. Post-race dinner.

    Day 9:

    Leisure Day in Kalkan. Organise a taxi to visit the ruins of the ancient Lycian capital of Xanthos and Letoon or Patara. In the town explore the shops, bars and restaurants, or sail off and drop anchor in a bay for a swim.

    Day 10:

    Race 5 to Kastellorizo 10 nm. Moor to the quay and step ashore in Europe. Post-race dinner ashore on the quay.

    Day 11:

    Leisure Day in Kastellorizo. “Kasi” history is enthralling! Delve into the past and be intrigued by this small island. Organise a boat ride to the Blue Cave, swim in a bay or the harbour - the water is clear and clean. Climb the hill behind the quay to enjoy a magnificent view across to Kas.

    Day 12:

    Cruise to Kas 2 nm. Kas is a charming town which has retained many of the old Ottoman houses. Shopping is unhurried here and there are so many restaurants, you are spoilt for choice.

    Day 13:

    Race 6 to Kekova 10 nm. Cruise in the morning to a bay for a swim and lunch before a race to Kekova. The finish is near the imposing castle on Kalekoy and berthing is in Ucagiz marina. Go ashore and meet the local merchants in this remote village before a post-race dinner.

    Day 14:

    Leisure Day in Kekova. Explore the Kekova waterway with its many anchorages. You may like to cruise over the ‘sunken city’ and view submerged Lycian crypts and other remains of past civilizations. You can easily sail off and find your own sunken treasure.

    Day 15:

    Transfer to Antalya. Today we have a coach transfer to Antalya to our hotel in the old city above the ancient harbor.

    Day 16:

    Antalya. Visit the famous Antalya Museum or explore the old city. Tonight we’ll have our final night presentation dinner.

    Day 17:

    Depart. Transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Antalya.

  • Yachts Cabins Heads 4 Crew 5 Crew 6 Crew 7 Crew 8 Crew
    Sun Odyssey 409 3 2 $5,550 $5,025 $4,675    
    Sun Odyssey 439 4 2 $5,850 $5,250 $4,850 $4,575 $4,375
    Oceanis 48 5 3   $6,750 $6,075 $5,595 $5,195
    Sun Odyssey 49i 4 4   $5,650 $5,195 $4,795 $4,550
    Sun Odyssey 54DS 5 4   $6,750 $6,075 $5,595 $5,195


      Double Cabins
    Price per person Twin Share
    Master Cabin
    Price per person Twin Share
    5 Cabin Gulet $6,450 $8,350

    * Please note that all prices are subject to change, based on currency exchange rates.


    Standard Rally Prices Include:

    • Mariner Boating hosts with extensive local knowledge
    • Overnight hotel accommodation in Gocek on a twin share bed and breakfast basis
    • Welcome cocktails in Gocek
    • Excursion to Dalyan, ancient Caunos and the Lycian tombs, including lunch
    • Transfer to the marina in Fethiye 
    • Charter of the yacht selected for 13 nights on a bareboat basis
    • Dinghy and outboard motor
    • Final yacht cleaning
    • Two sets of bed linen and bath towels
    • One way charter redelivery fee
    • Security Deposit Reduction for yacht
    • 24/7 technical support for the yacht
    • Berthing on race days if applicable
    • Six post-race dinners with limited drinks
    • Race management including post-race results
    • Post race newsletters with leisure day information
    • Race and event trophies
    • Rally vest
    • Coach transfer from Ucagiz to Antalya
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Antalya on a twin share bed and breakfast basis
    • Final night presentation dinner in Antalya

    The Prices Exclude:

    • Refundable security deposit payable by credit card transaction at embarkation validated but not processed
    • Travel Insurance
    • Provisioning
    • Marina fees on non race days (if applicable)
    • Flights and taxes
    • Airport Transfers

    Please Note:

    • A completed booking form and a deposit of AU$1,500 per person is required to confirm a booking.
    • Sailing qualifications are required to charter a yacht. Please enquire for details
    • Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
    • Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
    • The itinerary and prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to changes without notice

    Personal Travel Insurance:

    A valid travel insurance policy is a Mariner Boating booking term condition. We offer Suresave, with whom we have special arrangements for cover during our yacht rallies. Please ask your Mariner consultant for a Suresave no obligation quote.

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    • Length: 11.19m
    • Draft: 1.60m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 1
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    • Draft: 1.55m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
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    • Draft: 1.55m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
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    • Draft: 1.55m
    • Cabins: 4
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 2
    • Built: 2012
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    • Length: 13.85m
    • Draft: 2.15m
    • Cabins: 4
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 2
    • Built: 2012
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    • Length: 14.6m
    • Draft: 2.15m
    • Cabins: 4+
    • Berths: 10
    • Heads: 3
    • Built: 2013 & 2013
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    Gulet 26m (Piccolo)

    • Length: 26m
    • Draft: 2.1m
    • Cabins: 8
    • Berths: 16
    • Crew: 4