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2 weeks sailing training to Gokova & Hisaronu Bays w/STM - winter

Saturday 17 December 2022 - Friday 30 December 2022
2 weeks sailing :
: Datca - Cairos Marina - Seas the Moment :
: Wesley Bondarenko

2 weeks Sailing training trip to 2 of the best areas; Gokova Bays and Hisaronu Bays. Bozukkale, Hayıtbuku, Knidos, Palamutbuku, 7 islands, Amazon, Ingiliz Bay, Karacasogut, Çokertme, Kizbuku

The shoreline of the Gokova Gulf is dotted with hundreds of bays, coves and harbours; making it a truly unique place to visit. This allows us to visit a different bay every evening, taking in the breath-taking scenery and relaxing in tranquil fjords. A world famous location for kite-boarding and wind-surfing, Gokova is renowned for its constant wind and perfect weather conditions, making it the ideal area to indulge yourself in all things nautical.
Vacation aboard our IYT-certified training yachts, all the while learning the art of sailing and forging an unforgettable vacation experience. Once you successfully complete the training course, you will be awarded with an IYT certificate that will allow you to charter a yacht anywhere in the world. You can view the various IYT certificates we offer on our IYT License page.



BUYUK CATİ :   We will have a long downwind leg with green mountain views. Cati is natural harbour, catering to all kinds of vessels, mostly gulets and sailing yachts. Enveloped by a luscious pine forest, the harbor offers a "pool-like" environment, perfect for frolicking in the water or taking a relaxed excursion through the pine-scented trees. On moonlit nights, the looming pines cast ethereal shadows onto the glassy sea, painting a hauntingly captivating sketch of this fascinating fjord.
Balikasiran, Bordubet, 7 Islands: >Now the time has come to enjoy the bays of Gokova! We will do small trips to three bays, stopping for swimming breaks. Balikasiran is the place where the Gulf of Hisaronu and Gokova are closest to each other. This place is accepted as the beginning point of Datca Peninsula. Bordubet: named after the multitude of birds nesting here, you can take a walk and be accompanied by the soft chirping emanating from the trees. There is a river flowing into sea, you can paddle upstream and explore with a dinghy. 7 Islands:  Four islands located near the southern shores of Gokova, they create a small gulf between them and the shore. You can find many calm places to anchor between the bays of the shore and the islands. In the west lies Martili, a bare, rocky island; although there are beautiful beaches on the south and east side of the island. The other islands are Uzun, Zeytinli and Kucuk. They all have steep, rocky shores and no sandy beaches. The islands are mostly barren, but covered with pine trees near the coves. Küfre bay is the most popular in this region. All coves are linked to one another with dirt trails.
Tuzla, Longoz, Kargıbuk, Okluk:  Today we will hop around more bays. First stop is Tuzla bay, a perfect swimming spot, then Longoz (Kargibuk).  Longoz is a sheltered cove, situated between forests. There are usually only a few boats here. Löngöz is back to back with Ballısu bay. Ballisu is a very deep bay with a narrow entrance, once inside, the bay twists into the land. A creek flows into the bay. There used to be a thick pine forest around the bay but ten years ago a fire decimated most of the region...it is slowly growing back now. Final destination is Okluk, commonly known as the pearl of Gokova. The lasrgest cove is actually called Degirmendere. When entering this cove, you will see another inlet called British Harbor. During World War I, British warships used to hide here, bombarding the Germans at night and retreating into this cove at daylight. There is a Presidential Residence located at the south part of the bay. On the north side, you can observe the statue of a mermaid in the water, erected by Sadun Boro. The air is heavy with the scent of pine and trees line all of the shore, a perfect setting for a relaxing evening. 
KARACASOGUT: You can just sit back and relax, soaking in the views and the great weather, enjoying the beach. IThere are beautiful pine clad mountains surrounding Akyaka and Gokova just waiting to be hiked and explored, and they are well of the usual beaten track. You will be rewarded with some magnificent views. The main village beach of hard sand is packed with sunbeds and umbrellas, and gets very busy throughout the Turkish school holidays from late June to August. Pedalos and kayaks are available for hire at the far end. However, a better choice is the picturesque Cinar beach, best reached by a 45-minute walk along the promenade and through the shady eucalyptus forest and campsite bordering the sea. Gokova Bay with its 6 months continuous wind and open space is naturally very suitable for kiteboarding and has become one of the most attractive locations for beginners as well as having made a memorable impression on professional kiteboarders.The fantastic bay located hidden amongst the high mountains gives a riding opportunity to all levels of riders due to its increasing onshore daily summer breeze throughout the day time.
COKERTME: nother short haul to Cokertme. Çökertme is on the northern coast of the Gulf of Gokova and between Kepçe Cape and Karaburun Cape. The bay takes its the name from village in the harbor . Çökertme is quite sheltered against winds from the west to the north and east. Çökertme is one of the most preferred bays in Gokova by yachtsmen. Its coast is very long, the shores of the island are covered with pines and olive trees. The name of Çökertme is not just famous because of local songs, It has also fascinating geographical features . The green pine forest and the vast indented coves of this bays huggs the Yachts approaching. Watch the sunset and coastal fishing and taste the sinarit, tangri freshly cooked in restaurants. Çökertme which is an natural harbor is not the first or last stop is of blue voyage sailor. 
PALAMUTBÜKÜ: The village of Palamutbuku is now popular for its delicious almond and olive trees, instead of a certain type of oak, after which the bay is named. The village is adorned with a lengthy sand beach and delicious fish restuarants, all complimented by olive trees and thick pine forests. It is beautiful bay that Participants in the tour boats or yacht cannot pass without stopping, enjoy the fish restaurants. Naked slope of the hills which meets the sea, a beautiful long sandy beach, village houses and pensions amongst the trees along beach, summer houses, a harbor with fishing boats and yachts makes a beautiful buku (bay).
KNIDOS:  Although Knidos was originally founded as a Spartan colony on the site of the present town of Datca in the 7th century B.C., its inhabitants relocated it at a later date to its present site at the tip of the Resadiye promontory. It was nominated as one of the wonders of world. You can wander through most of this huge ruined city. The accompanying bay is also a lovely place to swim and views from the nearby lighthouse are fantastic! It is one of our favorite anchor spots. It was an ancient Greek city of Caria, part of the Dorian Hexapolis. It was situated on the Datça peninsula, which forms the southern side of the Sinus Ceramicus, now known as Gulf of Gökova.
HAYITBUKU: Hayitbuku is a small bay hidden by mountains and cliffs. You can sail past it and not even notice this miniature harbour. Due to its isolated location, it's not a popular tourist spot and is generally quite peaceful. Complete with sandy beaches, it offers an array of hiking routes that present wonderful views of the surrounding coast. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters. The geographer Strabo apparently said: “God sent his beloved creatures to Datça for them to live longer.” It’s about craggy, pine-crested hills, endless olive groves, empty ravines, cornflower-blue coves, vast sweeping bays and deserted beaches, air scented with thyme, rosemary and sage, and sleepy villages. It’s about goats on the road and old men tinkering with their worry beads in vine-covered cafes.
DIRSEKBUKU: Dirsek buku is a deep inlet type bay on a cape between the Gulf of Hisaronu and Gulf of Yesilova. It is a common stop or the boats on blue voyage between Marmaris and Bodrum if they will not pass Symi Island. Because of its shape it is a sheltered bay from all kinds of weather. In addition, if you start sailing from Hisaronu or Selimiye in the morning and sail around different islands by tacking, you can reach this beautiful bay and rest for a while. Then you can sail back to Hisaronu – Selimiye with wind turning to beam reach to broad reach.
BOZUKKALE: The village of Palamutbuku is now popular for its delicious almond and olive trees, instead of a certain type of oak, after which the bay is named. The village is adorned with a lengthy sand beach and delicious fish restuarants, all complimented by olive trees and thick pine forests. It is beautiful bay that Participants in the tour boats or yacht cannot pass without stopping, enjoy the fish restaurants. Naked slope of the hills which meets the sea, a beautiful long sandy beach, village houses and pensions amongst the trees along beach, summer houses, a harbor with fishing boats and yachts makes a beautiful buku (bay).

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