Bareboat holidays in the Turkish Islands have an exceptionally longer sailing season than most, starting in April and continuing until November. The hottest months are July and August; rain is very unusual throughout the summer season.
Sailing conditions in the Turkish Islands are excellent with offshore north-westerly winds of 15-20 knots all season. There are no tides and no strong currents.
During the summer months for bareboat holidays in the Turkish Islands, the wind tends to pick up late morning to late afternoon, predominantly from the North West; this is called the ‘Meltemi’.
The Meltemi tends to follow the coastline and therefore blows from the South into the bay of Fethiye, and West into the Gulfs of Gokova and Simi. It blows from May to October being at its strongest in July and August.
In addition to the Meltemi there are other winds including local winds and katabatics. These will be advised to you during your sailing area brief and will be noted in the cruising guide.