In 2018, it will be 10 years for our High Point Yacht Fest! We have decided to celebrate that milestone by going back to where we started, Gocek, Turkey. It has always been one of the favourite sailing grounds for all of us and we have always had a tremendous support from our local partners and friends.

This year, we have chosen a route that will take us outside the Bay of Fethiye for the first time and we will explore Kalkan some 30 miles to the south east. Starting from Göcek, our itinerary will be Cold Water Bay, Kalkan, Gemiler, Fethiye, 22 Fathom Cove then back to Göcek. We will race during the days and overnight in those charming bays and ports. Our Gourmet Roux night will take place on the Thursday of the week. It is always a highlight of the event. As always, there is a lot to look forward to!

Registered skippers:
John Hall Hall – Bavaria 51 Cruiser ‘MANGO’ (RABBIT BOAT)
Dave Brewster – Bavaria 50 Cruiser ‘ABSOLUT’ (HPYF 2017 WINNERS!)
Steven Visser – Jeanneau 53 ‘JASSIE A’
Jakalyn James – Bavaria 46 Cruiser ‘BOSSA NOVA’
Philip Young – Bavaria 46 Cruiser ‘IRIS’
Denis O’Brien – Bavaria 46 Cruiser ‘LAVANTA’
Carolyn Krijsne Locker – Bavaria 46 Cruiser ‘FELICITAS’
John Yates – Bavaria 45 Cruiser ‘AKILES
Colin Ford – Bavaria 45 Cruiser ‘JOANNA’

Important dates:
10/10/2017 Destination announcement – GOCEK, BAY OF FETHIYE, TURKEY
15/10/2017 Eentry list open
January 2018 – HPYF reunion in London
22/09/2018 – 29/09/2018 – HPYF 2018, Gocek – Gocek

ITINERARY:
Day 1, Saturday – Check-in and Welcome Party at Del-Marine (Oz’s place) from 19.30h
Day 2, Sunday – First day sailing, Gocek – Cold Water Bay
Day 3, Monday – Cold Water Bay – Kalkan
Day 4, Tuesday – Kalkan – Gemiler Island
Day 5, Wednesday – Gemiler Island – Fethiye (supply for Gourmet Night!)
Day 6, Thursday – Fethiye – Anchorage (for Gourmet Night)
Day 7, Friday – Anchorage – Gocek for check-out and Prizegiving event
Day 8, Saturday – Morning disembarkation

NOTE for all of you who love sailing, socialising and beautiful destinations: Our winter edition of HPYF event is taking place in the Caribbean, 2 – 9 March 2019. Come and join us in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Here is some more information for you:

HPYF in the Caribbean