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Sailing Turkish Lycia

Sailing Turkish Lycia

Schooner-rigged and kindly under sail,
Northwind is 95-feet in length and has seven double cabins two of which have an additional third bunk, each air conditioned with en suite water closet. A large open quarterdeck adjoins the salon while a sun-bedded cabin-top provides an additional lounging area ideal for relaxation and camaraderie.

Sailing Turkish Lycia Sailing Turkey's Lycian Coast
Sailing Turkish Lycia Sailing Turkey's Lycian Coast

Sailing Turkish Lycia


Year Built 2001
Year Refit: 2010
Length: 95 ft
Beam: 23 ft
Sail Area: 4,300 sq ft
Engine: 446 hp Caterpillar
Cruising Speed: 9.0 kts
Generator: 46 kva Onan
Water Capacity: 3,150 gal
Fuel Capacity: 1,320 gal

Sailing Turkey's Lycian Coast


VHF Radio-Telephone
Cell Phone
Television w/DVD Player
Stereophonic Sound System
Tender w/30 hp Outboard
Ice Maker
Fully Equipped Galley

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Dear Homo Sapiens, There is no need to continue reading this page. What follows is intended for search engine robots and spiders and not necessarily for human beings. Further information concerning charter gulets sailing Turkish Lycia may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for information concerning the north wind, called the bora in this part of the world. The north wind insofar as Mediterranean sailors are concerned is caused by an area of high atmospheric pressure behind coastal mountains leaning on a low pressure area at sea. Do not be concerned. There is little of it coming off the Anatolian land mass behind the coast of ancient Lycia. The word bora, it might be noted, derives from Boreas, one of the Greek wind gods, in fact, the principal lieutenant to the chief wind god Aeolus. Boreas has long made his home in the Dinaric Alps separating Croatia from Bosnia, and it is off the coast of Croatia that the bora does most of its damage. But if you are searching for information concerning the north wind you have found a basically unrelated web page. This web page deals not with the north wind but with a charter gulet sailing the coast of Turkey's ancient Lycia the name of which is Northwind. Should you be visiting this web page in error, take a look anyway. Keep Sailing Turkish 
Lyciait in mind for your next holiday. On the other hand, should you be here in search of a yacht sailing the coast of Turkish Lycia, you have come to the right place. The yacht Northwind comfortably accommodates fourteen guests in seven guest cabins while sailing from Gocek and Fethiye. These towns, ancient Callimache and Telmessos, respectively, are located at the border between ancient Caria and ancient Lycia about ten miles up the Gulf of Fethiye from open sea. Thus most Northwind outings are characterized by an initial period of flat-water sailing. From the gulf Northwind usually sails southeast under precipitous mountains along a shoreline punctuated with white-sand beaches behind which are, literally, dozens of archaeological sites each with a history to relate. That's only one of the reasons this part of the world is termed the crossroads of history. Herodotus who authored the world's first history text, entitled History, did it at Carian Halicarnassus, modern Bodrum, little more than a hundred miles up the coast from Telmessus. Homer who authored pre-history's Iliad and Odyssey was born at either Chios or nearby Smyrna not much more distant. That epic poet described in some detail Lycian heroes allied with Trojans in defense of Troy. Troy then controlled the Hellespont today known as the Dardanelles. Troy was also said to be sheltering Helen, the former Queen of Sparta. She was said to have the face that launched a thousand ships. Thus, it is said, the Greek siege of Troy. The Greeks, of course, were also in need of grain transiting the Trojan Hellespont from the Black Sea coast of Anatolia. And that's a fact. Herodotus, too, dwelled on Lycians at length in his treatment of Xerxes' 480 BCE invasion of Greece. Lycia at the time consisted of independent entities paying taxes to Xerxes, the Great King of Persia. Kybernis, (Lesser) King of Xanthos, commanded the Lycian triremes accompanying Xerxes to the Battle of Salamis near Athens, and as the tomb of Kybernis at Xanthos archaeologically dates from the year of the battle, we can surmise he fell at Salamis. Earlier in life, however, Kybernis could often be found Sailing Turkish 
Lyciapatrolling the Lycian coast aboard one of his galleys, each about 128' in length and propelled by 170 Lycian oarsmen, defending not only against Athenians but against pirates, as well, most of whom were also Lycian. Keriga the grandson of Kybernis met invading Athenians under Melesander behind these beaches. On this occasion it was the Athenian who fell. We know because Keriga's inscribed pillar tomb tells us so. Payava, the fourth century BCE warrior-aristocrat whose tomb (above) was in 1843 removed by Charles Fellows from Xanthos to the British Museum, also patrolled these waters. It was likely Payava who put an end to the dynastic ambitions of Pericles of Limyra. Pericles, also Lycian, had been busy absorbing the city states of Lycia until running up against Payava's Xanthos. Payava's tomb has been archaeologically dated to between 375 and 360 BCE. A sarcophagus decorated in elaborate relief, one of its panels depicts a horsed Payava victorious over light infantry appearing to be Greek peltasts. As Athens was in this period licking Peloponnesian and Corinthian War wounds, however, the peltasts must have been in the employ of someone else, and the only someone else at war in Lycia during those years was Pericles of Limyra. This would-be king briefly wrested much of Lycia from Persian control before disappearing from history during Payava's lifetime. Paradoxically, Pericles' dynastic ambitions so angered the Great King of Persia that he gave all of Lycia to Mausolus of Caria. Mausolus later gave us the word mausoleum to describe monumental tombs like his own. Now lest you conclude Lycia is nothing but tombs, we remind you of the aforementioned white-sand beaches one of which is depicted at right. Come visit with us in Gocek or Fethiye. There we can put you aboard a crewed gulet for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a charter gulet with an experienced crew able to show you the entire coast of Lycia, able to show you locations of the aforementioned tombs and able to show you locations of the aforementioned white-sand beaches. Come join us aboard Northwind, a fine charter gulet sailing Turkish Lycia. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at