Start:Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey
Finish:Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey
The Channel Regatta is co-organized by the Marmaris International Yacht Club (MIYC) and the Offshore Yachting Club of Rhodes (OYRC), under the authority of the Turkish Sailing Federation. Thanks to its history, natural beauty and numerous bays with crystal clear turquoise water, Marmaris Bay is considered the most beautiful bay in Turkey.
Crews from different countries are invited to participate, so join the Channel regatta and test your skills! It's ok if you are a beginner. This regatta is a great opportunity to try yourself in yachting as part of more experienced crews.
The races of the regatta will be in the inner and outer harbors of Marmaris Bay, waters of Turkey. There will be four races for all boats.
10:00 - 17:00 Registration at MIYC office
19:00 Skippers meeting, MIYC office Garden
The arrival of the crews, getting to know each other, settling on the yachts
11:00 Race 1 and 2
20:00 Prize Giving Ceremony and Welcome Dinner at MIYC office garden
The first competition day and the first winners will be awarded
12:00 Race 3
20:00 Prize Giving Ceremony and Gala Dinner at MIYC office garden
The regatta will take place in Marmaris Bay, Turkey. *The schedule is approximate
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.