Cruising - Hot, Hot, Hot Plus 2020 - Gocek, Update 23 July


Update Thursday 23 July

One boat has now been chartered from Gocek for the week 19-26 September and balance payments are now due. Those with Jet2 flights to pass on are advised that all participants already have flights in place. It is apparently possible to transfer dates although the time-scale is unknown. There is a website that brokers the sale of unwanted tickets

Update Wednesday 15 July

There are no londer enough people to make the second week tenable.

Update Saturday 4 July

Judy Lambourne has sent an email to all current participants outlining the current sitaution and asking for response..

Update after conversation with Nautilus 8 June 2020

As you will have read in the press, UK based Airlines are planning to resume flights sometime in July and our Jet2 flights is still on sale. Mediterranean based fleets are also gearing up for a return to sailing in July.

The situation is still unknown for August and September regarding the UK Government's stance on Foreign Office advice to travel, social distancing and quarantine.

No specific rules have been published for charterer companies in Turkey regarding cleaning or hand over requirements etc that Nautilus are aware of.

If the situation is still unclear by 11 July, when our balance is due, we will request an extension to this date.

We hope to provide a further update early in July. In the meantime, if anyone knows that they will definitely NOT be going on the trip, and thus forfeiting their deposit, it would be useful if you could email Judy Lambourne. We don’t believe Jet2 will refund the flight but name changes may be allowed and we know that some people have not yet booked.


For our 20th Hot Hot Hot we're returning to one of our favourite sailing areas, the beautiful Lycian Coast of Turkey, chartering from Gocek which is less than 30 minutes from Dalaman Airport.

We plan to cruise south from Gocek to the Kekova Roads, Kas and Kalkan. Although the sailing is generally not difficult, the plan includes1 or 2 long passages.

To celebrate our 20th year, we're also planning to charter 2 boats for a 2nd week and go north to the Dalyan River, which will involve a day trip away from our yachts, and a more relaxed explore of the Gulf of Fethiye.


Main week – Saturday 19 - Saturday 26 September
Plus week – Saturday 26 September – Saturday 3 October

Charter details

EGG Yacht Charters via Nautilus Yachting

Estimated shared charter cost for 7 days c £470 per person. This includes the obligatory extras like transit log, cleaning, linen and an outboard.

An initial deposit of £140 will be required. The balance (including most of the extras) will be payable 10 weeks beforehand.

There will be a refundable deposit or non-refundable insurance to pay.


You will be responsible for booking your own flight. There are daily flights to Dalaman from Birmingham and also from Manchester and Stansted. Transfers from the airport will be organised for the main flights.

The club facilitates the trip on a cost neutral basis, i.e. we divide the charter cost by the number of members participating. We'll sail as a “mini flotilla” of 4/5 yachts with 6 aboard each boat on a pre-planned route. Crews will be put together to best use the accommodation & experience available with the safety of all being paramount. Further details of terms & conditions are available on the flyer.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and you must be a current member of HOEOCA to apply. Places will only be opened up to non- members once interest from club members has been ascertained. 

To secure your place please complete and return the application (form below) to Judy Lambourne and make the £140 deposit payment as soon as possible. If you're interested in extending to the 2nd week please indicate this on your application. Please don't book flights until you've received confirmation that you're on the trip.....

Update at 27 January 2020

The club now have 5 boats confirmed for 1 week and 2 boats for 2 weeks. They are fully booked.

Application Form Word document Hot Plus App Word

Application Form PDF document Hot Plus App PDF

Any queries please contact Judy Lambourne


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