The much-anticipated event of the year, The Bodrum Cup is about to start!

The largest sailing festival of the Mediterranean, The Bodrum Cup, is brimming with epic races, great concerts and enticing events celebrating its 31st year with its main sponsor Yalıkavak Marina and preparing to offer an unforgettable experience for all.   

The countdown is started for the international sailing festival The Bodrum Cup which blazed an unmatched trail by moving the starting point to Bosphorus at the event’s 30th anniversary! This year the event is celebrating its 31st year with the Main Sponsor Yalıkavak Marina – the “Best Superyacht Marina of the World 2018-2019”. The Bodrum Cup is getting ready to host thousands of sailors and sailing enthusiasts from all over the globe in Bodrum between the 21st and 26th of October.

Following the opening concert on 21st of October the sailors will compete at these thrilling legs of the race: Bodrum-Bodrum Leg on Tuesday, October 22; Bodrum – Kissebuku Leg on Wednesday, October 23; Kissebuku – Kissebuku Leg on Thursday, October 24; Kissebuku – Gumusluk Leg on Friday, October 25 and Gumusluk – Yalıkavak Marina Leg on Saturday, October 26.

As one of the most prestigious yacht races, The Bodrum Cup, offers much more than an unforgettable sailing race on the azure blue waters of the Aegean with amazing concerts and  fun events and also this year they are hosting an extraordinary exhibition. İlhan Koman’s “Floating Exhibition” which will sail along The Bodrum Cup race legs will bring art into sailing. You can visit the boat “Hulda” that houses the exhibition at Yalıkavak Marina Golf Pontoon on Saturday, October 26. The final night will be ignited by an unforgettable concert by Ajda Pekkan and it will mark the end of this unique and memorable gathering!

Deniz Akaltan, the Director of Yalıkavak Marina, expressed his excitement for the upcoming races: “As the best superyacht marina of the world, we are proud to be the main sponsor of The Bodrum Cup, one of the most important sailing organizations of our region and we are happy to host the sailors and their yachts here in our marina. These magnificent shores are the birthplace of the original blue cruise and deservedly acknowledged as one of the most beautiful yachting destinations of the world! With this exciting event taking place here for the 31st time, we are happy to show the world that Bodrum and especially Yalıkavak Marina are amazing destinations for yacht lovers not only in the summer season but the whole year-round. We are ready to take the sailors and the guests of The Bodrum Cup to an unforgettable journey!”

Süleyman Uysal, the Head of the Organization Committee of The Bodrum Cup, declared: “We are happy to introduce the azure blue waters of Bodrum and many beauties of Turkey to the world for the 31st time. In our 31st year, we are again aiming to gather hundreds of yachts, thousands of sailors and guests at Bodrum. As our tradition for the last 30 years, we are preparing to entertain our guests with fun-filled concerts and events. We invite everyone to Bodrum at The Bodrum Cup time of the year!”


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