This year the 30th international the Bodrum Cup regatta will take place from 22th till 27th of October.
In the blue Aegean Sea will leave at least 150 yachts under bright sails. Professional sailors and sailing enthusiasts from Turkey and other countries traditionally participate in sea competitions. In 2017, about 1,500 athletes joined the event. The jubilee “swim” promises to reach even larger sizes. The Bodrum Cup festival draws public attention to the problem of coastal protection. Also attracts the younger generation to sailing and plays an important role in the development of tourism in Bodrum.
During the week, while the yachts compete in the sea, interesting exhibitions, gastronomic contests, tastings of local cuisine, concerts and performances will organized for guests of the event. The festival will end with a musical concert and awarding of winners with the presentation of cups and flags with the symbols of the regatta.
The Bodrum Cup is an annual event conceived in 1989 by ERA Bodrum Sailing Club in order to teach sailing to sea enthusiasts and professional yachting crews. It has endured to date without interruption thanks to support from individuals with a boundless love of the sea. It has contributed considerably to the promotion and love of sailing and will continue to do so.
The Bodrum Cup, which acclimates young generations with the sport of sailing, underwrites many projects that create awareness of the need to protect coves and the sea. It also serves as a research and development kitchen that integrates the regional yacht production capacity with the world. It is a floating boat show where masters and engineers find an opportunity to show off their performance.