A competition among wooden yachts, hosting a unique travel style “gulets”, The Bodrum Cup International Wooden Yacht Regatta will take place 25th time between 21-26 October 2013.
The Bodrum Cup differs from similar organizations in the world by including the passengers in racing activity, which is a rare feature. It therefore presents the characteristics of a huge touristic party or festival rather than of a pure sports event.
The Bodrum Cup has covered blue cruise areas from Ekincik in the south to Dydima in the north. With its multinational individual participants and foreign flag boats, the regatta has evolved to an international organization from the start, recently turned its wheel towards international waters, too. Neighbouring Greek islands are now also being included in the itinerary. In its silver jubilee year, The Bodrum Cup will visit the Greek islands Cos and Leros, and than head back to Turkey. Sponsored by BAYK (Bodrum Open Water Sailing Club), this year racer and racer cruiser yachts (which were accepted as guest yachts earlier) will participate in the regatta as a separate class.
THE BODRUM CUP 25th PARADE:
The parade will start from Milta Marina and end in Iskele square, cocktail area. After ringing the traditional bell for start of the race, there will be a concert. Teams are free to design and prepare their own banners. After the parade a jury will appraise the banners and reward the best ones. Teams can participate the parade with a toy, totem, mascot etc. symbolizing their boat. These will also be appraised and rewarded by the jury.
22nd October morning, participant boats will make a special appearance. It will be an exceptional view and a picture to remember. All boats in Bodrum with or without sails are invited to farewell the racing boats, from the start area. It will be a proof of Turkey’s leading position in world’s yachting sector. All sailors invited.
5 COURSES OF EXCITEMENT:
This year is a special year in every aspect and there are special prizes too. Not only because it’s the 25th year of the race, but also 40th anniversary in memory of Fisherman of Halikarnas, and 500th year of “Piri Reis World Map”. Including Greece in the itinerary was decided upon invitation from our fellow Greek friends and neighbours. In this aspect The Bodrum Cup is a plus to our international relations of friendship and commerce.
The Bodrum Cup was followed by Turkish and international media in past 25 years. Not only tv’s and printed media, but also specialist reporters of tourism, yachting and water sports have been interested in the regatta. These specialists also reported on blue cruising and itineraries of yachting tourism, alongwith other beauties of our country.
“THE BODRUM CUP” RUNS FOR SKALITE 2013 AWARD:
|THE BODRUM CUP 25th, 2013
SILVER JUBILEE, 25th YEAR PROGRAM
|21 OCT 2013||BODRUM ISKELE SQUARE|
|Briefing ( Bodrum Municipality Assembly Hall )||16:00|
|All Yachts Crew Parade||17:30|
|Opening ceremony,cocktail, concert||19:00|
|22 OCT 2012||1st COURSE (BODRUM–GÜMÜŞLÜK)||13 NM|
|Event on The Sea, all yachts with or without sails||11:00|
|23 OCT 2012||2nd COURSE (TURGUTREİS - COS)||9 NM|
|Cocktail, concert (COS)||20:00|
|24 OCT 2012||3rd COURSE (COS – LEROS)||16 NM|
|25 OCT 2012||4th COURSE (LEROS – YALIKAVAK)||21 NM|
|Dressing contest, Concert PALMARİNA BODRUM||20:00|
|26 OCT 2012||5th COURSE (YALIKAVAK – YALIKAVAK)||14 NM|
|Prizegiving Ceremony, Cocktail Prolonge, PALMARİNA BODRUM||20:30|