The 1st Presidential International Yacht Races started to be organized in 2020 by Istanbul Open Sea Yacht Race Club under the auspices of the Presidency. Started in Istanbul on 29 October 2020 with the enthusiasm of the Republic Day, the 1st Presidential International Yacht Races were completed on 1 November 2020.
The 2nd Presidential International Yacht Races will have fast progress with great interest by national and international teams and will be held at two stages, namely in Muğla on 25-27 June 2021 and in Istanbul on 29-31 October 2021.
The winning team of the first stage will be awarded Halikarnas Cup and the winning team of the second stage will be awarded Cumhuriyet, Mavi Vatan, and Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Cups, respectively, while the winner of the general ranking will be presented the Presidential Cup.
It is aimed that the “2nd Presidential International Yacht Race”, which is planned to become one of the most reputable events among sea sports, will serve the global promotion of our country.
from €990 / 3(3) days / 1pers.
1st stage, which will start on October 29, Republic Day, Cumhuriyet Cup (Bosphorus). During the Istanbul stage, the audience at Galataport Istanbul Racing Village and on the shore will have the chance to watch the event more closely than ever before. The Istanbul stage will end with a magnificent award ceremony on October 31st.
2nd stage Mavi Vatan Cup Prince Islands Istanbul
3rd stage Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha Cup Caddebostan Istanbul
The Istanbul stage will be hosted by Galataport Istanbul on the dazzlingly beautiful Bosphorus under the name of "The city living on two continents".
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.