The Bodrum Cup for wooden boats is the only yacht regatta in Europe run with passengers on board. It is not merely s race, but an international yacht festival. The regatta is held annually, on the third week in October, since 1989. It runs along the favorite routes of the „Blue Voyage“, the name given to cruises in the turqouise seas of the southern coasts of Turkey.
The objective of the Cup is to expand the use of sails among Turkey's majestic fleet of traditional Turkish wooden yachts, known as „gulets“.
A 5-day race featuring over 100 classic wooden yachts with the magnificent vista of a horizon filled with the sails of Bodrum's wooden yacht fleet, is trully stunning spectacle.