The busy Bosphorus straits and the ever growing city of Istanbul is once again ready to host the 18th Edition of “Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup’ sailing competition. The event is the biggest sailing event in the Eastern Mediterrenean and growing every year.
Since 2002, when the event was founded by Orhan Gorbon, of ORG Sports Marketing, Bosphorus Cup has been a very exciting event both on the water and on the shore. The sailing area between Europe and Asia, decorated by the wonderful architecture of Istanbul and currents of the Black Sea is arguably one of the best sailing venues of the world. In 2021, the 20th edition of the event will be celebrated in Istanbul.
The event takes place in two days, Saturday September 28th is the day for the famous Bosphorus Race and Sunday September 29th is for two windward leeward races in Kalamıs followed by the Prize Giving Ceremony.
The magnificent perpetual Trophy designed by Can Yalman and manufactured in the Grand Bazaar will be awarded once again. The previous winner was Istanbul Cerrahi Cheese Sailing, a Farr 40 skippered by Levent Peynirci.
There will be 60 boats participating, with visiting teams from Bulgaria, Romania and Switzerland. The brand new MAT 1070, design by Nivelt Muratet will make it’s debut, however all eyes will be again on the battle of the Farr 40’s.
The event is sponsored by Turkcell Platinum – leading GSM operator of Turkey and MSC from Geneva – second largest shipping company of the world in addition to GORBON Tiles, Istanbul Cerrahi Hospital, Conrad Hotel of Istanbul, Edwards and Feriye.