Third Course Completed at 22nd Bodrum Cup
The participants of Bodrum Cup International Wooden Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Ant Yapı and MM Proje raced on the 24,5 NM Ant Yapı Course and participating yachts arrived in Kalymnos Island, Greece.
Mayor of Kalymnos, Mr. George Raussos, inviting Bodrum Cup Organization to Kalymnos with the purpose of developing the cultural and sports relations between two countries stated that it was a great pleasure for them to see Turkish sailing fan competitors in their country and they wished to have increasing number of such organizations. The mayor of Kalymnos, Mr. George Raussos and the mayor of Bodrum, Mr. Mehmet Kocadon exchanged plaquettes and had picture of friendship taken together with the other members of protocol. Kalymnos bishop, Port Treasury officer Michalis Mboukis, Municipal tourism president Irini Halkiti, Kalymnos port authority Yiannis Athineos, Kalymna sailing club presient Yorgos Karaiskos, and commodore Vassilis Kapadakis hosted the night in Kalymnos Cathedral square. Guests were very happy to arrive and they spent marvelous time visiting the island of divers and rock climbers.
People gathered around the sailors danced to Greek folk music, drinking local wine and tasting local bread.
At the Ant Yapı Course, STS Bodrum became the first to complete the race in Traditional Yachts Bodrum Cup Mega Category, Buyuk Yunus in Bodrum Cup Traditional Category and Dragon Fly in Bodrum Cup Tirhandil Category. Extasea was the first to cross the finish line in Performance Cruiser Wooden Yachts class and Swansong in guest yachts.
According to the cumulative results of the first two days of the races, STS Bodrum ranks the first in Traditional Yachts Bodrum Cup Mega Category with 3 points, Montenegro in Bodrum Cup Traditional Category with 6 points and in Bodrum Cup Tirhandil Category with 6 points. Extasea ranks the first to in Performance Cruiser Wooden Yachts class and Swansong in guest yachts with points.
Ant Yapı, giving its name to the third day of the regatta was established in 1991. Being one of the 70 biggest construction companies of the world, Ant Yapı is known with its assertive and prestigious projects.
The winners of Bodrum Cup will be determined at the end of Denizbank Course on the 4th day of the races. On the last day, the yachts will be sailing on the 21,5 NM Kalymnos-Bodrum Course.