İzmir Gulf Festival, which will be organized by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality on 27-29 September, brings concerts, performances and other enjoyable activities together with sailing races.
İzmir Arkas Gulf Race, which is the main event of the festival which will take the stage for the third time this year, will raise the excitement of the sea to its peak. Karşıyaka İzmir Bay will be warmed with sailing races hosted by the Sailing Club and canoeing and rowing races that will give the audience pleasant moments in Pasaport. Competition on the shore will be decorated with concerts and various activities.
President Soyer will also compete
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey Sailing Federation, Cesme Marina and the Aegean Offshore Yacht Club, organized with the support of Izmir Konak Pier Arkas Gulf Race to the interest is increasing every year. In the first year, more than 40 boats and close to 400 racers participated in the Izmir Arkas Gulf Race, the number of boats increased to 50 last year. This year, the boat is expected to participate in the race close to 50. İzmir Mayor Tunç Soyer will also participate in the race and will compete with his rivals as part of the team.
You can watch the race from every point in İzmir Bay
Izmir Arkas Gulf Race, where dozens of yachts will fight on triangular and sausage routes, can be watched on the Hilltown Observation Terrace to be established in Gündoğdu, as well as between Gündoğdu Square and Alsancak Ferry Port, from Göztepe Ferry Pier to Konak Pier and Konak Ferry Pier and From Alaybey to Bostanli Ferry Port, it can be watched along the coast. Especially the view of the yachts from Göztepe will give unforgettable photo frames. While the people of Izmir flock to the beaches during the weekend and enjoy this beautiful view, the # İzmirPupaYelken label will announce the festival of İzmir to the world by sharing the color photographs of İzmir and Gulf on social media.
Trophy looking for new owner
Arkas-MAT Sailing Team, the winner of last year, will deliver the trophy, which he has kept for a year, to the race committee at the opening ceremony to be held at Kültürpark on 27 September evening. The 2019 winner of the race will be announced on Sunday in September after a pleasant but challenging race for two days. The new winner of the race will receive the trophy from the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer and Arkas Holding Vice Chairman Bernard Arkas at the Gas Factory. The festival will end with a closing ceremony on the same evening.