Yacht races in Marmaris

Friday, October 31st, 2008

This year’s record attendance at the annual yacht race in Marmaris has contributed greatly to the tourism town’s economy and publicity, officials said.

Yalçın Çetin, president of the Marmaris International Yacht Club, or MIYC, who organized the event, said there are 121 sailing boats in competition and racers come from 16 different countries, who are expected to spend approximately $1 million in town.

The 19th International Yacht Festival, sponsored by Koç Allianz Sigorta, Netsel Marina and Marmaris Municipality, started last weekend and will end Friday. Continue reading »