"The Bodrum Cup City" is being generated with a population of approximately 2,000 yacht lovers as a sea town in Gumbet with the connection of 150 gulet yachts by side with. With the total area of over 1,200 square meters, Ilhan Sesen will give a concert in this floating sea town the city. Bodrum shoes and sandals, sponges, jewelry, food and many more local values will be exhibited during the wooden gulet yacht regatta.
The Bodrum Cup is held since 1989 and presented as the Mediterranean's largest yachting festival in the sea with participation of yacht men from all over the world. During the 26th Bodrum Cup between 20-25 October 2014, the racers will set sail along the Bodrum peninsula and adjacent Greek Islands. A total of 82 nautical miles in length will be completed in five stages, and the first day of the race route, will starting from the Bodrum base and will be finished in the same base. Respectively sailing through Kalymnos, Leros, Palmarina Yalikavak, the route of the 26th gulet yacht race will end in Yalikavak, Bodrum.
Under the Yalikavak Palmarina Yacht Marina main sponsorship and with the support of Cagdas Holding, Bodrum Cruise Port, Denizbank and some other institutions and organizations of Bodrum, the 26th Bodrum Regatta, a floating town will be created with mooring and connection of 150 gulet yachts side by side close to each other in bay of Gumbet. A population of 2000 racers, yacht men and sailors is expected to join to create this maritime city. A square of 500 square meters width will be created inside the Bodrum Cup City of total area of over 1,200 square meters. According to information provided by the authorities of the Bodrum Cup Organization Committee, a variety of entertainment including Ilhan Sesen concerts, award ceremonies and events program will be held in this square. In the Bodrum Cup City, it will also be possible to find the specific values like local clothes, shoes and sandals, sponges, jewelry, food and many more goods that are missed and rarely seen in bazaars and markets. Outfit contest, cooking contest, many other social media activities will be held during this gulet yacht race.