This traditional race of the sailing world is eagerly awaited by the yachtsmen with preparations all through the year. Besides racing this "Great Race" gives the opportunity to sail together on a long route and has acquired the specialty of a "yacht festival".
58 yachts are competing at 265 nautical miles with two main courses as Istanbul-Bozcaada and Bozcaada-Cesme.
Naval Forces Cup prizes shall be given on the 16th July 2013, Tuesday at the Cesme Marina-Hayal Kahvesi.
Following the Naval Cup races East Aegean Sailing Week coastal races will take place between 16-19 July at the Cesme Marina hosted by the Cesme Yacht Club. The final race of the same series CAKABEY-932 race will be between 18-19 July as Cesme-Didim. The Prize ceremony for Cakabey and EASW shall take place at D-Marin Didim on Friday the 19th July.