Mesmerizing Views at the Bosphorus Cup: Istanbul’s Spectacular Regatta Event

Set 23, 2023 | News

Bosphorus Cup

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The municipality of Istanbul, under the leadership of Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, is thrilled to extend its support to the Bosphorus Cup races, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the iconic Bosphorus. Taking place from the 21st to the 24th of September, this regatta event promises to be a highlight of the year, with the main event occurring today along the route from Beşiktaş to Anadolu Hisarı.

A Spectacular Regatta in the Heart of Istanbul

The Bosphorus Cup race is a celebration of maritime culture, uniting 100 boats representing 10 different countries. It’s a remarkable convergence of international and local athletes, embodying the spirit of friendly competition and cultural exchange.

Thrilling Sights and Competition Bosphorus Cup

As the boats navigate the stunning waters of the Bosphorus, spectators are treated to awe-inspiring views of the city’s landmarks, including the majestic Bosphorus Bridge and the historic Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. The regatta provides a unique opportunity to witness the fusion of sport and Istanbul’s rich history.

A Celebration of Unity

Beyond the thrill of the competition, the Bosphorus Cup race serves as a symbol of unity, fostering international friendships and cooperation. Athletes from around the world come together to showcase their skills and share in the excitement of this exceptional event.

© Municipality of Istanbul

Supporting Sporting Excellence

Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu and the municipality of Istanbul are committed to promoting sporting excellence and creating opportunities for both local and international athletes. The Bosphorus Cup is a testament to their dedication to the city’s vibrant sports scene.


The Bosphorus Cup race is more than just a sporting event; it’s a celebration of Istanbul’s maritime heritage and a testament to the city’s enduring spirit of unity and cooperation. As the boats glide gracefully through the shimmering waters of the Bosphorus, they leave a trail of inspiration in their wake, reminding us all of the boundless possibilities that can be achieved through teamwork and shared passion.

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