Since 1989 when it was first held, the Marmaris International race week has been a staple in the lives of most dedicated racing sailors in Marmaris. With many years of tradition behind it, the seven-day event has steadily grown into one with national appeal, consistently attracting over 1000 entries and partnering with some of the sports most committed sponsors. It is fair to say, in fact, that this event is now one of the most popular Race Weeks in Turkey. It is also one of the biggest offshore sailing events at the Mediterranean, with participations reaching almost 200 this year, is just around the corner. At the picturesque gulf of Marmaris in Southern Turkey the 24th edition of the Marmaris International Race Week starts on the 24th of October.