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24th Marmaris International Race Week - Lack of wind on day 1 +video


'Marmaris International Race Week - fleet in action'    © Icarus Sailing Media    Click Here to view large photo

The 24th Marmaris International Race Week, is held, as the name suggests, on the beautiful Marmaris coast in the south west of Turkey. Netsel Marina will be playing host for the week, providing top notch hospitality for all of the competitors and spectators, ensuring there’s plenty of fun to be had on shore as well as out on the water.

The success of this event has grown year on year and this week sees an impressive turn out of around 180 competitors gracing the Marmaris shores.

There are two classes competing throughout the regatta, the IRC class and the IRC Charter Class – both have five divisions in each and all divisions had one inshore race to sail today.

Marmaris International Race Week - kazandibi team in action -  © Icarus Sailing Media   Click Here to view large photo

However there was a serious lack of wind, so the fleet had to wait patiently inside the Marmaris Gulf for the breeze to fill in. But one of the great things about the MIRW is that it’s not all about the racing – it’s about having a good time, enjoying the surroundings and spending quality time with like minded people and if having fun is on the agenda then the participants here don’t miss an opportunity.

Marmaris International Race Week - Teams in action -  © Icarus Sailing Media   Click Here to view large photo

Finally after a long wait and with the breeze coming and going the race committee announced their decision to bring the large fleet ashore and postpone racing until tomorrow when they hope for better racing conditions.

Marmaris International Race Week -Teams in action -  © Icarus Sailing Media   Click Here to view large photo

But in a classic example of the unpredictable nature of sailing the conditions changed for the better and the breeze kicked in, reaching speeds of up to 10 knots. Thanks to the sudden change in fortunes many of the teams were able to hit the water and get some sailing in to test their boats and make the most of some training time. The conditions turned out to be perfect for the afternoon with flat waters and constant sunshine., a real treat for the competitors after a morning of waiting.

Marmaris International Race Week - Gokova team in action -  © Icarus Sailing Media   Click Here to view large photo

The teams attending the regatta this year are not only at a record high in terms of numbers but also in the level of competition, offering a real show for the spectators that have flocked here.

Tomorrow there will be an offshore race for all 10 divisions and as the racing will be taking place outside the gulf of Marmaris there is a much better chance that the teams will have some string winds to sail in.


by Mike Pateniotis

  

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