The Turkish Airlines Race for moving Around the Island has begun but the weather conditions were completely unexpected. It was highly overcast and it was still that when the boats reached the c and then the sailors launched the race by hoisting into the beautiful skies.

The race first began in the year 1864 and for this year’s edition around 195 boats participated, and the number will only increase with every year. The winner of the race was Mark Thornburrow and after the accomplishment, he commented that although the conditions started overcast, the winds turned out to be perfect and the direction of it was also good although not very strong. He further mentioned the value of the wind speed to be between 10 to 18 knots which was sort of ideal for them. He hailed his crew which is named Andy Service and commented that they had sailed for around 10 years with him.

The tournament had yachts of all sizes. The biggest of them was the Beau Geste and the smallest of the lots were the 29ers. The skippers of all these boats were under the age of 19. Talking further about the conditions of the race, the deputy race officer concluded that, there was not a lot of wind; in fact, it was more of a steady breeze. The direction of the wind had moved from being easterly to being south – Easterly and this pushed all the boats through the Lamma Channel. There were times although which could be seen with a little bit of panic, but apart from that everything was well and good.

The winners of this race will be awarded a Business Class Ticket by Turkish Airlines to any destination of the world, of their choice.