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Act 6 - Istanbul, Turkey

11th-14th September

Act 6 - Istanbul, Turkey

This magical meeting place of East meets West will host Act 6 in the magnificent and cultural city of Istanbul, Turkey.

A firm favourite on the calendar amongst the elite level Extreme 40 sailors delivering consistent steady winds that in previous years have ensured some truly spectacular racing.



The Extreme 40 fleet will return to Istanbul, Turkey in 2014 © Lloyd Images


Dating back to the seventh millennium BC, Istanbul has a wealth of historical sites to explore, and an extraordinary cultural experience lies around every corner.

The city has a long history in sea trading as the final stage on the legendary Silk Routes that linked Asia and Europe, and was previously the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The city’s Bazaars are a treat for visitors, from the touristy Sultanahmet district to the more local ones, which can be found down hidden alleyways throughout the city. Visitors are left in awe by the stunning Imperial Ottoman architecture and the magnificently decorated imperial mosques that together form one of the world's great skylines.

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