Right before the Izmir's main square stands a modern, linear statue that symbolizes a sailboat. As you pass through the road between Konak Pier, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1890s, and the famous clock tower, you come across a group of white-colored sails that impress upon you once more that sails are the symbol of the city.

It is one of the last sunny days of mid-October, with tough winds over the Aegean Sea at the port of Karşıyaka, İzmir. Nine sailboats, which take off from the Karşıyaka port to race throughout the İzmir Gulf are grateful for the wind, though one of the young contestants complains to his mate that the […]