The owner and founder of the International Sailing School in Marmaris (www.gokovasailing.com) opened in 1987. He successfully completed the CYA Yachtmaster Instructor Courses in Canada in 1976. Later Cumhur was qualified as RYA Yachtmaster at RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Courses in England.

In 2003 Cumhur graduated from the IYT Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner Courses in the United States at the International Yachtmaster Training Center in Florida.

Since 1976 to 2012 Cumhur Gokova has trained 7490 skippers. There are people of different professions and employees of various organizations among his students, for example members of the European Parliamentary Committee. By March 2012 he has logged 32000 nautical miles under the sail.