Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race is Completed
WINGS OF OZ team is the winner of the President’s Cup
Under the auspices of the Presidency; For the first time this year, the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race took place in two stages, Muğla and İstanbul, and they were organized by the İstanbul Offshore Yacht Racing Club and with the Governorship of İstanbul and the Governorship of Muğla, with the contributions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Türkiye, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Türkiye.
Intercontinental Races for the President’s Cup
At the end of the two stages (Muğla and İstanbul) of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race, where 97 boats and more than 800 national and international athletes competed for the championship, the team that achieved the best overall score won the title of Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race Champion and was qualified for the Presidential Cup. The Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race ended with a magnificent award ceremony held at Ataköy Hyatt Regency Hotel on Sunday, October 31st, with the participation of Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Deputy Governor of İstanbul Niyazi Erten and many guests.
In his speech, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan said, “I would like to express my happiness to be together with you here at the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race Award Ceremony, which was held under the auspices of our Presidency. It is a source of pride for all of us to host hundreds of national and international athletes in such a beautiful organization in our paradise, Türkiye, which is famous for its natural beauties. As the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, we are proud to be a partner in such meaningful organizations, being aware of the added value that sports tourism, a phenomenon that creates the developing and changing face of tourism, adds to the cultural values and development of our country. Yacht races, traditionally organized for the second time this year; more than being a sports competition, they are cultural associations that reinforce our ties of friendship and brotherhood with international meetings, and they are extremely important in terms of serving the promotion of our country around the world. Fortunately for us; the unique bays of the Aegean Sea, which hosts our athletes, and our favorite city, İstanbul, attracts attention as the main venues of sports tourism, as well as their historical and natural beauties.
İstanbul Open Sea Yacht Racing Club President Ekrem Yemlihaoglu said “Presidential International Yacht Race was organized for the 2nd time. Although it is still a very young organization, we are proud of the great interest it has received both internationally and nationally. The second stage of the race took place in İstanbul, a unique location in the world where two continents meet. It is fascinating to organize a race in such a location where one side is Asia and one side is Europe. The best sailors of the world from many countries participated in this Race, which is one of the most respected organizations among sea sports, and the natural, cultural and historical beauties of İstanbul were reflected to the whole world throughout the race. We believe that organizing an event with international participation at a point where religions and cultures meet at the intersection of İstanbul’s thousands of years of history will have unique value,”.
The winner of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race is WINGS OF OZ
After the awards were presented to the teams that won the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasşa Cup, the awards were given to the winners of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race. Wings of Oz under the management of Tora Sebahattin Kutoğlu became the winner of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race and the winner of the President’s Cup. Wings of Oz won the IRC 2 OVERALL First Prize, while the awards were presented by Ekrem Yemlihaoğlu, President of İstanbul Offshore Yacht Club, and Özlem Akdurak, President of the Turkish Sailing Federation.
IRC O OVERALL Winner was ENKA CHEESE under the management of Levent Peynirci and the awards were presented by Deputy Governor of İstanbul Niyazi Erten.
IRC 1 OVERALL Winner was BORUSAN RACING EVOLUTION team under the management of Ali Tezdiker. The Trofe trophy was presented by DHL Express Sales Assistant General Manager Efe Başaran.
IRC 3 OVERALL Winner was CYGNUS team under the management of Kaan Parlas, while the President of the Sailing Federation Özlem Akdurak presented their awards.
IRC 4 OVERALL Winner was the ÇIĞLI MUNICIPALITY-BEAR SAILING team under the management of Ahmet Murat Tan. The award was presented to the winning team by the Coast Guard İstanbul Group Commander SG Lieutenant Colonel Özgür Koçan.
WANDERER A OVERALL Winner was Sağkal Association-VAMOS, the women’s sailing team led by Yusuf Erce Demirtaş, their award was presented by Tamer Kıran, the President of the Chamber of Shipping.
WANDERER B OVERALL Winner was ATİYE team led by Atilla Gökova, their awards were presented by Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency Sports Tourism and Sports Organizations Officer Serhan Sarı.
WANDERER C OVERALL Winner was SARI-1 Piri Reis University team led by Hasan Oğuz Genç, their awards were presented by Borusan Marketing Communication Manager Gamze Şulen.
SB GENERAL OVERALL Winner was HSSK-QUICK SİGORTA team led by Saruhan Çınay their awards were presented by Arcan Bayraktaroğlu, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Istanbul.
SB GRPUP OVERALL Winner was KS GLOBAL LOJİSTİK team led by Mehmet Dinçay their awards were presented by Nedim Kızılkaya the CEO of Ruck and Maul.
Awards for Women and University Athletes as well
This year, for the first time, categories were opened for university teams and sailing teams consisting of female athletes.
As a novelty, for the first time this year, classes were opened to support the university teams and sailing teams consisting of female athletes participating in the races, and special awards were given to the winners. The awards in the women category were given by DHL Express Deputy General Manager for Finance Derya Özer Sağkan.
The Winner of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race Women Sailboats Category is Angels of CMC Holding,
The Runner-up of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race Women’s Sailing Category is Kupa Kızı – Setur Marina,
The Third place in the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race Category of Women Sailboats is Women’s Sailing Association.
The awards were presented to the winning teams in the universities category by Özlem Akdurak, the President of the Turkish Sailing Federation.
Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race University Teams Category IRC Winner is Doğuş University-PUPA
Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race University Teams Wanderer Category Winner is Piri Reis University-Sarı 1
Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race University Teams Sports Boat Category Winner is Beykent University team.
e-Sailing Tournament Awards
32 athletes from 6 countries (Sweden, Ukraine, Switzerland, Spain, England and Türkiye) participated in the e-Sailing tournament, which was held for the first time this year as part of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race. Sailors competed with their own boats in the tournament, which was held with national and international online participation and broadcast on e-Sailing TV. The awards were given to the winners by Engin Yuvaktaş, Vice President of Istanbul Offshore Yacht Club.
Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race e-Sailing Tournament Winner- Kaan Mazlumca-Türkiye
Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race e-Sailing Tournament Runner-up-Richard Davies-Switzerland
Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race e-Sailing Tournament 3rd Place- Ernest Melnykov-Ukraine
Glorious Feasts in Muğla and İstanbul
The Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race, the first of which was held in Istanbul last year and is taking firm steps towards becoming one of the most prestigious sailing organizations in the world, first stage of the Race was held in Muğla, the tourism capital of Türkiye on June 25-27,2021 for Halikarnas Cup between Marmaris-Bodrum route. The İstanbul stage started with a ceremony held in front of Dolmabahçe Palace on October 29, Republic Day. On the Bosphorus track with a magnificent view, the audience had the chance to watch the event more closely than ever before at Galataport Istanbul.
Within the scope of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Race, in which sailboats from all over the world and hundreds of racers competed, the Cumhuriyet Cup (in the Bosphorus) on October 29, the Mavi Vatan Cup (on the Yeşilköy Track) on October 30 and the Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa Cup on the 31st October (Yesilkoy Track) races were held.
Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa Cup Final Results
IRC 0 class
- ENKA CHEESE led by Levent Peynirci
- MESA SAILING TEAM-SHAK SHUKA led by Hasan Utku Çetiner
- DHO TAYFA led by Murat Anılır
IRC 1 class
- ANGELS OF CMC HOLDING-GOBLIN3 led by Eren Özdal
- NISSAN-FIFTYFIFTY led by Cenk Tekkaya
- BORUSAN RACING EVOLUTION led by Ali Tezdiker
IRC 2 class
- WINGS OF OZ led by Tora Sebahattin Kutoğlu
- AKKİM KİMYA CHEESE led by Güney Kaptan
- LOGO led by Onur Bilgen
IRC 3 class
- CYGNUS led by Kaan Parlas
- HYATT REGENCY-GEMINI SAILING led by Berk Gürpınar
- DHL SAILING TEAM ALCHERA led by Orkun Öz
IRC 4 class
- KUPA KIZI-SETUR MARINAS led by Gül Çelikel
- KADIN YELKENCİLER SPOR KULUBÜ DERNEĞİ-VOLITAN led by Peyvend Öksüz
- LINEA ROSSA-ANKA led by Boran Burcu
Wanderer class (A)
- VAMOS led by Yusuf Erce Demirtaş
- MY FIRST led by Burak Algon
- LUNA led by Mustafa Erol
Wanderer class (B)
- ATİYE led by Atilla Gökova
- LUCE led by Cavit Aksoy
- FORTUNA led by İbrahim Tunay Can
Wanderer class (C)
- SARI-1 led by Hasan Oğuz Genç
- HSSK-QUICK SİGORTA-NIMBUS led by Saruhan Çınay
- ADIOS led by Hulki Özcan
- GISBIR-SENSEI led by Ali Kemal Tüfekçi
- KS GLOBAL LOJISTIK led by Mehmet Dinçay
- MASKOT led by Alp Güçer
- HSSK-QUICK SIGORTA led by Poyraz Abda
The full list with the final results and detailed information about the race can be found at https://sailturkiye.racing