The Presidential 2nd International Yacht Races, organized by the Istanbul Offshore Yacht Racing Club under the auspices of the Presidency, will be hosted by Galataport Istanbul this year. Racers from all over the world will compete on the tracks, including the Galataport Istanbul Gates, the most critical turning point of the race, on October 29-31. Istanbulites and visitors of the city will experience the 29 October Republic Day enthusiasm at Galataport Istanbul, accompanied by breathtaking races.
Galataport Istanbul celebrates the 29 October Republic Day together with all Istanbulites and visitors of the city by hosting a very special event. The Istanbul stage of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Races will provide a unique excitement and pleasure to everyone, especially sports enthusiasts, with the tracks to be held in the Bosphorus under the name of “the city living on two continents” between 29-31 October. Under the auspices of the Presidency; The Republic Cup track will be held on the Bosphorus on 29 October in the races organized by the Istanbul Offshore Yacht Racing Club in cooperation with the Governorship of Istanbul and the Governorship of Muğla, with the contributions of the TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the TR Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the TR Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Republic Day enthusiasm will be watched from Galataport Istanbul, accompanied by the races.
The Republic Cup (Bosphorus), Blue Vatan Cup (Islands track) and Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha Cup (Caddebostan track) stages will be held in the races that will start on October 29, Republic Day. Galataport Istanbul will have two return gates under its own name this year on the track between Dolmabahçe and Anadolu Hisarı, which will start with a moment of silence in front of Dolmabahçe in honor of Atatürk and his comrades, and the track will lean against the beach. Thanks to the world's first underground cruise terminal connected to a special hatch system, Galataport, which was opened to access after 200 years, will have the opportunity to watch the race closely on the coastline, squares and streets of Istanbul and will celebrate the 29 October Republic Day with this visual feast. As the Media Sponsor of the Presidential Yacht Races, NTV will bring the excitement of the race to the screen with live connections from Galataport Istanbul and exclusive interviews from the race village throughout the race.
Unforgettable squares in front of the historical peninsula
Galataport Istanbul Gates is located in two locations this year, in front of the Package Post Office and Rıhtım Square. Thousands of spectators at the docks and squares of Galataport Istanbul; will watch the breathtaking struggle of the magnificent design boats in front of the unique historical peninsula view. Galataport Istanbul, Istanbul's gateway to the world from the sea, will once again show the importance it attaches to sea tourism and the promotion of the country, with its consistent support to the Presidential International Yacht Races. At the end of the races on exciting tracks, the team that will achieve the best overall ranking among sailing boats from all over the world and hundreds of racers deserves the title of Presidential 2nd International Yacht Racing Champion and the President's Cup. kazanwill ache. The Istanbul stage will end with the award ceremony to be held at Ataköy Hyatt Regency Hotel on October 31st.
Galataport Istanbul, the project of firsts
Galataport Istanbul Executive Board Member Erdem Tavas stated that they will continue their support for the Presidential International Yacht Races in the coming years: “The project of firsts is to celebrate the Republic Day enthusiasm for the second time with the Presidential International Yacht Races at Galataport Istanbul, which revives the historical port of the city. we are proud. Unlike last year, this year, we will witness this visual feast with all Istanbulites and visitors of the city on our coastline, squares and streets, which were opened for the first time after 200 years. This year, we also have two gates within the scope of the races. Galataport Istanbul gates cover the part of our site between the Package Post Office and Rıhtım Square. We will continue to host the Presidential International Yacht Races, which reveal the uniqueness of Istanbul and the Bosphorus and play an important role in the promotion of our country abroad, in the coming years.”
Presidential Yacht Races are very valuable for the development of sailing in our country.
Doğuş Holding Board Member Nafiz Karadere emphasized the contribution of the Presidential Yacht Races to the development of sailing in our country: “Our main sponsorship of Fenerbahçe Doğuş Sailing Branch, which has been going on since 2016, is one of our longest-lasting sports investments. Our sponsorship model is also the first in Turkey in terms of its scope and longevity in amateur branches. One of the athletes of Fenerbahçe Doğuş Sailing Branch, which we support to prepare Turkish sailing and sailing athletes for international success, Ateş and Deniz Çınar brothers, who represented our country for the fourth time in the Olympics, and Alican Kaynar, who represented our country for the third time, returned from the Olympics held in Tokyo this year with significant success. As Doğuş Group, we were proud to support our athletes, who broke new ground in Turkish sailing history and completed the Olympics in the top ten, before and during the races at Fenerbahçe Doğuş Sailing Branch. Since last year, as Doğuş Media Group, we have been providing media support to the Presidential Yacht Races, which I find very valuable in terms of contributing to the development of sailing in our country and which is one of the organizations that best reflects the enthusiasm of the republic. We are very happy to be a supporter of this important event in sailing, which also coincides with the sustainability vision of our group.”
“A unique race where cultures meet”
Ekrem Yemlihaoğlu, President of the Istanbul Offshore Yacht Racing Club, gave information about the Istanbul stage of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Races: “After the Muğla stage of the Presidential 2nd International Yacht Races, our 2nd Stage is once again in Istanbul, where two continents meet and is unique in the world. will happen. It is exciting to organize a race in such a location where one side is Asia and one side is Europe. We believe that it is a unique value to organize an organization with international participation at a point where Istanbul's thousands of years of history, religions and cultures meet. We claim that there will be a fierce struggle on the world's most unique track. We invite all Istanbulites to watch this event from our esteemed host, Galataport Istanbul, in comfort, safety and excitement. A wonderful day awaits you with your family, where you can touch the sails if you extend your hand.