Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya started the “Presidential International Yacht Races, 29 October Republic Cup”. Governor Yerlikaya stated as follows: "May your fore be clean tidy, your wind be easy, and your route be the Republic. Happy Republic Day." and he wished success to the contestants.
The start of the Presidential International Yacht Race, organized for the first time this year by the Istanbul Open Sea Yacht Race Club under the cover of the Presidency, was provided by the Governor Yerlikaya.
A total of 5 races will be held in the organization, which will last for 4 days, where sailing boats from all over the world will compete for the championship in the Bosphorus and Marmara Sea.
The October 29 stage of the race started with the start of Governor Yerlikaya after a moment's silence for Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in Dolmabahçe.
Wishing success to the contestants before the race, Governor Yerlikaya stated as follows: "Dear racers, welcome to the Presidential International Yacht Races October 29 Republic Cup. I would like to convey to you the greetings of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. May your fore be clean tidy, your wind be easy, and your route be the Republic. Happy Republic Day." and he gave the start of the race with the countdown.
Presidential International Yacht Races Will End on 1 November
The "Blue Homeland Cup" stage will be held on Saturday, October 31st on the Islands (The Prince Islands) track. The event will end with the "Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha Cup" stage in Kalamış Bay on November 1st.
In addition to Turkish teams, 61 yachts and 650 athletes invited from neighbor countries such as Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine are competing in the organization.
At the end of the 3 stages that will be carried out, the team that will achieve the best rank in total will win the Presidential International Yacht Race Champion title and the Presidential cup.
Cumhurbaşkanlığı Uluslararası #YatYarışları #29Ekim Cumhuriyet Kupası'nın startını verdik.— Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) October 29, 2020
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Rotanız #Cumhuriyet olsun.