A record number of participants attended the 9th Campus Cup.
32 teams from 21 different universities have vehemently competed in the races which only university students can participate. Primarily, 36 teams were registered for the races, but some couldn’t make it. The most crowded participation was from Sabanci University with 5 teams; followed by 4 teams of ITU, 3 teams of METU, 2 teams of IYTE and Piri Reis universities. Dogus, Yeditepe, Kocaeli, Economy, Beykent, Ege, Yasar, Kadir Has, Dokuz Eylul, Hacettepe, Bahcesehir, MEF, Koc, Bogazici, Yildiz Technical and Istanbul universities were each represented by one team.
The first address of the Campus Cup meeting was the "Welcome" party in the garden of the Marmaris International Yacht Club (MIYC), which organized the event. Despite the showers, the party was quite crowded. Among the sailors from universities there were those who experienced this excitement for the first time, as well as the "seniors" who has attended two or three races previously. The evening, sponsored by Red Bull, went on until early hours.
During the briefing on Saturday morning, April 1, it was emphasized that the most important thing that all the teams should pay attention to is safety and avoiding collusion. The dinner organized at the clubhouse on Saturday evening was also very popular. Despite the heavy rain, the young sailors who have filled the club garden have enjoyed themselves. Some of the sailors dancing until the late hours of live music and DJ performance have won various gifts with surprise raffle. The most popular songs of the night were "Ankara’nın Bağları" and "Damat Halayı".
The award ceremony of Campus Cup, where 3 races were held, was also very lively. It was worth seeing the excitement of students who crowded the stage adorned in their colorful t-shirts, flags and school pennants.
As Marmaris International Yacht Club, we have been organizing for 9 years within the scope of social responsibility and it gives us pride that the interest of young people continues to increase with each passing year. We would like to thank all the participants, especially our sponsors who contributed to this organization.
We hope to see you in 10th Campus Cup!
Marmaris International Yacht Club