Young Stars on Water to Be Selected In Van
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Istanbul Offshore Club Organizes the First Ever “Formula Future Turkey Championship” In Van to Support the Post-Earthquake Activities
“Formula Future Turkey Championship” organized by Istanbul Offshore Club starts in the province of Van with the slogan of “Young Stars on Water”
Driven by the mission of raising new athletes, introducing water sports to children and the youth and instilling the love of seas in this young generation, the championship is organized in Turkey for the first time. Istanbul Offshore Club officials set up camp in Van for training and preparing the candidates.

Emre Guler, IOC Secretary General and Esra Şenher, Assistant to Secretary General as well as Safety Crew Sait Gurer and Huseyin Ali Tomak arrived at Van on June 16 and set up camp at Van Edremit-Gebze Water Sports Center to prepare for the races that will be run on the same weekend as the Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship’s Van leg.

During the trainings, participants were informed about the motonautique sport and boats; they were also trained on maneuvering, berthing, slalom and knotting, etc. techniques.
The championship has been initiated with the purpose of introducing water sports to the 8-18 age group, instilling the love of seas in this young generation and raising new athletes for our country. The eligible young pilots will have the opportunity to represent Turkey at this year’s Formula Future World Championship to be held in Prague in August.
Organized by Istanbul Offshore Club in accordance with Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) and Turkish Developing Sports Federation regulations, the first race of the Formula Future Turkey Championship will be run on the same weekend (July 7-8, 2012) as Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship’s Van Grand Prix 1 and 2.

About Formula Future Turkey Championship:
In the 2012 season of the championship a total of 40 children will compete in the following 5 classes:

Class Age group

1 8-9 (accompanied by a copilot)
2 10-11 (accompanied by a copilot)
3 12-13 (accompanied by a copilot)
4 14-15
5 16-18
Inflatable rigid hull boats compliant with Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) regulations will be used in the races.

Trainings, tryouts and selections will take place prior to “Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship – Van Grand Prix” and the Formula Future Turkey Championship races will be run at Lake Van on Saturday, July 7, 2012.