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Turkish record was broken at the 2017 MOST Bodrum! Turgut Konukoğlu shattered the record with a 116 kg catch. The Turkish tournament record was broken at the 2nd annual MOST Bodrum Tournament (Mediterranean Offshore Sport-fishing Tournament)

Prominent names such as Turgut Konukoğlu, Adil Konukoğlu, Sami Konukoğlu, Uğur Işık, Sinan Kosif, Can Dikmen, Alp Kırşan, Can Okan, Berent Akdemir, Cihan Kosif, Sedat Akdemir, İskender Atakan, Çağdaş Çağlar and Mehmet Fırat were amongst the anglers during the two days of exciting competition. Turgut Konukoğlu, member of the board at Sanko Holding, won the tournament with an impressive catch of 116kg tuna at the competition commentated by Alp Kırşan. Adil Konukoğlu, vice president of Sanko Holding came second place with 67kg tuna and Alp Kırşan third.

IGFA representative Dr. Serdar Günseren was the chief referee and the event hosted by prominent lawyer, Can Özer.

Can Okan and his team aboard Omnia won the first prize in the boat category.

Turkish Tournament record broken!

On the second day of the tournament, Turgut Konukoğlu and his team on board the Bluefin, caught a 116kg tuna and shattered the Turkish Tournament record by capturing the biggest fish that was ever caught until date.

The teams enjoyed a well-deserved celebration with music by Samsha Band at Palmarina Bodrum. Well-known names as well as the competitors joined the award ceremony organized by MOST. Hacı Sabancı, Melda Kosif, Süleyman Kosif, Cansen Kut, Beste-Mustafa Yurttaşan and Mina Başaran were amongst the distinguished faces attending the event.

Hacı Sabancı, personally congratulated the victorious team and Turgut Konukoğlu at their boat Bluefin. Melda and Hale Kosif accompanied their spouses Sinan Kosif and Cihan Kosif during the event. Sportfishing is a popular and exciting sport worldwide and MOST Bodrum, is the biggest and most outstanding organiser of the tournament in Turkey. Sponsors included exceptional brands such as Palmarina Bodrum, Bell&Ross, Arvento, Pernigotti, Zumosol and Joy Fm.

Palmarina Bodrum, sponsor to the 'Extreme Sailing Series' - one of the world's most prestigious sailing events, represented Turkey and Bodrum during the race in Barcelona.

Palmarina Bodrum aims to promote Bodrum as a host city for the races next year.

This year, Palmarina Bodrum Turkey’s leading mega marina, is sponsoring one of the most prestigious yacht racing events in the world, the Extreme Sailing Series. The first race began in Madeira Islands in late June, and continued in Barcelona from the 20-23 July.

'We are promoting Turkey and Bodrum'
At a very special event in Barcelona, Palmarina Bodrum, hosted over 800 visitors including business partners and VIPs, providing the perfect yachting experience while introducing them to Bodrum and Turkey during the race weekend. Head of Marketing and PR, Derya Akyüz hosted guests at the Extreme Club, in the heart of Barcelona, with an exquisite selection of Turkish flavours. Derya Akyüz stated that this sponsorship is a vital part of their goal to host the Extreme Sailing Series and Flying Phantom Series in Bodrum next year. "We are supporting the race worldwide while promoting Turkey and Bodrum with its rich maritime lifestyle contributed by Palmarina. There was a great deal of attention for our marina at the event in Barcelona. Sailing is very important for us and for our country, therefore as Palmarina Bodrum, we are doing our best to support such initiatives." she said.
Officially sponsored by Palmarina Bodrum, 8 teams consisiting of 6 crew members were racing in the Extreme Sailing Series, and 12 teams of 2 crew members were challenging the winds for the Flying Phantom series.

Oman Air won the Barcelona Act, and the next race will be in Hamburg
Besides Palmarina Bodrum, the Extreme Sailing Series has sponsors including Land Rover, SAP, Zhink, Gac Pindar, North Sails, Sony, Cisco, and Flying Phantom. The races span the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Americas. The World’s top sailors come together to form the most competitive teams such as: Alinghi, Land Rover Bay Academy, NzExtreme Sailing Team, Oman Air, Red Bull Extreme Sailing, SAP Extreme Sailing, Engie, Nzl Sailing Team, Team Extreme, and Team Tilt.
The 4th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series was hosted in Barcelona on the weekend of 20-23 July. After a breathtaking competition and thrilling moments, Oman Air took first place. The next Act will be in Germany, Hamburg, on the weekend of 10 - 13 August.

Complete Racing Schedule:
ACT 5 : Hamburg, Germany - 10-13 August
ACT 6 : Cardiff, UK 25-28 August
ACT 7 : San Diego, USA 19-22 October
ACT 8 : Los Cabos, Mexico 20 November – 3 December

Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series at founding organiser OC Sport, welcomed the partnership for the world’s pioneering Stadium Racing Series.  “We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Palmarina,” said Tourell. “The Extreme Sailing Series has a long association with Turkey, having hosted events there in the past on the iconic Bosphorus strait, and I am excited to see this relationship develop.”

With no less than 16 international teams on the start line at each European Act, the Flying Phantom Series brings with it a whole new pool of talent. The partnership is intended to provide a development pathway for this fresh talent, helping them to break into competitive world class sailing, particularly high-performance foiling multihull sailing, benefiting from the Extreme Sailing Series as a global stage to generate exposure.

“Our sponsorship reflects our desire to raise awareness of new, dynamic marine sports that engage the younger generation. They are the future of our industry and we aim to inspire the growth of both local and international talent,” added Derya Akyuz, Head of Marketing and PR at Palmarina Group on the partnership with the Flying Phantom Series. Thomas Normand, Flying Phantom Class President, said: “I am very excited to see Palmarina partner with the Flying Phantom Series. This is the first major sponsorship for the event so it is great that we have teamed up with OC Sport. This season will be incredibly intense with an international fleet of teams from nine nations, a new partnership with Palmarina, and four iconic venues in Europe. Entertainment and drama will be at the forefront of our Series.”

The 2017 season of the Extreme Sailing Series is now well underway, with two of the eight Acts completed in Muscat, Oman, and Qingdao, China. The next Act will take place in Madeira Islands, Portugal, from 29 June – 2 July, and will see the Flying Phantom Series take off, alongside the Stadium Racing Series, for the first time.

For more information about the Extreme Sailing Series partner click here.
Viaport Marina that is the favorite destination for marine industry and VIA Fair Organisation that has achieved a great success in fair business continue their success with Boat Show Organizations that are another premium event of marine industry.

Yacht Show Eurasia Fair that was first held in May 2016 brought hundreds of domestic and foreign brands together for the ones who missed the design boat ordering period but want to purchase "the boat with the design closest to their dreams" as well as for those who want to renew or replace their boats.

VIA Fair Organization that aims to achieve the same success with the fairs they will organize in 2017 has decided to move Yacht Show Eurasia Fair to Palmarina Bodrum, taking the needs of leading companies and the industry into consideration. Palmarina is going to host the esteemed participants and visitors as the new hosting location of the Yacht Show in June.

PALMARINA BODRUM

Changing the traditional marine approach and setting new grounds in this field, PALMARINA Bodrum is going to host Yacht Show Eurasia on 14-18 June 2017.

Offering a whole new world as a continuously lively location every hour of the day from its mega and giga yacht capacity to the stunning architecture and from its stores to restaurants, Palmarina is getting ready to offer a new level of excitement for both marine and Mall visitors with the Yacht Show Eurasia Fair.

PALMARINA Bodrum that is located on the coast of the deep blue Aegean Sea and makes your feel that you are in a completely new world is looking forward to hosting you to turn every minute to a summer filled with joy and peace. A coffee break while shopping at the Mall that brings many world brands together, a great cocktail that you can drink while swimming in the pool that is connected with the sea, a delicious dinner that you can have in special restaurants that offer various dishes from the cuisines of the world and having a great time at night...

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