Arkas-M.A.T. Sailing Team came in first at the first stage races in 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy which was held in cooperation with Aegean Open Sea Yacht Club (EAYK) and Cesme Marina.
Organized by Aegean Open Sea Yacht Club (EAYK) – Cesme Marine, Izmir Winter Trophy First Stage races took place on February 1 and 2. The trophy, within the scope of which a total of 48 boats, including six in the IRC A category raced, became the one with the highest participation rate among the winter trophies.
IRC classes had two buoy races and Support classes had one geographical race on the first day, and the 10 knot wind offered an enjoyable race to the racers on this spring-like day.
The geographical route and a single race were planned for all classes on the second day. When the southern wind rose up to 20-25 knots, the first stage of the trophy saw exciting moments.
At the end of two days, Arkas-M.A.T. Sailing Team ranked first in the IRC A category at the first stage of EAYK Winter Trophy 2020 with their boat named Comet A.
The second stage of the race will take place on February 22-23, the third stage on March 14-15, the fourth stage on March 28-29, the fifth stage on April 18-19 and the final on May 16-17 in Cesme.