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CANiK kept the Turkish flag flying in the Sailing Champions League champions league final

Having made an assertive entry into the outdoor world from the defense industry with Mecanik Textile, CANiK continues to represent Turkey in the world not just in the domestic and national defense industry, but also with its support to sports. CANiK was the flag sponsor of Heybeliada Water Sports Club in the final of the Sailing Champions League held in Italy, keeping the Turkish flag flying in the world.

Introducing the domestic and national power of the defense industry to the world, CANiK supported the contestation of Heybeliada Water Sports Club in the final of the Sailing Champions League held in Porto Cervo, Italy, between 6th and 10th of October with its flag sponsorship. 29 sailing teams from 22 different countries competed in the finals. The top 4 teams those ranked the highest after 10 races competed for the championship in the final four contest, and the champion of the year was determined as a result.



“We are focused on creating permanent values for the future of Turkish sports”
CANiK associated itself with the contestation of Heybeliada Water Sports Club, which represented Turkey in the final of the Sailing Champions League, and contributed to sailing as the team's flag and textile product sponsor. Canik(SYS-Samsun Homeland Defense) Business Development and Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Gençay Gençer stated that, as the domestic and national power of the defense industry, they perceive sponsorship projects as social responsibility projects and not merely as means to gain commercial benefit. In this context, he said “When we heard that Heybeliada Water Sports Club will participate in the Sailing Champions League final, we were very excited for our country. Heybeliada Water Sports Club was in urgent need of a boost. Therefore, we, as CANiK, have made an effort to make every contribution taking advantage of our fast organizational ability in order that our team can represent our country in the champions league. We are focused on creating permanent values for the future of Turkish sports. We are ready to do our part in terms of successfully representing our country in the world.”

Mecanik increased the endurance of athletes with its textile products
Mr. Güray Zünbül, who has successfully represented Turkey in previous international organizations and represented Turkey in the Sailing Champion League as well, said: “We were given the chance to participate in the final as late as one week before the race. Then, we have formed a team consisting of athletes from a single club who are experienced in sportsboat class. The only thing we lacked was the budget we needed to participate in the races. CANiK reacted very rapidly to our need and completed the necessary preparations within just 4 days. It is due to the support of CANiK that our team was able to reach Porto Cervo within a matter of one week and participated in the finals. Apart from taking us to the finals, CANiK's Mecanik products strengthened our durability against natural conditions and increased our comfort. In this way, our flag flew in the champions league final".



CANİK carried us to the finals
Noting that they will organize the Sailing Champions League Turkey (SCL-Turkey) starting from the next season, Mr. Zünbül said, “Even though our team's performance was not enough to reach the final four this year, the most valuable acquisition we gained from this race on behalf of our country was to get the chance to compete with successful teams from all over the world and to share this experience and excitement. It was CANiK that carried us to the finals with its support. In addition to its support, it was also the fast organizational ability of CANiK which made it possible for us to have the honor of representing our country in the world.”
 

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