Arkas Named Title Sponsor of the 2022 Optimist World Championship
The B.B. Bodrum Sailing Club and the Turkish Sailing Federation, Organizers of the 2022 Optimist World Championship, with the IODA Executive Committee’s approval, are pleased to announce that Arkas, one of Turkey’s most important international companies, has been named the title sponsor of the 2022 Optimist World Championship taking place in Bodrum, TUR, June 27th to July 7th.
The new title of the event will be the “2022 Arkas Optimist World Championship”.
The countdown has started for the 2022 Arkas Optimist World Championship. This is the third time in the 60-year history of the Optimist World Championship that it is being held in Turkey – the last time was 2008 in Izmir and prior to that it was in Yarimka in 1976. This is the first time it is being held in Bodrum, one of the leading places for sailing in the region.
Arkas Holdings is one of the most signficant transport companies in Turkey, will figure prominently as the main title sponsor of the championship. This sponsorship agreement will be a first for both Arkas Holdings and the Optimist World Championship.
The 2022 Arkas Optimist World Championship has 285 sailors registered from 62 countries around the world - a new record in terms of number of participants in the history of the event.
Competition is expected to be fierce during the 2022 Arkas Optimist World Championship in Bodrum. The top sailors from each country will be testing their skills against the best athletes 15 years and under from around the globe.