ALP’S STORY

Alp was born in Istanbul on 29 September 2000 and both his parents are architects. He completed his pre-school education in Russia where they had to live due to his father’s job. On his return back to Turkey, Alp was enrolled with FMV Erenköy Işık Elementary School in 2006. His interest in sports had just started to blossom then and he was a swimmer between 2006 and 2009. In 2009, when he was nine years old, he found “the sports branch to which he belongs” in his own words and started sailing in Istanbul Sailing Club Summer School. He sailed in Optimist class between 2009 and 2013 and in Laser 4.7 Class between 2013 and 2016. Alp has been an active sailor in Laser Standart Olympic class since 2017, after sailing in Laser Radial, and he is attending Istanbul Saint Joseph French High School. A member of Turkish National Sailing Team, Alp also represents his school in Saint Joseph High School Sailing Team.

ALP'S SUCCESS

  • Laser Standard Europa Cup overall 5th place
  • Laser Standard Europa Cup Youth 2nd place
  • Laser Standard Winter Cup overall 4th place
  • Laser Standard Winter Cup Youth 1st place
  • Laser Standard Winter Cup overall 5th place
  • Laser Standard Winter Cup Youth 2nd place
  • Laser Standard Turkey Championship overall 5th place
  • Laser Standard Turkey Championship Youth 2nd place
  • Laser Standard Olympic Kiel Week silver group 7th place
  • Laser Standard U21 World Championship 34th place
  • Laser Standard U19 World Championship 8th place
  • Laser Standard U21 European Championship 13th place
  • Laser Standard U19 European Championship 4th place
  • Laser Standard Atatürk Cup overall 3rd place
  • Laser Standard Atatürk Cup Youth 2nd place
  • 2017 Laser Standart Atatürk Cup Junior 2.nd
  • 2017 Laser Standart Atatürk Cup Overall 2.nd
  • 2017 Laser Radial Balkan Championships Overall 2.nd
  • 2017 Laser Radial Senior World Championships Overall 49.th
  • 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships Silver Group 5.th
  • 2017 Laser Radial European Championships Overall 25.th
  • 2017 Laser Radial Europa Cup Overall 53.rd
  • 2017 Laser Radial Federation Cup Junior 1.st
  • 2017 Laser Radial Federation Cup Overall 1.st
  • 2017 Laser Radial Turkish Nationals Junior 1.st
  • 2017 Laser Radial Turkish Nationals Overall 2.nd
  • 2017 Laser Radial Winter Cup Junior 1.st
  • 2017 Laser Radial Winter Cup Overall 2.nd
  • 2016 Laser Radial Turkish Nationals Junior 3.rd
  • 2016 Laser 4.7 World Championships 15.th (243 competitors)
  • 2016 Laser 4.7 European Championship 52.nd (212 competitors)
  • 2016 Laser 4.7 Federation Cup Overall 3.rd
  • 2016 Laser 4.7 Europa Cup Hyères/France 14.th (185 competitors)
  • 2016 Laser 4.7 Winter Cup Overall 1.st
  • 2015 Laser 4.7 Turkish Nationals Junior 2nd
  • 2015 Laser 4.7 Federation Cup 3rd
  • 2015 Laser 4.7 Winter Cup Junior 1st
  • 2014 Laser 4.7 Turkish Nationals Junior 2nd
  • 2014 Laser 4.7 Alexandrapolis Cup Overall 2nd
  • 2013 Optimist Garda Week 93rd (855 competitors)
  • 2012 Optimist Garda Week 115th (810 competitors) 

“I have achieved so many things so far but what matters to me most is what I am yet to achieve in future.”

200
NUMBER OF DAYS IN SEA EVERY YEAR
13
MEDALS WON
936
TOTAL ANNUAL TRAINING HOURS