Tolga Pamir told the story of being a single Turkish sailor in the Turkish seas as follows:
“I went to France 20 years ago to experience and participate in such races. The goal was to take part in the ‘Vendee Globe World Tour Races’ as a Turkish athlete, even to be the first. There are 16 world countries that have achieved this. ‘Why not our 17th country? Let’s not carry the Turkish flag in the seas of the world?’ I said.
There are different seas in the world, we also have the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Marmara and Aegean Seas with different characters. They all have their own character, which I haven’t had the opportunity to do until now. I am very glad that I did this in the seas of our country in this beautiful geography. I’m proud of that too”