Born in Holland, Lahey in 1961.
Graduated from architecture faculty at İDGSA.
From 1968 to 1990 have raced with optimist, pirat, snipe, 470, laser, dragon. Besides that raced in yacht races, started from 1974 as a skipper in many teams, also have raced in the Olympics as a national sailor. Joined national and international races. Between 1991 and 2004 trained Olympic sailors in Turkey. As a trainer or as a racer took active part in sailing community of Turkey.
During last two years while not racing started to take sailing photographs and crated XANTHOS and two different certificated boats. Currently, these boats are actively used in Turkey.