The Captains are the leaders of their team. They can be onboard or just coordinate. They are all heroes in the country they represent, legendary sailors who can inspire the younger generations and the athletes that join the team. The Captains choose five of ten sailors, the other five are coming from the SSL Ranking, making the Captains selection even more strategic as they have to take in consideration different aspects, like experience on big boats, strength, weight, and much more.
SSL Team Turkey Captain Alican is the most decorated sailor in Turkish History. 33 years old Finn sailors achieve 4 world cup medals, many top 10 in major regattas, and 3 Olympic games participations. Lastly, Alican Kaynar finished 8th place in Tokyo2020 which was the best result of Turkish Olympic History. Kaynar became Team YoungTurks captain in 2019 since then he is aiming with his teammates for SSL GOLD CUP besides his Olympic campaign.