M. Ali Yelkenbicer, began sailing when he was seven years old. In his summer holidays, he both raced and helped his father in the sail loft. He would earn pocket money by repairing his friend’s sails – ultimately leading to him becoming a sailmaker full-time. M. Ali, now the owner and manager of Ullman Sails Turkey, also has extensive racing experience – including significant accomplishments in the Cadet, Dragon, Windsurf and Finn classes. M. Ali dominated in the Finn Class in Turkey, taking the Junior National Championship in the class in 1987 and 1988. Further, M. Ali raced 28 times on the Turkish National team. In 1994, M. Ali established Yelkenbiçer Ltd. with his father. Since then M. Ali and his loft have built thousands of sails.