It is said that the WISSA Ice & Snow Sailing World Championships is the longest running continuously held international racing event in the history of windsurfing - ironic given that windsurfing started as a liquid water sport. The irony goes away fast when you see how well the windsurf rig works when adapted to ice sailing. As if to prove the point, here is a picture of the Short Track Slalom [STS] at Oravi, Finland in 2011.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Igor, WISSA 2008, Val Brilliant, Quebec
Every organization has its special individuals and WISSA is no exception. In fact, WISSA has more unique individuals than most organizations. Moreover, it is safe to say that the member body of WISSA is comprised of outstanding individuals with a high sense of adventure and above average intelligence. Keep checking this site and you will meet (one by one) many individuals who have extraordinary life stories.
The competitor bios will be released as time (and permission) allows. For now here are two photos. The backstory will come out in further posts.
Oh - and lest you become complacent? There will be regular posts of cool and historic photos every week (sometimes every day all summer long!)
For now - meet Igor Renkas (from Ukraine) and Kalev Alikveer from Estonia. Both have amazing resumes, but you must wait as we research to get all of the facts straight.
Kalev, WISSA 2008, Val Brilliant, Quebec
Monday, June 10, 2013
Kitewing CEO Martin Finell recently visited Newport, Rhode Island and Lake Sunapee New Hampshire for meetings and plans regarding the coming year at Kitewing. Look for a fully revamped web site, new products, more dealers and a major campaign to get more people out sailing on ice & snow in the coming year.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Martin Finell CEO of Kitewing arrived in the US last night to discuss plans for a North American product rollout. Today is a "lay day" for sight seeing and jet lag elimination. Meetings commence tomorrow.
We will keep you posted.