Friday, November 28, 2014

Oxanna carves a beautiful turn on smooth Russian ice last season

But watch this short [46 second] video taken yesterday in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin- site of WISSA 2015

See you on the ice!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

22 November- Plymouth Pond. Maine- Cam Lewis, Kitewing
 Well not really. There is always ice somewhere, but this ice is first ice for New England.
 The organizers of    
reported smooth ice 10-12 cm thick last week on Lake Winnebago in Winsconsin.
 The time is fast approaching!
Here's hoping to see lots of folks in Fond du Lac Wisconsin for WISSA 2015

Monday, November 17, 2014

17 November 2014- Lake Winnebago NOW!


 This is a photo of Lake Winnebago today! Lake Winnebago   
 is so big that you can not see across it! And now it is frozen!!
 Let the games begin
Feodor Gurvits on a Hiberna Board
 Fish Lake Iceboards
will have 12 Hiberna Boards 
 available for rent at WISSA 2015.
If you are traveling from a long distance and do not want to carry your own Hiberna Board, you can still compete on the Short Track Slalom.
 You might still want to have your own rigs, but if not, contact Kevin at

You can come to WISSA traveling light, and still compete!

 See you on the ice.

Friday, November 07, 2014

few readers can identify this!
Thank you for the excellent video link. I still have that original video tape from Sami Tuurna. Back in the day, when folks "in the west" were getting started sailing on snow & ice using windsurfing rigs, there was a parallel universe "in the east".

 I will never forget 1991 in what was then the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic. I met individuals with whom I had been communicating for several years by means of the post office. I still have the double spaced letters typed out on a cryllic typewriter machine [that I wish I could own now] from friend Vasilly Laptev from Nickoliavsk- na- Amur in Russia's far east- over by Japan. We wrote many letters- always double spaced so that we could translate using a dictionary. We sent photos and stories back and forth from our distant locations

Eventually, in 1991, "east met west " at Valgerand, Estonia.  It was a life changing experience for me, and in many ways it was a turning point for the sport of ice and snow sailing.

 It might be time to start scanning some of the photos and posting them. After all- this IS WISSA history!

 William Tuthill/WISSA