World Champions crowned at WISSA2104!

Last week WISSA2014 – World Ice and Snow sailing championship 2014 were held in St.Petersburg, Russia with changing weather from no wind to too strong wind, great ice conditions until last day so all in all good enough conditions to manage dynamic and exciting races in all disciplines!

Windsurfing results here, all others you can find here together with some photos and comments from organizers and participants!

Course Race Open Class – Champion Leontev Aleksandrs, Latvia

Women: Moiseeva Anastasiya, Mytishi

Veterans: Ilukhin Vasiliy, Solnechnogorsk

Youth: Vostryakov Roman, Arhangelsk

Junior: Morozov Daniil, Monchegorsk

Short Trek Open Class Champion Leontev Aleksandrs, Latvia

Women: Zubkova Elena

Grand Master: Allikveer Kalev, Estonia

Junior: Zhilin Egor

 

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Janis Preiss – Winter windsurfing European champion 2014!

Janis Preiss from Latvia took it all – both slalom and course discipline champion titles at WWEO2014. Conditions were great as ice was smooth and tick enough, but changing wind conditions ensured three great and dynamic racing days.

WWEO2014 gathered participants from 5 countries – Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden and Russia – to race for three days on lake Kisezers in Riga, Latvia. Despite of warm temperatures for last weeks, ice was strong enough ensuring safe and fun competition. There were 3 qualification, 22 slalom and 7 course races in total!

From the first starts Janis Preiss was leader in both slalom and course disciplines and he kept his position until the end becoming Winter windsurfing European champion 2014. However competition was tight between many riders, with Giedrius Liutkus LTU getting second place in course discipline and Aleksandrs Leonjevs LAT in third.

In slalom discipline again Janis Preiss was unbeatable, second – Aleksandrs Leontjevs and third – Giedrius Liutkus from Lithuania.

No matter places everyone enjoyed racing improving their own skills. We saw the best ski-sled riders from Russia and Swedish rider Stefan Soderlund showing great results, when wind got stronger, appearing in top3 during last competition day.

Also of note, for the first time start runaways were used for STS races that were appreciated by riders.

But it wasn`t all about racing only! We were glad to see surfers with families and fans cheering for their favourites, windsurfing future was discussed in cosy sauna unofficial IWWA meeting with 5 countries represented etc.

At the awards ceremony champions got great prizes form WWEO2014 partners AERODIUM – free flights in vertical wind tunnel, Red Bull and also handmade, specially designed UNIQ Headwear.

WWEO2014 was organized by „Vinserfinga klubs 360” together with Latvian Windsurfing asociation, Hiberna, „CABO” cafe, Burusports shop, Red Bull, AERODIUM and UNIQ Headwear.

All results here:
WWEO2014 Slalom discipline
WWEO2014 Course discipline

More photos coming soon!

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DAY 2 at WWEO2014

Another great racing day at WWEO2014! Weather and ice conditions were good, even though wind was rising and falling often making racing more challenging. Results after 2nd day in both Course and Slalom disciplines are interesting as the same riders are taking podium places at the moment:
1. Janis Preiss LAT
2. Aleksandrs Leontjevs LAT
3. Giedrius Liutkus LTU

Check out huge photo gallery at FB page: winter windsurfing

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WWEO2014 partners AERODIUM!

We are proud to present WWEO2014 partners AERODIUM that is going to award the best surfers this weekend with unique opportunity to FLY! AERODIUM is the first vertical wind tunnel in Eastern Europe. The wind flow is so strong that you will be able to lie down in it and to fly without wings. The laws of aerodynamics will allow you to soar up, to perform various movements by changing the position of your body and to feel most amazing emotions. AERODIUM is a unique entertainment to all who are looking for unbelievable emotions roused by a free flight!

Find out more: www.aerodium.lv

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