Although the history of modern windsurfing can be investigated since the second part of the 20th century its original forms prints were rooted in
Windsurfing is comparatively rather young sport. Its modern history is traced into citizens of
From the early beginning the sport essence was clear: the task of the sailor was rig support and control at its titling in free directions. The offered method allowed steering without rudder use. The basic and the only one equipment for windsurfing is surf board. Today the choice of board type depends on windsurfing classes. But not so long ago in early 1970's the only one board acceptable for new sport was Schweitzer's Windsurfer that occupied the line of mass producing. The main advantages of that polyethylene boards were their durability and universality of usage levels: both beginners and experienced surfers preferred them.
The late 1970's is the time of mass windsurfing fever in
The stage of windsurfing top development is traced into the early 1980's when the circle of endless competitions and windsurfing classes ranging got ran. The time is simultaneous to Professional World Cup birth. Finally the sport was awarded with Olympic status that brought natural emergence of such categories as Olympic windsurfing class, formula windsurfing class and others.
Memorable event was carved forever in
Windsurfing prerequisites at the Olympic Games in 1912 influenced the sport development much. Today for millions of fans windsurfing classes are not significant at all. The main purpose is speed and technique that from fan's point of view can create fashionable image and cool appearance. Windsurfing association got close connection with luxuriant lifestyle.
Today the world championships program is presented also with wavesailing as one of windsurfing derivations. It is new challenge that steadily and confidently is speeding up. The race and wave criterions determine present competition program variations.