WindFestival, the largest Expo in Italy dedicated to sea and wind action sports, back to Diano Marina from Thursday 1 Sun 4 October. This year the WindFestival, which to date remains the only calendar action sports event, will articulate on the promenade and on the beach with regattas, competitions in the water, exhibitions, approach classes to activities for first-time, free lessons and equipment trials. The event is organized by TF7 Open Sport ASD with the patronage of the Municipality of Diano Marina, Sports Department and Municipal Spa Management.
Organizers Valter Scotto and Andrea Ippolito tell us that "With the eight previous editions the WindFestival has been credited as the largest Expo in Italy dedicated to action sports of sea and wind. This year, the problems caused by social distancing prevented us from replicating the planning of experiences in the city centre, but we've prepared this ninth edition back to focus on the sea: we will have athletes in the world top ten Windsurfing like Alex Mussolini, Bruno Martini, Thomas Traversa, Greta Welcome and the Young Promise of PWA Under 15 Julius Gasperi. All this also thanks to the companies that have confirmed their support with the presence of more than sixty stands where preview news and latest products will be exhibited."
The sea will also be the stage for the contests dedicated to the Stand Up Paddle, long distance and sprint race, a sailing challenge with the Optimists of the F.I.V Sailing Section. by Diano Marina and Surf performances, Kitesurf, SUP, Water Bike and Windsurf Foil with the help of towing by waverunner jet skis.
Every year the WindFestival brings with it new disciplines and Paralympic activities that want to be the cue for those who are not aware of the activities they could practice despite having a disability. Action 4 Amputees ASD under the guidance of Francesco Favettini will bring Paralympic Windsurfing athletes like Enrico Sulli (blind), Nino Lo Baido (transtibial amputee) and Thomas Morandi, windsurfer and young athlete multi-mixed in swimming. Confirmed the presence of the Granda Waterpolo Ability ASD that will play a match against the official team of Imperia. Athletes and guests, also prosthetic, other disciplines such as water polo, Archery, boxing and maybe take the opportunity to discover a new passion in sport.
Prevention, priority in all sports and even more so in aquatic sports, will be able to count on the collaboration of the Port Authority and the Coast Guard who will be present to satisfy the curiosity of the little ones and raise awareness of safety at sea within the Emergency Village, in which will also be guests a representation of the Carabinieri's corps, the Teams of Golden Cross and Emergency First Responder through which you will know and experience the maneuvers of BLS (emergency heart massage) and the lifeguard dogs of the Italian School of Rescue Dogs S.I.C.S. Liguria section that will demonstrate their extraordinary capabilities during nautical rescue simulations.
The official calendar with detailed information, schedules etc.. will be available for the duration of the event on the website windfestival.it and at the secretariat of the event.
source: Sandro Bathroom / WindFestival Communication and P.R.
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