2016 Ice and Snow Sailing World Championship

Published on February 13th, 2016

The World Ice and Snow Sailing Association celebrated its 40th anniversary at the 2016 World Championship that took place February 8-13 in Võrtsjärv, Estonia. Eighty-nine competitors representing 13 nations came to Lake Võrtsjärv to compete in three classes – sleds, kites and wings.


Cracked ice forced the completion of racing on February 12.

On the penultimate day, the ice cracked on the Sleds/Wings race course just between the start and finish area creating a large open cleavage in between and leaving some race officials on the other side of it. Luckily all competitors and race officials were saved and nothing dramatic happened, but the WISSA Worlds 2016 had to end there to keep all participants safe and secure.

Annie Tuthill (USA) is the new Course Race (Class Wing) Women’s World Champion, with Klaus Faisst (CAN) and William Tuthill (USA) also on the podium in their age divisions. Full results.


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