February 7, 2019
World Cup in Zhiguli Sea
In the heart of the European part of Russia – in the city of Tolyatti – on February 20 – 24, a snooking world cup stage – SNOW KITE WORLD CUP IKA 2019 will take place.
A huge water area, convenient infrastructure, a decent organization, all possible disciplines of winter sailing, dozens of professional athletes and hundreds of amateur kiteers – this is what awaits the guests of this event!
The highlight of the competition in Togliatti can rightly be considered a combination of professional and amateur races, as well as the legendary Marathon "Zhigulevskoe Sea", which is held on the petal system, allowing an athlete of any level to try their hand in the fight against distance, wind and yourself. The distance is 45 km at the general course. In the framework of the World Cup for the title of the best will compete the most eminent athletes from Russia and other countries. Masters of ski and snowboard will compete in the disciplines “Course-Voyage”, “Freestyle”, “Marathon” and “Slalom”. Separately, the Tube kite division (Standard) will be highlighted.
Among the already registered participants are such stars of modern sailing as Dmitry Nikulichev, Nikita Sokolov, Maria Bukreeva, Pavel Kolabin.
Immediately after the professional races, the amateur racing "Zhigulevskoe Sea-019" will start. The kayters will have a marathon in “Skiing” and “Snowboard” classes, as well as massive fan races. In parallel with the World Cup, children's races will be held at a special distance. Speaking of the last, year by year, children's races gather more and more participants. In 2019, the younger generation will massively present Togliatti, Novosibirsk, Kolomna, Yaroslavl and some other regions of Russia! Perhaps in the near future, these children will represent our country at the Olympics! Indeed, since 2024, kitesurfing is included in the program of the Olympiad!
Completed a series of races on February 24. On this day, in parallel with the sports battles on the shore, a festival for fans will be held. Dozens of interactive developmental and entertainment areas for the whole family will work along the entire embankment, and hundreds of prizes and gifts will be played from the stage. According to the organizers, the family festival on the beach will harmoniously complement the sports part of the World Cup stage.
– We have been practicing such an approach for the first year: kiters compete in the water area, and on the shore, at the same time, a festival for fans takes place. It is very popular among Togliatti people – every year not less than five thousand people come to it, plus several hundred non-resident guests. In our opinion, such a neighborhood greatly stirs interest in winter sailing, ”said the project manager of SNOWKITERUSSIA and the chairman of the competition organizing committee, Yevgenia Kotlyarova.
Three events are organized in parallel (a stage of the World Cup in snowkiting, amateur races “Zhigulevskoe Sea-019” and the eponymous festival of active recreation) this year are actively helped by partners: the Ministry of Sport of the Samara region, the All-Russian Sailing Federation, PJSC “KuibyshevAzot”, PJSC “AvtoVAZ” And SKY COOL. It is thanks to these organizations, hundreds of athletes will feel the power of the wind, fight in the ability to tame it and get a lot of emotions from communicating with like-minded people!
Few weeks remain before the start, and the organizers are ready to receive guests. Registration of participants is now open at https://snowkiterussia.com/
Manage to be among the masters of the wind!
– Project ROQETA / SNOWKITERUSSIA
– IC "Power of the Wind"
+7 927 261 38 98 – Evgenia Kotlyarova, Project Manager
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