Ben Proffitt: spectacular forward loop | Photo: PWA/Carter

Ben Proffitt, Nicolas Akgazciyan and Thomas Traversa have claimed the top spots at the 2014 Warsaw PWA Indoor Windsurfing World Cup, in Poland.

Just like eight years ago, Nicolas Akgazciyan stole the freestyle show in an indoor windsurfing pool. The French sailor rotated through a trademark switch chachoo and a big shaka 360 to win his division. Sarah-Quita Offringa stomped a stylish one-handed spock and a super quick double flaka to conquer the Women's freestyle contest.

In the fast Slalom races, Ben Proffitt showed why he is also one of the best windsurfers in the world. In the Polish National Stadium, he took a brilliant 2-1 victory over Akgazciyan. Lena Erdil successfully defended her better seeding against Zofia Klepacka, with an emphatic 2-0 victory.


Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup: do you want one of this for Christmas? | Photo: PWA World Tour

Indoor windsurfing will write a new chapter in the history of wind sports. Poland's National Stadium welcomes the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, between 5th-7th September, 2014.

Can you imagine 58,000 spectators watching the world's best windsurfers in a football stadium equipped with a state-of-the-art retractable roof?

Sailors will not ride the green grass. They will race in the gigantic pool that has been installed, spanning 90 metres in length and 33 metres in width.


ISAF Sailing World Championships: Santander decides the fate of RS:X windsurfers | Photo: Martinez Studio/Ciudad de Santander Trophy

The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships will crown the best RS:X windsurfers and will deliver tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, between 8th-21st September.

Up to 178 RS:X windsurfers from 49 nations are ready for the most important event of the season. The ISAF Sailing World Championships play a decisive role in the Rio 2016 qualification race.

Sailors will aim for one of 18 Men's RS:X and 13 Women's spots as 50% of the total places are to be awarded in Santander, Spain.