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Dan Deuster - Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders (WAK) President

Kevin Gratton - WISSA Race Director

Mary Denis - WISSA Event Manager

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WISSA - World Ice and Snow Sailing Association

The World Ice and Snow Sailing Association Ice and Snow Sailing World Championships (ISSWC) is the longest running international competition in the sport of windsurfing.

The ISSWC got started in 1980, and WISSA officially formed at Worthsee, Germany in 1987. Originally, the organization was about windsurfing on ice and snow with various sleds powered by windsurfing rigs.

Estonia 1991 saw the first hand held sail, and Poland 1993 was the first official start for kites. Those two milestones make the WISSA ISSWC the longest running international competition for both hand held and kite sail racing as well as windsurfing!

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WAK - Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders

The Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders formed by passionate area kiters years ago to promote the fun and adventure of kiteboarding through: public education, safe interaction with other water activities, maintaining and enhancing both public and private launch sites, and working with local and state officials to insure its future on the Winnebago basin and throughout the world. The WAK will be partnering with FACVB to host the WISSA 2015 World Championships in Fond du Lac Wisconsin.

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FACVB - Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a not for profit organization that works to promote the Fond du Lac Area as an ideal destination for Visitors. Serving as the go-to source for information on Fond du Lac and the greater Lake Winnebago region. The FACVB will be partnering with WAK to host the WISSA 2015 World Championships in Fond du Lac Wisconsin.

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Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center

Serving in the dual capacity of race headquarters and spare parts depot, Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center is one of the Midwest’s best known Windsurf and Kiting businesses and is located at the entry point to the WISSA events on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Wind Power was established in 1984 and has been in it's current location for 28 years. It is one of the very few water sports shop that is located on one of the best and largest inland lakes in the Mid-west. Therefore lessons, rentals, demos and Regattas are very accessible and an important ingredient of the overall business. Lessons of all levels are a specialty of Wind Power which also promotes regional racing.

Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center is a supplier for most major manufacturers related to water sports and is no stranger to the needs of athletes competing in sanctioned wind kiting events as it is the host of the annual Wind Power Championships in September which brings the nation’s top windsurfing racers to the mighty Lake Winnebago. Wind Power has been active in all levels of Windsurf racing from local races to National, World and Olympic competitions.

For more information on Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin please visit:

Sturgeon Stampede

Entering its 26 consecutive year the Sturgeon Stampede is a home grown festival and massive party conceived of and hosted by the Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders. Taking place in the center of the frozen Lake Winnebago near Fond du Lac Wisconsin, festivities include ice bowling, an ice bar, music, a giant bonfire and plenty of kiting activities. Kiters will always find a fun relaxed kiting community as well as some very competitive sanctioned kiting events.

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Sturgeon Spearing Season

Dating back to practices perfected by the Native Americans, Sturgeon Spearing is a truly unique phenomenon found in very few places throughout the world. Each year right around the second weekend in February thousands of spearers descend upon the frozen surface of the mighty Lake Winnebago for a rite of the season. Veritable spearing villages arise and a festival like atmosphere pervades throughout the waterfront and into the surrounding community of Fond du Lac Wisconsin known as the Sturgeon Spearing Capitol of the world.

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