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The 14. WIND and WATER on the water Boat Show

Between 18-21 July 2019, the WIND and WATER on water Boat Show will take place in the Marina Gdynia. The Fair on water is the only event in Poland, during which we can admire the most beautiful sailing boats and motor yachts on water, as well as the fastest scooters, modern sailing and motorboat equipment. The fair is organized by YACHT EXPO, Murator EXPO, in the partnership cooperation with the monthly Żagle. The strategic partner of the Fair is Gdynia - Sailing Capital of Poland.

The main goal of the WIND and WATER on water is to promote water sports activities as well as to enable water sports enthusiasts to evaluate modern, worldwide known yachts and motor boats as well as to get acquainted with the newest trends in water sports equipment in their natural environment - on water.

Nearly 130 exhibitors will take part in this year's Boat Show, including companies which will participate for the first time: Spradling EUROPE, PPHU Navigator Kamila Błaszkowska, Waterbus S.C. In the Marina Gdynia, we will see about 120 units, in tent halls set on the quay: newest sailing accessories, motorboats, navigational equipment, belaying and rescue equipment, tourist and sports clothing as well as the offer of charters organizers.

Extreme sailing trips - meetings with excellent sailors at the Fair

Special guests of the 14. WIND and WATER on water Boat Show will be Joanna Pajkowska, who recently completed a solo cruise around the world (Saturday, 12:30pm, the VIP tent) and Rafał Moszczyński, who sets off on a similar trip on the Gdynia - Gdynia route (Sunday 12.00pm, the VIP tent).

The 34th Baltic Sea Song Festival, an event accompanying the WIND and WATER on water, will be held in the Concert Shell in Gdynia on Saturday evening. We invite lovers of shanty music to participate in the concert - free admission.

Mission Study Tour - guests from the USA and China

This year's WIND and WATER on water Boat Show will be a unique event not only for fans of water sports and recreation on water, but also a special opportunity to promote Polish companies from the yacht industry as well as their highest quality products abroad. During the Fair on water in Gdynia, the second edition of the Mission Study Tour will be held, in which potential business partners and journalists from leading industry media from the USA and China will take part, including: Soundings Trade Only, Sail Magazine, Yacht and Sea and China: Blu Inc Media, Lux Inc Media, Fragrant Harbour or Ocean Way Yacht.

Guests from the US and China will learn about the potential of the Polish yachting industry: visit selected shipyards, participate in B2B meetings at the Fair. Furthermore, participants of the 2. Mission Study Tour will test sailing units: NFun 30, Maxus 24 evo, Caravela 950 (a yacht on which Rafał Moszczyński will set off on a lonely cruise around the world). Additionally the below presented motor vessels will be tested: Balt Tytan 918, Parker 110 Monaco (winner of the Best of Boats at the Berlin Trade Fair in 2018 and Yacht of the Year in Poland 2019), Parker 850 Voyager, Futura 36, ​​Northman 1200, Emzi 767 Classic and Diamond 550. As part of the Mission, a press conference will be held on Saturday at 5pm in the VIP tent of the Fair "The strength and potential of the Polish yacht industry. Elements of the government's industry support program on foreign markets ".

Nominations and awards

Traditionally, at the WIND and WATER on water, nominations in the competition "The Yacht of the Year in Poland - Polish Yacht of the Year 2020", organized by the editors of the monthly Żagle, will be announced.

For the tenth time, the President of Gdynia will award the best products in the Gdynia YACHT Design competition, established to promote design in the water sports industry. The idea of ​​this competition perfectly fits in with Gdynia's strategy, since the city is focused on innovation, interesting design and well-designed public space. The jury will choose the most beautiful sailing and motor vessels presented at the Fair. Its members include: Tadeusz Jelec - the famous Polish designer and Jaguar Design Manager; Bartosz Piotrowski – art phd, designer of PESA, Leszek Gonciarz – passionate designer and yacht builder, architect; Stanisław Iwiński (secretary) - sailor, specialist in the field of sailing and motor yachts, head of the motorboat department of the monthly Żagle, Alicja Kotlarek - interior designer, 3D graphic designer at H2 Yacht Design and Jacek Oryl - director of the WIND and WATER Boat Show. We will meet the winners of the Competition on Saturday, July 20, at 12pm.

The strategic partner of the WIND and WATER on water Boat Show is Gdynia - Sailing Capital of Poland.





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