The Fair in Warsaw
We invite you to the 32. edition of the Warsaw International Boat Show 2020 WIND and WATER in the Congress Center Global EXPO
The 32nd edition of the WIND and WATER Boat Show will be held between March 12-15, 2020 in a new location in Warsaw - the Global EXPO Trade Fair and Congress Center at Modlińska 6D Street. The WIND and WATER Boat Show is the largest exhibition event for the industry and supporters of sailing, motor yachting, canoeing, windsurfing and diving in Poland and as well as one of the major events on the European market. Over 400 companies offering equipment and accessories from all disciplines of active rest and water-related sports present their products here. The rich exhibition will be accompanied by meetings with the water sports stars: Olympians, regatta athletes, travelers and explorers. The fair is organized by the YACHT EXPO and Murator EXPO companies, in cooperation with the magazine ŻAGLE.
The strategic partner of the Fair is Gdynia - the Sailing Capital of Poland.
The WIND and WATER, annually announcing the upcoming sailing season, will begin it with momentum in an attractive location. The Global EXPO Trade Fair and Congress Center is a new facility on the capital's map, located in Warsaw's Żerań, with a total area of around 17,000. m², of which over 12 thousand m² is an exhibition hall under one roof. Over 400 exhibitors from Poland and abroad (including Germany, Croatia, Greece and Italy) will present their reach offer at the Fair, primarily from the sailing, motor yachting, kayaking, windsurfing and diving industries. We will host the biggest stars of water sports - competitors, travelers and experts as well as foreign contractors and journalists who will visit the Fair as part of an economic mission. As befits a season opening event, we will present the plans of the organizers of the largest sailing events, the most important sporting and cultural events of Gdynia - the strategic partner of the Fair. Furthermore, we will also present the winners of prestigious competitions. Guests of the WIND and WATER will be, among others, outstanding sailors Joanna Pajkowska and Jacek Siwek, who successfully competed in the Sydney-Hobart regatta. Michał Weselak, who completed the Mini Transat and our representatives for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, as well as the President of PZŻ Tomasz Chamera and sports director Dominik Życki. The topics of the meetings will be next year's final of The Tall Ships Races in Szczecin or Polish Ekstraklasa Sailing and the hundredth regatta of the Polish Match Tour series.
The Fair will feature companies from the yacht industry, including manufacturers, importers and distributors of: yachts, motor boats, water scooters, inflatable boats and other vessels, modern sailing and motor boating equipment, sailing accessories, engines, safety and rescue equipment, instruments for navigation and yacht electronics, sailing and sportswear, tourist regions, representatives of water tourist routes, sailing reservoirs, marinas or charter organizers, manufacturers, importers and distributors from the diving, canoeing, surfing, wakeboarding industries, representatives of organizations, associations and industry media.
The Mission at the WIND and WATER Boat Show
The Boat Show will be accompanied by the Mission, organized as part of the yachts and recreational boats promotional program launched by the Ministry of Development of the Republic of Poland, including on prospective markets, for 2020-2022. The guests of the Mission - entrepreneurs and journalists of leading industry media, among others from Croatia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine will participate in B2B meetings and conferences organized in cooperation with the Polish Chamber of Yacht Industry and Water Sports POLBOAT, as well as visit the Polish companies from the yacht industry. This three-day industry event will be a unique opportunity to establish valuable business relationships with foreign guests and to promote native companies and their highest quality products abroad.
Underwater Adventure Salon
Just like a year ago, the WIND and WATER will be accompanied by the Underwater Adventure Salon – annual event for all diving enthusiasts. The organization of the Salon together with the WIND and WATER allows to promote diving among a wide range of water sports enthusiasts, while expanding the exhibition and program offer of the Fair. Underwater Adventure and Nurgres (Diving Congress) is an annual event of the diving professionals and beginners that brings together anyone interested in recreational, technical, freediving and tourism, including active leisure under water at one place and time. For four days you will meet manufacturers, importers and distributors of equipment, diving schools, diving tourism organizers, diving bases and centers, diving federations, foundations, associations, insurers and companies offering various diving-related services.
All divers are invited to Nurgres - a meeting of the diving environment in which you can participate as part of the diving admission ticket to the Fair. These are interesting presentations and videos from many areas of diving and diving tourism. In addition, divers will be able to learn about new equipment, talk to experts, choose trips, further training, and all at special market prices.
Underwater Adventure is also an event for people who are just thinking about diving. All visitors who are just planning to start an underwater adventure will be able to take part in special presentations addressed to beginners, get to know the instructors and, above all, choose courses and trips combined with diving lessons.
The Group Storm at the WIND and WATER!
During this year's Boat Show there will be many attractions for everyone (especially for children and teenagers) who want to start their adventure with sailing. In the zone „Storm for WIND and WATER! Come and start sailing! "Everyone can learn sailing by having fun and find out that starting a sailing adventure requires less effort than it seems.
Experienced Storm Group instructors will propose a lot of attractions, games and activities, including: learning the secrets of what a sailing yacht is built of, learning how to build a sailing yacht - learning the rigging using an example of a real sailing yacht; competition for the fastest sailing, learning the decalogue of a young sailor and tying sailing knots, children's workshops "Sailing ABC - why the yacht is sailing?" or meetings as part of the children's educational program "Safe Water".
Saturday is Canoeist's Day
Traditionally, the third day of the Fair is Canoeists' Day in the program of the WIND and WATER. Also this year, rowing enthusiasts can count on an extensive schedule of lectures and meetings in various scenes. The Canoe Magazine WIOSŁO once again warmly invites you to Canoe's Day during the WIND and WATER.
Nominations, prizes and awards
Traditionally, the "Żagle" Magazine Awards of Leonid Teliga for 2019 will be presented during the Boat Show. We met the winners of the Yacht of the Year 2020 in Poland on December 31, 2019, and the awards ceremony will take place at the Fair. We will also award the winners of the magazine "Sail" - KOTNIZ Yacht Product of the Year in Poland 2020. The competition aims at selecting the most interesting, most innovative and useful water sports products available on our market. The editors of "Żagle" will traditionally award the Gwóźdź Targów of Jerzy Fijka at the WIND and WATER - mostly awaited by exhibitors and awarded to products presented at the fair, distinguished by, among others innovation, design, workmanship or functionality. During this year's edition there will be a ceremony of presenting the nomination for the National Team of PZŻ for 2020. It will be attended by nearly 150 sailors from all over Poland. We will also get to know the winners of the "Friendly Shore" Competition of the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society, the annual award of the Yacht Shipowners' Association and the Inland Commission of PZŻ in the "Blue Spinaker" competition. There will be a presentation of the winners of the Cruise of the Year 2019 and the winner of the Silver Sextant. The city of Gdynia, the Brotherhood of Kaphornowce and the Press Club Polska will present the winner of the Leszek Wiktorowicz for 2019. We will announce the winners of the PPJK Regatta of the Year award from the Żagle as well as the PPJK and Pantaenius Yacht Foto photo competitions. Furthermore, the fair exhibitors will receive special awards for the prettiest stands.
The Water Sports and Recreation Fair WIND and WATER is a member of the international organization IFBSO, which associates the elite of the world sailing fair, with the highest Platinum Member status. They are audited annually by the CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union.
The Team of the WIND and WATER Boat Show