Edition 2019

The 31. edition of the WIND and WATER Boat Show

The 31st edition of the Warsaw International Boat Show WIND and WATER took place between February 28 - March 3, 2019 at EXPO XXI in Warsaw. WIND and WATER is the largest exhibition event for the industry and supporters of sailing, motor yachting, canoeing, windsurfing and diving in Poland and one of the biggest events on the European market. Several hundred companies offering equipment and accessories from all disciplines of active rest and sports related to water present here their rich offer. Unique exposition is accompanied by meetings with the biggest stars of water sports: Olympic athletes, regatta riders, travelers and explorers. For the first time, the WIND and WATER in Warsaw was accompanied by the Salon Underwater Adventure. The fair is organized by YACHT EXPO and Murator EXPO, in partnership with the Żagle Magazine, celebrating the 60th anniversary. The strategic partner of the Fair is Gdynia - Sailing Capital of Poland

The 31st edition of the WIND and WATER fair gathered over 400 exhibitors, over 100 yachts and boats were presented, including many premiere units. Exhibitors from Poland and abroad were present, including: Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, the Netherlands, Holland, Latvia, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Great Britain and Italy. WIND and WATER, apart from a unique exhibitors' offer, was also an exceptionally rich program of accompanying events – traditionally held the Canoeist Day, debuting Underwater Adventure, as well as many interesting lectures, shows, meetings with water sports champions, sailors, canoeists, divers, travelers as well as annual summaries of industry achievements.

During this year's WIND and WATER fair, we could feel hot atmosphere of the coming summer. In addition to beautiful and luxurious yachts and boats, pontoons, RIBs, jet skis and other vessels, you could find nautical accessories, engines, safety and rescue equipment, instruments for navigation and yacht electronics. Traditionally, there were plenty of new products and premieres, which the exhibitors have prepared for the upcoming season. Furthermore, the rich offer from manufacturers and distributors of sailing and sports clothing, as well as tourist regions from Poland and abroad presented their attractions related to active recreation by the water and on the water. The fair also promoted water tourist trails, charters, sailing yachts, marinas and interesting places for water sports. The newest equipment for diving, canoeing and windsurfing gave us a great opportunity to get acquainted with the latest trends 2019 and decide on plans for upcoming vacation.

What is in the program?

In the program of the WIND and WATER, the Canoeist Day as well as the debuting Salon Underwater Adventure were held. Furthermore, presentation of prestigious awards and distinctions took place during the Warsaw edition of the Boat Show. The Leonid Teliga Awards 2018 of the monthly Żagle were handed to the winners in the category of a publication about sailing and sailing feat. The winners of the competition Yacht of the Year in Poland 2019 of the Żagle Magazine we met on December 31, 2018. The award ceremony of KOTNIZ Yacht Product of the Year in Poland 2019 took place at the Fair. The competition is aimed at selecting the most interesting, innovative and useful products for water enthusiasts - general equipment available on our market. Furthermore, the monthly Żagle presented the winners of the Jerzy Fijka Gwóźdź of the WIND and WATER Boat Show - the laurels most awaited by the exhibitors, awarded to the most innovative products presented at the fair, distinguished by outstanding design, quality of performance and functionality. In another competition Przyjazny Brzeg, prizes were awarded by the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society PTTK. Furthermore, the City of Gdynia, Association of Kaphornowcy Brotherhood and Press Club Foundation presented the laureate of the Leszek Wiktorowicz Award for 2018

Canoeist Day

Traditionally, we invited for the Canoeist Day that was held on Saturday, March 2. Also this year, rowing enthusiasts could count on a very rich lecture plan and many interesting meetings - from idyllic swimming lazy river, through frolic on the sea waves, and ending with a large dose of adrenaline on the "white water". One of the most interesting lectures was a report by Marek Mazur about the expedition on the Río Marañón river flowing in the Peruvian Andes which after joining Ukajala, takes the name Amazon. Presentation of new projects, including the Siberian expedition in the footsteps of Aleksandra Czekanowski OLENIOK 2019 took place. Furthermore, we also learned what's new in canoeing for everyone in PZKaj and the Polish Qatari Qualification System. The 31st edition of the WIND and WATER was simultaneously held to the 50th edition of the Canoe Magazine WIOSŁO

The jubilee edition of Underwater Adventure

Salon Underwater Adventure was held for the first time together with the Warsaw International Boat Show, although diving topics have been present at the WIND and WATER for years. Underwater Adventure is a great festival for all divers - the most important event for the industry and an annual meeting of the entire diving environment.

An important element of the Underwater Adventure is the NURGRES Diving Congress, in which world record holders, discoverers, travelers, photographers, doctors and instructors took part. NURGRES took place on Saturday and Sunday (March 2 and 3, 2019). Interesting presentations about beautiful places, underwater photography, world records, freediving, history, underwater archeology were held. A full description of the lectures could be found at www.podwodnaprzygoda.pl in the NURGRES tab.

A part of the Underwater Adventure is Project START for people who have never dived and those who are diving and want to get acquainted with the latest diving trends from our experts. Project START is an interesting presentation addressed primarily to novice divers. During the meetings, important topics related to underwater adventure were discussed. Project START was present at a stand with experts waiting for difficult questions and spectacular surprises.

Prizes and awards

In the program of the WIND and WATER, the Canoeist Day as well as the debuting Salon Underwater Adventure were held. Furthermore, presentation of prestigious awards and distinctions took place during the Warsaw edition of the Boat Show. The Leonid Teliga Awards 2018 of the monthly Żagle were handed to the winners in the category of a publication about sailing and sailing feat. The winners of the competition Yacht of the Year in Poland 2019 of the Żagle Magazine we met on December 31, 2018. The award ceremony of KOTNIZ Yacht Product of the Year in Poland 2019 took place at the Fair. The competition is aimed at selecting the most interesting, innovative and useful products for water enthusiasts - general equipment available on our market. Furthermore, the monthly Żagle presented the winners of the Jerzy Fijka Gwóźdź of the WIND and WATER Boat Show - the laurels most awaited by the exhibitors, awarded to the most innovative products presented at the fair, distinguished by outstanding design, quality of performance and functionality. In another competition Przyjazny Brzeg, prizes were awarded by the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society PTTK. Furthermore, the City of Gdynia, Association of Kaphornowcy Brotherhood and Press Club Foundation presented the laureate of the Leszek Wiktorowicz Award for 2018.

 

 

Partners

 

 

strategic partner


 

partner

 

 

media patron