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Scuttlebutt Video of the Week
March 18, 2011

The 31st annual WISSA Ice and Snow Sailing World Championships were held February 27-March 6 in Oravi, Finland, with racers from 15 countries competing in three classes:

1. Open Class: all ice and snow sailing sleds powered by windsurfing rigs
2. Hand Held Class: all sails held by hand
3. Kite Class: all sails tethered by lines and flying overhead

In addition to those classes, there were three disciplines:

1. Course Racing: held on the open lake [snow covered] with an upwind downwind format
2. Kite Cross: a close course for kites, racing on snow
3. Short Track Slalom: close quartered racing on plowed ice for windsurfing rigs and wings

The WISSA ISSWC is the longest running competition in the history of all of the above classes - ironic given that windsurfing and kite sailing are generally known to be water sports. Here are some well produced videos from the event.

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Scuttlebutt Sailing Club

GMT Composites

Team McLube

Lemon & Line

Newport Shipyard

Kaenon Polarized