The Follow the Winds Project, launched by the International Formula Windsurfing Class Association is a project to promote and activate the interest towards windsurfing world-wide (Formula Windsurfing specially). More orientated to the youngests and kids, this project pretends to spread the spirit of the sport, as a great way of entertainment as well as education. Through the lifestyle of several Formula Por Sailors as Arnon Dagan from Israel, Dennis Littel from the Netherlands, Jesper Vesterstrøm from Denmark, Ross Williams from Great Britain, Steve Allen from Australia and Wojtek Brzozowski from Poland, they want to show how amazing this sport and its lifestyle is.
Through media activity and the website this project shows the value of sport, intercultural learning and understanding as well as the cool and colourful lifestyles of the riders; lifestyles full of funny stories, beaches, sun, water, wind, travelling and meeting new and amazing people. The website (www.followthewinds.com) is going to follow the activities of six top professional riders by documenting their travels and lifestyles as well as video interviews to further explain their lifestyle choices, with articles written in a simplistic and easy format to show both youth and young children new and interesting places around the world. A sport such as windsurfing can teach them about the meaning of international friendships, tolerance to other cultures, positive thinking and enthusiasm as well as about courage, hard work and the determination to chase their dreams. The riders are definite individuals with strong personalities which can make their lifestyles a positive ideal to be followed. Through the next International Events, Formula Windsurfing is going to encourage youth and kids to look more closely at this sport and learn from this untypical and positive type of living.
The project is going to have an international scope. Firstly it will be taken to Great Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland with the hope to be taken further into other countries around the world where Formula Windsurfing takes place. The website will be launched in the English language but will be translated into more European languages very shortly.