What is Windsurfing? In brief, windsurfing (also known as Sailboarding) is a water sport using a board powered by the force of the wind. Windsurfing is an extremely pure, if not the purest, form of sailing. A windsurfer uses his or her body as a conduit for the natural force of the wind which propels the board.
Unlike surfing, where only the wave is the power source, windsurfing can be practiced wherever there is a body of water and wind. This means lakes, river gorges, estuaries, and yes, heavy surf can be ample playing ground for the windsurfer. Unlike most other forms of sailing, a windsurfer is close and personal with the water.
A windsurfer is flooded with sensations the second they step onto the board; the sound of the wind whirling into the sail and the churn of water splashing by, the feeling of chop a few inches below your feet and the invisible tug of the wind against your body – your phantom dancing partner and source of power in the sport. With all this sensory input control over the smallest details can be achieved. Unlike boating, the board and gear can be easily transported.
Here, on Baikal you will have an opportunity to feel the soul of the hugest lake in Russia.
Why do we like freediving? It is not just a sport, it is a kind of philosophy. Composure, relaxation, self-control...by these words we could describe freediving. Rigidity, sharpness and impetuosity are not about this sport. It helps to be in a good shape not only physically, but also mentally. All the exercises in freediving make your heart-vascular and breathing systems stronger. While dipping into the water you feel like you are washing away all your troubles, like you are free of everything that could bother you, because here you are absolutely at one with nature and alone with your thoughts. And only free diving will open your eyes of to breathing. You'll suddenly realize what a great pleasure it is!!