Now it’s high time to tell you how and where I’d spent this winter and to reveal my latest news.
Photo by Daniil Timofeev www.lifelab.be
In December and January I was in Dahab. This time of the year usually is not very windy in Egypt, but we were lucky to have wind quite often. I was training hard with my friends from Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. Our best Russian photographers were taking lots of shots of me for magazines and I had participated in the shooting of the trailer for the new Russian windsurfing movie “Made in Ocean” by Olga Raskina. And if you log in to the PWA website you can see my videoprofile filmed by Kevin Pritchard.
I also had conducted 2 of my windsurfing camps in 5 Squares Windsurfing School. But due for the situation in Egypt I had to leave back to Russia and I am not sure about the option of conducting another camp that was planned for March.
Burner One Hand 900 by Anton Volgin
The most important news – I was appointed to join the NeilPryde International Team! I was dreaming about it for long time and it is a great honour for me! I have been using NeilPryde sails since the end of 2005 and all my favourite riders were from this team. After I was the 8th in PWA Freestyle overall 2009 I was included in the JP-Australia International team. Together with Olga Raskina I took part in the JP Annual photoshooting in Hawaii and was absolutely happy about it. It was my dream in reality! In 2010 I proved my results again and I was invited to join NeilPryde International Team and to participate in the photo shooting in Maui. This is a great breakthrough and the achievement of the very important goal for me! And I will work hard not to let my sponsors down and will do my best to achieve the best possible results.
Burner by Anton Volgin
And now let me introduce my new sponsors:
Kontek – it is the Russian company producing, installing and reconstructing swimming pools and water parks. The company is constantly developing in different ways, one of which is giving support to sport, showing this way its high level.
Mad Wave – the first and the best Russian brand in equipment and clothes for water sports founded in St. Petersburg in 2003 They are my good friends and we are planning to develop the surf-style trend together. The broardshorts are already available!
This year I will wear NPX wetsuits. I like this high quality and colourful wetsuits, especially the fact that they are following the youth and stylish trends.
At the beginning of April my watch sponsors G-Shock will open their first shop in Moscow and I will do my best to be present at the opening ceremony!
Willy Skipper by Daniil Isichenko
So I had included in my plans for 2011 the participation in all PWA and EFPT events and to reach top 5-10 in the World and Europe. I realize that it will be not an easy year, as there will be around 12 main contests. I should work a lot and learn a lot, but I will devote more of my time to training and set very high goals. Now I am in my hometown St. Petersburg and soon will leave to Vietnam to participate in the first event of PWA Freestyle World Tour 2011 in Mui Ne.
Wish me good luck!
Mahalo and stay tuned!
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