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Here you can find “NEWS” (well mostly news from 20 to 50 years OLD ) and overview of main updates of our pages. Let us know to if you wish to be informed about future web updates…

2/2024 Exhibition guide,
Ausstellungsführer & Su guía de la exposición

2/2024 We are celebrating 4 years of our website, which has been visited by 40,000 visitors! Thank you! You can still count on our “news” to always be outdated and a few decades old.

12/2023 The legendary Mistral TAKE OFF (1982) has been added to the catalogue of boards.

12/2023 Our Windsurfing Museum collection already provides a complete picture of the first 30 years of windsurfing. Despite our best efforts, we cannot save all the old memories of a vanished world. But fortunately, we can do so with a little help from our friends. We have the pleasure to introduce and share with you some gems from our friends’ private collections. Ladies & Gentlemen, we present to you the collections of our FRIENDS Anne-Jelmer and Dirk. Enjoy!

11/2023 Is windsurfing dead, or just 35 years slowly receding from its glory? There are 77 serious and humorous reasons and causes for the decline. Feel free to add your own …

11/2023 We are proud to present our oldest and rarest exhibit – the original Californian BAJA BOARD. It is so rare that even the pioneers of windsurfing don’t remember it, so rare that only a few pics have survived. After a lot of effort we managed to put together an almost complete story which marks the very beginning of our sport. Here it is then, enjoy … and do consider visiting the Windsurfing museum Prague in-person to see Schweitzer and Drake’s genuine and influential BAJA board.’

8/2023 More then 100 pics from the Old school windsurfing cup 2023 added. The 3rd Festival and race of the last century sailboards  – the biggest vintage windsurfing event in Central Europe.

18/ 3/ 2023 Catalogue of old Sails is Now available! 2️⃣0️⃣ stories from Storage 💎 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About  them – brochures, ads, contemporary review – 30 sails out of (our) total 200+ in chronological order from 1969 to 1995 models 👉
P.S. Last sail added to our catalogue is Gaastra MW5
P.P.S. Boards cat comming soon!

20/2/2023 NEW! NON-oldschool section added! World of Longboards = Performance Longboard Windsurfing Newsletter – the present and future of longboarding… I will try to publish here at least some interesting topics, photos and news that are discussed on our Performance longboard fb forum. 

1/ 1/ 2023 Happy & Windy 2023!

24/ 12/2022 Enjoy X-mas video from Zdenek Maryzko. 3 new catalogue pages TORNADO 36 , ARTIS ALKA & HiFly Race added. PAT LOVE sail page updated!

17/ 12/2022 Old School Windsurfing Cup 2023 will be held on Lipno lake on 17/6/2013. SAVE THE DATE …and join us.
Operation Flying Arrow 2022 … Stay tuned and look forward to our new extremely rare addition: wooden jumpboard from early 80´ s…

1/12/2022 Under the bridges of Prague
You will (probably) never see the panorama of Prague Castle as a backdrop for a windsurfing regatta again. Welcome in Prague 1984 – 1988.

28/11/2022 Early Windsurfer Sails Gallery
During our search in depths of the earliest history of our sport, it turned out that even images of «original Windsurfer*» sails with three-digit numbers (before 1972) are rare on the internet and in the documents available to us.

Fall 2022 / Fall 1977 – Sad anniversary, but it’s part of our Windsurfing and Wildwater history. Vaclav Jindrák & Jiří Koudela, canoe racers and windsurf pioneers, died during the GANGA ’77 expedition – the first descent attempt of Alaknanda /upper Ganga/ river🌊. My windsurf club TATRA held the Czechoslovak championships regattas for their memory in eighties. Everybody knew their names, not a full story…
This summer, Petr Jindrak has touched the sail # CZ 111 of his father for the first time during our Oldschool windsurfing cup 2022. It was a very special, sad and happy moment 😓🤗. Keep in touch and help us save memories & our heritage, friends 🤙
📷 1977: Mladá Fronta, original article by Jaromír Štětina .
📷 2022: Zuzana Ružbatská

25/7/2022 On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Barcelona Olympics, in which OUR Lechner also participated, new LECHNER – Barcelona- 1992 page has been added to the catalogue of boards.

1/7/2022 More then 100 pics from the Old school windsurfing cup 2022 added. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the 2nd Meeting and race of the last century sailboards organised by Windy Point and Windsurfing Museum Prague – the biggest vintage sailboard event in Central Europe.

17/6/2022 II. HB Regata, 26.6. 1992, Lipno page was added with the unique original pics from the Helena Štěpánska archives. The Czechoslovak championships sponsored by HB company was visited by Pete Cabrinha and Natalie Lelievre.

7/5/2022 Windsurfing Museum Prague is OPEN again in new location. The permanent exhibition is installed in a Baroque granary within the charming Stránov Chateau complex, Central Bohemia, Europe.

17/3/2022 Old sailboards at the chateau page was added informing about our new permanent exhibition on Stranov Chateau. WS EUROPEANS 1979 – Kiel pages updated.

5/2/2022 The Greatest Board page updated! You´ ll find 20 boards from TOP 45 “pre 2000” listed in BOARD mag 2007 survey in our museum collection

17. 1. 2022  Thanks page updated!

1/2/2020 web was born