The Challenge


WIND2WIN Challenge is the first windsurfing challenge in Bulgaria. It took place in September 2018 along the Bulgarian Black sea coast between the villages Durankulak and Rezovo.

Iliyana Stoilova and Yoan Kolew are the athletes who took the challenge and sailed the distance which is equivalent to 300 km in a curved line.

WIND2WIN is an attempt at a rapid maritime journey down the Eastern border of Bulgaria, only with the power of the wind and the human spirit.

The cause of the challenge is to attract the public attention to the plastic pollution problem in the Black Sea.

Yoan Kolev

Bulgarian representative at the London Olympic Games 2012. Balkan champion in the windsurfing class RS:X racing.

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Iliyana Stoilova

She started surfing at the age of 6 and her sporty nature has lead her to competitive sailing. Multiple windsurfing state champion among women, class Funboard.

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"The power of the ever changing nature is a symbol of perfection, that motivates the human being to advance forward."

Windsurfing is a sport engulfed entirely in the natural elements. This is exactly why the success of the challenge strongly depends on the meteorological conditions and the steady direction of the wind.

The expedition took place in 14-16 knots of NE winds.

The Challenge started on 18.09.2018 and finished on 20.09.2018