"We are seafarers who are deeply admired by the power of the natural elements. Windsurfing and the sea are our passion from early childhood, that's what brought us together. 
WIND2WIN is the challenge with which we would like to show our attitude towards the sea and how important it is to protect it.
Iliyana and Yoan
Yavor Kolev

Will be in charge of the main safety vessel and will lead the entire communication and coordination on water during the challenge. Sailor with many years of experience, former sailing national coach, leading coach of the Bulgarian Sailing Olympic team and founder of Ultramarine - sailing courses and trips. 

Dimitar Berov

Marine ecologist working at the Laboratory of Marine Ecology at IBERBAS. Since his childhood he has been in love with the sea and its elements, and for ten years he has been studying the Black Sea ecosystems along the Bulgarian coast and the impact of various human activities on them.

Velizara Stoilova

Marine biologist who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior at Queens University, Belfast. She has worked on numerous projects exploring whale and dolphin behavior. She made a solo trip, biking 5000 km from Lisbon to Sofia, with a cause.

Maya Ivanova

Graphical designer for the WIND2WIN project. Engulfed by the magic of flying she is a passionate paragliding pilot. Master in Polytechnic University of Milano, specialty Product Service System Design. Her passion is beauty, adventure sports and realization of projects with noble cause.

Akasha Surf School is the main organizer of WIND2WIN. The school aims to teach attitude towards the environment by practicing extreme water sports. Windsurfing is one of the basic disciplines in the school, and founders and experienced instructors are Iliana Stoilova and Yoan Kolev. 

Part of the international non-governmental organization Surfrider Foundation Europe. Their activities are dedicated to the protection of oceans, seas, beaches and people who love them. In addition, they organize regular cleaning and sporting events and develop specialized educational programmes for schools.

Remove Remove Prod. is a production company based in Sofia. Atanas Kutsev, Borislav Ingilizov and Georgi Gavrilov are professionals in audio-visual productions. They have created a number of commercials, videos and short documentary and animated films.

Beardfrost is a full-service production house specializing in commercials and documentaries. What binds us together is our love for adventures and we’re ever striving to transfer this passion onto every single shot of our work.