Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) has teamed up with her friend Kathi Seelack to launch a brand new project called ‘My Windstories’ so without further a do here’s more from Lena and Kathi to explain their new venture…
Lena Erdil: “I’m extremely excited to announce the launch of a new project I’ve been working on with my good friend and now business partner Katharina Seelack. Over the passed year we have created a new brand called MyWindstories. On our new Webpage www.mywindstories.com we offer windsurf camps for girls, as well as a Platform with a Blog and Forum with the aim of connecting and growing the windsurf girls community.
For me, Lena Erdil, MyWindstories is a way to give back to the community and sport that I love. At the same time I really just want to see more girls on the water! I really enjoy sailing with other girls and personally believe, that there is nothing more motivating than seeing another girl do the move you've been practising and I would like to share this feeling with as many girls as possible.”
Kathi Seelack : “For me, as a physiotherapist and passionate windsurfer, My Windstories is a chance to connect both my passions while hopefully helping to strengthen the feeling of community and inspire more girls to be a part of it."
More about My Windstories:
The project is about Windsurfcamps specifically for girls and it’s called MyWindstories.
We named it My Windstories because we believe in the concept and importance of storytelling and learning from each others stories. This is what we experienced at the first Camp in 2019. Besides the windsurf coaching we found that connecting by sharing our stories was a great source of motivation for all the girls and that it strengthens the sense of community and belonging. It left us wanting to create something wholesome, so that the girls who meet at the Camps could also have a platform and community to stay connected once the Camps are over. Or even just simply use the MyWindstories to share and be inspired by other girls who like the same things.
We have launched the webpage today and for 2020 we have 3 Camps available for booking. The locations are Lake Garda, Leipzig and Fuerteventura. We have chosen these locations based on their geographical position and wind stability. Easily accessible by car for people in Central Europe and Fuerteventura, easy to reach from almost every airport in Europe. We have partnered up with Windsurf Centres who offer our Girls special rental deals and a great variety of equipment. The Camps are open for most levels of windsurfing and we offer foiling lessons as a light wind alternative in both Leipzig and Lake Garda.
We believe that what sets our Camps apart is our all inclusive coaching approach. We combine coaching techniques such as video analysis and equipment knowledge/tuning with a fun and safe learning environment that makes it easy to progress. Usually one of us is demoing the moves and the other one is coaching from the boat or our coaching base. On top of all the windsurfing together we also want to give our girls the tools they need for successful recovery. Kathi is a professional physiotherapist, athletic and Blackroll trainer and has prepared a special mix of training and recovery sessions for our Camps. She is also available for individual training and physiotherapy sessions.
You can find out all the information regarding our camps and coaching techniques as well as a little more information about who we are on our Webpage : www.mywindstories.com