Date of birth: 10/05/1988
Country, city: Russia, Saint-Petersburg
Saint-Petersburg Polytechnical University – master degree in physics
Saint-Petersburg State university – degree of translator (english-russian)
IKO certificate: Level 1 instructor (earned in Mauritius)
My name is Vasilisa Zaytseva and I am an enthusiastic kitesurfer from Russia .
I started kitesurfing in 2011 and for the last two years I have been travelling all over the world pursuing my love for extreme sports including wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding, paragliding and kiteboarding. Although I practice and enjoy a number of sports, kiteboarding is my number one passion. . I have my IKO license and have been teaching, competing and freelancing in many places such as Mauritius, Egypt, Russia, Vietnam, Fuertaventura, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Greece. I have also organized my own camps in Russia as well as kite-safaris in Egypt. I try to spread the idea of kitesurfing and make more people want to go ride because I believe kitesurfing is the best thing I have ever experienced in my life.. And moreover I am going to participate in the World Championship 2016 in Egypt.
Here is the list of my achievements:
March 2014 – 1st place in Russian Snowkiting Championship, Russia, Saint-Petersburg
October 2014 – 2nd place in Kitejamboree international championship, El Gouna, Egypt (kite)
October 2014 – 2nd place in Kitejamboree international championship, El Gouna, Egypt (wake)
October 2015 – 1st place in Kitejamboree international championship, El Gouna, Egypt (kite)
October 2015 – 2st place in Kitejamboree international championship, El Gouna, Egypt (wake)
January 2016 – 3rd place in La Ventana classic competition, La Ventana, Mexico, kite division –freestyle
January 2016 – 3rd place in La Ventana classic competition, La Ventana, Mexico, kite division – freestyl, 1st place – kite division – short race, 2nd place – kite division – crossing
January 2016 – 3rd place in Lord of the wind competition, Los Barrilas, Mexico, kite division – racing, 4th place – kite division – freestyle
March 2016 – 4th place in DR open, Dominican Republic, Cabarete , kite division – freestyle
To sum up I am an athlete and enthusiastic kite girl, who has traveled all over the world, teaching people kiteboarding and organizing kite camps mostly for Russians in a different and new kite spots. I see myself more focusing on the enjoyment side of the sport and attracting more people to the industry, but still willing to push girl’s level of riding in Russia to a higher level.