Janis Preiss


I started in sailing on 8 years of age with Optimist yachts in my home town Liepaja. When I was 12 I tried windsurfing, but I was too small for a big Windglider kit, so I kept going on yachts, Optimist, Cadet, Laser.
In about 14 years of age I tried windsurfing again and felt in love with it! Parallel to yachts I trained on windglider, then Lechner, Mistral one design, different kind of funboards and then Formula showed up.
In Formula class Im from first days and I think this is the best class for places where strong winds are not every day. I participated many regattas all over the world and really happy to be a part of GA team now and to develop this class to be better and better! Beside this, two years ago I started to make windsurfing fins with my friend, but most development is done by me, Ross and Gonzalo. Our work succeed with Ross 2014 Formula World title and Gonzalo 3rd place.
I believe that Im using the best equipment possible from GA and Tabou and am stoked to work with Ross on Formula class development, to give people the best equipment possible.

Career highlights

1st FW World ranking

6th world championship FW 2014