Water sports IN ENGADIN ST. MORITZ
Kiting, surfing, sailing. It is all thanks to the legendary Maloja wind: the superb conditions on idyllic Lake Silvaplana at 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level have been an open secret among windsurfing and kitesurfing aficionados ever since kitesurfing pioneer, Stefan Popprath, set up base here. Although participation in the Engadin Wind surf marathon is open to everyone, the crème de la crème of the surfing scene also gather here. The world’s best sailors, meanwhile, convene at Lake St. Moritz to compete in the St. Moritz Match Race, the sailing regatta with the highest prize money in Switzerland.