Dear DN Class members,
This morning, on July 25, 2022, Endel Vooremaa passed away at the age of 92.
Endel was one of the most successful ice sailors and summer sailors.

Born on May 6, 1930, in Kuressaare, Estonia, Endel started sailing at the age of 8 and ice sailing at the age of 14 in 1944.
He designed sails and was an ice sailing coach for the Soviet and later the Estonian team. He served our community as a member of the European Board and the Technical Committee of the DN Class, at the icesailing commission of the Soviet Union Sailing Federation, and the presidium of the Soviet Sailing Federation. He worked at Haapsalu KEK and was a scholarship holder of the NL Sports Committee.

His son Vaiko Vooremaa and grandson Argo Vooremaa have also grown up to be accomplished icesailors.

In ice sailing DN class, won 2 silvers at the World Championships (1974 and 1978) and 3 golds (1971-73), and 1 silver (1977) at the European Championships. He won seven golds and three silvers in the DN class 1969-79 at the Soviet Union championships, and silver in the monotype XV class 1962 and 1963.  He was the Estonian champion in ice sailing in the DN class in 1970, 1972, 1974, monotype in the XV class in 1961, in sailing in the Flying Dutchman Class in 1963, and in the Folkboot class in 1968, 1970, and 1975.
Master athlete in ice sailing (1961), grand champion (1971). Honored champion athlete of the Soviet Union (1973).

Awarded the Läänela Medal of Merit in 1996.
Awarded with the coat of arms of Haapsalu in 1997.


A brisk wind and good gliding to him on the sea of eternity!

Our hearts go out to his family and everyone who had the honour of knowing him.