Zara Davis, the UK’s queen of speed, has signed up again for the Luderitz Speed Challenge. Zara was tempted after last years success at this event, where she set a new women’s world record of 45.83 knots to sit back on her laurels and give this event a miss. But that is not Zara’s way and she defiantly feels their is unfinished business out there.
On the day she set the record last year the next run down the course she cut her leg badly and had to go to hospital for 30 stitches. When she left the site her close completion was about two and a half knots slower, the day got better and better and they all improved by about two knots so potentially 48 knots was possible and with the advances with her equipment from Mistral, Simmer and Sonntag she believes that she could be the 1st women windsurfer to go over 50 knots. She is looking for sponsors to help her this year and share in the publicity. If you want to help or know someone who can, please get in touch [email protected]
She will be accompanied and supported at the event by her Mistral team mates, British record holder Farrel Oshea, Greek record holder Nick Vardalachos and Mistral CEO and the 1st windsurfer to break 50 knots Anders Bringdal. They are all hoping to exceed their success of last year.
To follow Zara and the teams progress follow her on Facebook “Zara Davis speed windsurfer” or her website www.zaradavis.co.uk.