World Record Holders
Turning our attention back to the event, it was not all about the men and not all about the Speed Challenge, there was a European title to fight for and there was also a group of lightning quick ladies on the entry list. Included in this list was the current speed World Champion and women’s Guinness World Record holder, Zara Davis. Despite her dominance during the week, Zara had some stiff competition from the young Lena Erdil and in two cases Lena managed to pip Zara to the post.
However, Zara never let it affect her and approached each heat with a clear head, in the end this was enough for the experienced speed windsurfer to maintain her position at the top of female speed surfing and receive the title as the 2014 European Champion and Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Champion. And so, Zara stays on the records alongside the likes of Sarah Quita Offringa, Karin Jaggi and the Moreno twins as one of the greats in women’s windsurfing.