Zara wins British Speed Sailing Championships for record eighth time

PUBLISHED: 12:57 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:57 07 November 2017

Zara Davis.

Zara Davis.


Speedsailing Zara Davis has just returned from the British Speed Sailing Championships, winning for a record eighth time.

Zara Davis, who works under her maiden name of Ford and runs Walnut Grove Clinic in Portishead, has just returned from the British Speed Sailing Championships, winning for a record eighth time.

Zara is an world-renowned windsurfer and has been an international team rider for Simmer Sails for nine years, achieving major success with them including two world speed championship titles, six European speed titles, two world speed records and is also a four-time British slalom champion.

Until recently she has been using RRD windsurf boards for competition, but now Simmer Style have developed their own new range of speed and slalom boards for her to use, which will suit Zara down to the ground.

Zara is going back to Luderitz in Namibia again this month where she will be taking part in an official world record attempt and to try and regain her world speed record that was taken by Swiss windsurfer, Karin Jaggi in 2015.

Her new Simmer slalom boards and speed boards were put to immediate use by Zara at Weymouth speed week, where the British Championships were held.

With Zara riding the new Speed Demon 43 during the competition, she broke the long-standing harbour record over 500m at 32.82 knots. This combined with Zara currently achieving the women’s highest speed of 2017 on the world’s GPS rankings of 40.66 knots, gives her huge confidence going to the Luderitz world record attempt.

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