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12/14/2012 - created by Chris Yates

NEED FOR SPEED

Which PWA sailor has been trying to break the women’s speed world record and has her eyes on becoming world champion?

Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft / AL360) created history earlier this year as she became the first Turkish woman in history to finish in the top three, after securing the final spot on the podium at the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup in Alacati, Turkey. However, Erdil, wasn’t content with this and after at the end of the PWA season she went in search of creating yet more history.

At the recent Luderitz Speed Challenge Erdil wanted to break the woman’s speed world record, unfortunately for her one woman stood in her way, Zara Davis, who set an incredible new speed world record of 45.83 knots. The Turkish sailor was agonisingly close to beating her, but ultimately she finished just 0.09 knots behind her. On the bright side Erdil smashed the Turkish speed record, 45.74 knots, so she still created history again and she has Davis in her sights for the future.

After the completion of the challenge Erdil has just released her brand new video, which explains about the Luderitz Speed Challenge, whilst also revealing her aims and ambitions for the future. It seems like the women slalom sailors had better watch out next year as she aims to be challenging for the world title and she is clearly very motivated to reach her goals.

To see Erdil flying through Namibia click here.

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