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With 85 km/h on the surfboard through the desert

the goal of the announced Heidi Ulrich the beginning of the year was Ambitious. Three world records in Speed Windsurfing, the 35-year-old Urnerin wanted to brea

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With 85 km/h on the surfboard through the desert

the goal of the announced Heidi Ulrich the beginning of the year was Ambitious. Three world records in Speed Windsurfing, the 35-year-old Urnerin wanted to break. As the first woman in the same year. At the end of it were two. 0.39 nodes or 0,72 kilometres per hour it reaches its destination.

"It is a difficult feeling that I can't still quite grasp," says the surfer shaken up. Exhausted, she sounds like her return to Switzerland. Six weeks in Namibia, have left their traces. In Africa meets in the autumn, in a port of the world town on the South Atlantic elite of the Speed wind surfing on the Lüderitz Speed Challenge. The fastest Surfer to be voted about 500 meters. For the athletes extra a 800 Meter long, 50 centimeters is deep and 7 meters wide channel dredged.

Heidi Ulrich on their record hunting in Namibia. (Image: zvg)

In the spring, had saved Ulrich first of all, the world record in the discipline for over an hour (23,82 node) and in the summer of the title as the fastest woman in the world (37,26 node) on the nautical mile (1,852 kilometers). In the channel of Lüderitz, the speed demon that is only for seven years on the Board wanted to break the world record in the discipline over the 500 meters. This is at 46.49 node, and is kept for 2016 of the Briton Zara Davis, Ulrich's biggest competitor. 86.1 km/h would have to be the intra-Swiss quickly. An average speed of 85.4 km/h achieved. The women's Event you won so clearly, the real goal but missed.

The record in his sights

"It was a cool Event, at the moment my crying eye is still slightly larger than my laughing," she says. "I have a lot invested in order to achieve this goal. And I know that it would have been possible under optimal conditions." Only had not been in this year, the channel in the best condition. The organizers had not managed to fill it completely with sand bags, which led to a high wave formation in the case of strong winds. However, their narrow Failure was not only due to the fact. "I need to improve my Start and my acceleration to work. Then I will secure me the next Time the record."

Heidi Ulrich has not given up the pursuit of a record by a long way. (Image: zvg)

Packed by her ambition, she wants to attack again – when, is still to be determined. They had gathered for this year with a Crowdfunding campaign, over 25'000 Swiss francs, it is confident that you will find according to your athletic Be enough sponsors to support you in your endeavor.

Now specialist in recovery stands for the Speed on the program. Or "Distracted at work", as she calls it. After all the tension was dropped, be it in Switzerland immediately sick. "The physical and mental stress during the race was huge," she says. And so the most beautiful moments were during the last one and a half months of those you spent with your Partner when surfing with seals and dolphins in the open sea.

Video: Heidi Ulrich in Namibia over the waves

flies Created: 04.12.2019, 16:35 PM

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