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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 2:45 pm 
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A (not very good) german newspaper reports today about the sad accident, read it if you want to.

http://www.bild.t-online.de/service/arc ... ferin.html


Bad days.
Please take care of you and of the other kiters / people next to you.


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Thanks for posting the link to the article Daniel. Another, poor internet english translation follows:

German meisterin with speed 50 against a breakwater
death fall of the beautiful Surferin
of R. CUTTER and A. resisting EDT


The pretty student Silke Gorldt (26) was German meisterin and even third of the world championships in the trend sport Kite Surfen


Zingst - the tendency at the Baltic Sea beach was omitted. Thousands of fans cheered the best German surfer with their championship. They became witnesses of cruel shock scenes on the water - and saw the meisterin dying.

Kite kite-Surfer hang on a paraglider, with their dance over the water up to 20 meters are pulled up


"there is no other sport, with which one has so much fear, to make somewhat wrong", said the German meisterin Silke Gorldt (26) about the new Fun kind of sport Kite Surfen (a kind paraglider the surfer to 60 pull km/h fast over the water).

Now Silke became the risky dance on the water the calamity.


Surferin Silke was hurled against such a breakwater from holzpfaehlen


The politics policy from Varel (Lower Saxony) wanted to defend their title in Zingst (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) as a German meisterin. With a routine turn an enormous Boee in its kite, the wind swept pressed it into the linen of another surfers. That pulled the reissleine, fell into the sea. Silke did not succeed this maneuver. Both kites pulled it over the water. With speed the young woman struck 50 against thick wooden breakwaters. Unconscious it was pulled ashore, the physicians fought for its life. Silke died in the rettungshubschrauber.

Already with the world championships in the past year Silke had been hurt. She got her own Surfbrett to the head. The meisterin at that time: "I had briefly in the hospital, but they cemented that fast. Otherwise toi, toi, toi... "


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 5:29 pm 
Thanks for posting these articles. Please can anyone can better translate any pertinent portions of these articles? Also, anybody please let us all know whenever you see more articles and where they can be found.


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The pretty student Silke Gorldt (26) was German champion and even third of the world championships in the trend sport Kitesurfing


Zingst - the tendency at the Baltic Sea beach was omitted. Thousands of fans cheered the best German surfer with their championship. They became witnesses of a shocking scenes on the water - and saw the champion die.

kitesurfers use a paraglide-like kite for their dance in the water which takes them up to 20m high into the air.


"there is no other sport, with where you are so afraid, of making a mistake", said the German champion Silke Gorldt (26) about the new Fun kind of sport 'kitesurfing' (a kind of paraglider pulls the surfer up to 60km/h fast over the water).

Now Silke became the risky dance on the water the calamity.


Surferin Silke was hurled against a wooden wave-breaker.


The politics-student from Varel wanted to defend her championship title in Zingst. Whilst doing a routine jibe an enormous gust hit her kite, the wind swept pressed it into the lines of another kite. he pulled the emergency-release and fell into the sea. Silke did not succeed this maneuver. Both kites pulled her over the water. With a speed of 50km/h the young woman struck against the wooden wavebreaker. Unconscious she was pulled ashore, the rescue crew fought for her life. Silke died in the helicopter.

Already within world championships in the past year Silke had been hurt. She got her own board slammed at the head. The champion said at that time: "I've been brieflie in the hospital, but they sewed that fast.
Otherwise toi toi toi"





.... quick translation for better understanding ...

but this newspaper is one of the bad ones :-/


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On the German Chanel "RTL" today there should be a story about the accident and about Kitesurfing - it starts round about 19.10 o´clock (German Time). Maybe you can see it?
In the german kitesurfing - forum under
"www.kitersurfing-kiel.de" a lot of people talk about the accident. One who was there in
Eastern Germany posted that the kitesurfing-area wasn´t very good: 50 m downwind there was a "highseat" for rescue people, Silke missed it by some meters, about 20 meters outside the competition-area there was a small wood/metal-island for swimmers.

The person also said, that the Pros trained a day before at another spot under the same bad conditions and trained handelpasses and other stuff and a few of the Pros had so much problems that they had to let there kite flow away to the beach where families and a big crowd stood. One of the Pros went out of the water, took his kite back to the water and while some people asked him if that kind of sport under these wind-conditions would be to dangerous for him and themselves he looked angry and very pissed and went on doing his tricks.

A person posted there at the german http://www.kitesurfing-kiel.de that he will try to put the RTL-movie online.


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