Gisela Pulido Races Ferry Across the Straights of Gibraltar


Gisela Pulido is 16 and has won the world kiteboarding championship six times. If you were to win your sport’s highest honour two months before your 11th birthday, and then hold onto it, with no sign of letting it go, then you might also need a new challenge now and then.


So when the Spaniard kept on looking out of the windows of her house, watching the boats cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Tarifa to Tangiers and back, she had an idea. Last month, her notion became real, and she took on the 40,000hp of one of the ferries in a race from Spain to Morocco.

Despite the lead apparent in this photograph, the girl and the massive watercraft completed the 17km race in a tie, each recording a time of 35 minutes. For more from Gisela, check out the Red Bulletin, to find out where to get your copy check out

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