Back in 2009, when I interviewed her for Metaverse Sailing, Silber Sands was still a shy sailor. A newbee, living in a tent at Sailors Cove with her dog, while she competed in the second Flying Fizz World Cup. She did fine in the prestigious event, but was mostly appreciated for her good nature and sporty behaviour.
Those last two characteristics haven’t changed with the years. Even though Silber, after winning the SLSA ‘Sailor of the year’ award once and the 2012 edition of the Fizz Cup, has become a force to be reckoned with in the community. In 2013 she even took over the organisation of the Fizz Cup, which cemented her status as a community leader.
After last saturday Silber can be named amongst the great champions in Secondlife Sailing. She was already the big favourite and lived up to her reputation by winning her second Fizz Cup finals in great fashion by winning all five of her races. In race four it seemed she might leave some crumbs for the others after a pre-start capsize, but she took full advantage of her sailing skills to overtake all 12 of her opponents again during the race.
This means Silber Sands is now one of only two sailors to win the Fizz Cup twice, the other one of course being Miwha Masala, who hasn’t been seen sailing in the metaverse since september 2012.
Hence, from now on, Silber Sands shall be known as “Fräulein Fizz”.