The ‘Four Seasons’ is very famous among windsurfer in Karpathos offering one of the best pizzas and traditional greek food on the island. Perfect for restoring your energy level after some hard speed session.
The prize of a free dinner for four persons goes to 5. Place Man Christian Bornemann.
Enjoy the food and atmosphere at this stunning place!
As the ‘home’ of the Odyssey of Speed, directly situated on the spot at Devils Bay, Afiartis, Karpathos we are very grateful that MELTEMI WINDSURFING Karpathos remains to be one of our most important supporters and sponsors. Also the winners of the 2021 edition several prizes have been offered and are distributed among the contenders as follows:
1. 2 weeks storage box for one person. 1. Place Man Twan Verseput
2. 1 week storage box for one person. 2. Place Man Eric Groot van Ederen
3. Hoodie Meltemi Windsurfing. 4. Place Man Tim Otte
4. T-shirt Meltemi Windsurfing. 6. Place Man Minos Efstathiadis
5. Lycra Meltemi Windsurfing. 7. Place Man Konstaninos Papandrikopoulos
This year we have the pleasure and honor to give a special prize to Stephanos Grapsas. Stephanos in his age of 76 is competing every year on our event with very remarkable results. He is spending a lot of time on the water and when its windy you have a good chance to meet him at the spots around Patras , such as Drepano. With this special prize we recognize his passion for the sport and the performance he still shows every year – a true legend of our sport in Greece!
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Thalassa Suites in Afiartis, Karpathos – one of our longest sponsors the prize of an one week stay a this beautiful and comfortable apartments will go this year to Stephanos – Congratulations, we are sure you will enjoy this!
The video was recorded on an average day in Karpathos, Devils Bay. Wind was around 30 knots. Rider: Tim Otte, chasing my friend and team mate Roberto Hofmann. Board is the legendary Starboard ISonic Speed Special W54, powered by a Severne Mach4 6.2 sail. For me one the best combos for Karpathos!
The run starts in the second bay next to Devils Bay which is my preferred procedure, as this allows me to get into Devils bay and into the speed run with maximum speed and highest upwind position.
So full speed half wind passing the island and the reef, then upwind towards the beach, and then going downwind parallel to the beach, and not forget to stop in front of the rocks. Top speed was 39,8 knots.
Another group of speeders is currently competing on Karpathos. After ten days of preparing and waiting, the 14th of August brought the expected good speed conditions. Christian Borneman, Tomislav Jaklin and myself (Tim Otte) scored all PBs on that day, Christian scored with 72,60 km/h (39,2 knots) the third best 5×10 sec average this year!
No change at the top of score board, Twan and Eric sitting in a solid lead position, with Alex, Konstantinos and Minos the greek speed elite behind, and four germans now under the Top Ten – and still some time to go!
In the middle of the competition period the scoreboard has been drastically changed by a group of durch speedsurfers having fun on Karpathos. Twan Verseput, Eric Groot van Ederen, Marco Lambers, Johan Huitema and Wouter van Hilst have pushed hard and a lot of great results have been achieved. With a lot of personal spot records, sport records and even all-time bests at the Odyssey of Speed the ranking is now dominated by these group!
Twan Verseput, two-times champion of the Odyssey of Speed, delivered remarkable results and is leading in four out of our five categories.
Also on greek main land some nice results have been scored again, and quite a number off new entries are showing up. This is very much appreciated, as having fun on the water and pushing each other is the top priority of our event!
Currently some of the fastest dutch speed sailors are enjoying typical Karpathos conditions in ‘Devils Bay’. Among them are again Twan Verseput and Eric Groot van Ederen, who are competing every year in the Odyssey of Speed.
Obviously this is creating a very competitive environment and they are pushing each other every day. So some incredible results have been already scored.
Twan scored two all-time bests for the Odyssey of Speed: 76,00 km/h (41.04 knots) for 5 x10 sec average, and 51,76 km/h (27,95 knots) for Alpha@500!!
Apologizing for this late first ranking while already in the meltemi season.
Plenty of sessions has been uploaded already and a lot of new names appear this year on our list. The Odyssey of Speed continues with the same rules in its 11th year.
Eric Groot van Ederen is this year quite early on Karpathos and took the lead already in two categories. Intelligence information tells us some more fast Dutch sailors will arrive soon. Also on greek main land some nice results have been scored, in particular by Minos and Alex. Alex is leading in three out of our five categories. So there is now a triple lead by the greek speed elite – The battle is on!