Eric Groot van Ederen dominates the Odyssey of Speed this year – so far! Thanks to the excellent conditions during his stay on Karpathos, his physical strength (‚Mister 7.0‘) and persistence he finally conquered the lead position.
Eric recently focussed on a good result for the 1hour average (43,76 km/h) and is now leading in three out of five categories. (2sec max.; 5x10sec avg and 1 Hour avg.)
Tim Otte, the organizer of the event, also took benefit from the great conditions in Devils Bay and managed to enter the Top Three.
Up to now we have 42 participants listed, who uploaded more than 400 sessions!
The event is definitely now in its decisive phase, with big wind forecasted for the weekend. Results are coming in every day and ranking will be updated now more regularly. Stay tuned!
The speed surfers arrived in Karpathos and with Anders Björkqvist from Sweden, Eric Groot van Ederen and Johan Huitema from the Netherlands and Christian Bornemann from Germany some top guys are participating in the Odyssey of Speed.
In particular Eric and Christian were pushing hard and scored some nice top results. Eric smashing out a 2 sec max. of 80,79 km/h and a 5x10sec. average of 74,13km/h and Christian to catch up with the top score on the 500m with 65,96 km/h (no ex equo with Alex Petikidis)
This year we see an incredibly high performance level in all categories. Also the greek speed elite is still in the game and Alex Petikidis, Philip Adamidis and Minos Efstathiadis had nice sessions, too.
The event is now in its decisive phase. Results are coming in every day and ranking will be updated now more regularly. Stay tuned!
The reason for this is, that these are the only GPS devices which provides the required accuracy due to the ‘Doppler-Speed‘-feature.
We noticed that this year even more speeders are using non-doppler GPS, such as Garmin Fenix. We acknowledge that this also caused by the fact that the Locosys devices are either out of stock or encounter reliability issues. Therefore it has been decided, like last year, not to exclude the non-doppler device sessions from the ranking, but apply to all of those a penalty of 1 knot in speed (1,852km/h). I think this a fair solution and I hope for your understanding.
By the way with the Motion GPS (www.onandon.be) an excellent new device is on the market – featuring Doppler-Speed correction! Highly recommended!
After Minos Efstathiadis has won the Odyssey of Speed three times our old trophy remains with him. Well deserved!
The new trophy has been designed and built in cooperation by Christian Stemmer and Marcus Lappe. A combination from wood (oak and ash-tree) and acrylic glass gives it a very special appearance. Really impressive and awesome!
As every year Eric Groot van Ederen from the Netherlands is participating in the Odyssey fo Speed. Last year he managed to become 2nd Overall and obviously this year he is going for more. Just two days on Karpathos he is screwing up the score board by smashing three top scores (max. avg, 2sec max and 500m) As usual with 7.0 sail … in 40 knots … Max Speed 42.5 Knots!
Karpathos is in the game now! Meltemi hit the famous rock with full strength and Johnny Tuijn from the Netherlands was flying. During his stay on the island he continuously became faster until he managed to score two best results for max avg. and 1 hour!
With also good scores in the other categories Johnny is now 2nd overall, just 3 points behind Alex Petikidis. Philip Adamidis now in third position.
The event is entering now the decisive phase. Results are coming in every day and ranking will be updated now more regularly. Stay tuned!
Meltemi is ‚ON‘ and hitting Greece with its famous power and consistency. As a consequence we saw in June a lot of good results and its time for another score board.
Among the top riders Alex Petikidis is really on fire and now leading in four out of five categories; so is having now a solid lead in front of Philip Adamidis and closely followed Konstantinos Papandrikopolous.