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4th Intermediate Ranking

Karpathos continues to deliver!

Excellent conditions on Karpathos allowed some riders to climb up in the ranking and two German names are now in fourth and fifth place.

No change at the at the Top Three, but it is very close behind.

Over 600 session uploaded, 17.800 km sailed!

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 4,8 points
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 14 points
  3. Alex Petikidis 18,7 points
  4. Tim Otte  20 points
  5. Christian Bornemann 30 points
  6. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 34 points

download detailed results (per 26.08.2021):

Overall

Best Category results so far (per 26.08.2021)

Category Ranking

Note: all results marked in ‘yellow’ are corrected as they have been achieved with ‘non-Doppler’ GPS devices.

All posted session and results can be seen in the event section at GPS-SPEEDSURFING

Karpathos Speed Run with 40 knots

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.

recorded with helmet-mounted GoPro Hero 9 black.

3rd Intermediate Ranking

Persistence pays off!

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!

Over 500 session uploaded, 15.500 km sailed!

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 4,8 points
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 14 points
  3. Alex Petikidis 18,7 points
  4. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 31 points
  5. Minos Efstathiadis 32 points
  6. Tim Otte 45 points

download detailed results (per 15.08.2021):

Overall

Best Category results so far (per 15.08.2021)

Category Ranking

Note: all results marked in ‘yellow’ are corrected as they have been achieved with ‘non-Doppler’ GPS devices.

All posted session and results can be seen in the event section at GPS-SPEEDSURFING

2nd Intermediate Ranking

Dutchies leaving scars on the scoreboard!

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!

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 4,8 points
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 12 points
  3. Alex Petikidis 14,7 points
  4. Minos Efstathiadis 25 points
  5. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos. 26 points
  6. Marco Lambers 46 points

download detailed results (per 06.08.2021):

Overall

Best Category results so far (per 06.08.2021)

Category Ranking

Note: all results marked in ‘yellow’ are corrected as they have been achieved with ‘non-Doppler’ GPS devices.

All posted session and results can be seen in the event section at GPS-SPEEDSURFING

Dutch Invasion – Twan dominating

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!!

1st Intermediate Ranking 2021

Already in the Meltemi Season again!

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!

The overall score board: 

  1. Alex Petikidis 7,1 points
  2. Minos Efstathiadis 16 points
  3. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos. 17 points
  4. Eric Groot van Ederen 17,4 points
  5. Nils Bach 35 points
  6. Dinos Thomopoulos Dinos 43 points

download detailed results (per 19.07.2021):

Overall

Best Category results so far (per 19.07.2021)

Category Ranking

Note: all results marked in ‘yellow’ are corrected as they have been achieved with ‘non-Doppler’ GPS devices.

All posted session and results can be seen in the event section at GPS-SPEEDSURFING

Speed Training Camp in Devils Bay

Breaking News: This year we go for a Speed Training Camp in Karpathos!we are happy to offer a training camp together with Rob Hofmann, one of the most recognized windsurfing coaches in the world. For one week you will have the chance to tune yourself and your equipment for maximum speed! Professional support by video analysis and a lot of fun is guaranteed! Where: Location will be at the Meltemi Windsurfing Station in KarpathosWhen: from 5th of August until 12th of AugustFull cost 250€ for the full week (Limited to 10 participants)in case of any question and/or support needed do not hesitate to contact me here or under info(at)odysseyofspeed.com

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Without any doubt our event won’t be possible with the strong support from gps-speedsurfing.com, and even more this year we have been granted with two free Premium membership at GPSSS, which we are happy to give to two participants,

8. Place Man: Ilias Tsekouras

9. Place Man: Philip Adamidis

FOUR SEASONS Taverna – Food for Champions

This year first time sponsoring our event with a prize. 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 7. Place Man Johnny Tuijn.

Enjoy the food and atmosphere at this stunning place!