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6th intermediate Ranking 2020

Germans catching up!

Every day wind and speed sailing with some friends. After the dutch week in July we saw now three German speed sailors pushing each other every day!

With Christian Bornemann, Björn Haacke und myself (Tim Otte) a good competition was done. Various conditions ranging from 20 to 45 knots allowed us to sail and score good results in all categories.

Nevertheless the first two places of the overall scoreboard, still maintained by Twan and Eric, remain untouchable so far. With good overall performance Christian (6th place) and myself (3rd) are catching up. Björn was also pushing hard on rental equipment and we are still waiting for his GPS tracks. Minos and Konstantinos and 4th and 5th place still in good position too.

Total number of sessions uploaded 422, distance sailed 14500 km.

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 6,1 points
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 14,4 points
  3. Tim Otte 22 points
  4. Minos Efstathiadis 31 points
  5. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 35 points
  6. Christian Bornemann 38 points

download detailed results (per 23.08.2020):

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Best Category results so far (per 23.08.2020)

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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

all pics by Sarah O.

A Ride into Devils Bay

video showing a full run from Poseidon bay into Devils Bay. Top Speed at the end of the run approx. 39 knots. 54 wide Speedboard with 6.2 sail. Wind around 30 knots. Typical Karpathos conditions.

Rider: me (Tim Otte)

5th intermediate Ranking 2020

Meltemi Season continues with strong winds

The persistent winds in the aegean, the famous Meltemi, is continuously blowing every day and delivering perfect conditions almost every day. So on all islands, especially on Karpathos, good results have been scored.

Also on the mainland a lot of sessions have been posted, leading to a very compressed score board, behind the two top guys, Twan and Eric, which remain ‚untouchable‘.

So no change at the first two places, but behind the battle is on for the third place and a place among the Top 10. Twan and Eric in the leading two positions, Konstantinos and Minos both in third place. Tim catching up in 5th positions.

Total number of sessions uploaded 372, distance sailed 12700 km.

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 6,1 points
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 12,4 points
  3. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 33 points
  4. Minos Efstathiadis 33 points
  5. Tim Otte 35 points

download detailed results (per 15.08.2020):

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Best Category results so far (per 15.08.2020)

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

4th intermediate Ranking 2020

Historic Speeds and solid Lead by Twan and Eric!

The dutch battle between Johan, Eric and Twan ended up with outstanding results in all disciplines. Having excellent conditions every day, they were pushing each other to some results never seen before in the ten year’s history of our event.

So the 5×10 sec average of Eric and the 500m, the 1 Hour and the Alpha@500 of Twan are all ‚all-time-best‘ scores at the Odyssey of Speed!! In addition Eric also scored the highest speed so far this year with 81,96 km/h (2 sec.).

With this results Twan is now leading in three out of our five categories and Eric in the other two. Logically this gives them both also the lead in the overall ranking. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos, as the best greek sailor, follows in the third place.

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 6,1 points
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 9,4 points
  3. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 24 points
  4. Minos Efstathiadis 20 points
  5. Ilias Tsekours 34 points

download detailed results (per 26.07.2020):

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Best Category results so far (per 26.07.2020)

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

picture by Thomas Döblin.

3rd intermediate Ranking 2020

The Dutchies rocking the Rock!

Currently three top speed surfer from the Netherlands are enjoying classical Karpathos conditions on ‚the Rock‘! – and rocking the speed strip in Afiartis and our scoreboard.

Among them also Twan Verseput returned to Greece to defined his title at the Odyssey of Speed. Already on his first day he scored great results and went right away to the top of the list. Two of his results are marking even ‚all-time-best‘ in the history of our event: at 5×10 sec average he achieved 75,17 km/h and for the Alpha500 51,00 km/h.

With this results Twan his now leading in four out of our five categories and also leading the overall ranking. Still in 2nd place is Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos , followed by the second fastest greek sailor Minos Efstathidis and Eric Groot van Ederen (both with 28 points).

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 16,8 points
  2. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 23 points
  3. Minos Efstathidis and Eric Groot van Ederen 28 points

download detailed results (per 18.07.2020):

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Best Category results so far (per 18.07.2020)

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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

Greek Speedsurfing is back!

small correction as an invalid session needed to be deleted.

The overall score board (Men): 

  1. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 11,4 points
  2. Minos Efstathidis 12,7 points
  3. Ilias Tsekouras 15 points

The overall score board (Women): 

  1. (6.) Leta Margoni 40 points
  2. (9.) Sofia Koukouzeli 47,7 points

download detailed results (per 19.06.2020):

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Best Category results so far (per 19.06.2020)

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


1st intermediate Ranking 2020

Greek Speedsurfing is back!

Due to the crisis situation worldwide also the Odyssey of Speed event has been impacted. But now, since beaches are open again the competition is picking up speed and some nice results have been uploaded. So the 10th edition of our event in 2020 is now on!

So it is time for the first intermediate ranking and give credit to those sailors already scoring GPS speeds.

With Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos the winner from 2018 is back in the race and with a new sail sponsor he took right away the overall lead. In 2nd position one of our most active participants since years Ilias Tsekouras (great!) , followed by the greek speed legend Minos Efstathidis.

Very remarkable is also the best 1 Hour result scored by Sofia Koukouzeli with a distance 36,46 km.

The overall score board: 

  1. Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos 12,7 points
  2. Ilias Tsekouras 14 points
  3. Minos Efstathidis 18,7 points

download detailed results (per 15.06.2020):

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Best Category results so far (per 15.06.2020)

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


Twan climbing to the Top!

Twan Verseput, the current Speed Surfing World Champion, had a very windy week on the island of Karpathos with winds up to 40 knots. At the famous speed spot Twan was able to score excellent results in all our, five categories. With three first places and two in second place, he almost scored the optimum result!

By this he took the lead position from Eric and has a solid lead by 8 points. in third position is still Alex Petikidis, as the best listed greek speed surfer.

Now there just two weeks to go until the event ends on the 20th of September. Although it looks like a solid lead, with some good conditions the Greek speed elite might still be able to improve their scores!

The overall score board: 

  1. Twan Verseput 6,1
  2. Eric Groot van Ederen 14,4
  3. Alexandros Petikidis  25

download detailed results (per 17.09.2019):

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Best Category results so far (per 17.09.2019)

Category Ranking

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