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 2020 edition several prizes have been offered and are distributed among the contenders as follows:
2 weeks storage box for one person: 2. Place Man Eric Groot van Ederen
1 week storage box for one person: 3. Place Man Tim Otte
Hoodie Meltemi Windsurfing Karpathos: 1. Place Woman Leta Margoni
T-Shirt Meltemi Windsurfing Karpathos: 5. Place Man Konstantinos Papandrikopoulos
Lycra-Shirt Meltemi Windsurfing: 3. Place Woman Inga Kontis
As one of our longest sponsors THALASSA SUITES is ‘traditionally’ sponsoring the 1st prize at the Odyssey of Speed. Their very generous offer is a free stay for one week at this stunning place. The best accommodation here at Karpathos for windsurfers directly at the spot.
Twan Verseput as the winner of the Odyssey of Speed 2020 is the well deserved winner of this great prize. Enjoy your stay!
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.
One of the best tavernas on the island of Karpathos is becoming a sponsor of our event. The Four Seasons Taverna in Amoopi is famous for its excellent traditional greek food, as well as for the Pizzas and Pasta courses.
Four Seasons Taverna has sponsored as a prize a dinner for four hungry speed surfers and friends! Very much appreciated!
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 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.