Greece – Karpathos
01.03.2019 – 30.09.2019
Notice of Race
As the event includes various disciplines of speed/slalom surfing, the event is named as the Odyssey of Speed, in the tradition of the ancient Greek hero Odysseus, who had several adventures to overcome.
The philosophy of this challenge is to bring together people from around the world, which enjoy the same passion of windsurfing in strong winds at high speeds. Therefore the participation is open for everyone in the windsurfing community from all skill levels from fun sailors up to serious including professional level.
Rather than focussing on maximum speed only, the Odyssey of Speed is dealing with various disciplines of speed/slalom surfing. In this way we would like to motivate also Greek and International recreational windsurfers at any Greek beach to get involved, who might be reluctant to compete on pure and specialized speed events and/or who might not have the highly specialized equipment. Finally the best allrounder across all disciplines will be crowned as the Odysseus of Speed 2019!
The Odyssey of Speed is taking place at all windsurfing spots in Greece, which are registered under www.gps-speedsurfing.com.
The Odyssey of Speed will take place from the 01.03.2019 until 30.09.2019.
Each participant must be a registered user of www.gps-speedsurfing.com. (GP3S)
For the Odyssey of Speed 2019 a dedicated registration in the Event section (see link below) is mandatory. By this all participants acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of GP3S, including giving his/her consent to share and publish session data in overall rankings of the Odyssey of Speed 2019. (please also refer to the Privacy Notice in here)
The Odyssey of Speed will be based on current GPS-measuring standards and rules.
The Basic Rules of www.gps-speedsurfing.com Version 9.1 A2 (ref.1) apply.
Scoring / Results
‘TITANS’ Class for Speedsurfers
Within the course of the event the following speed/slalom categories will be considered for the ranking:
- A: 2 sec GPS max. Speed
- B: 5 x 10sec GPS average
- C: 500 m GPS max.
- D: 1 hour GPS max.
- E: Alpha Racing (500m)
Each session result needs to be uploaded to www.gps-speedsurfing.com using the automatic upload function of the approved evaluation software (see ref.1. §6). Multiple sessions during a day are allowed (see ref.1 §.11), when they are sailed at different locations. For sessions sailed at one location multiple sessions concatenated to one session are not allowed.
Sessions shall be uploaded not later than two weeks after they have been sailed. Uploads are possible until 30.09.2019. 23:59. Any sessions uploaded after this deadline can not be considered for the ranking.
All GPS tracks needs to be available for verification by the event organization at all times.
Scoring: For the event’s ranking points will be awarded for the best performance in each category during the period of the event. For each category all competitors are awarded points equivalent to their ranking position in each category, except the first place, which is awarded 0.7 points. Competitors who will not supply a result for a category during the event or who are disqualified score the points awarded to the last possible finishing position.
The Overall ranking will be based the accumulated points out of all categories
Only windsurfing equipment is approved.
All GPS units approved by www.gps-speedsurfing.com, which feature ‘Doppler’-Speeds are approved. Namely these are
- Motion GPS
- Android Logit App
(see actual device list here)
- to be announced
The Odyssey of Speed is free and there is no entry fee.
Awards & Prizes
The winner will be awarded with the title ‘Odysseus of Speed 2019’ and will along with that receive the travelling trophy of the Odyssey of Speed.
Prizes from sponsoring are the following:
- Thalassa Suites Karpathos
- 1 week free accomodation (outside high-season)
- Maui Ultra Fins
- two G10 fins free of choice
- Meltemi Windsurfing Karpathos
- 1. 2 weeks storage box for one person
- 2. 1 week storage box for one person
- 3. Hoodie Meltemi Windsurfing
- 4. T-shirt Meltemi Windsurfing
- 5. Lycra Meltemi Windsurfing
- Net to Sun
- travel voucher for a booking at NettoSun Wort 200,00€
- Spinout Windsurfing Kos
- 1 week free rental of equipment
Each participant should take responsibility for himself and can be disqualified if he/she exposes herself or others at unnecessary risk. If extra weights are used a vest must support the weights or equivalent that provides a positive buoyancy of the weights. Wetsuit, etc. are not counted asflotation devices. Sailors who refuse to provide help to those who show emergency signal will be disqualified.
Every rider has responsibility for himself. He/she has to have all insurances needed. The organizer will not take any responsibility for rescue operations nor racing accidents.
The ‚Odyssey of Speed‘ is supported by the following sponsors:
- MAUI Ultra Fins
- Thalassa Suites
- Spinout Windsurfing Club KOS
The event is open for further sponsoring.
Organization and Contact Person
The event is organized by Tim Otte in close cooperation with the Hellenic Speed Slalom Windsurfing Association (HSSWA).
Odyssey of Speed recognizes the importance of the protection of its stakeholders (natural persons) with regards to the processing of their personal data as a fundamental right.
In this context, Odyssey of Speed, as Data Controller, complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679 – GDPR) and the national legislation, respects the rights and freedoms of the data subjects and secures that their personal data is:
– collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
– processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner, on the basis of consent,
legitimate interest, legal obligation or contract performance
– stored safely to safeguard their confidentiality, integrity and availability.
All members of Odyssey of Speed personnel, associates, volunteers, as well as third parties that process personal data on behalf of the organzation are contractually committed to comply with the aforementioned framework.
It is important to note that the maintenance of archives of sport-event results and participants’ performances for historical, statistical and informational purposes, lays within the ground of legitimate interests of Odyssey of Speed, as the organizing entity for the biggest GPS Speedsurfing event in Greece since 2011.
Data Processing and Publication
The Odyssey of Speed 2019 is run as an so called ‘event’ supported by the website www.gps-speedsurfing.com (GP3S). As a registered user of GP3S and registered participant of the Odyssey of Speed 2019 GP3S only collects personal information about you, if you voluntarily choose to share it with GP3S.
During registration for GP3S you will be required to provide personal information such as your name and email address. After registration there are several other opportunities on the site for you to share information and data about yourself with GP3S. This may include information about you such as your equipment and activities, your sessions, your name.
This data and information will be stored and published on the GP3S website and is open for public inspection. The information of any session can be automatically included and published in overall rankings or in registered Events of the user, as in this case the event
‘Odyssey of Speed 2019’. As such we are receiving the publioshed data and information for our own web site and media coverage.
Data Transfers outside EU
Our aim is to restrict personal data transfers only to countries that have been deemed by the European Commission as destinations that provide an adequate level of protection for personal data; you may see the relevant decisions of the European Commission here:
However, due to the global nature of sports, and in the context of participation of Odyssey of Speed athletes, trainers, and other supporters, it may be required to transfer personal data to other countries, under the provisions of the Article 49(1) of the GDPR.
According to the GDPR, you have the following rights toward the processing of your personal data:
– access to your data,
– correction of your data, in cases where the data we hold about you are incorrect or insufficient,
– request to delete your data (‘right to be forgotten’), if there is no legal obligation or claim, and do not relate with any official result of a sport event,
– withdraw your consent, in cases where consent is the legitimate basis for the processing of your data;
– object to processing for a specific reason,
– request the restriction of the processing,
– request to transfer your data to another Controller.
To exercise any of your rights, you can address the respective request to the Contact Person of Odyssey of Speed (pls. see above ‘Contact Person’). Our response to your request will take place within (1) one month of its receipt.
If you do not have a response to your request, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (www.dpa.gr).
Changes to this Notice
Odyssey of Speed will occasionally update this Privacy Notice to reflect any changes in its operational environment, legislation, and/or communication with data subjects. You are encouraged to periodically review this Notice to be informed about Personal Data Management policies applied in Odyssey of Speed.