Detail information event

Event name2014 Odyssey of Speed
Start DateSaturday, March 1, 2014
End DateTuesday, September 30, 2014

  Event description and NOR

Official Notice of Race (NoR) for download on the event web site:


The Odyssey of Speed is taking place at all windsurfing spots in Greece, which are registered under


The Odyssey of Speed will take place from the 01.03.2014 until 30.09.2014.


The Basic Rules of www.gps-speedsurfing.comVersion 9.0 (ref. 1) apply.

This year the event will include two different classes with two different rankings.

1.     ‘TITANS’ Classfor Speedsurfers

2.     ‘EXCITE’ Class for Freeriders (being advised touse on non-speed equipment or rental equipment from the local surf stations)

As the ‘EXCITE’ class is supposed to be the class for freeriders, serious speedsurfers are advised to compete in the ‘TITANS’ class. Any sailor can participate in one class only, either ‘TITANS’ or ‘EXCITE’ class. Beside this, any windsurfer that has on www.gps-speedsurfing.coma Max Speed (2sec) recorded higher than 38 knots and/or is a registered rider in the ISWC or PWA is not allowed to compete in the ‘EXCITE’ Class.

Scoring / Results

1.‘TITANS’ Class for Speedsurfers

Within the course of the event the following speed/slalom categories will be considered for the ranking:

  • Cat. A:             2 sec GPS max. Speed
  • Cat. B:             5 x 10sec GPS average
  • Cat. C:            500 m GPS max.
  • Cat. D:            1 hour GPS max.
  • Cat. E:             Alpha Racing (500m)
  • Cat. F:             Maximum Distance travelled during one day (24 hours)

For the ‘TITANS’ Class each session result needs to be uploaded to www.gps-speedsurfing.comusing the automatic upload function of the approved evaluation software (see ref.1. §8). Multiple sessions during a day are allowed (see ref.1 §.11), however should be avoided. Sessions shall be uploaded not later than two weeks after they have been sailed. Uploads are possible until 30.09.2014. 20:00. 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.

2. ‘EXCITE’ Class

In order to keep it simple in the ‘EXCITE’-Class only the Cat. A: 2 sec GPS max. Speed during any session will be considered. The GPS tracks must be also uploaded to www.gps-speedsurfing.comand marked as ‘EXITE-Class’ in the comment space. Contact us if you need help for session uploading procedures.

The ranking will be made considering all posted results in the entire period.

The updated results will be communicated on the event website,on www.gps-speedsurfing.comand the HSSWA website and at the participating surf stations on-site in Karpathos.

Sailing Equipment

Only windsurfing equipment is approved.

GPS Equipment

The official GPS of the 'Odyssey of Speed' is the LOCOSYS GT-31/BGT-31. This are the only GPS units currently recommended by International GPS Speed Sailing Organizations. Only sessions recorded by GT-31 (and GT-11) units will be recognized.


·       to be announced


Entry fee

The Odyssey of Speed is free and there is no entry fee.

Awards & Prizes

The winner in the ‘TITANS’-Class will be awarded with the title ‘Odysseus of Speed 2013’ and will along with that receive the travelling trophy of the Odyssey of Speed.   

HSSWA – Speed King Titles

Further to the main trophy, among all participants of the Odyssey of Speed, the HSSWA will award the title/s “Speed King of ….. ” to every spot that manages by the end of the event, to present a ranking with more than 5 participants. For the Speed King only the fastest 5 x 10sec GPS averagesession(Cat. B) will count. Each "King" (or "Queen"!) will be presented with his/her Award during the HSSWA Year Overall Ranking prize giving!


Already confirmed prizes, detailed prizing scheme will follow:

·       (1) one week free accommodation in the new Thalassa Suites in Afiartis (valid outside of High-Season)

·       (3) MAUI ULTRA Fins (free of choice)

·       150€ Travel voucher from NETtoSUN

·       others to be announced soon!


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 as flotation 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 event is organized by Tim Otte in close cooperation with the Hellenic Speed Slalom Windsurfing Association (HSSWA).



  Event messages

Event subscribers
1Nick Vardalachos50.93
2Dirk Jan Knol47.62
3Minos Efstathiadis45.55
4Anders Bjorkqvist45.47
5Johnny Tuijn44.87
6Johan Huitema44.67
7Danny Verhaar42.73
8Tim Otte40.84
9Oane Kingma40.24
10Wesley Deleye39.82
11Alexandros Petikidis39.63
12Sakellariou Kostas39.32
13Albanis George38.96
14Thomopoulos Dinos38.94
15Alexander Doukas38.7
16John Papaspirou38.69
17John Papaspirou38.69
18Bjorn Enqvist38.68
19Marie-Paule Geldhof38.68
20Bjorn Drogtrop38.56
21Markus Tauber38.54
22Papandrikopoulos Konstantinos38.49
23Vladan Desnica38.1
24Chris van Binsbergen37.95
25Mats Ferner37.68
26Panagiotis Chairopoulos37.64
27Manolis Kapnisakis37.57
28Johan Tas37.52
29Doxis Milidakis37.31
30Anders Lundvall37.11
31Dimitris Apalagakis36.79
32Adrian Kezele36.48
33Stephanos Grapsas36.27
34Babis Sakadaris36.2
35Nick Doris35.87
36Nathan Teljeur35.85
37Roland Ruskauff35.79
38George Papagiannakis35.64
39Alex Kingaby35.41
40Frank Langhorst34.79
41Ilias Tsekouras34.59
42George Kantzouros34.37
43Magnus Lundvall33.88
44Antonis Giannopoulos33.42
45Dimitris Papagiannakis33.15
46Socrates Costicoglou33.08
47Kostas Ntotsias33.05
48Leta Margoni32.99
49Mavris Haris32.76
50Thodoros Kritikos32.52
51Urska Desnica32.41
52Kanapitsas Georgios32.32
53Christos Galiropoulos32.18
54Dennis Grootaers31.78
55Mario Kontis31.08
56Peter Stroi30.85
57Philip Gavrilos29.99
58Alex Mauroeidis29.62
59Pantelis Orestis Katsoudas29.54
61Constantinos Christopoulos29.02
62Kostas Raptis28.89
63Soulis Syrakis28.84
64Nikos Bourdis28.25
65Nicole Skodda27.64
66Ioannis Gkekas25.95
67Goulielmos Giorgos25.32
68Chocho Chankov25.06
69Asterios Drogalas24.68
70Vessela Katsarska24.52