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Evenement naam2014 Odyssey of Speed
Start Datumzaterdag 1 maart 2014
Eind Datumdinsdag 30 september 2014

  Event beschrijving en 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 meldingen

Deelnemers event
1Nick Vardalachos94,32
2Dirk Jan Knol88,2
3Minos Efstathiadis84,37
4Anders Bjorkqvist84,22
5Johnny Tuijn83,1
6Johan Huitema82,74
7Danny Verhaar79,13
8Oane Kingma74,52
9Wesley Deleye73,75
10Alexandros Petikidis73,39
11Sakellariou Kostas72,83
12Albanis George72,16
13Thomopoulos Dinos72,12
14Alexander Doukas71,66
15John Papaspirou71,66
16John Papaspirou71,66
17Bjorn Enqvist71,64
18Marie-Paule Geldhof71,63
19Bjorn Drogtrop71,41
20Markus Tauber71,38
21Papandrikopoulos Konstantinos70,94
22Vladan Desnica70,56
23Tim Otte70,51
24Chris van Binsbergen70,29
25Mats Ferner69,77
26Panagiotis Chairopoulos69,72
27Manolis Kapnisakis69,58
28Johan Tas69,49
29Doxis Milidakis69,1
30Anders Lundvall68,72
31Dimitris Apalagakis68,13
32Baard Bendiksen67,95
33Adrian Kezele67,56
34Stephanos Grapsas67,17
35Babis Sakadaris67,05
36Nick Doris66,43
37Nathan Teljeur66,39
38Roland Ruskauff66,29
39George Papagiannakis66,01
40Alex Kingaby65,58
41Frank Langhorst64,42
42Ilias Tsekouras64,05
43George Kantzouros63,66
44Magnus Lundvall62,75
45Antonis Giannopoulos61,9
46Dimitris Papagiannakis61,4
47Socrates Costicoglou61,26
48Kostas Ntotsias61,2
49Leta Margoni61,11
50Mavris Haris60,67
51Thodoros Kritikos60,22
52Urska Desnica60,03
53Kanapitsas Georgios59,86
54Christos Galiropoulos59,6
55Mario Kontis57,56
56Peter Stroi57,13
57Philip Gavrilos55,55
58Dennis Grootaers55,48
59Alex Mauroeidis54,86
60Pantelis Orestis Katsoudas54,7
62Constantinos Christopoulos53,74
63Kostas Raptis53,51
64Soulis Syrakis53,41
65Nikos Bourdis52,32
66Nicole Skodda51,19
67Ioannis Gkekas48,06
68Chocho Chankov46,41
69Goulielmos Giorgos46,16
70Asterios Drogalas45,7
71Vessela Katsarska45,41