Detail information event

Event name2015 Gran Canaria Le Defi Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge
Start DateSaturday, May 16, 2015
End DateSunday, May 17, 2015
Event contactinfoJan Hendrik de Bruin
Event sponsorGran Canaria

  Event description and NOR

Gran Canaria Le Defi Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge

The idea to include a Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge during Le Defi event was born during the first edition of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challege in 2014. The organizer of Le Defi, Philippe Bru, was taking part in the event along with his son and after some brainstorming between heats, the project began to take shape.

In both disciplines, Speed and Long Distance, the winner is the fastest windsurfer, so why not combine the two during the Le Defi?

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Tourism Board of Gran Canaria this project is going to happen in 2015, just in time to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Le Defi event.

The Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge in Le Defi has a provisional date of Saturday the 16th of May, depending on the weather conditions. It will be confirmed a week before. !

The event will only be for one day and all sailors interested in taking part should register before the start online via the website of Gran Canaria, registration is open from today.

Besides the The Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge in Le Defi we have another world premiere. We will organize the first ever-worldwide GPS challenge on the same day! It will give windsurfers all around the world the change to “virtual” compete with the competitors who are racing in Le Defi. To take part in a race like Le Defi is something that every windsurfer should do at least once in their lifetime, with a great atmosphere, racing among 1.200 sailors.  It is a unique experience!

So if you are not going to be at the Le Defi event we are giving the chance to every sailor worldwide to take part in the Gran Canaria Le Defi Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge by having two different rankings, one for Le Defi participants, and a virtual one for those competing from their home spots. To enter the worldwide "Virtual"  race, you just have to post on on the 16th of May and your will compete automatically !  

During the event you also could register at the Gran Canaria stand located right at the beach camp. Competitors must bring their own compatible GPS devices according to the standard rules from The GPS will automatically detect the best 500m run during the daily race of Le Defi, only the times done in the long distance race will be valid.


“Play with us”

Bjorn & Philippe

Here you find a step-by-step instructions how to register and how to post your speed session:

  1. How to create a new account (new members)
  2. How to finish your profile & getting ready to post
  3. How to subscribe to the event for Defi competitors
  4. How to enter the Virtual World Wide Race
  5. How to upload your session


  Event messages

Event subscribers
1Antoine Albeau53.86
2Hans Kreisel52.34
3Vincent Valkenaers52.08
4Andy Laufer51.64
5Jurjen van der Noord51.39
6Bjorn Dunkerbeck51.38
7Jacques van der Hout50.73
8Mikkel Asmussen49.77
9Markus Emanuelsson48.81
10Manfred Merle48.61
11Magnus Bengtsson48.48
12Alexander Goncharov47.95
13Petter Malmkvist47.9
14Gautier Bourgeois47.69
15Alain De Gendt47.29
16Ben van der Steen46.58
17Daniel Borgelind46.34
18Damien Nico46.08
19Lena Erdil45.94
20Thomas Doeblin45.28
21Brian Rogild45.08
22Johan Huitema44.67
23Dylan de Jong44.66
24Anders Boje44.59
25Hendrik de Jong44.5
26Michel Meijer44.3
27Carsten Hanke43.25
28Gilles Paredes-Vinuales43.13
29Gilles Paredes-Vinuales43.13
30Gilles Paredes-Vinuales43.13
31Tjitse Spitse43.01
32Ferdinand Rikkers42
33steve laubaney41.78
34Andries Keulen41.59
35Marc Roosli41.43
36Raf Alexander41.35
37Pieter Bijl41.27
38Guillaume Piedfert41.14
39John Skye40.77
40Dennis Klaaijsen40.68
41Kai Kaufmann40.52
42Kai Kaufmann40.52
43Kai Kaufmann40.52
44Kai Kaufmann40.52
45Adriaan van Rijsselberghe40.5
46Erik Larsson40.41
47Jan Hendrik de Bruin40.36
48Anton J. Geesink40.34
49Oane Kingma40.24
50Laurent Paya39.91
51Geert van Beek39.55
52Toomas Kasenurm39.14
53Anne Fahner38.99
54Olivier Ponrouch38.99
55Nicolas Saillard38.79
56Alexandre Broussier38.49
57Kasper Juul Larsen38.19
58Andres Kask38.15
59Oliver Schaarschmidt38.06
60Arnold Agema37.88
61Jens Vester37.83
62Sieger Boonstra37.27
63Dabat Gérard37.15
64Pieter van der Jagt36.94
65George Fulton36.83
66Mike Hessels36.63
67Ewoud van den Berg36.6
68Rainer Fuhrmann36.51
69Annika Valkna35.71
70Virgil Conan35.48
71Martin Sandberg35.3
72Jan Seidel35.03
73Andy Hart35.03
74Martin Keernik34.8
75Alex Lewin34.65
76Nigel Spriggs34.56
77Werner Roeers34.25
78Jan Behrendt33.98
79HAULBERT Yoann33.89
80Yves Wynen33.88
81Jean-Paul Krijgsman33.56
82Menno van den Berg33.52
83Paul Sintic33.34
84Wim Claessens33.17
85Guillaume Montjotin33.03
86Mavris Haris32.76
87Klaus Lepies32.69
88Guido Trampe32.51
89Silvester Napik32.49
90Anne Schindler32.37
91Anne Schindler32.37
92Frederik Schukken32.03
93Peep Tomingas31.99
94Mats Dahlberg31.73
95Stacey Vass31.45
96Ted de Pagter31.38
97Philippe Tiquet31.03
98Pedro da Costa31.03
99Olivier Soufflet30.78
100Carsten Gram30.76
101François Kohl30.67
102Henrik Bach Christensen30.52
103Timm-Daniel Koepke29.48
104Jean-Claude David29.22
105Eugen Dunkerbeck28.94
107Josep Pons28.6
108Josep Pons28.6
109Josep Pons28.6
110Viktor Schmidt28.34
111Lars Krueger28.07
112Angelo Fumagalli28.04
113Aron Etmon27.79
114Raffaello Gardelli27.62
115Stephen Pugh27.53
116Tenerife Windsurf Solution27.46
117patrick sinot 25.72
118Alexandra Meier21.64
119Josue Jimenez20.88
120Omar Sanchez13.52