Notice of Race (Ver. 1.0)
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 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:
- 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)
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 (e.g. for 24 hours distance category) are not allowed.
Sessions shall be uploaded not later than two weeks after they have been sailed. Uploads are possible until 30.09.2017. 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
The updated results will be communicated on the event website www.odysseyofspeed.org, the associate Facebook page, on www.gps-speedsurfing.com and the HSSWA website www.speedslalom.gr.
Only windsurfing equipment is approved.
All GPS units approved by www.gps-speedsurfing.com, which feature ‘Doppler’-Speeds are approved. Namely these are
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 2017’ and will along with that receive the travelling trophy of the Odyssey of Speed.
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 'Odyssey of Speed' is supported by the following sponsors:
The event is open for further sponsoring
The event is organized by Tim Otte in close cooperation with the Hellenic Speed Slalom Windsurfing Association (HSSWA).