Speed sailing is pure motivation anyone can enter everywhere in the world: The Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour consists of 3 Periods and we will collaborate with two physical events - The Defi Wind & ISWC Fuerte Action Windsurfing Speed World Championships

1st period - the GRAN CANARIA DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE is finished and proud to present their winners!

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We are so happy to see 770 windsurfers in the FIN Ranking and 100 riders in the FOIL Ranking. Bringing together more than 20 nations from almost all continentes like (North America, Africa, Europe, Asia & Australia)

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Don´t miss a period & save the dates

01.04. - 31.05.22 Period 1: Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge
26.05. - 29.05.22 Defi Wind- France

30.06. - 04.07.22 ISWC Fuerte Action Windsurfing Speed World Championship
01.07. - 31.08.22 Period 2: Summer Edition  
01.10. - 30.11.22  Period 3: The Third
Each period will have their winner and rankings.
The Live-Events will be awarded separately with event trophies

In each Period we will award Top 3 in the following categories:
OPEN Male & Female · Grand Master (51-60) · Super Master (61-70) · Ultimate Master (71-99) · Youth (0-10) · Junior (11-14) · Junior Plus (15-18) · Foil (from www.gps-foilsurfing.com)

To equal the differences between windsurf spots, we'll also raffle in prices between all competitors.
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Dunkerbeck Speed Challene Virtual Global Tour 2022- Big Prices for the winners

Make sure that you don’t miss a period because at the end of the three events  we'll determine the overall winners of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour - who will receive the big prices from our sponsors and partners.

So everybody starts to tune his gear because at the End of the year the three fastest of each category can win cool prizes from:

Chris Benz Watches, Starboard Windsurfing, GoPro, SOMWR, Gasoil Custom Fins, Severne Windsurfing, Surf Hub Tenerife, Noer Stick, Surfcenter.nl, boot Düsseldorf, Fuerte Action, Gps-speedsurfing, Daily Dose.de, EQ love, Surf Magazin, Windsurf magazine uk, Revista surf a vela, Wind Mag, Dunkerbeck Windsurf Center

Allowed GPS Devices you’ll find on www.gps-speedsurfing.com
Every registered windsurf spot is valid.
Just switch on your GPS, go to the water and sail as fast as you can.

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We want the community to grow...

Foil is triumphing and we´ll also rank the IQ Foil class and the wing foiler.

And isn't it also great to challenge windsurfers around the world who are sailing with the exact same gear as you? The WindsurferLT class is experiencing a big revival and also here we´ll shout out our speed challenge determining the fastest on the WindsurferLT.

We want to keep up the fun and racing- spirit. Therefore the worldwide-online format is just perfect.
Fin and Foil with the different classes and categories on www.gps-speedsurfing.com & www.gps-foilsurfing.com

 

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INTERVIEW WITH HANS KREISEL

OVERALL WINNER DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TOUR

OVERALL WINNER of the DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TOUR 2021

With the help of this interview, we want to learn a bit more about the fastest man and woman of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge virtual global tour:

Hans, you are the winner of the first edition of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge

Virtual Global Tour-

Congratulations!

You won the first edition of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour 2021- good job!

Where are you from?
Woohoo good news wanted to have this one so good to have a global competition and was a nice battle with the others with really good open water results.

Let’s introduce myself I’m Hans Kreisel 36years old from The Netherlands I live in Renesse a small summer town next to the beach in the south where we are close to a lot of surf spots like Brouwersdam/ Zonnemaire/ Herkingen and Ouddorp.

Do you have children?
We have a small girl named Puck she is 3,5 years old and the most important thing in the world she is a little too young for surfing but I’m sure in the future she will give it a try.

Does your couple windsurf as well? – understand your need for speed? Do you have problems at home because of the windsurf?
My partner Patricia doesn’t surf but she understands my passion and supports it. Sometimes it’s hard getting everything sorted out with a full-time job and a little girl at home and both working irregular shifts nights and weekends. Luckily, we have really flexible grandparents, so we almost always have the best day-care for Puck.

Are you a Pro rider or do you have a regular Job?
Don’t see myself as a professional windsurfer more a semi pro because it still costs lots of money to per-sue my dreams of going faster and faster and breaking records. I only have a small budget and pay for most all my trips and entry fees myself.

If not, did you try to live from windsurfing?
No, I can’t live from windsurfing and don’t want because I don’t want to see it as work it’s one of my biggest joys in life.

Do you have sponsors? Who?
I’m sponsored by “Bar de Stulp” in Renesse. They help me paying the entry fee for Luderitz. I helped them a lot in the past. Best place for a party when you’re in Renesse.

And have my brand sponsors: I get a discount from JP-Australia and Neilpryde also a small budget. Hope they will increase it this year.
Z-fins with some fins and of course everybody who buys a Z-fin at www.windsurfcandy.com that supports me.

You are obviously infected by the need for speed, when you travel in search of speed, how much do you invest in that?
I’m strongly infected by the virus for over 18 years now. Maybe it’s better not to say that out loud but a trip to Luderitz incl. entry fee can easily cost 10.000, -€ adding also gear and fuel during all year for training and testing. That is also the reason why I can’t go to Luderitz every year.

How many speed boards do you have? -sails? -Fins? Is there a special fin for you?
I have 10 speed boards and 14 sails at the moment- need to sell some 😉.

Fins I have a lot: I only use Z-fins asy which I developed together with them. It’s the fastest fin in the world. Antoine Albeau did his 500m record on it so I’m proud I already own a little part of the world record and I did all my records on them and almost all the other big names are using them. But they won’t tell due to sponsor agreements. But still makes me proud.

What is the most important part of the gear for you?
The most important thing of my gear is hard to say if one part doesn’t work properly it outbalances all. But I can always trust my fins. Because they are really safe and spinning out is not a thing to be scared of anymore because if they do you can kick the grip in a split second. In the past spinning out was really bad and happened a lot

How difficult is it to windsurf at your home spot/ favourite spot?
It is really easy to surf at my home spots because we have a lot. I Prefer De Kwade Plaat because although it is hard to reach it’s really nice, quiet and fast spot. For me only downside is when something happens you are in a little trouble 2km offshore- it’s a long swim I know. Used to love Zonnemaire and Ouddorp because of the super flat waters but it’s getting to overcrowded in the mid wind days.

Thank you, Hans & congratulations, again. Good luck for 2022

INTERVIEW WITH HEIDI ULRICH

WINNER DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TOUR

WINNER DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TOUR

With the help of this interview, we want to learn a bit more about the fastest man and woman of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge virtual global tour:

You are the winner of the first edition of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge virtual global tour- congratulations!

Where are you from? 
My name is Heidi Ulrich I’m 37 years old and I come from Switzerland where I also live at the wonderful Urnersee.

Do you have children?
no

Does your couple windsurf as well? – understand your need for speed? Do you have problems at home because of the windsurf?
I’m super happy that my Partner Christian also windsurf and that he also loves the speed-windsurfing. Not 150% as I do but his 90% are also more than enough to share the passion. So, we almost don’t have problems because of the windsurf. But once the conditions become tricky and it gets dangerous and I don’t mean not only strong wind, I refer to sandbanks, too shallow water, waves or to high chop, Christian steps back. He’s seven years older and has way more experience than I and experienced several hard crashes. So, we start to discuss. He might be right, but I need to make my own experiences and I love to go out of my comfort zone.

Are you a Pro rider or do you have a regular Job?
I’m not a pro-rider. Speed surfing is a too small and specific discipline that I can live from it. Therefore, it needs at least also top skills in Slalom and Foil as well. But I’m completely fine with it because I love my job. I’m working fulltime for a big Swiss energy company responsible for the HR dep. Since 10 years I’m working for this company and receive a lot of support with super flexible working hours, which I can organize as I need according to my training and travel plans.

Do you have sponsors? Who?
Yes & thanks to them I can afford to train and compete at this level. Besides my employer, PATRIK Boards & Sails are my main sponsors and Patrick Diethelm & Karin Jaggi themselves inspiration and idols for me. Thanks to them I started windsurfing and thanks to their support I’m there where I am right now.

Also, I’m sponsored by NoLo Fins from Günter Lorch from Germany who let me be part development and listen to my feedback adapting it when making the fins for me what makes a big difference in my performance and is a huge benefit.

Coros is also a sponsor of mine. Without GPS Device no measurement & visible data. Also “Heidi Liebt” the best beanies of the world. I bring them to all occasions and love them after windsurf, after surf, biking, hiking, snowboarding and so on.
And last but not least FOCUSWATER a Swiss vitamin water for a healthy lifestyle.

You are obviously infected by the need for speed, when you travel in search of speed, how much do you invest in that?
Yes, windsurfing and surfing are not only a sport to me it’s a complete lifestyle: to go out on the water- just you and the elements, no phone, no deadlines just fun in that moment.

But when it comes to speed surfing this for me it’s real sport and I’m investing a lot on it. Especially in physical and mental fitness. Training 5 days a week between 2 and 4 hours and trying every time to go out a bit more of my comfort zone than the day before. (not only on the windsurf also climbing, biking and snowboarding for example)
And I also invest a lot in Traveling in preparation for Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2022 I’ll try to go 5 to 7 months to France for speed Training and Testing. For me it’s not an option to start a 6-week trip to Namibia tying to beat the world record on a board or with a sail I have never sailed with before. For full commitment I need full trust in me and my gear.

How many speed boards do you have? – sails? -Fins? Is there a special fin for you?
I have 5 Speed Boards: one for open water= 39 cm wide, one for the canal= 37 cm (+ one more prototype) a 33 cm wide one and a 43 cm what I barely use
Around 6 sails: two 5.2m & 5.8m production + 4.6m, 5.9m & 5.6m for testing
6 fins I have fix in my setup list: 18/18.5/19cm for open water & 17/17.5/18cm for the canal + constantly around 10 more fins as replacement and for testing.

What is the most important part of the gear for you?
The testing 😉 As I said before, for me the most important part is the sufficient testing to trust the gear in 100 percent when conditions become tough.

How difficult is it to windsurf at your home spot/ favourite spot?
My home spot is the Urnersee in Switzerland. It’s a freshwater lake with trade winds (in summer around 12- 20 knots). Super easy to for sailing, only 2 km wide and with a windsurf school. If you want to come, I’m happy to tell you all what you need to know to go windsurfing there.

My speed home spot is La Franqui in the south of France. Usually, the water is very flat, and the wind comes offshore. But… the beach is constantly changing, and you must deal with sandbanks, waves or, when the angle of the wind is not right, it can become choppy what makes speed surfing quite dangerous. The spot can be very easy but also can become really challenging.

Speed surfing is still quite male- dominated sport. Do you ever/ still have to deal with Mansplaining (Mansplaining= Essentially when a man assumes a woman (sometimes a man) lacks knowledge in an area where she (or he) is known to be an expert
Yes true, speed sailing is still a very male-dominated sport. I always try to motivate more girls for this discipline because than it’s just more fun. With several Vlogs I want to give some more Information and tips from a woman for woman and I think I could bring some more Ladies into the world of speed sailing.

And yes… of cause in the beginning was quiet often that some surfers saw me rigging my sail and they could not prevent to ask if I’m sure to rigg the 5.2m when even they go with the 3.3-3.7m. I always say: “Let’s give it a try.” In my opinion it’s always better to be underestimated and then showing with my performance that I can windsurf a bit 😉
My tip for the girls: Trust in your skills and your choice especially when you know the spot.

Heidi, thanks for the interview, good luck for all your goals in 2022 and congratulations again on your souverain victory of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge virtual global tour.

We are very proud to finish the first edition of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour with a total of 2500 windsurfers on fins and foils from 31 different nations. Times are still difficult and challenge Event organisers a lot. But with the virtual event format and the gps measurement technology we could motivate thousands of windsurfers to join the different periods.

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Top 3 DSC virtual global Tour 2021

Resumen:

Period-1 01.04.-31.05.
Snow in Europe but incredible entry numbers and fabulous Speeds!

Period-2 01.07.-31.08.
Epic summer- 6 nations in the Top 10 & 870 Windsurfer in the Overall Fin and 80 overall Foil Ranking!

Period-3 01.10.-30.11.
Open ocean gps-records, Top 3 entries never have been that fast! All with a top speed OVER 50 knots (92.6 km/h)

During all the year we did not stop to receive emails from rides worldwide saying thanks for what we are doing. That help us a lot to keep on with this project and put  a lot of effort to make it better every time our community is growing very fast and every one is pushing their on limits like Bjorn say to go “Faster And Faster”.

We will repeat the Tour next year and also plan for the long term future as a fix date in every speed windsurfer’s calendar. And we are preparing for all of you a few surprises for next year but you will have to wait bit longer to know about that.

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Bjorn Dunkerbeck
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"The third" Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge 2021

Fastest results ever

Open water gps- record! Diaz point in Luderitz- Namibia probably the fastest open water spot in the world

Never in six years of Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge a top 3 had been so fast!
All with a top speed OVER 50 knots (92.6 km/h)

Twan Verseput even achieved unbelievable 53,56 knots max speed of two seconds = 99,2 km/h and 100,7 Top Speed
He won the third period with his incredible 49,1 knots average over 250m = 90,93 km/h
This is also the fastest session ever posted in the history of our events.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck in second position with 50,7 knots top speed= 93,9 km/h and 47.62 knots average on 250m= 88,2 kmh
followed by Hans Kreisel with 50,12 knots max 2 sec. & 47,47 knots average on 250m.

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Top 3 The Third Period
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Top 3 The Third Period

...She did it again

Heidi Ulrich meanwhile in France

A solid lead and a fabulous speed of 40,14 knots on 250m= 74,33 km/h

44.67knots max 2 seconds= 82,73km/h

Heidi: “Windiest session ever on open water. My watch showed 46.03 top speed”

Wow the girls are really pushing!

In second we have Marie Paule Geldhof with fantastic 35,83 knots on 250m= 66,35 kmh

and first time on the podium Kristel Kaubi from Estonia with 35,02knots on 250m= 64,86 km/h

In total we had in this Period almost 30 women battling.

This is a great motivation for all the windsurf ladies out there to bring a gps or smartwatch for the next session and record the speeds. It’s soo much fun but be careful it’s highly addictive- ask Heidi ;))

Top3 open category
Top 3 Woman

Speed surfing is for every windsurfer- no matter the spot, the gear or the age

Keep the spirit up and feel the sensation of going faster and faster.

Big Prices for the overall winners

Make sure that you don’t miss a period because at the end of the three events we’ll determine the overall winners of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual GlobalTour – who will receive the big prices from our sponsors.

So everybody starts to tune his gear because at the End of the year the three fastest of each category can win:

Thanks to our sponsors:

Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge- the Virtual Global tour 2021

Fin and Foil

"The Summer Edition" of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge is done!

this summer was epic

6 nations in the Top 10! Europe dominates the speed discipline
We have to go to the 5 position of the ranking to find the first non-European rider, our good old friend Chris Lockwood, a classic in the speed sailing world!
In the top 10 we can find nations such as Belgium, Holland, France, Australia, Switzerland  & Poland.
In total we had:

870 Windsurfer in the Overall Fin and 80 overall Foil Ranking! 42 Riders with 40kt+ sessions (=av. on 250m with 74 km/h and more), 40 Womans in the Fleet & 38 Kids under 18 years

GRAN CANARIA Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge has come to an end.

Challenge accepted!

incredible 870 windsurfers from 32 different Nations in the Fin and Foil ranking!

Conditions have not been easy- in Europe the riders had to deal with the coldest spring since decades and a snowing April but… and this it, what counts: also, strong winds for incredible speeds! Almost 50 riders with 40+ knots (average over 250m) on their gps!
The spots in the Netherlands had been the places to be really fast this spring.
Grevelingenmeer – Ouddorp Haven & Markermeer – Houtribdijk

In the top 5 of the open category, we have a lot of familiar faces and also some new riders for our ranking.

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Top 3 Overall

Top 3 women

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Our Tour is more global than ever

781 Windsurfer in the Fin Ranking!
We are happy to see a new record of participants in our ranking. Everyday more and more windsurfers are sharing the passion with us by posting their sessions in our Events.

30 different Nations
Once again the Netherlands crush the ranking with almost 400 sailors followed by close to 100 Germans, almost 50 surfers from Belgium, 41 from Sweden and 40 GB. We welcome also sailors from Hong Kong, Mauritius, Japan.

The other sensation is how hard are pushing the 86 sailors of the FOIL ranking!

The French Nicolas Goyard achieved incredible 36.42 knots (67,45 km/h) Average Speed over 250m. This is the fastest speed ever measured on a windsurf foil!

In second place is the French Florian MADEC with 34,61 knots av speed on 250m (64,11 km/h) followed on third by the German Gunnar Asmussen with 33,22 knots av. speed on 250m (61,53 km/h)

Congrats- stunning results!

86 Windsurfer in the Foil Ranking
Foils are becoming more and more popular especially in less windy regions. Also on the foil sailors want to go as fast as possible so we have every time more participants in the ranking.
17 different nations in Foil Ranking

2 Young Guns with both 11 years in Foil Ranking
Axel Espeli Blankholm (27,47 km/h av on 250m) & Julian Koldeweid (21,72 km/h on 250m)

28 Kids under 18 years

The fastest Young Gun was the 17 year old Belgian Cyril Evrard  with incredible 40.24 knots (74,53 km/h) over 250m

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For the Top 3 in all our categories of the Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge (Period 1) you can win cool trucker caps from Chris Benz, GoPro accessories, Daily Dose merchandising, AV Board ace masks, shirts & lenyards from Dunkerbeck

A participation is completely free of charge. You just need to create an account on www.gps-speedsurfing.com or www.gps-foilsurfing.com (same account is working on both websites)
By uploading your session on the platform you enter in the ranking.
DSC reserves the right of participation.

Allowed GPS Devices you’ll find on www.gps-speedsurfing.com 

Every registered windsurf spot is valid.
Just switch on your GPS, go to the water and sail as fast as you can.

Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge

Speed- surfing is for every windsurfer- no matter the spot, the gear or the age

Keep the spirit up and feel the sensation of going faster and faster.

Big Prices for the overall winners

Make sure that you don’t miss a period because at the end of the three events we’ll determine the overall winners of the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual GlobalTour – who will receive the big prices from our sponsors.

So everybody starts to tune his gear because at the End of the year the three fastest of each category can win:

Thanks to our sponsors:

Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour

 

#SaveTheDates…

… don’t forget to take part in all three online events:

Period 1: 01.04.2021- 31.05.21
Period 2: 01.07.2021- 31.08.21
Period 3: 01.10.2021- 30.11.21

Allowed GPS Devices you’ll find on HERE
Every registered windsurf spot is valid.
Just switch on your GPS, go to the water and sail as fast as you can.

How to register?

  • Participation is free of charge
  • Create an account on www.gps-speedsurfing.com or  www.gps-foilsurfing.com (same account is working on both websites)
  • By uploading your session on the platform you enter in the ranking.
  • DSC reserves the right of participation.

 

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IMPRESSIVE SPEEDS AND GREAT PARTICIPATION

Resumen

GRAN CANARIA DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE 2020

More than 250 registered riders

from 21 different countries-  these are more than enough arguments to consider the Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge 2020 the most important virtual event worldwide.

Holland being the country with the most registrations, doubling the German participants, which is the second country with the highest number of registered and in third place Sweden. Also riders from Australia, USA or Namibia inscribed for the event.

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impressive 48.16 knots (av. on 250m)! That are nothing more and nothing less than 89.19km/h – the mark of the Belgian Vincent Valkenaers, winner of the event and the second period and with which he managed to break the draw he had with the Dutch Hans Kreisel, winner of the first period. Both riders are part of the world elite of the speed discipline and are regulars on the Luderizt canal, third place went to the Dutchman Jacques van der Hout.

In the women’s category, won the clear favorite Heidi Ulrich from Switzerland with a speed of 39.04 knots. The newcomer Kirsten Baas from the Netherlands who won the first period with 34.19 knots made it not as easy for Heidi.

Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Overall Winner

66 years difference between the oldest and youngest!

Eugen Dunkerbeck the oldest rider with 76 years old who was the winner of the ULTIMATE ranking, In turn Julian Koldeweid from the Netherlands, with only 10 years old became the youngest participant and won his category.

This is a clear proof that in speed windsurfing there is no age limitation, a discipline in which grandparents can compete against their grandchildren and spend time together in the water.

GRAN CANARIA Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge in facts:

  • almost 300 subscribers
  • PWA Sailors in the Top 10
  • 21 different Nations (from USA, Afrika, Europe and Australia)
  • 27 woman
  • age range fom 10 till 76 years
  • 15 Juniors under 18

We are really stoked about the great variety

of sailors and the achieved speeds and we are looking forward tho the the next edition of the DUNKERBECK SPEED CHALLENGE coming up from the 01.10. let’s keep pushing!

Speedsurfing is for every windsurfer- no matter the spot, the gear, the age or wether you are professional or amateur as long as you enjoy it and feel the need for speed! Keep the spirit up and feel the sensation of going faster and faster.

Check the full rankings HERE

Thanks to our sponsors

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Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge – Virtual WORLDWIDE Speed Windsurf Event

Period 1: 21.05.-21.06.20 / Period 2: 01.07.-31.08.20

This year, in this exceptional situation that the whole world is experiencing with all the limitations that are being imposed on us, we are happy to continue with the competition format that we have been carrying out since 2015 and to make it even more interesting for all windsurfers.

The online gps- based raceing format on www.gps-speedsurfing.com is a perfect way to compete and maintain the social distancing at the same time.

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Due to current COVID-19 restrictions unfortunately the Defi –Event, where we are organiszing since six years “a race in the race” had to be postponed to next year but online we can compete!

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To make it more accessible to all windsurfers in the world and because there are many more spots where you can do this distance, we decided to rank the fastest average speed on 250m.

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As a tribute to the Defi Wind we’ll have a first period from the 21st of May till the 21st of June and as an ADD ON a second period from the 01.07. till the 31st of August.

Because it’s also our main motivation to mobilize the entire windsurfing community and regain relative normality through our sport as soon as possible using current technology to compete together from any country in the world without traveling, while promoting windsurfing as an ecological sport and healthy lifestyle.

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Make sure that you don’t miss a period because the winners will be the ones with the fastest Average of the two rounds.

After being in lockdown for several weeks we are sure that we are all really looking forward to get back on the water.

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Whats NEW this year?

this year we’ll also rank:

  • YOUNG GUNS (all kids under 18 years- from 2002 on)
  • GRAND MASTER+ (50 years+ born in 1970 and later)
  • FOIL
  • ALPHA RACE

(what’s alpha race? A small explanation for those who do not know what it is, is to do a distance of 250mts a jibe and another 250mts back. The trick is that there can be no more than 50m between the starting point and the return point, and this is where the ability of the windsurfer to set the fastest round-trip course and tell you about the pass comes into play.)

GP3S

So everybody starts to tune his gear because this year the fastest can win:

  • Cool Windsurf accessories from SEVERNE,
  • Premium memberschips from GPS-Speedsurfing.com,
  • Stylish clothing from Fuerte Action
  • and of cause, caps, lenyards and shirts from Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge

 

How to register?

Allowed GPS Devices you’ll find on HERE

 

Every registered windsurf spot is valid.

Just switch on your GPS, go to the water and sail as fast as you can.

 

Thanks to the support of:

 

…making the event Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge  possible one more year

 

Resumen DUNKERBECK Speed Challenge 2018:

Twan Verseput and Zara Davis World Champions

Windsurfing legend Björn Dunkerbeck and his son Liam on the podium

 

Twan Verseput from the Netherlands and the Englishwoman Zara Davis showed like last year the fastest runs over 250mts.

After a break of several days and a movement to the south of the island due to wind conditions , participants from all over the world were compensated for their patience. With wind of 25-35 knots. In three heats, the high-speed windsurfer Twan Verseput prevailed and he was able to defend his world title. In the ladies fleet Zara Davis was once again the fastest woman on the board in all the heats and celebrated her third World Cup title.

 

Podium ISWC World Championship Open

1º Twan Verseput (NED)
2º Andi Laufer (GER)
3º Bjorn Dunkerbeck (ESP)

 

Podium ISWC World Championship mujeres

1º Zara Davis (GBR)
2º Anne Schindler (GER)
3º Anja Kruse (GER)

 

Podium Dunkerbeck Speed Chall. “Father & Son“

1º Bjorn & Liam Dunkerbeck (ESP)
2º Oliver & Lea Schaarschmidt (GER)
3º Stephan & Pepe Krause (GER)

 

Podium Dunkerbeck Speed Chall. “Kids & Youth“

1º Aron Etmon (GBR)
2º Cyril Evrard (BEL)
3º Liam Dunkerbeck (ESP)

As in all Dunkerbeck Speed ​​Challenge events on the website www.gps-speedsurfing.com there is a global virtual ranking where all windsurfers who wish can participate for free from any beach in the world, using their GPS, uploading their speeds to this platform.

This time the top three of the virtual winners made their time in Fuerteventura:

1º Andi Laufer (GER) 38,87nudos
2º Oliver Schaarschmidt (GER) 35,88nudos
3º Patrick Oberlender (GER) 34,52 nudos

 

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The objects of the ISWC are to promote and further the interests of the Speed Windsurfing Class throughout the world

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Resumen 2017:

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge 2017

Speeds new guard, dominate in Fuerteventura.

24 year old Dutch speed star Twan Verseput is the new ISWC speed world Champion. Twan together with a huge junior fleet of young talented sailors from around the world, were the stars of the Dunkerbeck GPS speed challenge.

The speed spot in Matas Blancas in the south of Fuerteventura once again delivered a fantastic week with challenging conditions that pushed the 55 strong fleet of men, women and kids to their limit. Conditions varied all week, from riders being maxed out on their smallest 5.0m sails and speed boards to the minimum wind limit slalom baoards and 7.8 m sails.

The surprise upset from the 1st heat was that 42 times world champion and the winner of the last 3 years at this event was not winning!. The young speed star from Holland, Twan was on form from the start. He then went on to win 3 of the 7 heats and 2nd place in all the rest, despite Bjorn using all his experience to fight back. Both he and the Strong man from Sweden, Markus Emanuelsson had to fight all week for the 2nd and 3rd place positions. With Bjorn on the last heat of the week taking 1st place and 2nd overall. As if to make a point, Bjorn achieved the fastest run of the week at 38.66 knots . The new world champion Twan had this to say at the prizegiving at the prestigious R2 Rio Calma hotel  “This is my 2nd time at this event, the Pro Am concept works great here and I would encourage anyone to come. When I was younger I never thought I would be competing with my hero Bjorn Dunkerbeck let alone beat him. I am still in shock“

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge

The women’s fleet went more according to the form book. With the double world record holder Zara Davis from the United Kingdom winning all of her heats to become World champion for the 2nd year. This was despite strong challenges from her rival from last year Anne Schindler from Germany in 2nd place and attending her first speed event PWA rider Miriam Rasmussen in 3rd place. Zara said on winning her 2nd world title at this spot.“ I was super happy to win here again, the other girls are getting quicker every year and I can’t afford to take any round for granted“

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge

The truely international fleet of riders from all over the world came together to create a very special vibe. Rivals on the water for sure but they offered support, encouragement and help to each other, to go faster and faster. The real stars of the show was the large youth and junior fleets with entries coming as far away as Canada and the youngest entrant, Ancor Sosa at 9 years old. They all performed brilliantly in some very tough conditions, out pushing hard for a hour at a time in their rounds without stopping. They drew some of the  biggest  smiles from their parents and admiration from the rest of the competitors and public. 1st youth place went to Jonas Thyme from Denmark and the fastest junior Alexa Escherich from Germany.

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge

The last word must go to Bjorn Dunkerbeck the events founder and last years ISWC World Speed Champion.“ We are very happy with this years event, great vibe 4th time at this site and second time hosting the world championships. Congratulation to Twan, at half my age he just had more speed than me this time. But watch out, I will be back!“

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge 2017

Photo Impressions

Here a few images from the actual Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge 2017.

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