Worldwide Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge online: even faster, even more …
The list of windsurfing races cancelled in the 2020 because of the Covid-19 unfortunately gets longer and longer and travel restrictions still make it difficult to organize international events. So the online format is still a sure way to keep the spirit of the racers high and offer an event where professionals and international amateurs can be in a ranking. Stand up Paddle race events are also starting to use the online event format today.
In a world challenge the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge is mixing speed from high-speed spots like La Franqui (France) with a lake in the middle of Poland or a spot in the North Sea for example, and even if there isn't’ wind in La Franqui or the Netherlands during the event period, in other spots probably other riders will be at the top of the leaderboard. Here's why’ The Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge is looking for new speed spots and draws attention to other good riders. At the same time, you can’ even go with a group of friends on their own home-spot and fight to be the fastest of the spot even though maybe you can't’ compete with the speeds of top riders. In addition to the different ranking categories, there are also lotteries between all sessions, and in theory everyone has a chance to win something.
The good thing about this format is that’ free and you can’ Equip for strong wind conditions for the highest ranking or just navigate with your smartwatch and enjoy a fantastic freeeride session with friends in the water.
Especially now the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge’ offer the whole windsurfer community an event where you can fight with each other and push to get a little’ faster’ compared to the last session. The same goes for foil.
And for all those who think speed surfing is boring, navigating only in a straight line … just start measuring your own speed to get involved because the next time you want to go a little’ Faster.
This year’ also awarded a prize to the fastest jiber, with the fastest alpha races.
Speed surfing is for every windsurfer, regardless of speed, by’ equipment, age or being a professional or amateur, as long as you have fun and feel the need for speed! Just keep your spirits up and feel like you're going faster and faster.
Here is the complete ranking of period-2: https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=eventranking&val=638
The final winner of each category will be the one with the best average result of PERIOD-1 and PERIOD-2.
The PERIOD-2 and’ still going until 31 August.
GRAN CANARIA Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge:
• 250 members
• 18 different Nations (from USA, Africa, Europe and Australia)
• 20 women
Age group from 10 a 76 years
• 10 junior under 18 years
source: Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge
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