Detail information event

Event name2020 Odyssey of Speed
Start DateSunday, March 1, 2020
End DateSaturday, October 31, 2020
Event sponsorMe,temi Windsurfing, Thalassa Suites Afiartis, Maui Ultra Fins

Event description and NOR

The Event

As the event includes various disciplines of speed/slalom surfing, the event is named as the Odyssey of Speed, in the tradition of the ancient Greek hero Odysseus, who had several adventures to overcome.

The philosophy of this challenge is to bring together people from around the world, which enjoy the same passion of windsurfing in strong winds at high speeds. Therefore the participation is open for everyone in the windsurfing community from all skill levels from fun sailors up to serious including professional level.

Rather than focussing on maximum speed only, the Odyssey of Speedis dealing with various disciplines of speed/slalom surfing. In this way we would like to motivate also Greek and International recreational windsurfers at any Greek beach to get involved, who might be reluctant to compete on pure and specialized speed events and/or who might not have the highly specialized equipment. Finally the best allrounder across all disciplines will be crowned as the Odysseus of Speed 2020! 


The Odyssey of Speed 2020 is taking place at all windsurfing spots in Greece, which are registered under


The Odyssey of Speed 2020 will be based on current GPS-measuring standards and rules.

The Basic Rules of www.gps-speedsurfing.comVersion 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)

Each session result needs to be uploaded to www.gps-speedsurfing.comusing 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 are not allowed.

Sessions shall be uploaded not later than two weeks after they have been sailed. Uploads are possible until 30.09.2020. 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 the associate Facebook page, on www.gps-speedsurfing.comand the HSSWA website

Sailing Equipment

Only windsurfing equipment is approved.

GPS Equipment

All GPS units approved by, which feature ‘Doppler’-Speeds are approved. Namely these are

    • GT-31/BGT-31
    • GX-52
    • GW-60
    • Motion GPS
    • Android Logit App

(see actual device list here)

Entry fee 

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 2020’ and will along with that receive the travelling trophy of the Odyssey of Speed.   

Further prizes from sponsoring will 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 ‚Odyssey of Speed‘  is supported by the following sponsors:

The event is open for further sponsoring. 

Organization and Contact Person

The event is organized by Tim Otte in close cooperation with the Hellenic Speed Slalom Windsurfing Association (HSSWA).




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