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 www.gps-speedsurfing.com 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 www.gps-speedsurfing.com. 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:
How to create a new account (new members) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXzmpyuPHVM
How to finish your profile & getting ready to post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tLqGfrA9e8
How to subscribe to the event for Defi competitors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulgPvJzjQZM
How to enter the Virtual World Wide Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_vadzRuZ9g
How to upload your session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0xWzJ-RXP4