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Event name2015 Gran Canaria Le Defi Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge
Start DateSaturday, May 16, 2015
End DateSunday, May 17, 2015
Event contactinfoJan Hendrik de Bruin
Event sponsorGran Canaria

Event description and NOR

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:

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


Event update messages

Event subscribers
1Antoine Albeau53.86
2Hans Kreisel53.57
3Vincent Valkenaers53.56
4Bjorn Dunkerbeck52.43
5Andy Laufer52.16
6Jurjen van der Noord51.39
7Jacques van der Hout50.73
8Mikkel Asmussen49.77
9Manfred Merle48.61
10Magnus Bengtsson48.48
11Alexander Goncharov47.95
12Petter Malmkvist47.9
13Gautier Bourgeois47.69
14Alain De Gendt47.29
15Daniel Borgelind46.34
16Damien Nico46.08
17Lena Erdil45.94
18Thomas Doeblin45.28
19Brian Rogild45.08
20Dylan de Jong44.66
21Dennis Klaaijsen44.53
22Hendrik de Jong44.5
23Marc Roosli44.5
24Tjitse Spitse43.01
25Raf Alexander42.99
26Anne Schindler42.27
27Ferdinand Rikkers42
28steve laubaney41.78
29Andries Keulen41.59
30Pieter Bijl41.27
31Laurent Paya41.27
32Toomas Kasenurm40.82
33John Skye40.77
34Kai Kaufmann40.52
35Adriaan van Rijsselberghe40.5
36Erik Larsson40.45
37Jan Hendrik de Bruin40.36
38Anton J. Geesink40.34
39Oane Kingma40.24
40Geert van Beek39.95
41Nicolas Saillard38.79
42Alexandre Broussier38.49
43Jens Vester38.42
44Kasper Juul Larsen38.19
45Andres Kask38.15
46Oliver Schaarschmidt38.06
47Arnold Agema37.88
48Dabat Gérard37.15
49Pieter van der Jagt36.94
50Mike Hessels36.63
51Ewoud van den Berg36.6
52Rainer Fuhrmann36.51
53Martin Keernik36.39
54Annika Valkna35.71
55Nigel Spriggs35.45
56Martin Sandberg35.3
57Andy Hart35.03
58Alex Lewin34.65
59Werner Roeers34.25
60Jan Behrendt33.98
61Jean-Paul Krijgsman33.56
62Paul Sintic33.34
63Wim Claessens33.17
64Guillaume Montjotin33.03
65Silvester Napik32.49
66Frederik Schukken32.03
67Peep Tomingas31.99
68Philippe Tiquet31.03
69Pedro da Costa31.03
70Olivier Soufflet30.78
71Henrik Bach Christensen30.52
72Timm-Daniel Koepke29.48
73Jean-Claude David29.22
74Eugen Dunkerbeck28.94
76Josep Pons28.6
77Viktor Schmidt28.34
78Lars Krueger28.07
79Aron Etmon27.79
81Stephen Pugh27.53
82Tenerife Windsurf Solution27.46
83patrick sinot 25.72
84Alexandra Meier21.64
85Josue Jimenez20.88
86Omar Sanchez13.52