Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge

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 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.

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!

1st position in the Overall Foil Ranking

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.

46 Riders with 40+ knots sessions
Thanks, to the gps technology it’s now possible for every windsurfer to measure you speed on the water and thanks to there is platform to save sessions and to compare with others and to push. Combined with the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge the riders have a good motivation to take advantage of every windy moment.

30 Women in the Fleet
Back in the days Speed sailing was clearly dominated by man with a few exceptions. Nowadays we see an increasing number of Women pushing the speeds. On top of all the Swiss Heidi Ulrich with almost 40 knots av speed 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

Top Spots:
In this period of the year (01.04.-31.05.) according to the open ranking:

Grevelingenmeer - Ouddorp Haven Netherlands
Southend-on-Sea UK
Markermeer – Houtribdijk Netherlands
La Palme - Plage du Rouet France
Oostvoornse Meer Netherlands
Buesum, Ossengoot Germany
Stanley West Inlet, TAS Australia
Wolderwijd - Strand Horst Netherlands
Swan Bay, Queenscliff, VIC Australia
Lake Ellesmere New Zealand
Dungarvan Ireland
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)

1st position Ultimate Master (71-99y):
Georg Nassauer with amazing 37,68 knots (69.78 km/h) average on 250m

As a tribute to the Defi Wind we'll specially award the fastest 1/2 hour sailor:
Vincent Valkenears with 28,64 knots (53,04 km/h) average 1/2 hour sailing.

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

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