DSC 15 – Day 1

We are back, the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge has begun and we are reporting live from the event. If you have any questions you want answered then leave them in the comments and we will do our best to get more details for you.


After a highly successful first day, despite a light forecast, the race organiser and crew managed to complete a round of competition across all categories. With the Canarian Championships kicking things off, the winds then only built as the youths and ladies got underway, finally finishing off with the main fleet of some 50+ competitors on the race course at one time.

Despite the marginal winds Björn Dunkerbeck himself showed a masterful level with speeds of more than 2 knots faster than anyone else. Meanwhile Dylan de Jong and Roberto Hofmann secured second and third respectively whilst Zara Davis topped the ladies fleet and Aron Etmon bought it home in the youth category.

With a promising forecast we head into the main part of competition where we expect to see increasing speed son a daily basis. It could be that we see more than 40 knots today already.

Here’s a small gallery of action from yesterday, stay tuned to our facebook page for more updates as we get underway today.

Photos by Victor Couto

As the day came to a close we caught up with speed World Record holder Zara Davis for a quick re-cap on the action.


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