The UK’s Zara Davis is putting on a fine display at the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, Matas Blancas, Fuerteventura. Although on top she is being kept honest and chased hard by her rival from last year Anne Schindler and new comer to speed Miriam Rasmussen from Norway who lies in third.
The best speed sailors from around the world descended on Fuerteventura for the fourth edition of the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge which has started with epic conditions at Matas Blancas beach. With winds of up to 40 knots, and a massive shore break, the fifty plus strong men’s fleet, women and kids made the most of it from day one with peak speeds of over 40 knots.
Following five valid heats the men’s open fleet is not going to plan. The leader is Dutchman Twan Verseput followed by Sweden’s Marcus Emanuelsson and surprisingly 42 times world champion and winner of the three previous editions is Bjorn Dunkerbeck, in third . But knowing Bjorn he will not take this lying down and will be fighting back hard to retain his world speed title.
New this year is the timing measurement system from DotVision.com that provides live tracking of each rider online. For more updates keep an eye on www.facebook.com/DunkerbeckGPSspeedchallenge/