What is the GPS Team Challenge?
A lot of windsurfers by now know that it’s possible to measure speed with a GPS and post your results individually on sites like GPS-Speedsurfing.com. This idea inspired some members on the Seabreeze forum to set up a similar competition, but then between teams. A lot of people joined the discussion and this showed huge interest by the community. Eventually this lead to The GPS Team Challenge.
This GPS Speed surfing competition is all about fun and everybody who wants to join, should be able to. This competition has the goal to keep you involved with windsurfing all season long, not just in the summer time. And you can learn a lot from your team members
How can you enter the GPS Team Challenge?
First of all you need a complete windsurfing set and a GPS device, which you probably already have. Some competitions have a lot of rules, but this one doesn’t. So you don’t have to be afraid that you have to learn a lot of boring stuff. This competition is about windsurfing as much as possible.
Secondly this is a team challenge, so you will need a team to sign up with. And as you can see, a lot of teams have entered already. If you can’t find a team to sign up with, you can start your own team. Then you have to fill in this form and mail it to info @ gpsteamchallenge.com.
And that’s all. It can hardly be any easier than that.
Dutch Fun Speeders
Several dutch teams are participating and I joined the Dutch Fun Speeders team. This team consists of 20 windsurfers. Yes, that’s quite a lot of people but makes it possible to post a lot of GPS sessions and score a lot of points.
I am really happy that I was allowed to join the team. There are a lot of good windsurfers in the team and also Dutch speed record holder Dirk Doppenberg.
I wrote about having my worst windsurfing season ever last year. And with this team I hope to learn a lot and have a chance of reaching my goals which I set in 2009.
See you on the water!